In an interview with the Belfast Telegraph, Archbishop Eamon Martin laments, “The harshest criticisms and mockery nowadays tends to come in social media - often from trolls, or people who have never met me.”
The online programme has kept an open dialogue between the Derry Youth ministry team and the young people of Derry Diocese.
It has been a time to discover the value of quiet time of prayer in the home and prayer as a family, "the Domestic Church" – Catholic bishops of Munster.
The main event will be on Thursday 15 January at 7.30 p.m. in Merrion Road Church, Blackrock, Dublin.
The season of Advent marks the beginning of the Catholic new year and the time of spiritual preparation for the Lord’s coming at Christmas. It is a time of waiting, conversion and hope – Archbishop Eamon Martin.
‘The kindly light will never be defended by nastiness and bitterness,’ Archbishop Diarmuid Martin tells social media pundits and online trolls.
Statement follows Pope Francis' unveiling in St Peter's Square of a sculpture depicting 140 refugees crammed aboard a small raft.
In his homily, the Archbishop told pilgrims that, for many, material success and personal fulfilment have become the goal and purpose of human life.
On Sunday Confey parish will host prayer service to console grieving community.
Image of 11-week-old unborn baby in the womb is not “violent or graphic content”.
There is a risk people can become desensitised to the depth of this crisis and we must always remember behind each single number is a child, a man or a woman who is homeless and who is suffering.
“In 2019, we are building a movement of people who want to help tackle human rights abuse around the world.”
The 12th century Irish saint was heavily involved in the events of his time – but he still found time to go on an annual 40-day prayer retreat.
“Social media are powerful instruments yet paradoxically they can sadly become a trap for fruitless and at times even nasty internal Church polemics.”
Delegates attending Synod assembly see the pastoral care of young people online and in social media, as well as the need for digital missionaries, as a priority.
“It is very clear that good journalism really does matter. Social media has opened the doors to so-called ‘fake news’, widespread anonymous comment, and a scarcity of thoroughly researched news stories.”
Let us pray together that social networks may work towards that inclusiveness which respects others for their differences – the Pope’s Intention for June
The problem with children checking their phones at 2.00 a.m. is they “go to bed buzzing and can’t get to sleep”. The next day they are completely exhausted, not performing their best at school and so their confidence is knocked. “It’s a whole cycle.”
Ciara Ferry reports on this last Sunday before the referendum.
Ad ban will affect No side 100% more than Repeal side as mainstream media “dominated by Yes side talking points,” says Iona.
“We wouldn’t abandon our children to the streets of Dublin on a Saturday night at twelve o’ clock ... Yet in effect that is what parents are doing when they give their children unfettered access to the internet,” said Jeremy Pagden.
New bill is merely updating “the electoral laws that were written for the age of posters and leaflets” so that people know who are behind the ads on social media platforms: Deputy James Lawless.
“Failure to recognise and respond appropriately to the complex issues which abuse presents has, at times, compounded the profound and harmful impact on the lives of many young and vulnerable persons.”
“I want to encourage lay people and Catholics generally to stay involved in social media. You could say it’s a negative environment, there’s a lot of nasty comment, a lot of rough dealings with people. But then we’d abandon that field and let the trolls have it” - Bishop Paul Tighe.
Address criminal drug gangs, moneylenders, violence in the home, against children, sexual violence and violence against people because of their sexuality, as well as hate-talk about immigrants, exhorts Archbishop Diarmuid Martin.
More than 2,000 extra pilgrims were at the Marian Shrine, following teenager’s claim that Our Lady would appear at 3 pm.
This very special Easter egg puts Jesus back at the heart of Easter.
Bishop Denis Nulty, president of Accord, will release the Catholic Marriage Care Service’s 2016 figures for marriage preparation and marriage and relationship counselling.
“It will be impossible for us to hold on to the ways we lived parish in the past. The parishes of tomorrow will be ‘communities of intentional disciples’ sustained by committed and formed lay people.”
“We need a Catholic media to champion the Catholic perspective and to which Catholics can turn for support, information, and guidance."