"It is important that parishes remain alert to the possibility that a priest who retires or is moved to another parish might not be replaced" – Bishop Farrell.
“In a time where some speak of a ‘post-truth’ society, one in which ‘alternative facts’ and ‘fake news’ are the order of the day, we know that ‘the word of God is alive’ (Heb 4:12)” – Bishop Dermot Farrell.
In his homily at a Mass in St Kieran’s College for priests celebrating their ordination jubilees, the Bishop of Ossory stressed that the kingdom of God does not come about by “being passive”.
The season of Lent is meant to help us to clarify our Christian vision and, above all, to bring our lives into conformity with the life of Jesus Christ.
Bishop Dermot Farrell of Ossory acknowledges that speaking of the sexual abuse perpetrated by some members of the clergy is painful and unpleasant.
There is “little sense of mission within the Catholic Church in Ireland” and no sense of what that mission should be, Bishop Dermot Farrell tells conference in Kilkenny.