Bishop Donal McKeown hits out at groups in society and in the Church promoting a narrative that a 'fear agenda' is being promoted by the establishment to fool and control people.
Fr Peter McVerry said it is because of their safety and comradeship that so many people who are homeless elect to live in tents.
“These walls are made of fear and aggression, a failure to understand people of different backgrounds or faith. They are walls of political and economic selfishness, without respect for the life and dignity of every person.”
"Make sure that the sacrifice of celibacy is matched with simplicity of life-style. A pampered celibacy is a counter-sign of Christ’s call.”
Rev Malachy Gallagher is preparing for service in the Diocese of Derry and Rev Bill O’Shaughnessy is preparing for service in the Archdiocese of Dublin.
The instinct would, understandably, be to pull back and close in on ourselves but that would give in to those behind such attacks, who want separation, mistrust and fear.
The Church will not be reformed by the cries from outside of those who do not believe: Archbishop Diarmuid Martin of Dublin.
"We must go on living by building peace and mutual trust," Vatican spokesman Fr Frederico Lombardi appeals.
Marking the 10th anniversary of the World Priest apostolate, Archbishop describes it as an affirmation of the men who commit their lives to the Lord.
"Unintended consequences" of the focus on the mechanics of safeguarding and zero tolerance highlighted.
Bishop Brendan Leahy urges grandparents to help their grandchildren in the faith at 2015 Catholic Grandparents Pilgrimage in Knock.
Bishops listen to "heart rending" testimony from Syrian Catholic Archbishop of Iraqi city of Mosul on the plight of his people.
In their Christmas messages, Catholic and Church of Ireland bishops express concern for those living in the "grip of fear".
Parishioners invited to take a packet of chamomile seeds for their home and one for someone they would like to reach out to.