The large influx of pilgrims, the humble and simple prayer of God’s people, the fulfilment of so many graces and the natural beauty of these places allow you to see how the shrines express an irreplaceable opportunity for evangelisation.
The 2018 event will recall for society “how important the family is for the future of Ireland and of the wider society especially in Europe” – Archbishop Diarmuid Martin.
“He gave great witness to his faith in the way in which he bore his illness with courage and dignity, and in the way he accepted his final diagnosis.”
Release Prison Partnership conference on 15 October aims to “re-frame the prison experience into something positive showing how people who go into the prison system can actually better their lives.”
Bishop Wiesław Lechowicz, Chairman of the Polish Bishops’ Council for Emigrants, will celebrate Mass to mark the 170th anniversary on 18 September while other events are lined up for later in September and in October.
"Today’s world is topsy turvy and there are still serious threats on the world stage. It’s a bewildering place for people. Music gives people a sense of calm, serenity and hope," says Fr Eugene O'Hagan.
Originally from Co Tipperary, Bishop John Ryan joined the Kiltegan order in 1970. Since 1978 he has been involved in pastoral work in Malawi and in teaching mathematics at the University of Mzuzu,
Missionary priests who left over celibacy tell their stories in television documentary which was directed by the wife of one of the 13 ex priests interviewed.
Pilgrims invited to Music Ministry Together weekend to learn music, get to know each other, and gain a deeper understanding of music in the liturgy of the Church.
Drink is at the root of "vast majority of incidents". The entertainment & hospitality industries & stakeholders on the streets "need to address drink issues together".
"It is wonderful because it explains the real meaning of Easter for everyone" - former President of the Methodist Church in Ireland, Rev Dr Heather Morris.
“It is one of the few movements really reaching out to the under eighteens. We want to reach young people as early as possible and share this good news with them.”
Secularist approach to the study of faiths in new programme 'Education about Religions and Beliefs & Ethics' may even be imposed on faith-based schools.
Challenges currently facing the Irish Church are a springboard of opportunity for a new evangelisation of the Church in Ireland: Archbishop Eamon Martin.