“Evidently, many of the Western powers have an interest in seeing the violence continue, and their profits are more important than our lives” – Bishop Kientega.
In his letter to Imams and leaders of mosques and Muslim centres, Archbishop Michael Jackson stresses that “Hate crime has no place in today’s Ireland.”
Catholic lawyer Tabassum Yousaf highlights case of 18-year-old Binish Paul who was allegedly thrown from the roof of a second storey building after refusing to convert to Islam and marry a Muslim.
Constitutional Amendment “is a sign that our society here is just, equitable, hospitable, humane to everyone, protective of the most defenceless and vulnerable” – Sr Kathleen McGarvey OLA.
“Our aim is to increase people’s acceptance that there are different faiths present in Ireland today and help them understand that we can all live with and get on with each other.”
In a telegram sent to the Italian President Sergio Mattarella, Pope Francis said he was going to Myanmar to “encourage the small but fervent Catholic community and meet believers of diverse religions”.
“We knew there were a lot of students in dire straits,” Fr Shay Casey told Catholicireland.net. Those who receive the food have been identified as being “on the margins”.
“In a multicultural global society we are bound to have differences of appearance and dress and rather than creating a homogeneous look, it would be more beneficial if we created laws to co-exist.”
The executive order to turn away refugees and to close our nation to those, particularly Muslims, fleeing violence, oppression and persecution is contrary to both Catholic and American values – Cardinal Cupich of Chicago.
“Today too the Church, to bear witness to the light and the truth, is experiencing severe persecution in different places, up to the supreme test of martyrdom.”
Archbishop of Rouen invites people to return to church on 15 August, the feast of the Assumption of Mary, to make a statement that “violence will not take over in their hearts.”
"If I speak of Islamic violence, I must speak of Catholic violence... and no, not all Muslims are violent, not all Catholics are violent. It is like a fruit salad; there's everything."
Sr Anne Falola OLA reports on the efforts of the newly opened Maria Centre in the Nigerian capital Abuja to support those displaced by Boko Haram’s violence.
In several areas the Christian presence has become virtually extinct; elsewhere congregations have grown due to an influx of Christians fleeing violence.
“Similar to how 'One Million Dubliners' offered an exploration of Irish attitudes towards death, so Knock the Film will explore Irish attitudes towards religion.”
"Our society will really become human as we discover that the strong need the weak, just as the weak need the strong. We are all together working for the common good.”