I pray that Ireland's hosting of the World Meeting of Families will enable families, especially those who know and love Ireland, to 'connect' and 're-connect'.
“So many parents in our society today feel that they are failing because they cannot provide security for their children” and many are reluctant to ask for help because of stigma and shame.
Become active ambassadors for peace in the Church and in the world, beginning in your own homes, families, workplaces and neighbourhoods, says Archbishop Eamon Martin
“Courageous and decisive plans and sufficient funding to overcome the suffering and the deprivation of those who live on the precarious margins of society” is needed, Archbishop stresses.
A native of Craughwell, and a priest of longstanding, dedicated service in the diocese of Galway, is returning to his roots - Archbishop Eamon Martin.
The parish is not an “outdated institution” because it has flexibility and can assume different “contours” depending on the missionary nature of pastor and community.
Too many in our society continue to be exposed to paramilitary violence at an early age, either as victims of direct attacks or as members of families subjected to intimidation
“Our role as music ministers, as music missionaries, is simply to bring the very best of our gifts, as Seán and Peadar have done, to the task of praising God, and then to leave the rest to God and the power of the Spirit to move others and build up their faith.”
Archbishop Eamon Martin tells Irish Catholic education conference: "In a Catholic school, religion is not an added extra to be fitted in during break time or twilight hours or registration."
An Post this week issued a stamp to mark the centenary of what became known as the Apparitions of Fatima. The stamp features a statue of Our Lady that stands in the Oratory of the Archbishop of Armagh, Dr. Eamon Martin.
The Archbishop of Armagh and Primate of All Ireland, Dr Eamon Martin has said that Ireland’s history of conflict meant many Catholics killed in the First World War were not “adequately” remembered.
By word and example you can teach your children and grandchildren that families are built on mutual love, respect, loyalty, sincerity, trust and cooperation.
Helping people to connect with the preparations for the World Meeting will be vital and Brenda Drumm is especially well placed to manage this role with energy, creativity and commitment.
Archbishop Eamon Martin would like to see more parishes, not just those in the Gaeltacht, introduce regular Sunday worship in the Irish language.
“Last weekend’s collection will enable us to reach even more people with life-saving aid. The support of the Catholic Church in Ireland will make a significant contribution to saving lives in East Africa over the coming weeks.”
"We are here because you first came to us. We are the fruit of your labour. Today, many Churches in Nigeria are named after St Patrick. St Patrick is the second patron of Nigeria after Our Lady.”
Standing up for your faith is not the stuff of ancient history. In Ireland, Catholics and Christians are entering a time when we will need the gift of courage to stay faithful to the teachings of the Gospel.
Fr Mullaney has served as Registrar, Vice President and most recently Acting President of Saint Patrick’s College, and has also helped out as a curate in the parish of Holycross/Ballycahill at weekends.