"We encourage all Catholics to make time during the season of Advent to celebrate and receive the gift of God’s love in the Sacrament of Reconciliation” – Irish Catholic Bishops’ Conference.
At the Faith and Life convention in Belfast, Dr Michel Camdessus, who was appointed by John Paul II to serve on the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace, suggests five “paths of humanity” that could contribute towards a universal common good.
In his article “Rejecting Racism: Welcome, Protect, Promote and Integrate”, Bishop Doran asks why this is happening in Ireland, “considering our strong missionary tradition” and support for Trócaire, Concern and Goal.
Giving the annual Trócaire Lecture in Maynooth, Archbishop of Dublin addressed the issue of migration and warned “the way we treat migrants and especially refugees is a barometer of our humanity”.
“It is very clear that good journalism really does matter. Social media has opened the doors to so-called ‘fake news’, widespread anonymous comment, and a scarcity of thoroughly researched news stories.”
The objective of the competition is to encourage students to use their writing and mobile skills to look at a topical issue which is relevant to Catholic Social Teaching and resonates with Columban mission.
Geoff Meagher highlighted how there has been better emphasis on “quality visitation”, spending more time really understanding the needs of those served and coming up with a plan that will get them back to self sufficiency.
The legacy of the Treaty of Rome is to continue the work begun by previous generations who courageously and prophetically sought to establish a better future for all – Bishop Noel Treanor.
‘Limerick: What is our Mission?’ will bring together people from the world of business, the arts, sport, politics, the heads of third level colleges and city councillors.