Confession at Shannon shopping centre was an initiative introduced "in response to the call from Pope Francis to go to the marketplace, and that was what we did - bring the church out to the people” - Fr Arnold Rosney.
“Seek to be remembered because you saved lives – even one life – by your empathy, your words, your actions," Archbishop Eamon Martin said at the Trinity Monday Service of Thanksgiving and Commemoration at TCD chapel.
We are challenged to become Missionaries of Mercy and Ambassadors of Reconciliation
The Presentation Brothers are really trying to re-engage with their mission, which is to form Christ in the young, and the way that they do that is through youth ministry and evangelisation.
‘Misericordia et misera’ extends a number of initiatives begun in the Holy Year, asks the Missionaries of Mercy to continue their ministry, and grants all priests the right to absolve sin of abortion.
"The vote said 'You have been doing it wrong for so many years and now change your ways'. Somehow in our priorities as politicians we have failed the people," says UK peer.
“We have regional meetings throughout the year and (this year) all past records have been broken in terms of numbers, which have just been huge."
Over the coming year the diocese will see Sean Jones ordained a priest - exactly ten years since the last priestly ordination in Kerry.
"In new and unfamiliar countries the Irish pub, GAA club, provide a kind of home from home, a familiar place to gather, but so too the Church can provide a sense of home from home.”
“I hope we can rediscover something of our great Celtic tradition of walking, with eyes and ears open for the God who is never far from us, greeting strangers, being welcomed by parish communities.”
“This is why I want a Church which is poor and for the poor. They have much to teach us." Evangelii Gaudium 
The instinct would, understandably, be to pull back and close in on ourselves but that would give in to those behind such attacks, who want separation, mistrust and fear.
‘Mercy in the Square, Mercy in Manor’ initiative will see priests engage with the people of Tralee for a blessing, confession, prayer or a chat.
We cannot think of Patrick - the captive, the slave in exile, the undocumented, the migrant - without acknowledging the enormous humanitarian challenges facing so many.
Technology and social media are leading to a loss of sensitivity to the fullness of human encounter warns Professor of Faith and Culture.
It is “important for us to see some of these psychological dysfunctions in society as the manifestation of, perhaps, an underlying spiritual dysfunction”.
“There is a whole world out there and I think it is very important that we don’t become holy huddles with our own people and our own groups."
Other dioceses host 24 hour vigil as part of the Church’s Jubilee of Mercy declared by Pope Francis.
“It means not keeping grudges, not seeking revenge, but letting mercy and forgiveness guide our attitudes and actions” - Bishop Philip Boyce.
CofI Primate appeals to people to do more to respond to the “plight and devastation of those who carry the cross of suffering in the Middle East."
“The commandment, ‘Thou shalt not kill’ has absolute value, and concerns both the innocent and the guilty,” Pope Francis said on Sunday.
Christians pray that God stirs the "consciences of the leaders of powerful nations to work for the peace Syrians long for".
“I encourage priests and parish pastoral councils to provide opportunities for people to participate in the Year of Mercy.”
Double-decker ‘Mercy Bus’, which seeks to bring people back to confession, is an initiative of Fr Frankie Mulgrew, son of comedian Jimmy Cricket.
Pope Francis commissioned hundreds of ‘Missionaries of Mercy’ during Mass at St Peter’s Basilica, including Irish Jesuit, Fr Tony O’Riordan.
Bishop Denis Nulty of Kildare and Leighlin opens door of Mercy in Kildare on the eve of St Brigid’s day.
“Our ministries continue to thrive despite difficulties like older age, lack of vocations."
In its nine chapters, 'The Name of God is Mercy' expands on the Pope's understanding of God's mercy which he describes as "God's identity card".
In new book, Pontiff states “The Church does not exist to condemn people, but to bring about an encounter with the visceral love of God’s mercy.”
Bishop Leahy pays tribute to DUP leader Arlene Foster as an example of how we can deal with the past.