Christmas means friends and family, presents and looking forward to a great New Year. But, for many vulnerable Irish people in London, it means loneliness, a long hard winter and, with ongoing welfare cuts, a grim time in 2017 – Seán Kennedy, London Irish Centre.
In 1862, the first Mercy Sisters arrived in Rochfortbridge from Tullamore to set up their convent and now 154 years later the last three Sisters are leaving to join Mercy convents elsewhere around the country.
The Church has provided great spiritual, human and material support to the people making a decisive contribution towards Timor Leste’s process of liberation.
“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.
Fr Robert Reed is the CEO of a major Catholic television network in the US. He has just published his first book. He talks about the saints, priesthood, renewal and 'Renewed'.