"The joining of the relics of the two brother Apostles can also serve as a constant reminder and encouragement that, on this continuing journey, our divergences will no longer stand in the way of our common witness and our evangelising mission."
“As a nation, we claim to support refugees and oppose persecution, while simultaneously selling weapons to those responsible for killing innocent civilians and driving families from their homes.”
Chairman of CAFOD, the Catholic Church’s aid and development agency in Britain, issues statement for World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation.
Individuals, schools, organisations, dioceses, parishes, communities and congregations urged to participate in a series of initiatives to celebrate October’s Extraordinary Month of Mission (EMM2019).
"The Church must learn anew the ability to speak the things of God – not to flee from the realities of life, but to challenge the men and women of our time and the culture of our time to become the seedbed of a new humanity."
In his homily, the Archbishop told pilgrims that, for many, material success and personal fulfilment have become the goal and purpose of human life.
In his article “Rejecting Racism: Welcome, Protect, Promote and Integrate”, Bishop Doran asks why this is happening in Ireland, “considering our strong missionary tradition” and support for Trócaire, Concern and Goal.
The new processional statue will be formally unveiled later this month as part of events to mark the 140th anniversary of the Knock apparitions in 1879.
“Many have shared with me their outrage at what happened and frustration that ‘for all their hard work, they have to face the damage that was done, the suspicion to which it has given rise’.”
“Having worked in Africa myself, I know the immense value placed by people and communities on clean drinking water and its impact on their lives” – Bishop Larry Duffy.
“I renew my heartfelt appeal for the international community to act promptly and decisively to avoid the repetition of similar tragedies and to guarantee the safety and dignity of all.”
When an “extraordinary” year or month is declared, the Pope is asking us to become more focused and attentive during this special time, says Julieann Moran, national secretary of World Missions Ireland.
The incident is “an opportunity for all of us just to think how fragile our lives are. We have to look after each other and take care of each other at all times.”
“As one of the youngest priests in the Diocese of Elphin, he has made an enormous contribution to the mission of the diocese, particularly in the area of education.”
“We stand in solidarity with survivors and their families and we continue our commitment and vigilance to the protection and safeguarding of children in our Church and in society.”
Fr Ricky O’Connor was raised without any faith. This changed when he bought a Bible and began to read it in his late teens. He became a Catholic when he was 22 and began his seminary studies in Maynooth when he was 24.