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SVP anticipating increase in calls for help

Between now and Christmas, in the region of 140,000 people throughout the country will be visited by SVP volunteers.

23 November, 2014 Read More

Irish Sierra Leonians concerned for relatives

The illness is having a huge impact on Sierra Leonian culture – SLIP.

23 November, 2014 Read More

Bishop Kieran O’Reilly to lead Cashel & Emly

Pope Francis has appointed Bishop Kieran O’Reilly SMA as Archbishop of Cashel & Emly following the resignation of Archbishop Dermot Clifford on grounds of age.

22 November, 2014 Read More

Primate warns some want to rob Church of hope

Archbishop Eamon Martin concelebrates Mass in Italy to mark 1,400th anniversary of death of St Columbanus.

22 November, 2014 Read More

Spirit Radio now broadcasting in Kildare

But proximity to RTE’s bandwidth making it more difficult for Spirit to roll out service on FM across whole of Ireland.

22 November, 2014 Read More

Bishop welcomes Obama’s move on undocumented

Undocumented’s family life in the US often curtailed by daily stress and constant fear of arrest and deportation.

22 November, 2014 Read More

Pro-life activist convicted of harassment

PLC concerned that decision has implications for freedom of speech and the right to protest peacefully.

21 November, 2014 Read More

Donegal All Star to do Great Ethiopian Run for VLM

Paul Durcan will take part in Addis Ababa 10km run on Sunday on behalf of the Vincentian Lay Missionaries (VLM).

21 November, 2014 Read More

CofI dioceses seek €150,000 for Gaza hospital

Archbishop of Dublin, Dr Michael Jackson, to launch Advent Appeal for Al Ahli Hospital on Tuesday.

21 November, 2014 Read More

Bishop Doran launches pastoral letter on education

“Schools have to look to the education of the whole person, without ignoring the essential needs of the economy.”

20 November, 2014 Read More

Virtual Capuchin Café opens

Café Cappuccino is “a key tool for evangelisation and vocations promotion.”

20 November, 2014 Read More

Papal blessing to be transmitted via radio Mass

“In effect, it is the same as if Pope Francis himself said the Mass and gave the blessing”.

20 November, 2014 Read More

Limerick synod could herald new age of hope

Delegates who attended Saturday’s gathering will remain on the synod journey right up to 2016.

19 November, 2014 Read More

Killaloe Womens Forum to affiliate with ACI

The two groups aim to work for “an inclusive Church” where laity, religious and clergy work together in collaborative ministry.

19 November, 2014 Read More

MSC to host ‘Light up a Memory’ Mass in Cork

Many churches and missionary societies offer the faithful an opportunity to remember their deceased loved ones on the ‘altar list of the dead’ in November.

19 November, 2014 Read More

Integrity of marriage under attack: Cardinal Burke

Growing confusion and error about marriage “will weaken seriously if not totally compromise the Church’s witness” US prelate warns.

18 November, 2014 Read More

Irishman selected for top ecumenical post

Canon John O’Toole of Southwark appointed National Ecumenical Officer and Secretary by the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales.

18 November, 2014 Read More

Vatican really upset my health: Fr Brian Darcy

Inability to cope with the stress of church censure “gave me cancer”.

18 November, 2014 Read More

Prisons cannot be seen as mere “dumping grounds”

Archbishop Eamon Martin marks the opening of Prisons Week by suggesting that our prisons should be places where lives can be changed and turned around for the better.

17 November, 2014 Read More

Family needs rediscovery as agent of evangelisation

Bishop of Limerick reminds conference on marriage and the family that “people need to be accepted in the concrete circumstances of life.”

17 November, 2014 Read More

Bishop calls for an effective road safety policy

On World Remembrance Day for Road Traffic Victims Dr McDaid recalls the 160 people have lost their lives on Irish roads so far this year.

17 November, 2014 Read More

Priests must reclaim their voice on vocations: Bishop

“If we as priests don’t encourage this culture of discernment, the young men who want to become priests … will slip through the cracks.”

16 November, 2014 Read More

Irish priest reports on Ebola crisis in Sierra Leone

Fr Brian Starken CSSp gives an eyewitness account of everyday life in the Ebola-affected West African country.

16 November, 2014 Read More

Fr Lombardi honoured for communications role

Head of the Vatican’s Press Office awarded an honorary doctorate by Rome university.

16 November, 2014 Read More

Bishop appeals for information on ‘disappeared’

Funeral Mass in Belfast of Brendan Megraw – the 23-year-old who was abducted from his home in April 1978.

15 November, 2014 Read More

Jesuit’s role in Brian Farrell’s life revealed

Funeral of renowned RTE broadcaster and UCD academic takes places in Dublin.

15 November, 2014 Read More

Trócaire mustn’t become secularised in its ethos

Motivation must be the spread of the Kingdom of God through the building up of human solidarity and a more just world: Bishop McKeown

15 November, 2014 Read More

‘A time of opportunity for religious broadcasting’

President of CatholicTV in the US talks about the media, his debut book and his favourite saints.

14 November, 2014 Read More

Pope orders showers for homeless at St Peter’s

Provision of washing facilities for the homeless sleeping rough near Vatican.

14 November, 2014 Read More

Ex manager endorses Irish soccer player’s values

Republic of Ireland left-winger, James McClean, “is a special person” and “one of the most popular in the dressing-room”.

14 November, 2014 Read More
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