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This is not a single-issue referendum: Bishop Nulty

“At a time when we place emphasis on the richness of pluralism and … diversity, it is a contradiction to minimise human differences. A father is not the same as a mother.”

04 May, 2015 Read More

Bishop Smith decries lack of debate over CFR bill

The search for equality in our society will not be advanced by undermining the very cornerstone on which a just and stable society is built.

04 May, 2015 Read More

Women and girls rescued from Boko Haram

The Nigerian army has found graves containing hundreds of decomposing bodies including those of women and children in Damasak, Borno State.

04 May, 2015 Read More

Yes campaign misunderstand ‘equality': Primate

If society imposes a ‘new orthodoxy’ of ‘gender-neutral’ marriage… what will we be expected to teach children in school about marriage?

03 May, 2015 Read More

“I ached for my father”: woman raised by lesbians

“Legalising gay marriage is a misguided way to show our love towards the gay community.”

03 May, 2015 Read More

Nominations invited for Mgr Hugh O’Flaherty Award

The 2015 recipient will be announced in late August and presented with the award on Saturday 31 October during the 8th Hugh O’Flaherty Memorial Week.

03 May, 2015 Read More

Archbishops decry ongoing homeless crisis

Catholic and Church of Ireland Primates give joint blessing to sculptor Tim Schmalz’s seven foot bronze work depicting Jesus as a homeless man sleeping on a park bench.

02 May, 2015 Read More

First Families First calls for No in Referendum

Be mindful of your vote. You could be voting away your own or your children’s rights: John Waters.

02 May, 2015 Read More

232 Christians held hostage by ISIS jihadis

“We are cut off, like an island, surrounded by jihadists from all sides”, Syrian Catholic Archbishop relates, as ISIS lays siege to town.

02 May, 2015 Read More

Jailed priest to face canonical proceedings: bishop

59-year-old Fr Francis Kelleher paid €4,000 to three men to threaten his nephew.

01 May, 2015 Read More

Syrian bishop appeals to US over aid to extremists

The conflict in Syria could come to an end much more quickly if the US would pressure its allies to stop aiding extremist groups: Archbishop Jean-Clement Jeanbart of Aleppo.

01 May, 2015 Read More

St Mel’s scoops ‘Building Project of the Year’

The reopening of St Mel’s has been a “great blessing” and an “uplifting moment” for the diocese of Ardagh and Clonmacnois according to parish priest, Fr Brendan O’Sullivan.

01 May, 2015 Read More

Govt urged to press EU on persecuted Christians

Persecution is intensifying, Archbishop Neary warns, with ancient Christian communities driven from their lands through ethnic cleaning.

30 April, 2015 Read More

Ambassador pays tribute to missionaries’ legacy

“In Nigeria, everybody knows Ireland. This is, in no small way, due to the sacrifice and dedication of our missionaries.”

30 April, 2015 Read More

Parishes given seeds to plant new vocations

Up to 600 parish representatives join Bishop Buckley and members of Cork & Ross’ religious orders to mark the Year for Consecrated Life.

30 April, 2015 Read More

Lough Derg season opens

Up to 15,000 pilgrims visit Lough Derg every year (mainly from May to September) and this has been steady for the last number of years.

29 April, 2015 Read More

Nepalese bishop recalls moment quake struck

Bishop Paul Simick saw houses “falling like a pack of cards” and people “running in all directions to save their lives”.

29 April, 2015 Read More

Vatican warns of human-induced climate change

Conference statement says, “Human-induced climate change is a scientific reality, and its decisive mitigation is a moral and religious imperative for humanity.”

29 April, 2015 Read More

Trócaire pledges €100,000 to Nepal disaster

Emergency appeal launched: Trócaire requests public’s support to help it deliver aid to those in dire need in following massive earthquake.

28 April, 2015 Read More

Diaries & papers of World War I priest go online

Fr Francis Gleeson was “a priest with extraordinary human qualities; a humble priest whose faith enabled him to do great things in war and peace”: Archbishop Martin.

28 April, 2015 Read More

272,000 fewer full-time jobs in Ireland today

Social Justice Ireland warns of “precarious” employment with an increase in the number of part-time jobs which have left many underemployed.

28 April, 2015 Read More

Memorial service for victims of Armenian genocide

“We are still faced with the question of the relationship between recognition and response in regard to these events” – Archbishop Michael Jackson.

27 April, 2015 Read More

Bishops affirm religious life on Vocations Sunday

Archbishop Martin said he was convinced that there are many young women in today’s Ireland who would be attracted to new forms of association with religious life.

27 April, 2015 Read More

Same sex marriages will have ‘right to procreate’

Woman who was the product of ‘donor conception’ says it is wrong and “should be outlawed by any country which respects human rights”.

27 April, 2015 Read More

Calls for Co Limerick-born priest to be beatified

Fr Liam Hayes dedicated his life to the poor of Obera where he set up homes for children and adults with severe physical and intellectual disabilities as well as a hospice.

26 April, 2015 Read More

Pope prays for victims of Nepalese earthquake

Irish aid agency GOAL has dispatched an emergency response team to assist in relief efforts as Nepal comes to terms with at least 1,300 deaths.

26 April, 2015 Read More

Limerick synod should discuss women deacons

“I have been constantly told by people working in the Vatican that they can’t say no to women deacons, they just don’t want to say yes” – Dr Phyllis Zagano.

26 April, 2015 Read More

Presbyterian Church backs traditional marriage

“We uphold the historic and Christian view of marriage as exclusively between one man and one woman.”

25 April, 2015 Read More

Focolare promotes ‘extremism in dialogue’ at UN

War is ‘irreligion’. It is never holy, it never has been. God does not want it. Only peace is truly holy because God himself is peace: Maria Voce.

25 April, 2015 Read More

Archbishops to bless ‘Homeless Jesus’ sculpture

The sculpture depicts a park bench with a faceless cloaked figure lying on it. Passers-by realise that it depicts Jesus only when they notice the holes in the feet.

25 April, 2015 Read More
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