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McVerry Trust opens two new centres for homeless

First service launched in Kildare with a 14-bed supported temporary accommodation service located in Newbridge.

23 December, 2014 Read More

Referendum is on meaning of marriage: Bishop

In his Christmas message, Bishop Kevin Doran says the equal dignity of every person is beyond doubt.

23 December, 2014 Read More

Many children haven’t even a cave like Jesus’ to live in

Catholic Patriarch of Jerusalem, Archbishop Fouad Twal, appeals on behalf of the people of Gaza.

23 December, 2014 Read More

New guidelines on rent supplement insufficient: SVP

SVP says Social Welfare representatives dealing with rent increases do not have sufficient authority to increase rent supplement.

22 December, 2014 Read More

Massive response to Crosscare food appeal

120 tonnes of non-perishable food donated to help those in need this Christmas.

22 December, 2014 Read More

Violence leaves India’s Christians fearful

Church and civic leaders warn “These acts of violence are not isolated incidents.”

22 December, 2014 Read More

Fundraising deadline looms for Silverstream priory

Ireland’s newest monastery – the Benedictine monks of Silverstream Priory in Co Meath – need €150,000.

21 December, 2014 Read More

Pope appoints Cardinal Tauran as new camerlengo

71-year-old President of the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue takes over from Cardinal Bertone.

21 December, 2014 Read More

Christmas is the embodiment of hope

In their joint message, the Catholic and Church of Ireland bishops of Clogher say Christmas brings hope.

21 December, 2014 Read More

St Mel’s reopens today for first time in five years

Longford’s Phoenix is seen as a symbol of the renewal for the Irish Church.

20 December, 2014 Read More

Live crib a reminder of why Christmas celebrated

Huge community effort in Clondalkin sees enactment of Christmas story five times each day this weekend, bringing patrons inside the story to ‘Bethlehem’.

20 December, 2014 Read More

ACP writes to Pope Francis about Fr Tony Flannery

The CDF has never communicated directly with Fr Flannery or afforded him an opportunity to explain his position, ACP leadership tell Pontiff.

20 December, 2014 Read More

Decision on baby of brain dead woman “prudential”

All factors must be considered says moral theologian.

19 December, 2014 Read More

Irish church leaders pray for Christians in Middle East

In their Christmas messages, Catholic and Church of Ireland bishops express concern for those living in the “grip of fear”.

19 December, 2014 Read More

Every Life Counts rejects Minister’s Dáil comments

Description of babies diagnosed fatal foetal abnormalities as “dead” criticised by support group for parents of children diagnosed with a terminal condition.

19 December, 2014 Read More

Crosscare centre provides 35 beds for homeless

New residence in Dublin will enable 26 long-stay residents have a permanent base for six months and will also offer nine emergency beds every night.

18 December, 2014 Read More

Call for fair debate on same-sex marriage

Iona Institute reminds media presenters that they ought to be more like referees, ensuring a balanced debate.

18 December, 2014 Read More

Don’t take peace for granted: Archbishop Clarke

Church leaders attend ecumenical carols with students from both communities in Armagh.

18 December, 2014 Read More

Australian Church leaders appeal for calm & prayers

Dublin priest based in Sydney struck by how people turned to prayer during siege.

17 December, 2014 Read More

PLC criticises Health Minister’s abortion remarks

Minister Varadkar accuses Eighth Amendment, which deals with abortion, of being too “restrictive”.

17 December, 2014 Read More

42 more families became homeless in November

New figures released by Focus Ireland show the number of homeless families in Dublin alone rose to 450 over the first 11 months of this year.

17 December, 2014 Read More

Catholic & Protestant schoolgirls trade places in NI

The war in Northern Ireland is over and “we live in peace but we live apart” say students participating in documentary.

16 December, 2014 Read More

Shakespeare folio rekindles catholicism question

Rare first folio of plays dating from 1623 which was discovered in Saint Omer links Bard to the Jesuits.

16 December, 2014 Read More

Mary McAleese appointed professor at UK university

“A huge honour for us to appoint such a distinguished and respected public figure to our staff at St Mary’s.”

16 December, 2014 Read More

Our faith must be a 21st century faith: Archbishop

Many who decry the errors of the recent past quickly forget “how much all of us in our own way were part of a culture of empty celebrity in the days of prosperity”.

15 December, 2014 Read More

Every 5 minutes a Christian dies in the Middle East

Greek Orthodox priest in Nazareth warns “What is happening is genocide.”

15 December, 2014 Read More

Friends of Bethlehem University appeal for support

The only Catholic university in the Holy Land is “somewhere Muslims feel comfortable to come to”.

15 December, 2014 Read More

€1m donated towards restoration of St Mel’s

“From the start we set ourselves a five-year target to achieve a functional cathedral for Christmas 2014″ – Fr Tom Healy.

14 December, 2014 Read More

Archbishop ordains Passionist to the diaconate

One of the particular themes Pope Francis stresses is that the call to be Christians begins on the periphery.

14 December, 2014 Read More

Fr Ray Kelly launches new album ‘Where I Belong’

Despite becoming an internet sensation, the Co Meath parish priest has no intention of giving up his ministry to concentrate on singing.

14 December, 2014 Read More
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