Month: September 2021

Vatican announces theme for World Communications Day 2022 as ‘Listen!’

Pope Francis has chosen the single word, “Listen!” as the theme for the 56th World Communications Day, which will be celebrated in 2022. Announcing next year’s theme, the Holy See said, “Pope Francis is asking the world to listen again.” After the Message of 2021, which focused on going and seeing, in his new Message for World Communications …

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Diocese of Dromore launches Redress Scheme for victims of abuse by priests in the diocese

The Diocese of Dromore has opened a redress scheme for victims of child sexual abuse by priests in the diocese. The Redress Scheme was launched today in Newry by Archbishop Eamon Martin, Apostolic Administrator of the Diocese of Dromore. In a statement published today, the diocese apologised unreservedly for the hurt and damage caused to …

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Pope Francis at General Audience: Power of grace must lead to works of mercy

Taking up the “difficult but important topic” of justification in his catechesis at today’s weekly General Audience, Pope Francis said that St Paul “insists on the fact that justification comes through faith in Christ.” The Holy Father acknowledged that it is “not easy to arrive at an exhaustive definition” of justification. However, with the help …

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Government must honour its commitment to take in refugees and end the desperate system of Direct Provision Centres – Bishop Denis Nulty  

Bishop Denis Nulty, chair of the Bishops’ Commission for Pastoral Care, has called on the Government to accelerate its implementation of the recent White Paper on the ending of Direct Provision, and for improvements in the processing of international protection, or asylum applications. Bishop Nulty’s comments were made to coincide with the 2021 World Day …

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Migrants and Refugees Day: Pope calls for ‘more inclusive world’

As the Church celebrates the 107th edition of the World Day of Migrants and Refugees (WDMR), Pope Francis is inviting all Catholics to open our hearts to those who have left their homes. Speaking at the Sunday Angelus, the Pope said all people must “walk together, without prejudice and without fear, drawing near to the …

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Pope: Catechists are evangelizers who transmit the Eucharist they live

Catechists are evangelizers who live from the celebration of the Eucharist and feel more vividly the passion to transmit the faith with the creativity and drive of the Holy Spirit.  “The privileged place of catechesis is precisely the Eucharistic celebration, where brothers and sisters come together to discover more and more the different ways of …

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