Month: November 2021

Vatican launches #IamChurch campaign for persons with disabilities

The Vatican’s Dicastery for Laity, Family and Life announced the launch of a campaign dedicated to persons living with disabilities. Tagged #IamChurch, the campaign, which begins on 6 December, will consist of five videos containing the testimonies of Christians living with disabilities from different parts of the world who recount their experience of faith and affirm, …

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“Use the season of Advent to prepare spiritually for the challenge of renewal” – Archbishop Dermot Farrell in Advent Pastoral Letter

Archbishop Dermot Farrell of Dublin has issued a pastoral letter for Advent inviting the Church in the Archdiocese of Dublin to use the season of Advent as a time of prayer and reflection to prepare spiritually for the challenge of renewal. The pastoral letter was issued on the First Sunday of Advent on 28 November. …

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Trócaire launches life-changing Christmas Gifts of Love range to support communities devastated by climate change

Trócaire have launched a range of life-changing Christmas Gifts which will help vulnerable communities combat the devastating impacts of climate change, Covid-19 and conflict. The new Gifts of Love collection includes water filters (€40) and emergency water supply (€20) to support communities in developing countries hit by ongoing drought. The broad range of gifts also include dignity …

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Pope Francis at General Audience: Saint Joseph a model for meaningful human relationships

Pope Francis picked up his catechesis on Saint Joseph at the weekly General Audience, reflecting on his role in salvation history. Focusing on how he is presented in the Gospels of Luke and Matthew, Pope Francis noted that both evangelists compose a genealogy of Jesus, which begins either with Abraham (as in Matthew) or Adam …

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“The private Catholic is, by nature, a poor missionary” – Bishop Deenihan

On Saturday 20 November 2021, Bishop Tom Deenihan celebrated the anniversary Mass for the anniversary of Frank Duff RIP in Saint Mary’s Pro Cathedral, Archdiocese of Dublin. Members of the Legion of Mary from throughout the country were in attendance and the Mass. During his homily, Bishop Deenihan said, “Frank Duff was, as you know, …

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Co Meath student reflects on attending ‘Service of Reflection and Hope’ in Armagh

In early September, when my dad asked if I wanted to join him, my mum and my younger sister Eliza to attend a special church service in Armagh on October 21st, my first reaction was this: “Cool! I have never been to Armagh and this will mean a day off school to meet some well-known …

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