The celebration of a Mass is not a service to its participants, and access to religious services or sacraments do not come within the ambit of the Equal Status Act, said WRC director-general Liam Kelly.
Thanks to a 'Herculean effort' by parishes, we are ready now to resume the sacramental life of the church, said Archbishop Micheael Neary.
The SVP Resource Centre in Galway, 'Croi na Gaillimhe', has been renamed Maureen O’Connell House as a lasting tribute to the benefactor's memory
“Working to address your issues from a stable home with the help of a highly skilled, professional multi-disciplinary team is much more successful than trying to do so from a congregated setting like emergency homeless accommodation or living rough on the streets.”
“Pray that Ireland will continue to earnestly support and care for the right to life of the unborn child.”
It was snow fun for members of the enclosed contemplative community during a break in last week’s bad weather.
The Bishop could never imagine, as a child collecting funds for the building of the cathedral, “a day like this, presiding here ... at this great banquet of life and joy and welcome”.
A native of Craughwell, and a priest of longstanding, dedicated service in the diocese of Galway, is returning to his roots - Archbishop Eamon Martin.
Focus Ireland warned that these two new sets of figures clearly show that the homeless crisis is continuing to deepen with less than five weeks to Christmas.
“When I was there last year I met this family where the nine-year-old son, who has four sisters and a mother, is the man of the house because the husband got killed in the war.”
“My sense of young people is they are willing to listen if you have something to say. They give you a listening ear, you don’t get dismissed when you are talking about social justice and fairness and goodness. .."
Special focus on the family in preparation for World Meeting of Families 2018 as pilgrims invited to wear a special sticker as a symbol of bringing families with them in prayer as they made their ascent to the summit.
Deacon Declan Lohan, a former barrister, is to be ordained a priest for service in his home diocese of Galway, Kilmacduagh and Kilfenora.
“Our volunteers are very reliable, which is essential when providing this necessary service. They help build friendly relationships between children and parents living in direct provision with members of the community. Our volunteers add to the good spirit and positive attitude to learning that is created in our homework club” – Jim Walsh, SVP.
“It is aimed at giving the students a sense of hope and encouragement but also a sense of calm and control over their exam process ... and to remind them of the idea that God is with them,” said Andrea Lynch, a youth minister at Knock.
“Prayer led him to peace and trust and to the confidence that the past was in safe hands and the future was also in safe hands. God had turned his wounds into wisdom” – Bishop Martin Drennan.
“An environment of survival withers the hearts of our elderly, taking away their ability to dream. In this way, it cripples the prophecy that our young are called to proclaim and work to achieve” – Pope Francis.
Cardinal Martini began Samuel Groups in Italy in 1989. Each year for the following decade he brought together about 200 young people in his diocese of Milan for monthly meetings on Sunday afternoons.
A visit by Pope Francis would have the same impact as that of Pope John Paul II in 1979, says Cllr Pearse Flannery.
Sr Concilio’s book shows us how we can discover a place of peace, unconditional love and joy – a harbour within.
Bishop Martin Drennan's “dedicated ministry” to the diocese over the past 11 years recognised while the “high affection” he was held in by both priests and the public is highlighted.
"Limerick is on the rise. It has rediscovered its wonderful voice and will continue to celebrate that long into the future.”
Irish young people travelling overland to WYD - already en route.
Peter McVerry Trust believes the Government must still bring forward legislation to link rents to the Consumer Price Index before the year end.
Near death experience prompted retired Bishop of Killaloe to reflect on his own life, his faith and his ministry for over fifty years.
An Leabhar Aifrinn will be published by Veritas later this year and has been hailed by Bishop Martin Drennan, chair of the bishops' Council for Liturgy.
The focus of the first prayer intention of the New Year is inter-religious dialogue and is “further incontrovertible evidence that Pope Francis is a man of dialogue”.
“Thank you Trócaire for not forgetting about me” were the words of one young bed-ridden mother of two.
Irish dioceses begin publicising "Catholic celebration like no other" which will take place in Poland as US dioceses prepare to bring 3,000 young people.
“Adult faith formation is a vital element in the future development of our Catholic faith” - Bishop John Fleming, Chancellor.