Pastoral

“Men of faith and generosity are needed for the priesthood” – Bishop Cullinan 19. Apr, 2018 RTÉ to broadcast Vocations Sunday Mass this weekend ‘Listening, discerning, and living’ lie at the heart of Pope Francis’ message for this year’s World Day of Prayer for Vocations which will be celebrated this Sunday, 22 April.  This annual […]

Archbishop Diarmuid Martin on ‘Centesimus Annus’ and WMoF The archbishop of Dublin was in the Vatican for a press conference marking the 25th anniversary of the ‘Centesimus Annus’ foundation, set up to reflect on global economic and social challenges in light of the Church’s social teaching By Philippa Hitchen Catholic social teaching is, by its […]

Pope at General Audience: ‘Sign of cross reminder of Baptism’ In his catechesis at the Wednesday General Audience, Pope Francis said the sign of the cross is a reminder of who we are and to whom we belong, inviting parents to teach their children to make it correctly. By Devin Watkins Pope Francis continued his […]

Pope Reminds About ‘Responsibility’ to Make the Faith Grow Addresses Arabic-Speaking Christians at General Audience APRIL 18, 2018 At the General Audience, over which Pope Francis presided on April 18, 2018, he pointed out to the Arabic-speaking Christians their “responsibility” to make the faith grow, which they received at Baptism. During the greetings in a […]

During Morning Mass, Stress Jesus Is the True Source of Freedom “Today let us think about our freedom. According to Vatican News, Pope Francis stressed this during his daily morning Mass at Casa Santa Marta as he reflected on the readings of the day, stressing three examples of freedom: the Pharisee Gamaliel, the Apostles Peter […]

Cardinal Willem Eijk to speak in Waterford and Lismore on experience of the Church in Holland Cardinal Willem Eijk, Archbishop of Utrecht in Holland, will offer a series of talks on Monday 16 and Tuesday 17 April in the Diocese of Waterford and Lismore on recent experiences of the Catholic Church in Holland. The first […]

Pope Francis participates in the launch of Synod on Amazon Pope Francis participates in a meeting launching the work for the Pre-Synod phase of the special Synod of Bishops of the Amazon Region. Eighteen members of the Synodal Council and thirteen experts on the Amazon met on the morning of 12 April. Pope Francis participated […]

During his General Audience on Wednesday 11 April, Pope Francis focused his catechism on the link between Easter and Sacrament of Baptism. The Holy Father invited the faithful to remember their Baptism date and celebrate it, saying ‘it is our second birthday, our rebirth’. In his catechism Pope Francis said, ‘Baptism is the door to […]

Pope at Mass: ‘Easter joy brings obedience, witness, realism’ In his homily at Mass in the Casa Santa Marta on Thursday morning, the Pope says Easter joy brings with it Christian obedience, witness, and realism, which lead to the persecution of Christians around the world for their “bothersome” witness to Jesus. Pope Francis at Mass […]

Pope at General Audience: Baptism ‘Christifies’ us Pope Francis has urged parents to baptize their children soon after birth, thus giving them the opportunity – and the free gift – of having Jesus Christ live inside them from the beginning. He was speaking during the weekly General Audience. By Linda Bordoni Addressing the pilgrims gathered […]


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