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“Right to die will quickly become duty to die”

Bishop of Shrewsbury expresses serious concerns over new private members’ bill on assisted dying due to be introduced into British parliament in September.

03 August, 2015 Read More

Singing Priests to mark Galway Cathedral Jubilee

Platinum selling group, which is made up of three Catholic priests, have recorded four albums and written a book recounting their musical journey.

03 August, 2015 Read More

Death of US Catholic peace activist Jerry Berrigan

A prophet and a peacemaker, Berrigan’s legacy is simple: “God is peace. Peace is God” – Bishop Thomas Costello.

03 August, 2015 Read More

Fr McVerry awarded ‘Spirit of Mother Jones’ honour

“We are satisfied that Mother Jones, if she was alive today, would have been very proud of Fr Peter for his ability to highlight the social injustice of homelessness.”

02 August, 2015 Read More

Patriarch Gregorios III criticises West’s help to ISIS

“If the West helps moderates in Syria in a direct way, it is helping ISIS in an indirect way.

02 August, 2015 Read More

200th anniversary of the ordination of St John Vianney

Dublin parish to honour Curé d’Ars’ feast day and his priesthood with a novena.

02 August, 2015 Read More

100m Christians face discrimination & persecution

Between November 2013 and October 2014, 4,344 Christians were killed “for reasons closely linked to their faith” and 1,062 churches were attacked.

01 August, 2015 Read More

Limerick priest bids to save famous New York church

112 parishes in the Archdiocese of New York to be merged with a neighbouring parish due to declining finances and falling church attendances.

01 August, 2015 Read More

UN committee criticises abortion laws in NI

“The committee is concerned about the highly restricted circumstances in which termination of pregnancy is permitted under the law in Northern Ireland.”

01 August, 2015 Read More

Pray for Iraq’s Christians on 7 August: Patriarch

Chaldean Catholic Church leader publishes prayer to mark first anniversary of ISIS’ overrunning of Christian villages on the Nineveh Plain in August 2014.

31 July, 2015 Read More

Glenstal may close to public over insurance claims

High number of personal injury claims against Benedictine monastery and rising insurance costs may force drastic action.

31 July, 2015 Read More

Top Hollywood actors to star in Vatican drama

Television series explores inner struggle between the responsibility of being pope and the miseries of the man chosen as Pontiff.

31 July, 2015 Read More

New exhibition on John Paul II and the Jewish people

“A blessing to one another” underscores the continuing relevance of the Vatican II declaration ‘Nostra Aetate’.

30 July, 2015 Read More

Mortgage arrears & housing undersupply highlighted

21,000 additional residential units required each year over the next three years to meet demand.

30 July, 2015 Read More

Bishop Doran pays tribute to poetry of WB Yeats

“True art has a close affinity with the world of faith … art remains a kind of bridge to religious experience”.

30 July, 2015 Read More

Political parties must give a real voice to citizens

Archbishop Martin tells MacGill Summer School “A democratic political system must not limit the role of citizens to voting in elections and referendums.”

29 July, 2015 Read More

Inadequate support in Ireland for trafficked persons

No convictions specifically against sex or labour traffickers in 2014 international report shows.

29 July, 2015 Read More

Primate meets with pro-gay faith groups

Archbishop of Armagh hears that a lack of affirmation of gay persons by the Churches has contributed to the raised rate of suicide, particularly among gay men.

29 July, 2015 Read More

Tipperary Co Co honours Spiritans’ education role

Special welcome for Muriel McAuley, grand-daughter of 1916 leader, Thomas McDonagh, who was in Rockwell from 1892 to 1901.

28 July, 2015 Read More

Fewer cases of Ebola as new vaccine to be tried

Just 129 doctors in the whole of Sierra Leone which has a population of 6 million.

28 July, 2015 Read More

FF councillor supports church gate collection call

“There are church gate collections virtually every week outside churches and it is a contributing factor in people not attending Mass.”

28 July, 2015 Read More

Irish bishop and leader of Sikh community to address Liverpool conference

Large Irish contingent travel to joint Ireland / UK hosted summer gathering of Focolare in Liverpool. “Here we are almost at the 100th anniversary of 1916, signing up with England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales in a moment of unity, of reconciliation, of prayer.  It is a poignant moment,” remarks Bishop Brendan Leahy.

27 July, 2015 Read More

Funding vital to childcare reforms – SVP

But Iona warns that many of government report’s recommendations will be “a blow to stay at home parents”.

27 July, 2015 Read More

Limerick ‘Servant Leadership Programme’ a major success

Visiting US lecturer describes his time working with shelter: “My time with the men at the shelter made me reflect on the many ways in which I have been blessed in my life and my own shortcomings in passing those blessings onto others.”

27 July, 2015 Read More

Real vocation of grandparent is to pass on the faith

“With my last breath, please God, I will be passing on the faith,” says Catherine Wiley.

26 July, 2015 Read More

Reek Sunday pilgrimage to Croagh Patrick is cancelled

Archbishop Neary expresses his disappointment. “I’m not aware that it has ever been cancelled before and I have been climbing this mountain since I was a young lad many, many years ago.”

26 July, 2015 Read More

UK Catholic bishops offer guidance on end of life decisions

300,000 postcards offering advice on ‘end of life’ decisions distributed at UK Day for Life today. “God will call us in his good time, and the time we have left for living and loving is always short.”

26 July, 2015 Read More

Another vicious attack on a priest

Indian Benedictine priest serving in Port Laoise suffers cuts on neck and fingers and threat of more.

25 July, 2015 Read More

‘Preparation and Safety’ is the message

Up to 30,000 Expected to Climb Croagh Patrick for Reek Sunday.

25 July, 2015 Read More

Delaying marriage till after 32 increases divorce risk

US research shows optimum time to wed is between 28 and 32. Accord advises couples to work out the things “you don’t want to let go of” before marrying.

25 July, 2015 Read More
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