“Where there is no unity, there is no Spirit of the Lord. The Lord always seeks unity, which does not mean uniformity”, Francis writes in message to Slovenian Caritas
At the General Audience: The Church is not a “market”, a “new business”, a “political party” or a “human society”: “The Church is the work of the Holy Spirit”
Founded in 2010 by Fr. Robert J. Spitzer, SJ and Timothy R. Busch, the Napa Institute aims to provide American Catholic leaders with formation to counteract growing cultural secularism.
“For the fourth year, we are gathered in this too small church of Saint-Étienne du Rouvray, with you priests, nuns, parishioners, with you, the dear family of Father Jacques Hamel, with you witnesses of this dramatic gesture committed here”.
The leaders of Ireland’s main Churches have welcomed the agreement reached between Northern Ireland’s political parties, the UK and Irish Governments.
The Bishop of Derry has said that Northern Ireland needs a Government as soon as possible to avoid a worst-case scenario Brexit.
The leader of the Irish Catholic Church has warned the ongoing lack of a Northern Ireland Assembly, “increasing sectarianism” and the shadow of Brexit mean “a period of dangerous political, social and economic uncertainty” for the UK and Ireland.