Bishop of Derry tells pilgrims at National Padre Pio Pilgrimage in Knock, “It is a dangerous form of Christianity that believes we have to be a strong and influential organisation giving the lying impression of being pure and perfect.”
Let us pray together that priests, who experience fatigue and loneliness in their pastoral work, may find help and comfort in their intimacy with the Lord and in their friendship with their brother priests.
"I don’t think that people are aware of just how devastating loneliness can be for your general health,” says CEO ALONE, Sean Moynihan.
“We can all be guilty of getting caught up in the build-up to Christmas as we reunite with friends and family, but it is important to remember that many older people have no friends or family to reunite with” – Sean Moynihan, CEO, ALONE.
How can the last priests in Ireland survive the final years of their lives with comfort, esteem and affection?
"By destabilising marriage we are rapidly eroding the social structure on which humanity depends" warns Dr Michael Neary of Tuam.
Charity appeals to everyone to share their Christmas presence by reaching out to older members of their community who may be isolated.
God’s dream for his creation is to see it fulfilled “in the loving union between a man and a woman, rejoicing in their shared journey, fruitful in their mutual gift of self”.
“Laws which permit people to give suicide assistance are dangerous" warns disability campaigner and founder of Hope Ireland, Dr Kevin Fitzpatrick.
This St Patrick’s Day, ALONE are asking emigrants to remember older people left at home who may be feeling isolated.
World Day of the Sick message warns against the "great lie" behind ‘quality of life’ arguments that make people think that lives affected by grave illness are not worth living.
"People need to see confession as something that can make their lives whole again."
“Christmas spontaneously releases generosity."