US Bishops condemn attack on Capitol and ask for prayers

“I join people of good will in condemning the violence today at the United States Capitol,” said Archbishop José Gomez the President of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) in a statement, following violence that engulfed the US Capitol on Wednesday in which four people died. “This is not who we are as Americans. […]

Christians need to devote more time to worship – Pope Francis

“In our day, it is particularly necessary for us, both as individuals and communities, to devote more time to worship,” said Pope Francis at the Mass on Epiphany. “We need to learn ever better how to contemplate the Lord,” following the example of the Wise Men, the Magi, who came to Bethlehem to worship the […]

Centenary of NI in 2021 offers opportunity for reconciliation – Primate

Speaking to The Irish Catholic newspaper in the context of the 2021 anniversary of the partition of the island of Ireland, Archbishop Eamon Martin stated that 2021 is a “hinge year”. The Primate said, “Clearly as a nationalist myself, as growing up in a nationalist community, I would have a yearning that that sense of […]