"A substantial number of young people do not ask the Church for anything because they do not see it as significant for their lives."
In several areas the Christian presence has become virtually extinct; elsewhere congregations have grown due to an influx of Christians fleeing violence.
Those who have good health are called to help those who, still today are the victims of an unjustified social stigma, to live in a dignified way.
Preparation for Limerick's synod in 2016 continues as diocese hears from business, sporting, local government and arts communities.
“One of the most appalling things is that families are becoming homeless, and last month 70 families became homeless. That's two or three new families every day.”
"Without allowing the concerns and realities of the poor to seep into its veins and consciousness, Church attempts at renewal are but organisational changes."
The battle against poverty is one we can win if we do it as a united community: Peter Robinson.