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Irish writer launches new book on Mother Teresa

Saint of the Gutters had a great love of Christmas and Advent in particular.

27 November, 2014 Read More

Focus Ireland welcomes social housing strategy

It will take at least 18 months until the new plan begins to deliver the first homes for people in need.

27 November, 2014 Read More

Appeal for funds to support Gaza hospital

Families urged to donate the cost of a meal for an imaginary Gazan guest in a bid to raise €150,000 for the Al Ahli Hospital.

26 November, 2014 Read More

Glencairn’s new card workshop opens for Advent

Co Waterford Cistercian Abbey has been producing religious cards since 1955 and now has a dedicated premises for card-making.

26 November, 2014 Read More

Primate launches online calendar for Advent

New features incorporated into the calendar include a ‘Thought for Today’ voiced by contributors including members of the hierarchy.

26 November, 2014 Read More

Parish priest defies asylum centre snub

Direct provision is a “desperately unjust system that condemns families and children to live awfully restricted lives for many many years” – Mgr John Byrne.

25 November, 2014 Read More

New priest ordained for Cork and Ross

Ordination of Fr Marius O’Reilly on Sunday is the second for the diocese this year.

25 November, 2014 Read More

Eyewitness report: Ebola burial ground in Kenema

Fr Brian Starken CSSp recounts how an inter-religious ceremony was held at an ‘Ebola cemetery’ in Sierra Leone to honour the virus’ victims.

25 November, 2014 Read More

Presentation Sisters leave Mullingar after 190 years

At their peak, the PBVM’s schools in the town were catering for 1,000 pupils.

24 November, 2014 Read More

‘Messiah’ returns to Whitefriar Street

New choir was formed just over seven weeks ago to meet the challenge of learning the music for a performance on 29 November.

24 November, 2014 Read More

Altar rededicated at St Catherine’s after 2012 fire

Celebrating the restoration of the Dublin church, Archbishop says the parish can begin to set priorities for its pastoral mission in the years to come.

24 November, 2014 Read More

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
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