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Dublin to mark World Day of Prayer for all Creation

“It offers individual believers and the community a precious opportunity to renew our personal participation in this vocation as custodians of creation.”

27 August, 2015 Read More

Benedictine monk for Bere Island festival

Festival provides an opportunity for the public and musicians to share how meditation can enhance their creative lives.

27 August, 2015 Read More

CAFOD calls for urgent reconstruction in Gaza

Not a single destroyed house has been rebuilt and at least 100,000 people remain displaced.

27 August, 2015 Read More

Renewal will see families ministering to families

Irish Church may “look at the way we do marriage preparation and to what extent our families are involved in preparing new families for marriage” – Primate.

26 August, 2015 Read More

Rose of Tralee volunteered in Lourdes in July

“I have great faith and I wanted to give something back and to give thanks.”

26 August, 2015 Read More

Brigid’s Way walk for National Heritage week

“We will walk one of the nine stages of Brigid’s Way but in reverse” – Karen Ward.

26 August, 2015 Read More

17 men begin studies for priesthood in Maynooth

New batch of seminarians is up on last year’s cohort of 14 and brings the total number of resident seminarians training in Maynooth to sixty.

25 August, 2015 Read More

Calls for rent aid review for all counties

“Most families in hotels and B&Bs are being forced into homelessness and emergency accommodation because of huge rent increases in private rental sector” – SVP.

25 August, 2015 Read More

Bishop Nulty affirms teachers as schools reopen

Some “complain that change in patronage is progressing too slowly; that’s because local communities are happy with the model that best serves local needs.”

25 August, 2015 Read More

Frank Duff: a model of robust lay leadership

The Legion of Mary founder realised decades ago that the lack of faith formation for and trust in lay men and women was a debilitating factor for the Church.

24 August, 2015 Read More

Kerry missionary wins Mgr Hugh O’Flaherty Award

Redemptorist Fr Seán Myers serves a community in a Brazilian parish which is over half the size of Ireland.

24 August, 2015 Read More

Call to defund Irish Family Planning Association

“The IFPA has received substantial funding from Planned Parenthood – did some of that money come from harvesting organs of aborted babies?” asks Youth Defence.

24 August, 2015 Read More

Céilí Community evangelisation course begins

Young men and women use home grown Irish community to discern religious vocations.

23 August, 2015 Read More

Major South Korean honour for Irish missionary

Columban priest Fr Noel O’Neill from Limerick awarded the Manhae international award for his work helping people with special needs.

23 August, 2015 Read More

IS destroys 5th century catholic monastery in Syria

Militants send message of “violence and intolerance” by destroying symbol of Christianity and encouraging Syria’s Christians to flee their homeland: Bishop Audo.

23 August, 2015 Read More

Work is sacred states Pope Francis

With over 200,000 unemployed, the Government must respect individuals who start businesses and incentivise them says Irish economist.

22 August, 2015 Read More

Talk invitation to censured Irish priest revoked

The policy of the Diocese of Cloyne is that a priest who is out of ministry, for whatever reason, cannot exercise a public ministry: Bishop William Crean.

22 August, 2015 Read More

80 Years of Knock Shrine Stewards and Handmaids

Speaking as the son of a Knock Shrine steward and handmaid, Archbishop Neary said he was “very conscious of the dedication which they bring to their work”.

22 August, 2015 Read More

Pro-life protests outside Marie Stopes in Belfast

300 demonstrations in US this Saturday outside International Planned Parenthood clinics in wake of horrific revelations of the harvesting of aborted baby organs.

21 August, 2015 Read More

Bishop Nulty launches ‘Poem for the Ploughing’

“Love of agriculture and the land has been a favourite theme for poets down the ages. Patrick Kavanagh and Seamus Heaney have written passionately about farming.”

21 August, 2015 Read More

Archbishop to bless & dedicate room to Frank Duff

The ‘Frank Duff Room’ is a memorial and celebration of the connection between the Servant of God, St Peter’s Church and the Vincentian Community.

21 August, 2015 Read More

PP warns only catholic parents can choose to divest

The real demand in Ireland is not for secular schools but for school places and providing adequate places is the responsibility, not of the Catholic Church, but of the State.

20 August, 2015 Read More

Call for support for migrants at Knock novena

“We should take more, give more and be a constructive voice in the European debate” – Peter Sutherland, UN special representative for international migration.

20 August, 2015 Read More

Pope Francis remembers Brother Roger of Taizé

Papal message marks 75th anniversary of Taizé’s foundation; centenary of Brother Roger’s birth; and the tenth anniversary of his death.

20 August, 2015 Read More

Call for law to protect trafficked sex workers

Sexual Offences Bill will be an opportunity to “wreck the business model” for pimps and traffickers and ensure that Ireland is no longer a safe haven for such crimes.

19 August, 2015 Read More

Bishop suggests Little Nellie should be reburied

“We should ensure that maybe her remains are exhumed again and placed in a more public place where people could come and pray to her.”

19 August, 2015 Read More

Scottish Church criticised in safeguarding report

99-page McLellan report condemns culture of secrecy and cover-up that allowed clerical abuse to remain hidden.

19 August, 2015 Read More

Boston links recalled at Galway cathedral jubilee

Many of those who worked on the cathedral, or who were altar servers, choir members, ushers and volunteers on the opening day fifty years ago were also present.

18 August, 2015 Read More

UN must address migrant tragedy: Italian bishops

“We have to be careful of the fear factor that is sometimes generated on this issue and instead look at more creative ways of welcoming people into the country”: Primate.

18 August, 2015 Read More

All faiths must work together on ecological crisis

Cardinal Peter Turkson sends message of support to two-day Islamic climate change symposium taking place in Istanbul.

18 August, 2015 Read More
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