Faith Matters

Archbishop Eamon Martin: Church wants a culture of engagement, not a culture war

Ireland is moving from a society in which it was virtually impossible not to believe in God, to one in which many consider faith to be simply one possibility. That has implications for how the Church communicates, says Archbishop Eamon Martin

Pope Francis, pictured arriving to celebrate Mass at the Santissimo Sacramento parish church on the outskirts of Rome on Sunday, is visiting Ireland in August. He comes to a very different country than that visited by Pope John Paul II in 1979.
ALMOST 40 years on from the last papal visit to Ireland in 1979, the Church now seeks to communicate its vision of family in an entirely different context. The role of religion and faith in Irish s[...]

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