Pope announces theme for first World Day for Grandparents and the Elderly

Sunday 25 July will see the celebration of the first World Day for Grandparents and the Elderly. The Vatican’s Dicastery for Laity, Family and Life has today announced the theme chosen by Pope Francis for this year’s celebration, which is ‘I am with you always’ (Mt 28:20). This theme has been chosen as a way […]

Attack on Jewish graves ‘shocking’ – Bishop Treanor

Bishop Noel Treanor has condemned the recent attacks on Jewish graves in Belfast’s City Cemetery. The Bishop of Down & Connor extended his heartfelt support to both the families involved and the wider Belfast Jewish community. Bishop Treanor said, “These senseless acts of vandalism violate the sanctuary of the cemetery and they display a total […]

New Maynooth College publication delves into the big faith questions of the pandemic

A new publication by Saint Patrick’s College, Maynooth, which reflects on COVID-19: New Realities in Uncertain Times, seeks to map out the Church of the future. The book’s content offers a variety of reflections, preceded with a foreword by Archbishop Eamon Martin, and these include perspectives from theology, scripture, philosophy, ethics, liturgy, pastoral, and canon […]