“Faith should leave you challenging yourself” – Archbishop Martin
Primate of Ireland speaks about resilience at fundraiser in aid of Aware’s services to the suicidal and depressed at St Patrick’s Cathedral in Dublin.
“Is faith in God so problematic?” CofI Primate asks educational establishment
In an address to mark the quincentenary of the Reformation, Archbishop Michael Jackson said the challenge to universities is whether it is still really necessary to be ‘anti-religious’.
Iona to address Citizens’ Assembly
Over 10,000 of 13,000 submissions to Assembly now online.
Demands on SVP grow as one in twelve Irish people now in ‘consistent poverty’
More needs to be done, otherwise too many of our children will spend their childhoods going without basics like secure housing, healthy food and suitable clothing.
Is is blasphemous to call the Eucharist ‘haunted bread’?
The presence of Our Lord in the Eucharist has long been a part of Catholic Church teaching, but the doctrine of transubstantiation can provoke eccumenical sensitivities.
Cistercian College Roscrea to close its doors to students
Contribution of the Cistercian College in the areas of Catholic education, sport, politics and public service, business as well as in other key facets of Irish life, has been immense.
Archbishop Kieran O’Reilly believes Permanent Diaconate will benefit Church
“It is going to become more and more a normal feature of life ... because many of those ordained will be coming in contact with us at funerals and weddings, baptisms, etc.”
Mary Immaculate College launches new scholarship scheme
Scholarships valued at €2,000 each will be offered on the basis of results obtained in the Leaving Certificate Examinations.
Pope appoints ‘pastoral’ envoy for Medjugorje
The Holy See is still studying the apparitions in Medjugorje and so far has made no pronouncement on them.
All set for Divine Mercy conference
People come for healing, peace and consolation, and community and fellowship – Don Devaney, Divine Mercy Conference.
“Show positives of Eighth Amendment before UN Committee”: PLC
“Abortion is, by its very nature, discriminatory as it allows some human beings to be given lesser protection under the law. The practice of sex-selection abortions has also led to widespread discrimination against baby girls.”
New religion and ethics course is “one initiative too many”
Approach of ERBE course could undermine ethos of faith schools and cause confusion says Catholic Primary School Management Association.
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