“The family is the privileged place of encounter and growth – parents are the first teachers, the home is the first school of humanity.”
“We are so trapped in a culture that induces us to look in the mirror and pamper ourselves, that we think that an altruistic gesture is enough, without the need to get directly involved.”
Secretary General of WMOF2018, Fr Timothy Bartlett, delighted at having reached milestone in volunteering numbers, but thousands more volunteers needed.
“When we attempt as Church to speak in the public sphere about the right to life of the unborn, some are quick to point to the scandals and to shameful stories of the past.”
"The Christian, even in really difficult situations, can never give into hopelessness, nor can the Christian give in to judgmentalism towards others."
Irish faithful urged to imitate St Patrick and the great Irish missionary endeavours of past centuries and become 'missionaries of mercy' for today's world.
“In order to efficaciously offer her contribution to culture, evangelisation has to include all means of communication" - head of the Pontifical Council for the Laity.