"To pray and worship is to become our best possible selves as rational human beings. It is for this we have been created. And for me to be in the middle of this great wellspring means everything today."
Every life is beautiful, precious and sacred – video message of Archbishop Eamon Martin for World Day of the Sick
In his message Archbishop Eamon expressed particular appreciation to our doctors, nurses and carers 'who dedicate their lives to the ministry of healing and protecting life'.
The 26th annual World Day of the Sick takes place this Sunday 11 February, on the Feast of Our Lady of Lourdes. To mark the Day, a special conference will be held in Saint Agnes’ Parish Pastoral Centre, Crumlin on Saturday 10 February on the theme ‘Developing a Dementia Friendly Parish’. Archbishop Diarmuid Martin, Archbishop of [...]
‘I invite you to be missionaries for the cause of life. It is a noble cause to uphold the sacredness of human life.’
Pope Francis also asked for prayers so that ‘the Lord may convert the hearts of traffickers and give hope to those who suffer because of this shameful scourge so they may regain their freedom.’
While in Derry, Archbishop Okolo celebrated Mass in Saint Columba's Long Tower Church, and afterwards joined Bishop McKeown in visiting the garden of reflection dedicated to the late Bishop Edward Daly.
In an interview in the latest issue of the Clare Champion, Bishop Fintan Monahan, Bishop of Killaloe, described Government plans to allow unrestricted abortion up to twelve weeks as ‘truly appalling’. Bishop Monahan said that repealing the Eighth Amendment would introduce one of the most liberal abortion regimes in the world and encouraged people to [...]
‘We must speak about corruption, denounce its evils, and try to understand it so as to show our resolve to make mercy reign over meanness, beauty over nothingness.’ – Pope Francis
Archbishop Diarmuid Martin celebrates 25 years of Salesian presence in Parish of Our Lady of Lourdes
"The Spirit of Don Bosco is one that sets out to enable every young person to reach his or her full God-given potential as individuals and to build up a community that surrounds and helps young people."
‘Christian prayer for unity is a humble but faithful sharing in the prayer of Jesus’ – Father Kieran McDermott
This year’s Week of Prayer for Christian Unity took place from Thursday 18 January until Thursday 25 January last. The theme of this year’s Week is ‘That all may be free’, drawing inspiration from the churches of the Caribbean region, which is home to 1.4 million Christians of various ethnicities, languages and religious traditions. In [...]