Month: May 2021

Pope Francis at Angelus: The living sign of God the Trinity is love for all

Pope Francis, during the Angelus from St Peter’s Square recalled the feast of the Most Holy Trinity this Sunday, describing it as an immense mystery which “exceeds the capacity of our mind, but which speaks to our heart, because we find it enclosed in that expression of Saint John which sums up all of Revelation: …

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COVID shows we care about life so let’s recognise that all life matters – Bishop Leahy

To mark Pentecost Sunday, Bishop Brendan Leahy of Limerick published a letter to the faithful. In his letter, Bishop Leahy said that Pentecost is a wonderful celebration of life. He referred to Tuesday 25 May being the third anniversary of the referendum on abortion. Bishop Leahy said, “As we gingerly step our way out of …

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Irish launch of year dedicated to the conversion of St Ignatius, founder of the Jesuits

Archbishop Dermot Farrell of Dublin has launched a year of celebrations to mark the conversion of St Ignatius, founder of the Jesuits. During a Mass celebrated by the Archbishop at St Francis Xavier’s Church, Gardiner Street, Dublin, on 20 May, Jesuit Provincial, Father Leonard Moloney preached on the story of St Ignatius’s conversion. He said, “500 …

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Archbishop Dermot Farrell expresses shock at shooting of Gardaí in Dublin

The Archbishop of Dublin Dermot Farrell has expressed his shock at the shooting of two gardaí in Dublin yesterday. The gardaí, understood to be plain clothes detectives, suffered non-life threatening gunshot wounds. In a statement issued this morning, Archbishop Farrell said, “I was shocked to hear of the shooting and injury of two Gardaí in west-Dublin …

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Pope Francis: Everyone’s responsibility to care for our common home

As the Church marks Laudato Si’ Week from 16 – 25 May, the Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development and the Anglican Centre of Rome organized a joint ecumenical initiative on Friday, on the theme “Building fraternity, defending justice. Challenges and opportunities for Insular Peoples”. Aims of the conference The virtual conference explored concerns about human rights …

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Holy Land: Pope Francis invites entire Church to pray for peace

The universal Church will unite in prayer at the Vigil of Pentecost celebrated in Jerusalem on Saturday evening. Pope Francis announced his appeal for Catholics around the world to take part at the end of his address to new non-resident Ambassadors accredited to the Holy See. The Pope invited the Churches around the world to …

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‘Listen to the call to bear witness to the message of hope of the Risen Lord’ – Archbishop O’Reilly

Archbishop Kieran O’Reilly of Cashel & Emly has issued a Pastoral Letter for Ascension Sunday, titled “Let us Go to God’s House” Psalm 122. In his letter, Archbishop Kieran spoke of the pastoral planning and renewal that has been undertaken across the parishes of Cashel & Emly over the past four years. Archbishop Kieran said, …

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