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Pope releases World Communications message

Archbishop Eamon Martin, chair of the Bishops’ Council for Communications, welcomes this year’s message from Pope Francis.

25 January, 2015 Read More

Anniversary Mass for Tom O’Gorman

First anniversary of the tragic death of Iona Institute researcher.

25 January, 2015 Read More

Cathedral hosts WWI ‘Hidden Pages’ seminar

St Patrick’s Cathedral seminar will explore previously unknown archival sources on soldiers and civilians.

25 January, 2015 Read More

Rise in global statelessness

“We now have the greatest number of displaced people since World War Two,” Columban missionary Fr Bobby Gilmore warns.

24 January, 2015 Read More

Make contribution to Oct synod: Archbishop

Pope Francis desires that God’s people around the world should have an opportunity to make their contribution to the process.

24 January, 2015 Read More

Priest may face jail over Seal of Confession

US Supreme Court refuses to excuse priest from testifying in court case.

24 January, 2015 Read More

Archbishop detects mood of uncertainty at Davos

Crisis of leadership and income inequalities are among key issues under discussion at this year’s gathering of the world’s political and business elite.

23 January, 2015 Read More

Remembrance service for children in Cork

Hospital teams invite parents and families to attend first service of its kind for Children’s Units and other services that have cared for children who have died.

23 January, 2015 Read More

Gardaí probe fire at Salesian church in Dublin

Community chapel built in the 1950s gutted in overnight blaze.

23 January, 2015 Read More

Poverty in Ireland worse than ever: CSO figures

Nearly one in seven people are in poverty of whom 211,000 are children.

22 January, 2015 Read More

Postpone confirmation until 16 urges Bishop Leahy

Confirmation often appears like a “pre-fabricated cultural package of Irish heritage we are born into” to be discarded later in life as part of our throwaway culture.

22 January, 2015 Read More

Gaza conditions are “an assault on human dignity”

Archbishop Kieran O’Reilly and Bishop Ray Browne appeal to Irish people to hear and respond to the cries of the people of Gaza.

22 January, 2015 Read More

Armagh initiates discussions ahead of Synod

Office of Pastoral Renewal and Family Ministry to facilitate public gatherings in 17 pastoral areas where responses will be sought to the questions posed in Lineamenta.

21 January, 2015 Read More

Pure in Heart appoints new general manager

One of the teachers at a school in Galway recently said, ‘I believe my students might never hear this message again’.

21 January, 2015 Read More

Drastic action needed on Boko Haram: Bishop

Western military intervention is the only viable option in the fight against Nigerian militants, who are now allied to Islamic State.

21 January, 2015 Read More

New centre and hermitages honour St Brigid

Bishop Nulty to launch €4m development in Kildare including Solas Bhride centre and three hermitages: Faith, Hope and Love.

20 January, 2015 Read More

Parents may need to limit number of children: Pope

Pontiff calls for responsible parenthood saying, “Some think that … in order to be good Catholics we have to be like rabbits. No.”

20 January, 2015 Read More

Christian unity shouldn’t be “for one week only”

Chairperson of the Dublin Council of Churches urges members and patrons not to return unchanged to their various Christian communities.

20 January, 2015 Read More

Up to six million turn out for papal Mass in Manila

Pope tells pilgrims that young people need their care so they will not be “robbed of hope and condemned to life on the streets.”

19 January, 2015 Read More

Bishops urge solidarity with migrants and refugees

“Mental health difficulties are the unspoken injury afflicting whole swathes of the migrant community”.

19 January, 2015 Read More

Treat the name of Jesus with respect: Bishop Boyce

If the name of Jesus is used over the airwaves in a reckless manner, an apology is expected, bishop of Raphoe warns.

19 January, 2015 Read More

New York pilgrims to fly into Knock in August

Transatlantic pilgrimage flight from JFK Airport is expected to include Cardinal Timothy Dolan.

18 January, 2015 Read More

Pope visits typhoon survivors in Philippines

Impending typhoon forced Pontiff to cut short his visit to island of Leyte, one of the areas worst affected by the 2013 typhoon that claimed 10,000 lives.

18 January, 2015 Read More

Six churches torched in Niger Charlie Hebdo riots

Five people killed in majority Muslim country as protestors vent anger over latest magazine cover depicting Muhammad.

18 January, 2015 Read More

Pope warns of ideological colonisation of marriage

Unscheduled visit to home for street children following reports of authorities throwing children into detention centres to clear Manila for papal visit.

17 January, 2015 Read More

Group of sixteen bishops highlight Gaza suffering

Tens of thousands of families lack adequate shelter while the blockade “dramatically impedes rebuilding” and contributes to desperation, bishops warn.

17 January, 2015 Read More

Week of Prayer for Christian Unity 2015

Official inaugural ceremony will take place on Sunday afternoon at 3pm in St Bartholomew’s Church Dublin.

17 January, 2015 Read More

Catholic delegation meets NI Minister for Justice

“It is simply frightening that this document from the Minister would even consider it an option that a terminally ill child would receive no intervention after it is born.”

16 January, 2015 Read More

There are limits to freedom of expression: Pope

Killing in the name of God “is an aberration” Pontiff warns but adds that responsible people should recognise the boundaries of civility.

16 January, 2015 Read More

Church leaders to take part in joint RTE broadcast

Religious service will mark the commencement of the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity.

16 January, 2015 Read More
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