It is not technology which determines whether or not communication is authentic, but rather the human heart and our capacity to use wisely the means at our disposal.
Jubilee pilgrimage will begin in Limerick on the evening of 4 April 2016 and the icon will then travel to every cathedral in the Irish Church's 26 dioceses.
Pope tells 30,000 attending European Meeting of Young Adults that mercy “will guide you not only to receive it in your lives but also to be close to those who are in distress".
Diocese "has an ancient and proud heritage whose roots stretch back almost one and a half thousand years preceding even its spiritual father, St Columba.”
Bishop of Ossory says it is hard to wish a 'happy Christmas' knowing it will not be a happy Christmas for the sick, the unemployed, the bereaved, the troubled.
"We have tried to institutionalise God’s mercy and many of those in our institutions have experienced them as anything but merciful” - Archbishop Martin.
“To pass through the Holy Door means to rediscover the infinite mercy of the Father who welcomes everyone and goes out personally to encounter each of them."
Seven modern 'dolors': abortion, neglect of the earth, displacement of refugees, trafficking, addiction, assisted suicide or euthanasia & indifference.
"The Christian, even in really difficult situations, can never give into hopelessness, nor can the Christian give in to judgmentalism towards others."
“We put ourselves at the service of others especially those most in need in our society: the poor, the sick, the vulnerable, those who feel alienated from God”.