John Hume RIP Benedict XVI conferred a papal knighthood on John Hume in recognition of his commitment to peace, reconciliation, non-violence and social justice. Archbishop Eamon Martin commented that “John put Catholic Social Teaching into practice – sometimes at great personal cost and risk – working ceaselessly for a process of reconciliation through which the dignity of every human person is recognised and upheld.” “I want to see Ireland as an example to men and women everywhere of what can be achieved by living for ideals, rather than fighting for them, and by viewing each and every person as worthy of respect and honour. I want to see an Ireland of partnership where we wage war on want and poverty, where we reach out to the marginalised and dispossessed, where we build together a future that can be as great as our dreams allow.”– John Hume, Nobel Laureate speech Image courtesy of RTE
Death: We remember in our prayers Cissie Loughlin, Capwell Rd who died recently. We extend our sympathy to her family. May She rest in peace.