'Ireland' returned 18 result(s)
While the faith of Catholics in Ireland is strong, the scandal of abuse and cover-up by church leaders has caused a decline in vocations to the priesthood and religious life, Pope Francis said.
In a much-anticipated address, American Jesuit Fr James Martin told a packed 1,000-seater auditorium filled to overflowing at the World Meeting of Families Pastoral Congress in Dublin, that gays have often been treated like “lepers” by the church.
A new version of 'Youcat', the hugely popular youth catechism, which has been adapted for young children was launched at the World Meeting of Families’ pastoral congress in Dublin on Wednesday by Cardinal Christoph Schönborn of Vienna.
The scandals of child abuse have undermined the Church’s ability to communicate its message on marriage and the family, the Primate of All Ireland acknowledged at the World Meeting of Families in Dublin on Wednesday.
The scandal of clergy abusing minors and vulnerable adults has overwhelmed the Catholic Church and its mission to preach the Gospel, said the Vatican secretary of state.
Pope Francis released a special video message ahead of his visit to Ireland this weekend in which he expressed the hope that his journey would further reconciliation and unity on the island.
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