Bishop Michael Router highlights Towards Healing counselling service for survivors

Over the past twenty-five years the Church’s counselling service ‘Towards Healing’, and its forerunner ‘Faoiseamh’, have provided support to almost 7,000 survivors of institutional, clerical, and religious abuse, and to members of their families. During the Armagh Diocesan Pilgrimage to the Basilica of Our Lady Queen of Ireland, Knock, Bishop Michael Router celebrated Mass for […]

Pope Francis to priests: Be shepherds with the smell of the sheep

Pope Francis on Monday recalled a favourite imagery of a pastor, urging that priests be “shepherds with the ‘smell of the sheep’”, grounded in the situation of their flock. He made the remark to the community of French student priests who reside in a community at the hostel of the Church of St. Louis of the […]