It is understandable to feel fear and anxiety when the way we need to respond to this crisis separates us from the very things that help to keep us grounded and connected.
We seem to be embracing in the name of tolerance and diversity an illiberal liberalism whereby for ideological reasons we stifle expressions of identity and culture – Bishop William Crean.
"Those who were killed are only the tip of the iceberg, as the list of pastoral workers or Catholics, assaulted, beaten, robbed, threatened, as well as Catholic structures vandalised or looted is long," says Fides Agency.
Final Report of Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sex Abuse questions mandatory clerical celibacy, the inviolability of the seal of confession, and criticises culture of clericalism.
“The present situation of the shortage of vocations, the age profile of the priests and the stress associated with such realities needs serious reflection,” said Bishop Nulty.
The Sacred Heart Church in Kilburn is appealing to couples who married there for copies of their wedding photos for a display to mark its 150th anniversary.
"Here was a man of total commitment to the missionary cause to which he devoted his life. That shines through in every phase of his life,” Bishop Colm O’Reilly.
First national safeguarding conference hosted by the National Board marks a significant milestone on the safeguarding journey: Archbishop Eamon Martin.
Paul Andrews SJ looks at two aspects of our lives both of which are important for emotional security and mental health – whether in marriage or religious life: they are companionship and space.