Reaching out to all with God’s mercy

The Divine Mercy Conference is about bringing God’s mercy to the world, writes Greg Daly   “Divine Mercy has been top of the agenda for the last three Popes,” says Don Devaney, organiser of the Divine Mercy Conference that will see thousands gather in Dublin’s RDS this weekend. “They recognised that God’s mercy is for…

Fake news – but a real question

Could the Church consider blessings for some same-sex unions, asks Greg Daly   “Cardinal Marx endorses blessing ceremonies for same-sex couples,” declared America’s Catholic News Agency (CNA) earlier this month, with a host of other Catholic news sites taking a similar line and with predictable fits of the vapours across the Catholic internet. Interviewed by…

A journey of  faith

The basic Christian task is to help people live fully, Bishop Brendan Kelly tells Greg Daly   Few issues are as pressing or more commonly raised in discussions about the state and future of the Church in Ireland than declining numbers of clergy, with the Association of Catholic Priests’ claim that the Irish Church is…

A place of Papal prayer

Lourdes: 160 years of healing Greg Daly details how various Popes have been linked with Lourdes from the 1850s to today   In an 1873 letter to Blessed Pope Pius IX, St Bernadette, then Sr Marie Bernard, recalled how Our Lady had appeared to her just four years after the declaration of the doctrine of…