“These values are defended by the Church precisely because they are human even before they are Christian; they are rooted in the natural law and accessible to reason.”
There are trends to secularisation all over the western world and Ireland is no different. It’s a serious challenge and problem in society but we need to be able to answer the call to meet that challenge head on.
The Church has to become less narrowly institutional and allow other forms of charismatic presence to animate it.
St Laurence O’Toole’s integrity as a man of God, rather than any political agenda, permitted him to have influence in society.
Schools that try to be “all things to all citizens” may end up with a “compromised ethos” warns Archbishop Diarmuid Martin.
Ireland’s understanding of God is becoming “increasingly ambiguous” Archbishop Diarmuid Martin warns in Christmas homily.
The search for new means to speak of God has been at the core of Benedict's theological work since the Second Vatican Council.
The real demand in Ireland is not for secular schools but for school places and providing adequate places is the responsibility, not of the Catholic Church, but of the State.
Gospel must be offered to the world in a "radically new way" Bishop Dominique Rey of Fréjus in France tells Maynooth conference.
Travelodge UK becomes first major chain to remove bibles from bedrooms for reasons of "diversity".