“Let us resolve to raise awareness, to keep our eyes open and to cooperate at all levels of society for an end to this evil in our midst,” says Archbishop Eamon Martin of Armagh.
‘God is real, Christ is alive, He is present, He wants to befriend each one of us, forgive us, heal us, free us, involve us in the loving community of faith and make our lives better,’ said Bishop Michael Duignan in his first address as a member of the Irish hierarchy.
“I think this project could especially catch the imagination of the young people of Ireland, in their youth groups, schools, colleges and workplaces,” said Archbishop Eamon Martin.
Archbishop Eamon Martin launches the Extraordinary Month of Mission and urges dioceses, congregations and young people to support the ‘Laudato Tree’ project.
Archbishop Eamon Martin appeals to the faithful to join him in commemorating two papal visits at the Papal Cross near Drogheda, Co. Louth.
"More than 20,000 people, from every tradition, attended the March because people are outraged that Westminster has hijacked our democratic process and has sought to impose abortion on Northern Ireland."
The incident is “an opportunity for all of us just to think how fragile our lives are. We have to look after each other and take care of each other at all times.”
“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.”
Fr Michael Router’s elevation to the hierarchy was announced by Pope Francis in May this year. The 54-year-old Cavanman will be appointed the titular bishop of Lugmad.
“As one of the youngest priests in the Diocese of Elphin, he has made an enormous contribution to the mission of the diocese, particularly in the area of education.”
Primate recalls “outstanding” example martyred Saint gave as the 350th anniversary of the appointment of Oliver Plunkett as Archbishop of Armagh is marked.
“You know that when music of beauty is chosen, which is inspired by our faith, and is offered to God from the very best of our efforts, God can work through it to inspire the souls of others, nourish their faith, and bring them closer to him.”
“In the future when weekday and even Sunday Mass is not available, some of you might be formed to lead a period of guided adoration with prayers, praise and sharing of the Word of God.”
“It is my prayer that all the lay faithful will realise that we are all called by Baptism and Confirmation to be a part of a new springtime for the faith.”
In order that the phenomena of sexual abuse, in all their forms, never happen again, “a continuous and profound conversion of hearts is needed, attested by concrete and effective actions that involve everyone in the Church,” says Pope.
Kilmore priest warns that the Church must never hanker for the certainties of the past but work towards creating a new expression of what it means to be Church in this time and this place.
“Seek to be remembered because you saved lives – even one life – by your empathy, your words, your actions," Archbishop Eamon Martin said at the Trinity Monday Service of Thanksgiving and Commemoration at TCD chapel.
“Further militarisation has been called for in a country where the density of soldiers to civilians is one of the highest in the world” – Sri Lankan academic Dr Jude Lal Fernando of the Irish School of Ecumenics.
If the story of salvation had ended on Good Friday, we would remain a people of despair, crying out as Jesus did on the Cross, ‘My God, my God, why have you abandoned us?’