Bishop Alan McGuckian says people must work with the public authorities to bring Covid reproduction rate back down again because "people’s health and lives are at stake”.
"I wish to remind all parishioners that the Sunday and Holy Day obligations are dispensed with for the time being,” said Bishop Cullinane of Waterford, urging caution among the faithful.
Thanks to a 'Herculean effort' by parishes, we are ready now to resume the sacramental life of the church, said Archbishop Micheael Neary.
In ‘normal conditions’, the CSTV website usually has about two million visitors a month, but this weekend the audience for online Parish TV more than trebled, said Church Support Group CEO Tony Bolger.
"I look forward to meeting with hundreds of Irish pilgrims on the banks of the Danube next September," says Bishop of Elphin.
‘God is real, Christ is alive, He is present, He wants to befriend each one of us, forgive us, heal us, free us, involve us in the loving community of faith and make our lives better,’ said Bishop Michael Duignan in his first address as a member of the Irish hierarchy.
The witnesses “were ordinary people who lived in a very ordinary little village” and included “men, women and children ranging in age from four-year-old John Curry (who spoke no Irish) to Bridget Trench in her seventies (who spoke no English).”
“That put us to thinking what we might do for those who draw upon their own spirituality in the course of their teaching.”
“This is an essential part of the mission of the priest; to break for the people the bread of God’s Word as well as the bread of the Eucharist.”
“The well-being of local communities and of refugees alike requires that the provision of facilities for those who have lost everything must be carefully planned.”
According to RTE’s referendum exit poll, almost 9 out of 10 No voters were Catholics while 7 out of 10 Yes voters were also Catholics.
Voting No is an expression of real compassion, both for women and for their unborn babies.
Bishop Christopher Jones of Elphin worked tirelessly in the service of God and of the people of God in his diocese and further afield.
If we concede ground on abortion, the very same arguments will be used to justify ending the lives of frail elderly people and people with significant disability. This is the final frontier.
“Christmas asks of us that we turn from singing carols to raising our voices to ensure the voices of the vulnerable are heard and their needs recognised” - Archbishop Michael Jackson.
Coláiste Chiaráin is a symbol of the reality that Church and State work in the same space and serve the same people, says Bishop Doran
“Looking back on it now, such an idea doesn’t take into account the mercy of God who created these children in his own image.”
Near perfect conditions as Papal Cross group from Elphin led by Bishop Kevin Doran joins up with Tuam DYC in climbing Ireland's holiest mountain.
"I want to thank you for the contribution so many Filipino people to our parish communities and in the care of the sick and the elderly."
“The extended family, the Traveller community, which is very close-knit, and the wider community is feeling the enormity of this and the pain of it.”
Parish communities asked to consider whether there are vacant properties - houses, granny-flats or spare-rooms which might accommodate refugees.
“True art has a close affinity with the world of faith ... art remains a kind of bridge to religious experience”.
Larry & Martina Hayes and Lorna Carty were “among those whose lives were stolen from them in a mindless act of violence" - Bishop Doran.
Iona Institute chairman calls on Irish Church “to start teaching its teachings”.
Practice involves workers who have to be available on a full-time basis but with a guarantee of no more than 25% actual employment and income.
"Schools have to look to the education of the whole person, without ignoring the essential needs of the economy."