International News

Mothers teach us about the mercy of God

Friday 6 May 2016

Catherine Sheehan, Media and Communications Office.

WHAT IS IT that we are recognising and honouring every Mother’s Day? We are acknowledging and expressing gratitude for the specifically feminine way of parenting. This is evident by virtue of the fact that we celebrate Mother’s Day and Father’s Day each year, rather than just one big ‘Parent’s Day’. 

A Man of Peace: Recalling the life and legacy of Daniel Berrigan

Tuesday 3 May 2016

Mairead Maguire, America magazine

I WISH TO EXTEND my sympathy on the death of Father Dan Berrigan, S.J., to his family, friends and to the Jesuit Order, through which he gave his life in service of God and humanity. I feel deeply privileged and grateful that I knew Father Dan and had the joy of spending time in his presence, both when I visited him in the United States and when he came to Ireland during the height of ‘the troubles’ to visit the political prisoners and give talks on peacemaking and Gospel nonviolence.