The bishop said he was unclear whether parishes can actually have the baptism before the party. He went on to explain that he is not sure whether the legal restrictions have changed or if further clarification is forthcoming.
"The pandemic has revealed that ‘faith matters’, not just for faith communities but for wider society,” says Dr Gladys Ganiel.
One keynote speaker is the exceptionally popular and established teacher and author, Dr Scott Hahn. Fr Mike Schmitz, one of the most sought-after Catholic speakers in the US, will also be presenting at the online conference.
“The Eucharist is not meant to be shared with no one. It’s meant to be shared with everyone present. But we do it online and you are most welcome to join us, wherever you are,” said parish priest of Knock, Fr Richard Gibbons.
In ‘normal conditions’, the CSTV website usually has about two million visitors a month, but this weekend the audience for online Parish TV more than trebled, said Church Support Group CEO Tony Bolger.
“There is great potential to communicate the truth of the Gospel on the digital highways. It is important that we do so at all times with compassion and love.”
"Advent also prepares us for the second coming of Christ at the end of time. As Christians, we must always be prepared for the coming of the Lord." – Archbishop Eamon Martin.
Insidious acts, such as cyberbullying, harassment and sextortion, are becoming commonplace. The range and scope of child sexual abuse and exploitation online is shocking.