"We encourage all Catholics to make time during the season of Advent to celebrate and receive the gift of God’s love in the Sacrament of Reconciliation” – Irish Catholic Bishops’ Conference.
The Pontiff's accusers say that the words and actions of Pope Francis amount to a comprehensive rejection of Catholic teaching on marriage and sexual activity, on the moral law, and on grace and the forgiveness of sins.
"Lord, sustain and increase this state of shame and repentance and give us the strength to commit ourselves so that these things never happen again and justice may be done.”
Famous singer speaks of forgiveness during a dark period in his life.
Composed by Dubliner Willie Hughes, 'The Story of Love' will be watched by a global audience over the weekend of 15-16 October.
Alice Cairns would like to know where Philip is and “give him a Christian burial and just put an end to it. We are all waiting for thirty years.”
"Let it not be said of us that we were stingy or miserly in showing mercy to others in this Year of Mercy."
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.
“We need to be aware of our sins and have the courage to drop the stones that we aim at others and think about the wrong we do”.
“It means not keeping grudges, not seeking revenge, but letting mercy and forgiveness guide our attitudes and actions” - Bishop Philip Boyce.
“How beautiful; tell your parishioners to pray for me," Pope responds to image of 'Our Lady Undoer of Knots' from the shrine of Corpus Christi Church in Limerick.
Former footballer to give personal testimony about his faith journey following the tragic death of his wife, Michaela.
Pontiff will travel to Sweden in October for a joint ecumenical commemoration of the start of the Reformation.
“This year, the beginning of our Catholic new year will coincide with our preparations for a Jubilee Year of Mercy."
“I would like, in the name of the Church, to ask for forgiveness for the scandals which recently have fallen both on Rome and the Vatican.”
Young Irish mother lost her husband, son and unborn child to a suicidal driver in England while on a family holiday in 2012.
"Sow generously in season and out of season. Leave worries about the growth to the Lord," Bishop Donal McKeown tells newly ordained Fr Seán O'Donnell.
Couple who both spent time on death row for crimes they did not commit tell Retrouvaille leaders that "forgiveness is the only way, in marriage too."
"Threat to social cohesion arising from growing socio-economic inequality is a particular concern, notably in its implications for the younger generations."
Vatican spokesman praises biopic of Louis Zamperini for showing “positive human and spiritual values, in particular forgiveness.”
There is a recognition that evangelisation exists across all denominations.
Pope Francis tells crowds, "He is always with us, and even now is here with us in the Piazza. The Lord is with us!”
"People need to see confession as something that can make their lives whole again."
Kildare & Leighlin, Cork & Ross, and Kerry to host 24 hours of confessions.
Reaching out to those outside the Church is not about “a checklist of morality.”
Tom was a “people person, par excellence” - Dr Joseph McCarroll.
Though the deadline for the Haass negotiations may have passed, the responsibility to work for the common good remains.
"Our communities cannot afford a return to conflict."