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Soulmates Larry and Martina Hayes laid to rest

“Could anyone think of a sadder or more heart-rending way to celebrate your birthday than to attend the funeral of both of your parents?” – Fr Liam Devine.

04 July, 2015 Read More

Precious Life victory has civil rights implications

Second pro life activist to be tried on Monday on criminal harassment charge in Northern Ireland.

04 July, 2015 Read More

Migration policy must address needs of migrants

‘Welcoming the Stranger: Irish Migrant Welfare in Britain since 1957′ shows that policy which endures starts with the people it serves: Bishop Kirby.

04 July, 2015 Read More

Former hurler to be ordained to the priesthood

Four men to be ordained this weekend for the dioceses of Armagh, Cashel & Emly and Clogher.

03 July, 2015 Read More

Boring long sermons? Tell the priest!

Homiletic directory gives guidelines for preaching but the most important thing is ‘authenticity of preaching’ says Director of Priory Institute, Fr John Littleton.

03 July, 2015 Read More

Rally for Life will urge supporters: ‘Abandon Amnesty’

“People are appalled at Amnesty’s stance, especially those who previously supported the organisation” – Niamh Ui Bhriain of the Rally for Life Committee.

03 July, 2015 Read More

SpIRE – new Irish institute of spirituality announced

SpIRE has already negotiated to have an MA in Spiritualty on offer to students under the auspices of Waterford Institute of Technology by Autumn 2016.

02 July, 2015 Read More

Pope worried about impact of Greek debt crisis

Francis “conveys his closeness to the Greek people, with a special thought for the many families gravely beset by such a complex & keenly felt human and social crisis”.

02 July, 2015 Read More

Trócaire’s Lorna Gold to moderate Vatican conference

Mary Robinson to address conference on ‘People and Planet First: the Imperative to Change Course’ on Friday.

01 July, 2015 Read More

Sr Stan named Ireland’s ‘National Treasure’

“One of the most appalling things is that families are becoming homeless, and last month 70 families became homeless. That’s two or three new families every day.”

01 July, 2015 Read More

Tax cuts will hurt the old, sick & vulnerable: SJI

“This is not the time for tax cuts. All available resources should be used to address Ireland’s major deficits in areas such as caring, housing and poverty.”

01 July, 2015 Read More

Four new priests ordained for the Irish Church

Ordination of Fr Brian Griffin for service in Ossory is the first ordination in the diocese for 14 years.

30 June, 2015 Read More

No IMF special debt relief for Nepal

IMF’s Catastrophe Containment and Relief Trust denied to Nepal because earthquake did not cause enough total economic damage to the country.

30 June, 2015 Read More

26 terminations under new abortion law in 2014

Three of the twenty-six terminations were carried out the basis of a risk to the life of the mother from suicide.

30 June, 2015 Read More

Bishops offer condolences to Sousse tragedy families

Larry & Martina Hayes and Lorna Carty were “among those whose lives were stolen from them in a mindless act of violence” – Bishop Doran.

29 June, 2015 Read More

Service recalls those killed in farm accidents

Wreath laid as a mark of respect to the 30 people who died last year in farming accidents, an 87% increase on 2013.

29 June, 2015 Read More

Ruhama seeks volunteers

“Whether it be the women we meet on the street or the other volunteers and permanent staff, my life is richer from having met them all” – Ruhama volunteer.

29 June, 2015 Read More

Newman College Ireland completes inaugural year

Marriage referendum result was a ‘wake up call’ as to how seriously Catholic education needs to be revivified says CEO of new Irish Catholic college.

28 June, 2015 Read More

Pope creates dicastery to oversee communications

New Secretariat for Communications will act as umbrella for nine communications offices including Pontifical Council for Social Communications and Vatican Radio.

28 June, 2015 Read More

Trinity College chapel hosts lecture on Laudato Si

Columban missionary Fr Sean McDonagh to give lecture in TCD and lead summer school on Clare Island exploring the beauty of God’s creation.

28 June, 2015 Read More

Pope to present pallium to two Irish Archbishops

Archbishops Eamon Martin and Kieran O’Reilly will be among the 46 prelates who will receive the pallium in the Vatican on Monday.

27 June, 2015 Read More

Atheist Ireland objects to revamped Angelus on RTÉ

Editor of Religious Programmes at RTÉ, Roger Childs, rejects contention that the Angelus is biased in favour of Catholics.

27 June, 2015 Read More

US Franciscans pay tribute to pioneering Irish friars

Delegation from St Francis University trace the footsteps of six friars who left Connemara in 1847 and established one of the most prestigious universities in the US.

27 June, 2015 Read More

CDF to deliver verdict on Medjugorje after the summer

Prominent Vatican watchers in the Italian media are reporting that a papal commission has found no evidence of supernatural activity at Medjugorje.

26 June, 2015 Read More

Count down to Rally for Life in Dublin

This year’s theme is ‘Every Life Matters’ because children with disabilities and those with life limiting conditions are being targeted warns rally organiser Ide Nic Mhatuna.

26 June, 2015 Read More

Irish volunteers provide lifeline to Haiti’s abandoned

Newstalk radio documentary looks at the plight of children with special needs abandoned because their families don’t have the means to take care of them.

26 June, 2015 Read More

Instrumentum laboris for October’s synod released

78-page document says divorced and remarried couples should be “integrated” into the Church.

25 June, 2015 Read More

Chronic lack of social housing & accommodation: SVP

The SVP has called on the Government to deliver its targets in ‘Social Housing 2020′ and expressed concern that the 2015 targets for new social housing won’t be realised.

25 June, 2015 Read More

Cardinal Brady due before HIA over Brendan Smyth

Psychiatrist, Norbertines and Gardaí knew as early as 1974 that Smyth was a paedophile.

25 June, 2015 Read More
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