Of the 71 families referred to Focus Ireland by four Dublin authorities, 63 had never been homeless before.
“Many reflective Catholics are taking up the scriptures because there they find that nourishment that keeps them in a faithful relationship with Jesus and the Holy Spirit.”
“Priests who left the Church to marry should be invited back and would bring the experience of marriage to their ministry.”
“A new wave of boat people, ejected by excruciating poverty and conflict from both Myanmar and Bangladesh, are adrift in the seas.”
“Ireland has always been one of the strongest supporters of the United Nations and some 90 Irish soldiers have lost their lives in the quest for worldwide peace.”
Fundraising group led by Fr Dan Joe O’Mahony and Fr Eugene Kennedy made a massive contribution of €7 million.
Desperate attempts by thousands of refugees to cross the Mediterranean is a challenge to ‘Christian’ Europe, which demands a coordinated and compassionate response.
Immigrant Council of Ireland warns that family rights, access to work and education as well as citizenship need to be addressed by the State.
Iona Institute chairman calls on Irish Church “to start teaching its teachings”.
No vote was “a principled vote. People, I hope, will respect that” – Archbishop Diarmuid Martin.
“We priests are fully aware of the risks we run, but we cannot do otherwise than remain alongside the Syrian people, both Christians and Muslims.”
The Sacred Heart Church in Kilburn is appealing to couples who married there for copies of their wedding photos for a display to mark its 150th anniversary.
Beatification is not only a fitting tribute to his work, “it is also a powerful message of solidarity to those who continue to put their lives at risk to speak out against injustice”.
The focus is on the Bible but looked at from different perspectives using the lens of film, music, ethics and law.
Delight in Co Mayo as missionary Fr Billy Sheridan SMA, who was kidnapped north-west Nigeria, released unhurt.
“Many issues are troubling voters, but no issue is more important than protecting life. How we treat the vulnerable measures how civilised we are as a society.”
Pope appeals to separated parents not to allow children to bear the weight of the separation and be used as ‘hostages against the other spouse’.
Royal visitors viewed St Patrick’s most treasured artwork, the ‘Madonna of the Lakes’ altarpiece, painted and gifted to the parish by one of its renowned sons, Sir John Lavery.
IRA murder of Lord Mountbatten helped Prince understand suffering and the “agonies borne by so many others in these islands.”
Dr Denis Nulty asks if Jesuit priest might be a comfort to the many families whose loved ones remain missing.
“Each one of us is asked to leave our comfort zones and reach out to others to spread the joy of the Gospel. But in order to evangelise, we need first to be evangelised ourselves.”
“What will happen will be determined exclusively by the courts and we know from past experience that test cases can produce unexpected results” – Archbishop Martin.
Christian-owned bakery found guilty of discrimination by Belfast court for refusing to make a cake with a slogan supporting gay marriage.
“Parents and grandparents today need our ongoing support and challenge to live up to the promises they undertake on behalf of their children” – Bishop Treanor.
“Getting it wrong will almost inevitably further destabilise the family and society; it will pose major problems for legislation,” – Bishop MacDaid.
Caritas Internationalis’ General Assembly closed with member organisations agreeing to adopt a vision of ‘One Human Family, Caring for Creation’.
“Sunday mornings we have bigger congregations than we have been seeing for a considerable time. Our webcam is reaching people far from Longford.”
The great challenge facing people today is to learn once again how to talk to one another, not simply how to generate and consume information.