Justine McCarthy: How Creeslough’s priest reminded us of the church’s still-vital role

In the face of appalling suffering, secularism fades away and we turn toward a humble, loving church for comfort.

Irish Times article:

In these dark days of the soul when we struggle to speak of the unspeakable tragedy in Creeslough, churchmen have had no choice but to find the words. For theirs is the requirement to be wise amid grief. Theirs is the task to be with the bereaved families; to gather the stories of those who have been loved and lost for retelling in their funeral homilies. Theirs is the duty to parishioners to stay strong.

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One Comment

  1. Paddy Ferry says:

    I know Fr. John Joe and he is a very caring priest and has helped many even outside his own parish.

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