Ahead of this year's World Meeting of Families in Dublin this August, the novena will reflect on the central importance of the family and home.
The Holy Father said ‘everyone, in their own consciences, before God, should ask “what can I do for peace?”
Bishop Denis Brennan joins Santa Marta Group conference promoting struggle against human trafficking
'People were created to be loved … things were created to be used … when we love things and use people we all lose.'
Featured on this year’s Trócaire box is seven-year-old Kumba, from Sierra Leone. This week marks the six month anniversary of the devastating mudslide that destroyed her home and killed over 1,000 people in the area of Freetown where she lives.
"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'.
‘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.
‘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