The homily delivered on 15th August 2012 at Knock Shrine by Archbishop Charles Brown, Papal Nuncio to Ireland on the future of the church in Ireland………….
Up to 2.4 million people have fled their homes and at least 60 people are reported to have died in floods that have devastated much of Manila and neighbouring provinces. On 10th August, the social action arm of the Philippines Catholic bishops’ conference launched an emergency appeal.
Caritas Internationalis has announced that it is increasing its efforts in the face of ever increasing numbers fleeing their homes in the face of the Syrian conflict.
Numerous observers of the Syrian conflict have expressed the belief that, in the absence of a peaceful settlement to the uprising, Christians will flee amid fears of an Islamist state replacing the current Baathist regime.
Readers are urgently required for the 5.30pm Saturday Vigil Mass in St Joseph’s Church.
Christians throughout Syria are being caught up in crossfire between government forces and rebels, and the humanitarian emergency is deepening.
Carlos Ballve – known as “Litus” to his friends – plays defense on the Spanish field hockey team competing in the London 2012 Olympic Games, but as soon as the games end, he will head to a Belgium Seminary to begin the process of becoming a priest.
(Vatican Radio) Who would have thought that the London Olympics could offer the perfect opportunity to put New Evangelisation into practise?
Prayers for the Dead will be offered in: