Ireland’s largest Catholic third level college will host a major conference on Martin Luther and his relationship with the Catholic Church next week.
“It has become increasingly clear to us that respect for human life is sacrosanct and that it lies at the base of political life, dialogue and civil society.”
Church of Ireland Primate describes beatification as a “day of celebration and joy” in the context of the “unending need for reconciliation in Ireland”.
“In recent years, faith schools have been poorly served, at times, by news media. Too often, there is a failure to ensure that hyperbole and opinion are counterbalanced with evidence-based facts.”
Church of Ireland’s Archbishop Michael Jackson and Pope Francis express solidarity with Egypt’s Coptic Christians after Sunday’s deadly terror attacks.
In an address to mark the quincentenary of the Reformation, Archbishop Michael Jackson said the challenge to universities is whether it is still really necessary to be ‘anti-religious’.
“It would have been unimaginable to our parents’ generation to think that the Pope would be joining in the 500th commemoration of Martin Luther,” says bishop of Limerick, Brendan Leahy.
"Where once communal life was characterised by a resilient faith, today many believers carry a grief and a loss of innocence in faith, in dogma, in religious institutions" - Mary McAleese.
“In a multi–cultural world, people will not stop witnessing to their faith, however irritating and embarrassing they might be" - Archbishop Michael Jackson.
“Many people in Ireland fear the impact that this momentous decision will have on their lives in ways that are still incalculable and unknown" - Archbishop Jackson.
Archbishop of Dublin affirms vocation of deacon as complementary to other ministries and "a witness to the Christ who came 'not to be served but to serve'."
The Pope has expressed his desire to attend and a visit by the Pope would bring great joy to Irish Catholics, but confirmation unlikely before the end of 2017.
Research shows that 96% of all Chairs; 96% of all principals; 97% of all teachers and 94% of all parents regarded these small schools to be making a valuable contribution to primary education.
It began in 2014 as an effort to tap into the ecumenical collaboration of IEC2012. The different traditions would read, pray and celebrate the Bible together over one week.
"Let us pray that there can be an end to such terror attacks and hope for a future in which peace and security will prevail over violence & loss of human life."
St Patrick speaks of the importance of God and the Trinity; the triumph of good over evil; and autobiography as a vehicle of spiritual and personal expression.