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.
The former leader of the Church of Ireland, Lord Robin Eames, has said that the absence of a power sharing executive at Stormount is leading to greater uncertainty at a time when there is already huge concern on how Brexit will affect Northern Ireland.
Sixth meeting of the Commission since its foundation will bring together high profile religious leaders between 23 and 28 October for the first time in Ireland.
The Catholic Bishop of Derry, Dr Donal McKeown, has said that the Catholic community in Derry City will do all it can to help the Church of Ireland community, after the city’s Protestant Christ Church was vandalised in a sickening attack. Vandals defecated and urinated in Christ Church during the break-in where extensive damage was
His knowledge and interest in the environment lends itself to the fifth mark of mission in the Anglican Communion, to strive to safeguard the integrity of creation and sustain and renew the life of the earth.
It was on Sunday 30 May 1784 that Mass was celebrated for the first time in the Church of St Mary by Fr Hugh O’Donnell, first parish priest of Belfast.
Catholic Primary Schools Management Association calls on Education Minister to “man up” and get extra resources for education and capitation grants. Focus on baptism barrier is “sucking the air out of real issues, like lack of resources”.
“It has become increasingly clear to us that respect for human life is sacrosanct and that it lies at the base of political life, dialogue and civil society.”
“In recent years, faith schools have been poorly served, at times, by news media. Too often, there is a failure to ensure that hyperbole and opinion are counterbalanced with evidence-based facts.”