Young adults are deeply connected to social media and online activity but they use social media less than was assumed in order to connect to faith or the church.
There are over 300 million people in the world suffering from over 6000 identified rare diseases – European Organisation for Rare Diseases (EURORDIS).
The objective of our Lenten digital initiative is to assist our spiritual preparation for the joy and hope of the Easter season – Archbishop Eamon Martin.
“The challenge is just starting again, to a new family, a new home, a new faith community.”
The season of Lent is meant to help us to clarify our Christian vision and, above all, to bring our lives into conformity with the life of Jesus Christ.
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.
“When you pray for someone every day for more than a year, you start to build some sort of a relationship, even if one-sided.”
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.
It features an image of Pope Francis in front of the Irish flag. Another emoji will feature the Pope in front of Knock Shrine.
Let us pray together that social networks may work towards that inclusiveness which respects others for their differences – the Pope’s Intention for June
In the last year alone, a Kildare priest personally knew of three young people, one of whom had just completed his Leaving Cert, who went abroad to celebrate and never came home alive.
“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.
“Ground Control to Major Tom/Commencing countdown, engines on/ Check ignition/and may God's love be with you.”
“I find it extraordinary that cinemas rule that it is inappropriate for an advert on prayer to be shown in the week before Christmas when we celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ."
Focus of the National Conference will be "confidently and unapologetically" working to defend the 8th Amendment, Ireland’s Life Equality Amendment.
New Secretariat for Communications will act as umbrella for nine communications offices including Pontifical Council for Social Communications and Vatican Radio.
New website will support and promote the activities of the pastoral centre as well as other pastoral initiatives throughout the diocese of Kilmore.
New features incorporated into the calendar include a ‘Thought for Today’ voiced by contributors including members of the hierarchy.
Holy See's permanent observer to the UN says international community beginning to act but in the long run "a dialogue of reconciliation and acceptance of diversity" is needed.
More than 69 days since schoolgirls were taken from their school by Boko Haram.
Media personnel discuss the ‘challenges and opportunities’ for Catholic journalists in Ireland.