The Church is a protector and guarantor of true pluralism
“In our age of flattened earth, narrowed horizons, conformity to a shallow consumerism and superficial variety that masks a deeper conformity, the role of the Church is to be the Church."
Europe must be attentive to its soul says Bishop Leahy
Against background of Brexit, Together for Europe gathering in Munich is a prophetic sign. "We need to keep the ideals of the founders of the EU alive."
Jesuit Centre critical of prison service's unmet commitments
What is of particular concern is the rising number of committals of women to prison - the figure has doubled in the past five years.
NBSCCCI publishes new safeguarding guidelines
Expanded child safeguarding guidance incorporates two new standards on caring for and managing the complainant of abuse and the respondent.
Levy hike by a third could cost families €90 - SVP
“With VAT added, domestic customers are effectively paying a tax on a tax. In the interest of social justice and fairness, we urge a review of the PSO application for low income and struggling energy customers.”
200 young adults from Clogher to lead summer pilgrimages
“In keeping with the message of St Pope John Paul II, these young people are answering the call of Jesus to be the hope for the future.”
Pope Francis hosts celebration for Benedict's ordination anniversary
“More than in the Vatican Gardens, with their beauty, your goodness is the place where I dwell: I feel protected” Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI tells Pope Francis.
Bishop praises value of 'pilgrimaging' with others
“I hope we can rediscover something of our great Celtic tradition of walking, with eyes and ears open for the God who is never far from us, greeting strangers, being welcomed by parish communities.”
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Directed Retreat with Philip McParland Sunday 3rd – Sunday 10th July 2106 Philip McParland is a spiritual counsellor, facilitator, author and teacher. He spent over twenty five years in a religious order working in Ireland,[...]
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Focolare Every year Focolare has an annual summer gathering where people of all ages, beliefs and backgrounds come together to have an experience of love and mercy, inspired by the Gospel. This year’s theme is[...]
The Irish Church Music Association holds its 47th Summer School from Wednesday, July 6 to Saturday, July 9, 2016 in St Patrick’s College, Maynooth, Co. Kildare. The theme for Summer School 2016 is [...]
St. Colman’s Society for Catholic Liturgy Ninth Fota International Liturgy Conference Cork, Ireland, 9-11 July 2016 “St. Colman’s Society for Catholic Liturgy is pleased to announce that the ninth Fota International Liturgy Conference will be[...]
Places are now available on our six-day individual guided retreat from Mon 18th to Sun 24th July, with Jennifer McAleer and Eugene McCaffrey OCD. This is a fully catered, residential retreat allowing time for personal[...]