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Call for ‘major reform’ of Children & Family Bill

Bill undermines rights of children, despite “government and opposition protestations that the entire Bill is in the ‘best interests’ of children.”

06 March, 2015 Read More

Young Irish emigrants open up about emigrating

Minister for the Diaspora launches website providing simple but effective advice and tools to help Irish emigrants deal with the challenges of emigration.

06 March, 2015 Read More

We have a duty to care for the elderly: Pope

Pope Francis encourages healthcare professionals and medical students to specialise in palliative care.

06 March, 2015 Read More

Church must listen to married couples: Archbishop

The sacrament of marriage is a sacrament given for the building up of the Church.

05 March, 2015 Read More

Planning granted for Nano Nagle centre in Cork

Presentation Sisters want historic 244-year-old South Presentation Centre to be a place that preserves the ethos and philosophy of founder, Venerable Nano Nagle.

05 March, 2015 Read More

Cardinal Turkson pays tribute to St Columbanus

President of the Vatican’s Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace pays first visit to Belfast.

05 March, 2015 Read More

Newspaper attack on church commentators slated

Article seems “calculated to try to quash the few dissenting voices” on same sex marriage.

04 March, 2015 Read More

World Day of Prayer reflects on reality of Bahamas

Church communities throughout Ireland prepare to pray in solidarity with the Christian women of the Bahamas.

04 March, 2015 Read More

Religious urged to get involved in tobacco row

Japan Tobacco International planning to take the Government to court over its attempts to introduce plain tobacco containers.

04 March, 2015 Read More

Cathedral gift wrapped for blood & organ donation

Massive red ribbon launches FleshandBlood campaign highlighting the thousands of people who benefit from blood donation and the lives transformed by organ donation.

03 March, 2015 Read More

Teens use their tech skills to help adults

Adults learn how to access the internet and stay in contact with loved ones at home and abroad thanks to the voluntary efforts of secondary school students.

03 March, 2015 Read More

Kilmore Pastoral Centre marks 10th anniversary

New website will support and promote the activities of the pastoral centre as well as other pastoral initiatives throughout the diocese of Kilmore.

03 March, 2015 Read More

The key to child protection is education: expert

Over 5.2 million adults and children have gone through the safe environment programme in the US – Mgr Steve Rossetti.

02 March, 2015 Read More

Immigrant Council of Ireland appoints new CEO

Assurances will be sought from all parties and independent candidates in the general election that they will address the concerns of migrants and their families.

02 March, 2015 Read More

Armenian Church in Ireland recalls 1915 genocide

Historian uses archives to shed new light on the genocide which saw one and a half million Armenians ‘eradicated’ by the Ottoman Empire.

02 March, 2015 Read More

Labour calls for repeal of 8th amendment

Repeal of amendment protecting the right to life of the unborn will be part of Labour’s manifesto for the next election.

01 March, 2015 Read More

Bro Kevin Crowley awarded Freedom of Dublin

Homeless campaigner and former soccer international honoured for “their work in the fields of social justice and sport”.

01 March, 2015 Read More

Independent TD wants chapel set up in Dáil Eireann

South Tipperary Deputy Mattie McGrath sees “no reason why there could not be a specific space for prayer in the Oireachtas on a full-time basis”.

01 March, 2015 Read More

No room for complacency on safeguarding: Primate

First national safeguarding conference hosted by the National Board marks a significant milestone on the safeguarding journey: Archbishop Eamon Martin.

28 February, 2015 Read More

Community rallies to dress First Communicants

‘Pop up’ shop in Cork will dress hundreds of children this Sunday for free.

28 February, 2015 Read More

Students hit the high notes for Emmanuel & Seinn

Emmanuel and Seinn concerts draw over 3,000 secondary school students together for Church music performances.

28 February, 2015 Read More

Liam Lawton’s mission: get congregations singing 

Sacred music composer and singer calls for resources to be put into contemporary Christian music.

27 February, 2015 Read More

Priests influential in bishops selection: Nuncio

“There is no group that is more influential in the process than priests. They are even more influential than bishops.”

27 February, 2015 Read More

Christians in Syria feel abandoned by world

ISIS has begun killing some of the 150 Christians taken hostage from villages in northeast Syria.

27 February, 2015 Read More

PLC raps Amnesty over abortion law criticism

“Amnesty International was once an organisation that you could depend on to defend human rights.”

26 February, 2015 Read More

Portlaoise Novena marks parish church’s 50 years

Host of speakers and musicians lined up including Fr Liam Lawton and Fr Ray Kelly.

26 February, 2015 Read More

‘Ireland needs renewed sense of national purpose’

Archbishop of Dublin warns that healthy politics cannot be built on a culture of spin or a policy of just being against something.

26 February, 2015 Read More

Child poverty & homelessness worse than ever

The latest Department of Environment figures reveal 865 children living in hostels, B&Bs and hotels.

25 February, 2015 Read More

70 new catechumens: “discreet signs of hope”

There are many examples of renewal in the Church in Ireland today Archbishop of Dublin suggests.

25 February, 2015 Read More

Church seeks accommodation of religious belief

“Our laws as they stand are having an unjust and disproportionate impact on those of religious faith” – Bishop Treanor.

25 February, 2015 Read More
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