“In effect, a synodal Church seeks to invert the pyramid, to create a sense of all being on the road together” – Mgr Dermot Lane in his address to launch book by Jesuit theologian Fr Gerry O’Hanlon.
In his homily for Sunday's televised Aifreann na Clainne, the Bishop of Kildare & Leighlin warned that "The pursuit of the material is miles away from gospel values.”
There will be no further allocation of tickets to the Papal Mass in the Phoenix Park and the public will not gain access without a ticket, say WMOF organisers.
“We call on the Vatican to publicly announce any vacancies, openly list required qualifications for vacant positions and implement transparent selection and hiring policies.”
Cardinal Kevin Farrell, Prefect of the Dicastery for Laity, Family and Life tells Intercom "the Roman Curia is overloaded with clerics, and it shouldn’t be like that.”
Vatican City, Jul 6, 2018 / 05:54 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Francis called on Catholics to speak out in the face of injustice towards migrants at a Mass commemorating the fifth anniversary of his trip to Lampedusa at St. Peter’s Basilica July 6. “The Lord promises refreshment and freedom to all the oppressed of our
Pope Francis is due today to address Vatican conference ‘Saving Our Common Home’, hosted by the Dicastery for Integral Human Development.
“The numbers dying are still too great; the occasions of death are still too familiar; the column inches in newsprint, national and provincial, are still too frequent” - Bishop of Kildare & Leighlin warns.
Knock Shrine event, Croke Park Festival of Families and RDS Congress booked out. 285,000 already signed up for WMOF2018 closing Mass in Phoenix Park.
“Now we are blessed that the Church in Nigeria is generously sending her missionaries back to us. It is a wonderful exchange ... and the reality of today is that in many ways Ireland is ripe for mission and new evangelisation.”
“As pilgrims and media from all over the world turn towards Dublin for the World Meeting of Families in August, we at Catholic Comment are preparing a team of media speakers to help throw light on the message of Christ and of the Church, before and during this momentous event.”
"Catholic schools are not a notion or an ideology but, rather, Catholic schools are the schools in our own parishes that serve and are part of the local communities and that teach and welcome the local children.”
We need to share what we are living of God – to be witnesses who generate life, bringing Christ to birth in people, Bishop of Limerick tells ecumenical gathering of clergy.
Jane Boland's design depicts so much that’s positive and important in our ever changing world – creativity, community, embracing different cultures, nature, and technology, says World Missions Ireland.
"We have the highest number of individuals registered of any World Meeting of Families with just over 30,000” WMOF2018 Secretary General, Fr Timothy Bartlett has highlighted.
Details of Pontiff’s much anticipated visit to Ireland for the World Meeting of Families in August officially unveiled by Archbishops Diarmuid and Eamon Martin.
“There is no time to lose: We received the earth as a garden-home from the Creator; let us not pass it on to future generations as a wilderness.”