Pope Francis’ Letter to Families issued from the Vatican on Tuesday 25 February 2014: Dear families, With this letter, I wish, as it were, to come into your homes to speak about an event which will take place at the Vatican this coming October. It is the Extraordinary General Assembly of the Synod of […]
Tuesday 11 February, Feast of Our Lady of Lourdes, is the World Day of the Sick. The theme of this year’s message from Pope Francis for the World Day of the Sick is: Faith and Charity: “We Ought to Lay Down Our Lives for One Another” (1 Jn 3:16). The full text of this year’s message follows: […]
Sharing the Good News issue 5 February 2014 is now available for parishes with articles this month on: Journeying Together: Challenges Facing the Migrant Today conference Archbishop Eamon Martin’s address at addressed the Ballymena Borough Church Members’ Forum World Day of the Sick 2014 The Creed video series Pope Francis Prayer Intention for February Lent 2014 […]
“Christ’s poverty which enriches us is his taking flesh and bearing our weaknesses and sins as an expression of God’s infinite mercy to us” – Pope Francis Message for Lent 2014.
If Catholic Church leaders and members have had to learn anything over the last twenty years, it is a heavy dose of humility. But Pope Francis has succeeded in blending humility with enthusiasm for ‘the joy of the Gospel’. And those two poles provide the context within which we celebrate Catholic Schools Week 2014 across […]
“The internet, in particular, offers immense possibilities for encounter and solidarity. This is something truly good, a gift from God.” – Pope Francis
The conference will provide a unique opportunity to explore both emigration and immigration in a global, European and Irish context. It will also offer a platform to discuss the effects of migration on the undocumented, families, prisoners and trafficking.
“Migrants and refugees are not pawns on the chessboard of humanity. They are children, women and men who leave or who are forced to leave their homes for various reasons, who share a legitimate desire for knowing and having, but above all for being more.” – Pope Francis
Catholic Schools Week 2014 will begin on Sunday 26 January and will conclude on 1 February. The theme for Catholic Schools Week this year is ‘Catholic Schools – places of faith and learning’.
Sharing the Good News Issue 3, January 2014 is now available. Click on the link for a pdf of Sharing the Good News Issue 3 January 2014 which includes articles on Catholic Schools Week, the World Day of Migrants and Refugees and a forthcoming conference from the Irish Bishops’ Drugs Initiative.