“I see this conference as an endorsement of the key role the elderly play in our Church and in society today. Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI recognised that critical role when he wrote a special Prayer for Grandparents in 2008” - Bishop Denis Nulty.
"The Church must learn anew the ability to speak the things of God – not to flee from the realities of life, but to challenge the men and women of our time and the culture of our time to become the seedbed of a new humanity."
"Advent also prepares us for the second coming of Christ at the end of time. As Christians, we must always be prepared for the coming of the Lord." – Archbishop Eamon Martin.
“I felt our World Meeting of Families had been hijacked in a way by this particular letter,” Archbishop Eamon Martin says of controversial 25 August missive calling on Pope Francis to resign.
Bishop Leo O'Reilly of Kilmore responds to the papal visit and says he hopes that the Pope will introduce the necessary structures of accountability to ensure that child safeguarding will be an integral part of church life.
Staff will assist homeless families at the Mater Dei hub move on from this temporary facility to more secure, long-term accommodation.
"Lord, sustain and increase this state of shame and repentance and give us the strength to commit ourselves so that these things never happen again and justice may be done.”
“We can give thanks for the two decades of peace that followed this historic agreement, while expressing firm hope that the peace process will overcome every remaining obstacle.”
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Religious art suitable for display in the family home features in the WMOF2018 exhibition organised by the Committee for Sacred Art and Architecture of the Irish Bishops’ Conference.
Pontiff offers warm words of greeting to the Irish people in a special video message and shares his hope that the WMOF2018 will be a source of encouragement to families.
My hope is that he will speak kindly but also speak frankly, the Archbishop said.
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It features an image of Pope Francis in front of the Irish flag. Another emoji will feature the Pope in front of Knock Shrine.
Allianz Insurance is the headline sponsor for the World Meeting of Families, but other companies and corporations in Ireland and the US have made donations towards the €21m cost of the Pope's visit to Ireland.
“Singing before Pope Francis is a privilege for our soul; it is an honour for what the Supreme Pontiff represents in the world.”
The available infrastructure in Dublin cannot cater for all those who have indicated that they are coming by car.
Bank holiday weekends are high-risk times on our roads, says Bishop Monahan, urging prayers for safety on the road and for families who have lost loved ones there.
Music by Irish composers will feature prominently at the Mass, along with a handful of international composers.
Prompt and generous response to Catholic Comment appeal for ‘Catholic Voices’ in the media for WMOF18.
"“I was never getting married, I was never having kids, but it’s an amazing moment when you know.”
Discount retailer says of ‘Lolli-Pope’ – “The product range is a bit of fun and Dealz is confident that people will find the fun in the product.”
In his homily for Sunday's televised Aifreann na Clainne, the Bishop of Kildare & Leighlin warned that "The pursuit of the material is miles away from gospel values.”
An Post expects huge interest in the stamps, one featuring Pope Francis and the depicting a family scene.
Half a million free tickets for closing Mass of WMOF2018 snapped up in less than two weeks.
"We’re hoping that the people who come will be from the one nation, and that we can embrace that nation in Rathvilly."
Knock Shrine event, Croke Park Festival of Families and RDS Congress booked out. 285,000 already signed up for WMOF2018 closing Mass in Phoenix Park.
Pope Francis to visit Knock and the Phoenix Park in Dublin on Sunday 26 August.
Many young people have positive experiences of chaplaincy services, pilgrimages and other dedicated national and international youth encounter events.