Bishop criticises ‘lack of clarity’ on Baptisms

Bishop Donal McKeown has said it is unclear if parishes can actually baptise children and criticised the “lack of clarity” from the Northern Ireland Executive. Bishop McKeown said that many parents have been “crying out” to have their child baptised, which had been explicitly banned under lockdown. Highlighting the confusion around the changing rules, Bishop…

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Archbishop Michael Neary praises ‘Herculean effort’ as Masses resume

Archbishop Michael Neary has praised the hard work of all involved in restarting public Masses and “warmly welcomed” the new detailed guidance from the Government regarding Masses. Following the news that Masses could resume, Archbishop Neary said that “teams of volunteers have been trained, churches have been prepared and marked out according to social distancing…

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Future Church ‘about increased involvement of lay people’ says bishop-elect

The newly-appointed Bishop of Kilmore has insisted that laypeople must play an increasingly important role in decision-making. Bishop-elect Martin Hayes said the Church of the future will see more lay involvement and co-responsibility between priests and the laity. Speaking on his appointment as Bishop of Kilmore, Bishop-elect Hayes said his brief “will be to listen,…

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Lockdown disturbing your sleep?

Weird dreams and disturbed sleep have been frequent complaints during lockdown, so now’s the time to consider your sleep hygiene writes Ruadhán Jones We’ve all heard how important good hygiene is to combat the coronavirus. Even before that, no doubt, the practice of washing your hands after going outside and always brushing your teeth would…

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