For his motto, Bishop Dempsey chose ‘Duc in Altum’, coming from the miraculous fishing event narrated in Luke’s Gospel.
Archbishop Michael Neary told Shane that his responsibilities as a priest will be counter-cultural when he preaches Christ’s gospel: “As a priest of Jesus Christ you will proclaim his message, you will do so utilising your gifts, interests and insights but it will always be his message not your own preferences or prejudices,” said Archbishop Neary.
"This is a great personal honour for Msgr. Michael as it is for his family and the Diocese of Cloyne," said Bishop William Crean, wishing his colleague well in Ougadougou.
“Now is the time for us, people and clergy together, to listen to the promptings of the Holy Spirit in order to shape a Church fit for purpose in the 21st century.”
One of his first tasks in Ireland will be the appointment of bishops, including appointments to several dioceses that have been vacant for some time.
Over 300,000 postcards to be distributed to parishioners this weekend about the wonderful gift of human life.
Catholic family support groups in dioceses and parishes might not only assist with marriage preparation, but also with supporting couples immediately following marriage.
Speaking at last week’s meeting of Mayo County Council, Minister Ring said, “I hope the Pope sees fit to come to Knock and relaunch Knock Shrine.”
“We are honoured that the Holy Father has expressed his prayerful support to us here in Ireland” - Archbishop O'Reilly.
Thousands of pilgrims expected to attend two-day celebration of faith in Knock which will also be attended by the Primate of All Ireland and the Papal Nuncio.
Hope of their release remains, although the passing of every week and month “makes this more difficult” Nuncio in Syria states.
Polish prelate was recalled to Vatican after Archbishop of Santo Domingo informed Pope of allegations against him.
"Temptation to acclaim the things we like and shy away from other aspects of his teaching."
Two-day seminar led by Jesuit to discuss science, Dark Energy and God.