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.
“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.
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”.
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.