Dr Diarmuid Martin is worried about parishes taking initiatives to “get First Communions and Confirmations done” as churches in Dublin close once again over sharp rise in Covid-19 numbers.
Fr Power concluded that these two breaches show a lack of concern for the health and safety of others. He added: “Priests and other communicants could have been exposed to Covid infection.
Not being able to receive the Sacraments during the pandemic, "we were not being nourished and strengthened by them in the usual way” Bishop Dermot Farrell warns in his Pastoral Letter.
“Our interview with Fr Mike Schmitz is the first episode in a series called ‘Colloquy’. Each episode will be a recorded video call with different leaders in the Catholic world covering a range of topics,” says Edward Barrett-Shortt, co-founder of Called to More.
“The Eucharist is not meant to be shared with no one. It’s meant to be shared with everyone present. But we do it online and you are most welcome to join us, wherever you are,” said parish priest of Knock, Fr Richard Gibbons.
“Like the flight attendant’s instructions ‘Put on your own mask first’, hope never encourages any kind of disdain for common sense and responsibilities of protecting human life and the common good,” said Bishop Farrell.
While many are tempted to fear, people of faith can use this crisis to pray and strengthen their relationship with God – Bishop Alphonsus Cullinan.
“In a time where some speak of a ‘post-truth’ society, one in which ‘alternative facts’ and ‘fake news’ are the order of the day, we know that ‘the word of God is alive’ (Heb 4:12)” – Bishop Dermot Farrell.
We will gather in Knock to pray to our heavenly Mother for future mothers and their unborn children in our country, says chief celebrant Bishop Alphonsus Cullinan.
The lessons we learn on this mountain need to be rooted in our everyday routine: great and unselfish teamwork when the person who finds the going tough is granted a helping hand; when the one who stumbles and falls is set on their feet again; when the climber who is confused is welcomed back.
We bring the presence of Jesus on to our streets to bring hope, to be a blessing and to build up communion: communion with Jesus Christ, a communion that then binds us together to build wider communion and community.
Archbishop Diarmuid Martin was joined by most of the Irish hierarchy and the Papal Nuncio for the funeral Mass of the late Dr Connell at St Mary’s Pro Cathedral in Dublin.
Expressing his condolences, Pope Francis recalled the late Archbishop of Dublin’s many contributions to the Church in Ireland, especially in the area of philosophical studies.
The author of ‘Pope Francis Among the Wolves: The Inside Story of a Revolution’, said the wolves in the title of his book refer to conservatives who don’t want change.
“No individual, family, community or nation is exempt from the duty to live in justice and to work for peace” Archbishop Eamon Martin tells Bishop William Hanna Shomali of the Latin Patriarchate of Jerusalem.
“In a multi–cultural world, people will not stop witnessing to their faith, however irritating and embarrassing they might be" - Archbishop Michael Jackson.
“We have regional meetings throughout the year and (this year) all past records have been broken in terms of numbers, which have just been huge."
Archbishop of Dublin celebrates Mass today with 26 Irish pilgrims from 11 dioceses who will attend 51st International Eucharistic Congress from 24 – 31 January 2016.
Unique ecumenical document - ‘Declaration on the Way: Church, Ministry and Eucharist’ - marks a pathway towards greater visible unity between two Churches.