Nine hundred delegates expected to attend Derry conference on religious education
"Our teachers are very much at the coal face in a society where there is so much pain, so much anger and so much distress."
New book tells the story of Ireland's connections with Lourdes
Among the tens of thousands of Irish who have visited the shrine are President John F Kennedy, Grace Kelly, Brendan Behan and Seamus Heaney.
Archbishop Neary leads celebrations for Knock anniversary
In his homily, the Archbishop told pilgrims that, for many, material success and personal fulfilment have become the goal and purpose of human life.
New UN Day of remembrance for victims of sectarianism must lead to concrete action, says ACN
International reports on religious freedom confirm time and again that Christians are the most persecuted group, says ACN.
Popular religious sister back to lead Novena in Cork
“Our annual Novena is always a wonderful time of reflection and prayer, and it is with great joy that we see our Novena celebrations grow as people from all over the world join us via the live daily Masses on our website” – Fr Michael O’Connell.
Relief and dismay at Pell verdict
The President of the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference, Archbishop Mark Coleridge, stated that the Catholic Bishops of Australia believe all Australians must be equal under the law “and accept today’s judgment accordingly.”
Bishop Doran warns of “disturbing signs of racial prejudice”
In his article “Rejecting Racism: Welcome, Protect, Promote and Integrate”, Bishop Doran asks why this is happening in Ireland, “considering our strong missionary tradition” and support for Trócaire, Concern and Goal.
Priest in Ireland says flooding in Kerala is severe
The situation in Kerala is considered the worst, and that area was also severely affected one year ago when rain and floods killed 480 people.
Former AG praises missionaries’ work to promote religious tolerance
Bishop Phonsie Cullinan of Waterford and Lismore describes the lives of Fr Rufus Halley and Fr Des Hartford as “a sign to us all that dialogue is absolutely necessary”.
Bishop believes Church in Ireland is “heading towards growth”
Over 800 young people attended this year’s Youth2000 Summer Festival and the atmosphere at it was, according to Bishop Phonsie Cullinan, one of “wall-to-wall joy”.
Bishop Doran pays tribute to Knock’s visionaries
The witnesses “were ordinary people who lived in a very ordinary little village” and included “men, women and children ranging in age from four-year-old John Curry (who spoke no Irish) to Bridget Trench in her seventies (who spoke no English).”
UN World Humanitarian Day remembers especially the work of women
It is time to honour the women who have acted as first responders to the darkest hours of crisis, says UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA).