New approach, which will be centred on supporting parents in sharing faith with their children, will see voluntary lay catechists trained to prepare children for Baptism, Confession, First Communion and Confirmation.
Publisher of book form of thesis says Ms McAleese’s analysis charts a distinct and worrying sea change in the attitude of the Holy See to its obligations under the Convention on the Rights of the Child.
Archdiocese of Dublin seeks the advice of parents, guardians, teachers and parish personnel to improve the preparation and celebration of the sacraments.
Describing the threat to the planet's oceans as an “emergency”, Pontiff warns “We need to pray as if everything depended on God’s providence, and work as if everything depended on us.”
“It is going to become more and more a normal feature of life ... because many of those ordained will be coming in contact with us at funerals and weddings, baptisms, etc.”
Collaboration between Church Services TV and Heaven's Road FM "showed the power of the web for evangelisation" and as "a compelling tool for extending the Mission of the Church".
The real demand in Ireland is not for secular schools but for school places and providing adequate places is the responsibility, not of the Catholic Church, but of the State.
"Parents and grandparents today need our ongoing support and challenge to live up to the promises they undertake on behalf of their children” - Bishop Treanor.
“We are delighted with the support of the IMO membership for standardised peri-natal palliative care protocols" - Jennifer Kehoe, spokesperson for One Day More.
Primate warns the Church will mount a “robust defence” of the right to life of mothers and unborn babies diagnosed with fatal foetal abnormalities.
Cardinal Francesco Coccopalmiero favours letting individual bishops make nullity decisions after careful consideration, based largely on the credibility of the couple.