A blessed row! Beatification of Irish-American postponed amid claims of sabotage
“It is hard not to believe that the Diocese of Rochester acts more to sabotage the cause and less to protect the good of the Church,” says Vicar General of Diocese of Peoria.
Pope celebrates golden jubilee with new HQ for his Scholas Occurrentes foundation
“Express oneself with the three languages – the language of the mind, what I think; the language of the heart, what I feel; and the language of the hands, what I do!” says Pope Francis.
"My faith is really just part of my identity"
New diocesan youth coordinator in Derry, Lizzie Rea, believes her mission is “to try and get young people back into the Church by helping them to see its good points and its value.”
Parishioners urged to ‘share with the hungry’
This weekend, the third Sunday of Advent, the faithful in Kildare & Leighlin are invited to take home from church a Christmas card with a greeting from Bishop Denis Nuty and a trolley coin keyring with the message ‘Share with the hungry’.
Primate calls for a rebuilding of trust in the wake of GE2019
Archbishop Eamon Martin urges people and parties of different political perspectives “to progress peace", tackle poverty and homelessness, tackle the pressure on hospitals and schools, and "to promote a culture of life.”
Irish bishops to partake in annual pilgrimage to Holy Land this January
"The Holy Land Coordination stands in solidarity with all Christians in Israel and Palestine."
Bishop threatens “boys” who want to kidnap him with excommunication
"Until the population dialogues with their children and gives me a written guarantee of the safety of the pastors who work for them, the parishes will remain without pastors,” - Bishop Nkea.
Pro Life Campaign claims that babies with disabilities are routinely in danger
“Dramatic decrease in the number of babies born with Down Syndrome in England will be replicated here” – Pro Life Campaign.
Papal Nuncio says process of merging dioceses has “already started”
“It will be slow and steady – to avoid hurts, shocks, and surprises” – Archbishop Jude Thaddeus Okolo, Papal Nuncio to Ireland.
New book records voices of young people on religion and education
“Young people, parents, schools and faith communities will find this book an invaluable resource in reflecting on how the interaction between religion and education can contribute to the fullest development of young people in Ireland today, both spiritually and morally,” said Dr Gareth Byrne.
Fr Peter McVerry’s challenging new book launched in Dublin
“It is unlikely that you will not be moved to share Fr McVerry’s compassionate anger at the suffering of so many, or his desire for profound social change.”
Live Animal Crib is reminder of first Christmas
IFA President thanks the Lord Mayor for his hospitality and asks people to think of making a contribution to the Lord Mayor’s Fuel Fund, which helps families in need.
Conversations in Ennismore, Cork, is a weekly forum hosted in the Dominican Retreat House, each Monday from 7.30pm – 9.15pm. The Conversations host a series of Conversations in theology, spirituality, psychology, current issues, minority voices,[...]
Theme: Draw near to God anD He will draw near to you Speakers: Archbishop Jude Thaddeus Okolo (Apostolic Nuncio) Bishop Alphonsus Cullinan (Bishop of Waterford&Lismore) Bishop Stephen Chpirappanth (Bishop of ther Syro-Malabar Catholic Church,[...]