“I wish each and every one of you a peaceful and happy Christmas and a new year of hope and possibility,” says President Michael D. Higgins.
“It doesn’t in any way indicate a fall-off in the demand for Catholic marriages, but it does indicate a complete sea change with regard to how couples are meeting.”
“In times before Aer Lingus or Ryanair had become the common ways of transport, the mail boat had a special place in the sorrows and joys of the people of Dublin."
Archbishop Neary highlighted Tom Murphy’s contribution to the work of the International Commission on English in the Liturgy, while Michael D. Higgins said the playwright's themes “were universal in their reach”.
Addressing the congregation at Raheen parish in Limerick in his New Year’s ‘World Day of Peace’ homily, Bishop Brendan Leahy warned the faithful to be particularly vigilant to avoid exploitation of women and children.
Pope Francis has focused on the theme of ‘Child Migrants, the Vulnerable and the Voiceless’ in his message for World Day of Migrants and Refugees which is marked this weekend on Sunday 15 January 2017.
"The closure represents a diminution of the religious pluralism in Cork at a very time when ... greater religious diversity than ever before is a mark of our nation."
"Our celebration is tinged with a certain sadness because we say farewell to the Sisters who were at the very heartbeat of this community over these years".
“We have to be careful of the fear factor that is sometimes generated on this issue and instead look at more creative ways of welcoming people into the country”: Primate.
Minister for the Diaspora launches website providing simple but effective advice and tools to help Irish emigrants deal with the challenges of emigration.