AS Churches across Ireland started the slow, cautious journey back to public worship this week, Archbishop of Armagh Eamon Martin thanked God "for all those who brought Christianity to life over the past 15 weeks".
With intense debate around the benefits of coronavirus restrictions compared to their costs, Dr Esmond Birnie, writing as both a Christian and an economist, explores the ethical dilemmas around putting a price on human life and the price of public policies
Covid-19 came at a 'time of weakness unparalleled' in the recent history of the Catholic Church in Ireland and yet, says Archbishop of Tuam Michael Neary, 'the challenge was met'. As parishes prepare for a return to public worship, a 'tremendous opportunity to rediscover ourselves as Church' now lies ahead
As churches look towards the resumption of public worship, they face the major challenge of showing they can be the 'safest places in town' while showing love to the community, says Bishop of Derry Donal McKeown
SOCIALLY-distanced and much-reduced congregations, Holy Communion distributed by priests wearing face masks, and thorough cleaning and sanitisation regimes will be hallmarks of public worship when Catholic parishes reopen from the end of this month.