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Month: October 2021

Bishops’ to undertake pilgrimage to Knock to offer Mass in memory of all who died during pandemic

Members of the Irish Catholic Bishops’ Conference gathered in-person this week in Saint Patrick’s College, Maynooth, for their Autumn 2021 General Meeting. During their meeting bishops reflected on the heartbreak suffered many thousands of families throughout Ireland who experienced the death of a loved one during the Covid-19 pandemic. In particular, bishops acknowledged the additional …

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Bishops call for a special parish collection on 6 and 7 November to support Trócaire’s work to alleviate the humanitarian crisis in East Africa

Bishops are asking parishes throughout Ireland to undertake a special Church collection on 6 and 7 November to invite the public to support Trócaire in its work to alleviate the humanitarian crisis in East Africa. Bishops made the request following discussions at their Autumn General Meeting which concluded in Maynooth on Wednesday 6 October. Bishops …

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Pope Francis inaugurates new cycle of studies dedicated to ecological and environmental issues

Pope Francis has inaugurated a new cycle of studies at the Pontifical Lateran University in Rome, dedicated to ecological and environmental issues, in conjunction with the Patriarchate of Constantinople and UNESCO. In his speech, the Pontiff underlines that the complexity of the ecological crisis requires responsibility, concreteness, and competence. In the presence of Patriarch Bartholomew …

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Canonisation of Sister Faustina was ”best day” of Pope John Paul II’s life

Tuesday 5 October last was the feast of Saint Mary Faustina. Helena Kowalska was born in 1905 in Poland. She was accepted by the Congregation of the Sisters of Our Lady of Mercy, which she entered in 1925, taking her new name, Sister Faustina. From 1931, Saint Faustina had several apparitions of Christ, through which …

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Bishops’ Conference Autumn General Meeting concludes in Maynooth

Members of the Irish Catholic Bishops’ Conference gathered in-person this week in Saint Patrick’s College, Maynooth, for their Autumn 2021 General Meeting.   Due to public health restrictions arising from the Covid-19 pandemic, the Bishops’ Conference had hosted its previous five plenary meetings via video link. The main issues discussed by the bishops during their Autumn General …

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Pope Francis on COP26: Sharing, love, respect should shape efforts for better future

Pope Francis met alongside other religious leaders and scientists from around the world in the Vatican on Monday 4 October, to take a common stand for the protection of the environment, ahead of the UN Climate Change Conference scheduled for 1 – 12 November in Glasgow, Scotland. The day-long meeting themed: “Faith and Science: Towards …

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