Products bought in Ireland from illegal Israeli settlements deprive Palestinians of their homes, their farms and their livelihoods, say bishops as they ask for support for the Control of Economic Activity (Occupied Territories) Bill 2018.
“It is our duty and a privilege to stand in solidarity with Christians in Palestine and Israel as we seek to understand the pressures that force that decline in population.”
“There are core values and practices arising out of the Gospel that will lie at the heart of all the churches’ contributions at every level of engagement, from informing the opinions of individual members, to official contributions by the churches, to governments and institutions.”
Welcoming Fr Seán Mulligan’s ordination, the Diocesan Administrator of Clogher, Mgr Joseph McGuinness, said his answer to God’s call was a “great grace and joy to the whole diocese”.
Thirty-four-year-old Fr Tony McAleese is a former catering manager and the first priest from St Vincent de Paul's in Belfast to be ordained in the parish in 50 years.
Bishop Treanor previously served as Secretary General of COMECE from 1993 to 2008, before his ordination as Bishop of Down and Connor.
The handshake represents a low risk of spreading virus, but if people are uncomfortable about it, they can use a smile or a bow - Dublin Archdiocese.
Christians are rediscovering a monk who was a Catholic, a reformer, a figure around whom much unity in faith is being re-forged, comments Bishop of Down and Connor, Noel Treanor.
“Go and read the entire document and don’t start with the footnotes or chapter 8, start at chapter 1 and read through the entire document.”
Three years after Martina Purdy joined the Adoration Sisters in west Belfast, she will profess her vows along with former barrister, Sr Elaine of the Heart of Jesus Kelly.
“Today Rathlin is part of a world and of a society which, for all the achievements of modernity, is now searching for, indeed sometimes screaming for, ultimate meaning, purpose and hope.”
Bishop Noel Treanor addresses autumn plenary assembly of the 27 bishops’ conferences of COMECE in Brussels on the possible impact of the UK’s decision to leave the EU.
“What a tragedy and blemish that the long-present, beloved and treasured Jewish families of our community should suffer yet again such actions of disrespect, violence to the memory of their beloved dead."
Former MP and UK Minister of State for Children and Families to talk about how faith prompted her to leave politics and work instead for the Jesuit Refugee Service.
“To intimidate clergy, social and community workers and all those who are working tirelessly and peacefully in the service of their local community ... is a weak and cowardly act."
Church leaders call for prayers to be said in churches across the country today for those killed and injured in the "barbaric and monstrous attacks" in Paris.
Ceremony of investiture of the two Irish priests as canons highlights the religious heritage shared by the people of both Down and Connor and Piacenza-Bobbio.
"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 need to keep alive among us a spirit of care and support for our priests, as numbers diminish, priests grow older and pastoral expectations increase”: Bishop Treanor.