"The protection of life and the common good are guiding principles as we continue planning for safe and responsible return to Mass and sacraments," said Archbishop Eamon Martin.
"We will come through this, hopefully as better people, strengthened by the experience," says Archbishop of Armagh.
Ireland’s Church leaders are calling on the faithful of all denominations to join in prayer from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. today.
The initiative is in response to the absence of normal Palm Sunday liturgies because of the ban on public communal worship during this stage of the COVID-19 pandemic.
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"More than 20,000 people, from every tradition, attended the March because people are outraged that Westminster has hijacked our democratic process and has sought to impose abortion on Northern Ireland."
“These values are defended by the Church precisely because they are human even before they are Christian; they are rooted in the natural law and accessible to reason.”
“The direct and intentional taking of the life of any innocent human being is always gravely wrong – we must avoid becoming desensitised to the value of every human life.”
The man to be the next Bishop of Meath, Tom Deenihan, has a wealth of experience in the field of education, having been a teacher, a diocesan education secretary and general secretary of the Catholic Primary School Managers Association.
Many young people have positive experiences of chaplaincy services, pilgrimages and other dedicated national and international youth encounter events.
In many countries of the world, the Church must proclaim this Gospel of Life in the context of abortion being widely available, says Archbishop Eamon Martin to pilgrims in Knock.
I am convinced that in the midst of an increasingly secular world, we in the various Christian traditions are called to combine our efforts, says Archbishop Eamon Martin
Bishop MacDaid had bravely tried to continue to the best of his abilities with his mission, but deteriorating condition means his episcopal responsibilities were affecting his health.