This is the hope which sustains the Church at the beginning of 2002: that, by the grace of God, a world in which the power of evil seems once again to have taken the upper hand will in fact be transformed into a world in which the noblest aspirations of the human heart will triumph, a world in which true peace will prevail.
Following is the text of the Introduction and Homily of Most Rev Joseph Duffy, Bishop of Clogher at the Funeral Mass of Sr. Philomena Lyons in St. Patrick’s Church, Ballybay, Co Monaghan at 12.00 noon today.
“I spent some hours with her community at the Daughters of Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Convent yesterday, and I share their profound sense of grief and loss at this difficult time.”
The basic right to life is a natural and moral right which does not depend on legal or political recognition for its value.
The Pope has chosen December 14th as the day of prayer and fasting to coincide with the end of Ramadan, the Muslim month of fasting.
This important document by the Catholic Bishops of Northern Ireland explores and evaluates the role and contribution which Catholic education can make towards the process of peace and reconciliation in Northern Ireland, and suggests how the distinctive contribution of Catholic education might be improved.
The Bishops’ Committee on Child Protection has serious concerns about the Residential Institutions Redress Bill 2001. These concerns were outlined in a submission to Minister Woods on 28th September last.
The Conference opens on the morning of Saturday 24th November at the Milltown Institute, Sandford Road, Dublin 6 and continues on Sunday 25th November at Newman House and University Church, St Stephen’s Green, Dublin 2. Most Rev Philip Boyce will be the homilist at University Church at the 12 noon Eucharist on Sunday 25th.
The Ambassador of France, M. Gabriel de Bellescize, invested with the insignia of Officier of the Légion d’Honneur Mgr. Brendan P. Devlin, Rector of the Collège des Irlandais de Paris and Emeritus Professor of Modern Languages in the National University of Ireland at Maynooth
The award will be for a television programme of outstanding quality, which addresses national or international topics of social justice, morality or faith.