Bishop of Derry appeals for churches to remain open, priests to be highly visible in churches and communities, and that technology be used to reach the lonely, frightened and self-isolating.
The Covid19 crisis, Archbishop Eamon Martin has said, is “a time for an outpouring of the works of mercy towards the sick and vulnerable, and for a spirit of generosity and self-sacrifice, compassion and charity in Ireland, and across the world”.
Archbishop Eamon Martin supports Bishop Phonsie Cullinan’s initiative which aims to encourage people to care for one other "at this difficult time.”
"When we ask God for his protection, like St Patrick did, we are asking for serenity and peace of mind," says Archbishop Eamon Martin amid rising anxiety about coronavirus spread.
Cancellation of Masses and directives on funerals are necessary as the Church puts its shoulder behind the national effort to protect the elderly and those with underlying health conditions.
An Post stated that the stamp was in recognition of Fr Micheal’s 65 years of Jesuit ministry in Zambia, where he reached into the hearts of people through education and HIV/AIDS-advocacy.
Company set up to run the WMF2018 and Pope Francis’ visit to Ireland owes €2.5m not €4.5m as quoted in media reports.
Families across the island of Ireland - including those who live and work along the border and those who make their living from farming, business and haulage - have expressed anxiety about the future to Archbishop Eamon Martin.
“On this special day let us renew our commitment to equality, social justice and care for all our vulnerable people, so many of whom continue to struggle for the very necessities of life.”
Last year Birmingham City Council announced cuts to grants for festivals including the St Patrick’s Day festival in the city which seriously threatened its future.
“Patrick did not play on differences but knew that faith could build bridges rather than walls” – Bishop Donal McKeown of Derry.
“They had courage in abundance to follow their patriotic convictions. But they also drew courage from their faith to know how to live life and face death” - Bishop Leahy.
"His missionary dedication reminds you, dear newlyweds, of the importance of the Christian education of your children."
We cannot think of Patrick - the captive, the slave in exile, the undocumented, the migrant - without acknowledging the enormous humanitarian challenges facing so many.
St Patrick speaks of the importance of God and the Trinity; the triumph of good over evil; and autobiography as a vehicle of spiritual and personal expression.
Archbishops Jackson and Martin to visit the new DIT Campus in Grangegorman for a religious service and the blessing of the shamrock.
There are many people whose ancestors are from Kilkenny in Ireland buried in the graveyard of St Paul’s Cathedral in Kilkenny, Minnesota.
Some 81,900 people left Irish shores between April 2013 and April 2014 though it appears the number of people emigrating has begun to fall.
President Higgins to attend Mass and the blessing of shamrock at the Pro Cathedral in Dublin.
Birmingham City Council plans to end funding for city’s annual St Patrick’s Festival from 2016.
Call for email database of Irish emigrants abroad to be created to keep in touch with the quarter of a million Irish people have left the State since 2008.
Parental influence more significant than peers in young people's attitude to alcohol.
Call for Govt to increase resettlement commitment to victims of Syrian conflict to 300.
Theme of migration very much part of national story and defined us as a society and people.
Hazards of alcohol abuse highlighted by Neknomination craze.