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.
‘Time to Care’ highlights global inequality with the world’s 2,153 billionaires owning more wealth than the 4.6 billion people who make up 60 per cent of the planet’s population. Ireland has one of the highest levels of wealth inequality in the EU, according to Oxfam.
“The reprehensible sub-culture in our society which views all human life as expendable, including the lives of children, must be defeated” – Bishop Michael Router.
"Voters have a duty to inform themselves on the position of election candidates in respect of their willingness to support and cherish equally the lives of mothers and their unborn children" – bishops in Northern Ireland.
Weigh your words carefully to respect the integrity of those who conscientiously differ from you, and speak with grace, warn church leaders in joint statement on Brexit.
"What will happen will be determined exclusively by the courts and we know from past experience that test cases can produce unexpected results” - Archbishop Martin.
"Threat to social cohesion arising from growing socio-economic inequality is a particular concern, notably in its implications for the younger generations."
Bishop of Derry addresses the annual memorial service for those who died and were injured in the 1982 explosion at the Droppin’ Well disco in Ballykelly.