“Why are you here? In the short gift of a lifespan you must grasp every opportunity to do things for the good of all,” said Archbishop Robin Eames, remembering his colleague.
“I can’t understand why people would choose to attack Greta Thunberg. She is passionate about what she believes; she is only a young girl and she is speaking prophetically to the world and what do we do – we attack her. We attack her message."
While we acknowledge that points of difference obviously remain, the goal of restoring devolution remains within reach – Ireland’s church leaders.
Bishops urged Christians to stand and work together to show solidarity and pastoral outreach and to give hope to people, assuring them that they do not have to face this problem of homelessness alone.
“A notable aspect of this renovation work was the fact that during the closure of Saint Mary’s (June 2017 to August 2018), the Catholic community here was generously and willingly accommodated by the Church of Ireland community next door in Saint Maeldoid’s Church.”
At a service marking the Church of Ireland’s 150th anniversary of its Disestablishment, Archbishop Justin Welby describes the Archbishop of Dublin as "a wonderful man of God whose courage and leadership is known well beyond these shores".
During the last three months, the bishops and tens of thousands of people have been calling on political representatives to restore the NI Assembly to address the normal pressing democratic issues but especially to debate and halt the abortion legislation.
'Our Resale Rail Sale will help to increase awareness of the bigger issues of fashion and textiles eco-damage,' says fashion show promoter Cathy Martin.
‘We are very excited. We hope it will be a moment of grace for us here in the North and for all of Ireland as well’ – Manuel McGivern, spokesperson for Focolare.
“The people of the Border are fast becoming a pawn in a politics of cynical neglect and atrophy of understanding," Dr Jackson said in his presidential address to the Dublin and Glendalough Diocesan Synod.
In his letter to Imams and leaders of mosques and Muslim centres, Archbishop Michael Jackson stresses that “Hate crime has no place in today’s Ireland.”
“For the sake of the most vulnerable in our society, for the sake of the victims of our past, for the sake of children in our schools and for the sake of people who need improved health and social care services, now is the time to find a resolution to the political impasse.”
Collaboration between Irish Architectural Archive and the Representative Church Body Library (RCB) is one of the Church of Ireland’s events commemorating the 150th anniversary of Disestablishment.
Families across the island of Ireland - including those who live and work along the border and those who make their living from farming, business and haulage - have expressed anxiety about the future to Archbishop Eamon Martin.
“Not only have these individuals desecrated the sacred crypt but they have destroyed these historic mummies which have been preserved in St Michan’s for hundreds of years” – Archbishop Michael Jackson.
These evangelical churches report a good ethnic mix and a young age profile, with 46 per cent of members aged under 30, and 75 per cent aged under 50.
According to St Mary’s marriage registry, Thomas Bird, son of James Bird, a labourer, and Mary McCague, daughter of Francis McCague, a farmer, married on 23 January 1860.
According to the Church in Chains Global Guide, the situation is noticeably worsening in India as Hindu extremists attack churches in rural areas every week and under President Xi’s religious clampdown in China.
“There are no quick fixes,” but the accord “gave us the opportunity – the breathing space – to look for goodwill”: Archbishop Richard Clarke.
Symposium will include presentations by John Waters on ‘Taking us Back to the Father’, Rev Ginnie Kennerley on ‘The Family Today: Healing and Expansion in Christ’, and Nick Park on ‘Modern Family – Ancient Problems’.
Repealing the eighth amendment and introducing a liberal abortion regime will result in terminations not just up to 12 weeks but in some cases right up to the point of birth - Bishop Leahy.
It is “a great privilege to have Fr Brian McKay, long time and well-known Carmelite in Dublin, installed as an ecumenical canon of St Patrick’s Cathedral” – Canon Charles Mullen.
‘Shouldering the Lamb: Reflections on an Icon’ by Dr Richard Clarke of Armagh contains 11 meditations on the ancient figure of the shepherd carrying a lamb across his shoulders.