Fr Thornton said that standing outside the church collecting Trócaire boxes from passing cars was not the most unusual thing that he has done in recent times, as with COVID-19 “unusual” is the new normal.
“Nobody was disrespectful. Certainly there were people who were indifferent, people who did not know exactly what was going on, but there were people who stopped and blessed themselves and wanted a blessing,” Bishop Cullinan said.
Let us not lose the opportunity to give further proof of solidarity ... The only alternative is the selfishness of particular interests and the temptation of a return to the past.
People are praying more at home, which has become, as at the beginning of Christianity, the “domestic Church”.
The coronavirus COVID-19 is ahead of us wherever we turn our gaze. It is as if we are involved in a race against time within time itself, said Archbishop Michael Jackson.
French shrine says its first concern will always be the safety and health of its pilgrims and its working community.
“And so, a bit like Good Friday, darkness is having its day. But the light is there and like the rising Son, it will become brighter and brighter until there is only the Light of Resurrection," – Fr Kevin Doherty.
If the story of salvation had ended on Good Friday, we would remain a people of despair, crying out as Jesus did on the Cross, ‘My God, my God, why have you abandoned us?’
"Violence is always a blind alley that only leads to further violence."
“The pitch-dark chapel will be illuminated by hundreds of individual candles held aloft by congregation members, all of them lit from the Paschal Candle which will itself be lit from the Paschal Fire situated outside the College Chapel” – Fr Tomás Surlis, Rector.
“We can use the energy and power of Christ’s resurrection to bring hope and purpose into our own lives and into the lives of others.”
Around 1,000 people are expected to join Archbishop Martin today in Dublin's Phoenix Park to relive Christ’s passion -weather permitting
Under new legislation, only day pubs will be closed now is Christmas day.
“There are only two days in the year when the pubs close, the other one being Christmas Day. In time will they open on that day too?"
Keith Wheeler has been travelling around the world with his cross for over thirty years as a pilgrim of peace with a message of reconciliation and love.
“We have buried many people and many facts – and often hope that time will erase their memory. But Resurrection tells me that you cannot kill the truth and bury it.”
“Ireland’s relationship with alcohol, particularly in the context of mental health, depression and suicide, has to be examined.”
“Our hospital beds are occupied with up to 2,000 patients with illnesses related to excess alcohol and in the region of three people per day die in Ireland for the same reason.”
“As Pope Francis says, it’s not just an era of change that we are in, it’s a change of era. We must change with it and create a Church that is more ready and better prepared to meet the future than we have the past” – Bishop Leahy.
In his Easter homily, the Primate of All Ireland reminds the faithful - “We are the Easter people and Alleluia is our song." Tá Críost éirithe! Go deimhin, tá sé éirithe!
"We live in a world where the name of God is used to foster attitudes and deeds which could not be farther away from the real identity of God.”
"What kind of example is Irish society setting its young people if it cannot do without alcohol being on sale for one day."
“The Christian vocation is to seek out and accompany those who suffer a long ‘Good Friday’, and open to them the promise of resurrection."
New PTAA president, James Shevlin, says country's licensing laws are already sufficiently generous and liberal.
Ecumenical gesture presents a public sign of the Churches’ work and witness together to the wider community.
Cast of up to 130 people to act out the Passion while over 100 people are involved in preparing sets, costumes and various production tasks.
Millennial anniversary of landmark battle on 23 April 1014.
Easter vigil to be broadcast live from St John's to mark status as National City of Culture.
Service at St Patrick's Cathedral Armagh to mark death of Brian Boru, High King of Ireland.