Among hundreds of attendees at the Alpha Ireland Conference last weekend were recently ordained Bishop Michael Router, Bishop Alphonsus Cullinan, Bishop Denis Nulty, and the Most Reverend Dr Michael Jackson.
Prefect of the Vatican’s Congregation for Catholic Education, Cardinal Giuseppe Versaldi, and 200 university leaders discuss ‘Catholic Universities, Working in Solidarity as Responsible Agents from the Local to the Global’.
“Now we are blessed that the Church in Nigeria is generously sending her missionaries back to us. It is a wonderful exchange ... and the reality of today is that in many ways Ireland is ripe for mission and new evangelisation.”
There are trends to secularisation all over the western world and Ireland is no different. It’s a serious challenge and problem in society but we need to be able to answer the call to meet that challenge head on.
New Evangelisation has already begun in the diocese, according to Archdeacon, based on the hunger in the hearts of many for a new spirit in their lives.
Irish Church may “look at the way we do marriage preparation and to what extent our families are involved in preparing new families for marriage” - Primate.
Cardinal Brady pays tribute to Irish Saint at a Mass of Thanksgiving to celebrate the opening of the Jubilee Year commemorating the 1400th anniversary of the Saint’s death.