The Vatican's Dicastery for Laity, Family, and Life has also invited young people “to do something that shows kindness and affection for older people who may feel lonely.”
"In accordance with current public guidelines, bishops expect that the Sacrament of Confirmation will begin to be celebrated from late summer onwards," – Irish Catholic Bishops’ Conference.
“Our interview with Fr Mike Schmitz is the first episode in a series called ‘Colloquy’. Each episode will be a recorded video call with different leaders in the Catholic world covering a range of topics,” says Edward Barrett-Shortt, co-founder of Called to More.
“Even in the current situation where the Holy Week liturgies will be celebrated behind closed doors, we can find in our hearts ways to celebrate the mystery of Christ’s death and Resurrection,” says Archbishop Diarmuid Martin.
The Church in Dublin will be enriched the more it welcomes the idealism and the generosity that are characteristic of the younger generation – Archbishop Diarmuid Martin.
Everything worthwhile and lasting in the life of the Church, and in life in general, begins with reflection, prayer and the invocation of the Holy Spirit – Bishop Michael Router.
The bishops are determined to go to Gaza to help remind the small Christian community that they are not forgotten as Christians.
“Young people, parents, schools and faith communities will find this book an invaluable resource in reflecting on how the interaction between religion and education can contribute to the fullest development of young people in Ireland today, both spiritually and morally,” said Dr Gareth Byrne.
The Christmas Retreat will be packed full of talks with top Catholic lay and religious speakers, workshops, time to hang out, music, prayer, sacraments and more.
We are thrilled that Ashley Bratcher will be the keynote speaker at our conference in the RDS on Saturday. There will also be a special screening with Ashley present – Eilís Mulroy.
Among hundreds of attendees at the Alpha Ireland Conference last weekend were recently ordained Bishop Michael Router, Bishop Alphonsus Cullinan, Bishop Denis Nulty, and the Most Reverend Dr Michael Jackson.
We are so pleased to welcome these inspiring speakers from home and abroad to help us all continue the path from maintenance to mission in our parishes and communities – Dominic Perrem.
Diarmuid Martin expresses distress and indignation at interim report on Mother and Baby Homes. “I find it hard to believe that evidence has simply vanished and that no one can remember.”
The Church should no longer be satisfied “with simple recognition of fragments of residual faith that are still present from one generation to the next. They are important, but insufficient today to build strong faith.”
"A substantial number of young people do not ask the Church for anything because they do not see it as significant for their lives."
“How can I bring more of these talented, articulate, faith-filled young people into the daily life and decision-making roles of the Church?”
With formation and accompaniment, young people can be the missionary disciples who will bring the light of faith to their peers and even to those who are far away from Church.
The most significant negative factor that influences attitudes to the Church in today’s Ireland is the place of women in the Church – Diarmuid Martin.
Fr Chris O’Donnell made national headlines when a campaign was launched by hundreds of young people appealing to Pope Francis to keep him in Limerick.