"The Ordination of a man to the priesthood is an opportunity to renew again that invitation and sense of support to others who may be discerning a calling to priesthood and religious life," – Bishop Tom Deenihan.
“We cannot tolerate or turn a blind eye to racism and exclusion in any form and yet claim to defend the sacredness of every human life,” said Pope Francis.
The 23-minute film highlights the actions of Catherine McAuley who challenged the existing structures of the Church and society at the time, and continued her works of mercy through the establishment of the Sisters of Mercy in 1831.
The completion of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception is just in time to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the laying of the basilica’s foundation stone in 1820.
Ireland has recently seen increased numbers of its emigrants returning from abroad, with inward migration of Irish citizens in 2016 up by 74 per cent on the previous year (Central Statistics Office Population and Migration Estimates April 2016).
Barry O’Sullivan is the first to donate to a new scheme, ‘Home from Home’, which encourages people who can to donate properties or funds to support the provision of homes to the homeless.
The social aspects of the GAA club are of “particular benefit to recent Irish emigrants, contributing to a sense of belonging and promoting well-being when far away from friends and family”.
US research shows optimum time to wed is between 28 and 32. Accord advises couples to work out the things "you don't want to let go of" before marrying.