“Let us go to Jesus, knock on Jesus’ heart, and say to Him, ‘Lord, if You will it, You can heal me.’” – Pope Francis.
As the island battles this pandemic, standing alongside other denominations and Christian organisations, we are today issuing a call to pray — Ireland's church leaders.
“In a time where some speak of a ‘post-truth’ society, one in which ‘alternative facts’ and ‘fake news’ are the order of the day, we know that ‘the word of God is alive’ (Heb 4:12)” – Bishop Dermot Farrell.
Essential requirements for the role(s) available include relevant qualification or experience in catechetics, religious education, theology, leadership, pastoral care or youth ministry.
"These baptized are martyrs. They have not betrayed the Gospel," - Cardinal Sarah.
Women’s bodies must be freed from consumerism. They must be respected and honoured, said Pope Francis in his homily on the first day of the year, which is dedicated to the figure of Mary, Mother of God.
“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.
“We must seek the ways to restore the place of God in society and above all in the hearts of our young people.”
I have noticed the shoots of this new springtime in so many people and places across Ireland – Archbishop Eamon Martin.
“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.”
It was God who inspired St Dominic to found the Order of Preachers and put preaching at the heart of their mission: Pope Francis.
"I think they are living the gospel of Jesus, the gospel message of caring and compassion, even though they may not be coming to church.”
In new book, Pontiff states “The Church does not exist to condemn people, but to bring about an encounter with the visceral love of God’s mercy.”
"The Christian, even in really difficult situations, can never give into hopelessness, nor can the Christian give in to judgmentalism towards others."
Hammer and sickle crucifix "was not offensive to me" Pope states as he pays tribute to Fr Luís Espinal's protest art.
Pontiff prays that Church might find new and effective solutions to the problems of the contemporary family.
The search for equality in our society will not be advanced by undermining the very cornerstone on which a just and stable society is built.
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.
Two projects whose work benefits women and their communities receive ‘Women: Sowers of Development’ prize at Vatican event.
Historian uses archives to shed new light on the genocide which saw one and a half million Armenians 'eradicated' by the Ottoman Empire.
"A society which loses a sense of God’s mercy slips into a climate of negativity and violence, of harshness and vindictiveness.”
Official inaugural ceremony will take place on Sunday afternoon at 3pm in St Bartholomew’s Church Dublin.
New residence in Dublin will enable 26 long-stay residents have a permanent base for six months and will also offer nine emergency beds every night.
New features incorporated into the calendar include a ‘Thought for Today’ voiced by contributors including members of the hierarchy.
Motivation must be the spread of the Kingdom of God through the building up of human solidarity and a more just world: Bishop McKeown
“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.
After this month's ordination Limerick will wait five or six years more for another ordination.
Archbishop Martin addresses up to 800 people from Ireland and UK at national charismatic renewal conference.