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2020.11.06.

Harness young people’s generosity Archbishop tells Legion of Mary

Archbishop Michael Neary says the Legion of Mary was “way ahead of its time” because it was promoting the laity long before the Church began to emphasise the importance of various lay ministries.

2020.09.29.

As the Dáil rushes Euthanasia Bill, bishops promote Day for Life

"The gift of a new child, entrusted by the Lord to a father and a mother, begins with acceptance, continues with lifelong protection and has as its final goal the joy of eternal life," – Pope Francis.

2020.09.26.

Book of ‘Humans of the World Meeting of Families’ launched

“This is a very honest book on family. It’s not pious or devotional; it’s not artifical or canned. It’s rooted, it’s grounded in the joys and sorrows of family life,” said Bishop Nulty

2020.09.21.

Pope praises murdered priest in general audience

“He gave everything for the poor, even his own blood. It seems to me he may be called a martyr for charity,” read one testimonial regarding Fr Malgesini.

2020.09.18.

Episcopal Ordination Mass of Bishop-elect Martin Hayes takes place this Sunday

The Diocese of Kilmore, of which Father Martin Hayes will soon be bishop, includes almost all of County Cavan and a portion of Counties Leitrim, Fermanagh, Meath and Sligo.

2020.09.17.

Bishop Dempsey has “the mark of Francis on him”

New Bishop of Achonry hailed as "the kind of personable, informal bishop who will be close to the people and lead them through a process of mutual listening, consultation and discernment."

2020.09.15.

Ordination to the priesthood takes place in Dublin

“You are called to be a priest and exercise your ministry in the culture of today. It is not that you simply align yourself with everything that is present in that culture. It is not that you reject modernity. It is not that you feel satisfied with vague cultural Catholicism. As priest, you are called, like Moses, to lead the men and women of our time,” said Archbishop Martin.

2020.09.15.

Vatican publishes book of Pope Francis’ ‘lockdown homilies’

“His homilies are precious because they are not only valid for back then,” said Fr Giulio Cesareo.

2020.09.14.

Diocese of Achonry celebrates delayed Chrism Mass 2020

"As we face the future, we must remember that the Lord who called us, whom we surrendered to on the day of our ordination, the Lord who placed His hands upon our head, that same Lord is calling us now!" – Bishop Dempsey.

2020.09.12.

Pope Francis to sign new encyclical on 3 October in Assisi

Bishop of Assisi, Domenico Sorrentino, has said the town awaits the pope’s visit with “emotion and gratitude”.

2020.09.11.

“Pandemic shows us how dependent we are on the earth for our survival”

Bishop Larry Duffy of Clogher issues Pastoral Letter for the Season of Creation.

2020.09.08.

Season of Creation is not a theology-lite initiative – Bishop McKeown

Bishop Of Derry urges the faithful to build community despite their differences because “A fragmenting world will not see Jesus in a fractious church."

2020.09.07.

Bishop calls for canonisation of ‘Mother Teresa of Manchester’

She was an “educational pioneer” who founded schools for the industrialised poor and refuges for factory girls as she “dedicated her life to the service of the most abandoned”, said Bishop Davies.

2020.09.07.

Vatican attempts to free Blessed Virgin from mafia’s hijack

"[Misuse of devotion] is not religion! It’s superstition," – Fr Stefano Cecchin, President of the Pontifical International Marian Academy.

2020.09.06.

Irish bishops offer resources for Season of Creation 2020

The Irish Catholic Bishops’ Conference has listed on its website some resources for use in dioceses, parishes and in the home during the Season of Creation 2020.

2020.08.21.

Pope at Angelus: Jesus loves us “without make-up”

“Let us go to Jesus, knock on Jesus’ heart, and say to Him, ‘Lord, if You will it, You can heal me.’” – Pope Francis.

2020.08.21.

Pandemic is a crisis and we must come out of it better: Pope

"It is essential to find a cure for this terrible virus, which has brought the world to its knees. We must also cure the larger virus of social injustice, inequality of opportunity, marginalisation, and lack of protection for the weakest."

2020.08.20.

Don’t use housing crisis as an excuse to ignore migrants’ rights – Cardinal Czerny

“The answer is not to deprive the migrant of housing; the answer is to solve your housing problem.”

2020.08.19.

Beating peaceful protesters is a grave sin, Archbishop of Minsk tells Belarus authorities

“The shed blood on the streets of our cities, the beating of people who have taken part in peaceful demonstrations is a grave sin on the conscience of those who give criminal orders and commit violence,” said Archbishop Kondrusiewicz.

2020.08.19.

Pope Francis sends a quarter-million euro to aid Beirut

“This donation is intended as a sign of His Holiness’s attention and closeness to the affected population and of his fatherly closeness to people in serious difficulty,” – Vatican press release.

2020.08.12.

Archbishop Eamon Martin delivers message for Nagasaki Day

"The bombs of Hiroshima and Nagasaki seventy-five years ago are still seen by many as among the worst examples of what we humans can do to each other," – Archbishop Eamon Martin.

2020.08.10.

Leaders condemn nuclear weapons on anniversary of Hiroshima and Nagasaki

The Pope stated that the cost of nuclear weapons should be measured not only in the lives destroyed through their use, but also the suffering of the poorest and most vulnerable people, who could have benefited were such vast sums of public money invested in the common good of society instead.

2020.08.06.

Pope pays tribute to John Hume’s “untiring efforts to promote dialogue”

"Make no mistake about it – there are people alive today who would not be alive had it not been for John’s vision and his work” - Fr Paul Farren at the Funeral Mass of the former leader of the SDLP.

2020.08.06.

Archbishops wish ‘Eid Mubarak’ to Muslim community in Ireland

“Today our celebration is a gesture of recognising publicly the place of the Muslim community as an integral part of the family of the Irish."

2020.08.01.

Pope urges young people to “send a hug” to an elderly person

The Vatican's Dicastery for Laity, Family, and Life has also invited young people “to do something that shows kindness and affection for older people who may feel lonely.”

2020.07.28.

Hagia Sophia opens for Muslim prayer as Greek bells toll in mourning

“The West makes big statements, but doesn't ensure mutual rights - I fear it will also quickly forget about Hagia Sophia” - Bishop Paolo Bizetti, apostolic vicar of Anatolia.

2020.07.24.

Muslim celebration of Eid al-Adha for Croke Park

“Many people living in Ireland who are members of the Muslim faith call Ireland ‘home’. Croke Park as a venue for Eid Al Adha celebration will be symbolic to Irish Muslims in their ‘dual-identity’ as being both Irish and Muslim,” said Shaykh Dr Umar Al-Qadri.

2020.07.20.

Bishop criticises politicians and media for their silence on abortion figures

Before the repeal of the Eighth Amendment there had been assurances that abortion would be a rare occurrence and only when necessary.

2020.07.15.

Religious leaders in UK call for cancellation rather than suspension of debt

“To insist on debt repayment in the face of the suffering caused by this pandemic would be an affront to the faith traditions that we represent. There is an overarching moral case for debt relief in many faiths,” state the bishops and religious leaders in the UK.

2020.07.14.
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