"This Liturgy for the Opening of the School Year has been written with the restrictions around Covid19 in mind," says Derry Diocesan Liturgical Centre.
The parish priest and team were looking around to see where and how Confirmations could be held, and came up with the idea of the racecourse which was open-air and allowed for social distancing.
Mourners attending the funeral Mass at the Church of St James of Jerusalem in Co Armagh of NI's former Deputy First Minister and the former deputy leader of the SDLP were told he was “a man of deep faith”.
Púca invokes "all the old pagan gods that were here in Ireland... Why would we have a festival like that after St Patrick brought the Catholic faith?”
Tributes paid to Dr Walsh's roles with the Irish Bishops Drugs Initiative, the Bishops’ Commission for Pastoral Care, Cura, and as Apostolic Administrator of the Diocese of Ferns.
At the Faith and Life convention in Belfast, Dr Michel Camdessus, who was appointed by John Paul II to serve on the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace, suggests five “paths of humanity” that could contribute towards a universal common good.
Giving the annual Trócaire Lecture in Maynooth, Archbishop of Dublin addressed the issue of migration and warned “the way we treat migrants and especially refugees is a barometer of our humanity”.
During his visit to Nicaragua in 1983, Pope John Paul II publicly reprimanded Fr Ernesto Cardenal as the priest knelt to welcome the pope at Managua airport.
“Over the years I have come to believe that faith cannot be acquired effortlessly: just as any other discipline, it requires commitment, perseverance and sacrifice.”
Archbishop Martin pays tribute to Maynooth professor’s life of dedicated “service to the Church and to the beauty and dignity of music in the liturgy”.
"To all who bear political responsibility for the affairs of Ireland... you must show that there is a peaceful, political way to justice. You must show that peace achieves the works of justice, and violence does not." - Pope John Paul II
Archbishop of Dublin recommends exhibit at Phoenix Park Visitor Centre to help people reflect on previous papal visit and the organisational skills required for the largest event ever held in Ireland.
Archbishop Charles Scicluna has been tasked with examining new information in the case of Bishop Juan Barros who has been accused by victims of Fr Fernando Karadima of covering up the priest's sexual abuse.
Archbishop Neary pays tribute to young people’s “very significant contribution” to the local church, from teaching computers to the elderly to caring for people with special needs on pilgrimage to Lourdes.
The most asked question at the Ploughing was “Is Pope Francis coming to Ireland?” That has not been confirmed yet – not even by Bishops Denis Nulty and Fintan Monahan who visited the World Meeting of Families 2018 stand on the first day.
Fr Ahern embodies the spirit of the expression ‘lán de cheol’/‘full of music’ literally and metaphorically, says Professor Pádraig Ó Macháin, UCC.
Emily Clarke, who has fronted showbands since she was a teenager, sent the Pope a CD along with a lengthy letter promoting Limerick and inviting him to visit.
“He has his own ideas as to why he wants to come to Ireland – he looks on it as a contribution he wishes to make to the renewal of the Church in Ireland and also to the renewal of family life in Ireland” – Archbishop Diarmuid Martin.