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The Pope Video – December 2021

DECEMBER: Catechists

2021.11.30.

The Pope Video – November 2021

NOVEMBER: People who suffer from depression

2021.11.16.

The Pope Video – October 2021

OCTOBER: Missionary Disciples

2021.09.30.

The Pope Video – September 2021

SEPTEMBER: An Environmentally Sustainable Lifestyle

2021.09.06.

The Pope Video – August 2021

AUGUST: Church on the Way

2021.08.03.

The Pope Video – July 2021

JULY: Social Friendship

2021.07.02.

The Pope Video – June 2021

JUNE : The beauty of marriage

2021.06.02.

The Pope Video – May 2021

MAY: The world of finance

2021.05.12.

The Pope Video – April 2021

APRIL: Fundamental rights

2021.04.13.

The Pope Video – March 2021

MARCH: The sacrament of reconciliation

2021.03.16.

The Pope Video – February 2021

FEBRUARY: For women who are victims of violence

2021.03.02.

The Pope Video – December 2020

DECEMBER: For a life of prayer

2020.12.03.

The Pope Video – November 2020

NOVEMBER: Artificial Intelligence

2020.11.06.

Vatican issues new Instruction to help parishes evangelise

The 22-page document from the Congregation for the Clergy warns that under no circumstances can lay people give the homily during the celebration of the Eucharist.

2020.07.21.

The Pope Video – June 2020

JUNE : Compassion for the world

2020.06.05.
2020.05.06.

Study shows laity dissatisfied with parish pastoral councils

The Association of Catholics in Ireland (ACI) carried out a pilot study among members in 36 parishes to explore the extent of lay leadership in the Catholic Church and the role that the laity plays in parish leadership.

2019.11.30.

Abuse survivor fears February summit won’t deliver concrete action plans

Marie Collins tells We Are Church gathering, “If there is no consistent agreement across the Church as to what is sexual abuse of a minor, then how can we have any hope of consistent handling of the issue?”

2019.01.15.

Reform group says Irish lay Catholics should nominate new bishops

Episcopal vacancies are an opportunity for the Church in Ireland to lay new foundations, says We Are Church Ireland.

2019.01.13.

Vocations will be a priority for Bishop-elect Duffy

“We have to face the fact that at the moment there are [fewer] priests than we were used to, and this has an effect on how parishes operate. Obviously, there is a whole richness within the laity that hasn’t been tapped into.”

2018.12.11.

Bishop of Ossory laments “very clerical” Irish Church

There is “little sense of mission within the Catholic Church in Ireland” and no sense of what that mission should be, Bishop Dermot Farrell tells conference in Kilkenny.

2018.11.27.

Diocesan Pastoral Council for Kildare to move laity from spectators to players

“Unless there is a radical reappraisal of what a parish community should be, there can be no real progress.” —Bishop Denis Nulty

2018.11.24.

Theologian hails Irish ecclesiology for a Church in crisis

“In effect, a synodal Church seeks to invert the pyramid, to create a sense of all being on the road together” – Mgr Dermot Lane in his address to launch book by Jesuit theologian Fr Gerry O’Hanlon.

2018.07.18.

Pope Francis “has gradually been putting women into positions of power”

Cardinal Kevin Farrell, Prefect of the Dicastery for Laity, Family and Life tells Intercom "the Roman Curia is overloaded with clerics, and it shouldn’t be like that.”

2018.07.10.

“The campaign to protect the lives of unborn children has only just begun”

Bishop Leo O'Reilly of Kilmore speaks to pilgrims in Knock about the outcome of the abortion referendum and pays tribute to “the army of people, young and old, who campaigned to retain the Eighth Amendment”.

2018.06.19.

Funeral Mass for Bishop Christy Jones takes place in Sligo today

"Bishop Christy discharged his ministry at a time of seismic and rapid change both in civil society and in the church family."

2018.05.22.

It’s time for lay leadership in Limerick, says Bishop Leahy

The declining numbers of available clergy and religious lend a sense of urgency to this development.

2018.02.05.

Is it time for the Church to celebrate a Year of the Laity?

“We now have an educated laity, perceptive of social change, anxious to play a part in the mission of the Church. We are foolish to ignore them.”

2017.09.05.

Primate concerned that hard borders accentuate differences

Archbishop Eamon Martin worried that a return to borders, checkpoints and customs could “play into the hands of those who would exploit it”.

2017.06.13.

Radical reappraisal of what parishes might look like is needed: Bishop

At the annual Chrism Mass, Dr Nulty said he was “acutely aware of the ... strains that exist ... where the age profile of the priesthood continues to rise, and where sometimes even to organise relief cover is next to impossible”.

2017.04.12.
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