“It is hard not to believe that the Diocese of Rochester acts more to sabotage the cause and less to protect the good of the Church,” says Vicar General of Diocese of Peoria.
The generosity of parishioners at home shows a keen awareness of the challenge emigration poses to our culture, both historically and up to the present. I hope to convey this positive message of support to the staff and volunteers in our centres in America – Bishop Kirby.
The Discover the World: Europe programme at St John’s allows students to study in unique locations, completing course requirements while engaging with historic cities through field trips, site visits, academic service-learning and independent exploration.
“I had a bad leg, a very difficult early childhood ... So when I go [to Lourdes] I think, aren’t I a lucky boy that I can walk and come here and help people more incapacitated than I was, and I thank God for that.”
Sr Philomena and her colleagues faced an extremely turbulent environment when they arrived at the end of the Korean War, with large numbers of people suffering from tuberculosis and malnutrition or in need of treatment for landmine injuries.
“People laughed when Archbishop Hughes began to plan a cathedral on what was then the remote 51st Street on 5th Avenue. They called it ‘Hughes’s Folly’, but time would show that ... Archbishop Hughes was ahead of the rest in anticipating the growth and future strategic importance of mid-Manhattan.”
I realised that we needed to have a living Pieta in every community, where we could hold the broken lives of those in suicidal distress. That is how Pieta House began – Joan Freeman.
Last year Birmingham City Council announced cuts to grants for festivals including the St Patrick’s Day festival in the city which seriously threatened its future.
The opening sequence of the concert is a screen presentation of creation with the Sistine Chapel Choir.
Co Kerry priest translated and edited the first modern Irish Catholic Bible – a year before the English version was completed in the early 1970s.
“We may be facing a period of renewed nationalism, as well as strident regionalism within some current states,” Bishop McKeown warns.
“Patrick did not play on differences but knew that faith could build bridges rather than walls” – Bishop Donal McKeown of Derry.
The actor, who has worked on behalf of the homeless for over 10 years, plays the part of a homeless man in his latest film 'Time Out Of Mind'.
Research has shown that “cumulative disadvantage over the life course renders people vulnerable to trafficking".
"It’s about the importance of being a merciful person. I always say - it‘s not enough to be compassionate - you must act.”
Mgr Pádraig Ó Fiannachta (88) will next week receive the American Irish Historical Society’s Cultural Award.
Derry-born Margaret Keys will sing for the Pontiff next week as he makes his first visit to the USA.
“We still have a large amount of undocumented Irish immigrants in New York," US cardinal explains.
“I can only hope you understand how much I love Ireland – love all of you – and thank you for this privilege of opening the novena at a shrine so dear to my heart.”
112 parishes in the Archdiocese of New York to be merged with a neighbouring parish due to declining finances and falling church attendances.
Cardinal Timothy Dolan of New York and Primate of All Ireland, Archbishop Eamon Martin, among speakers at this year's novena.
Nationwide presenter Anne Cassin joins Armagh diocesan pilgrims as they journey through Knock with the Primate of All Ireland, Archbishop Eamon Martin.
When the ship began to sink, Fr Byles was offered a lifeboat place several times but he refused, staying to help, hear confessions and pray with those still on board.
Online prayer and candle service is similar to that operating in Lourdes and St Patrick's Cathedral New York.
Transatlantic pilgrimage flight from JFK Airport is expected to include Cardinal Timothy Dolan.
Anger over collapse of deal to allow pro life group march under its banner.
Cathedral of Christ the King marks 75th anniversary with day of jubilations.
Up to 20,000 expected to throng London square for epic performance by Wintershall Players.