Lourdes2Clogher virtual pilgrimage a "phenomenal" success
Over the six days of Clogher’s virtual pilgrimage a dedicated website was accessed nearly 12,000 times and attracted participants from places as diverse as Australia, the USA, Kuwait and Trinidad & Tobago.
Religious leaders in UK call for cancellation rather than suspension of debt
“To insist on debt repayment in the face of the suffering caused by this pandemic would be an affront to the faith traditions that we represent. There is an overarching moral case for debt relief in many faiths,” state the bishops and religious leaders in the UK.
Ireland downgraded in report on fight against human trafficking
“We must be under no illusions – sex trafficking is happening in every city, town and village across the country, and it is overwhelmingly women and girls who are sacrificed to fill the demand for sexual gratification from so-called ‘sex buyers’,” said Ruhama CEO Barbara Condon.
'Proclaim seeds of hope not a counsel of despair'
Bishop Donal McKeown hits out at groups in society and in the Church promoting a narrative that a 'fear agenda' is being promoted by the establishment to fool and control people.
Trócaire launches 'Build, Back, Better' campaign to ensure governments keep development aid promises
The World Food Programme says that COVID fall-out threatens famines of ‘biblical proportions’, with an additional 265 million people possibly facing starvation by the end of 2020.
Sadness at the passing of Jack Charlton
Under Charlton's leadership 'Irish soccer fans were allowed to dream', said President Michael D. Higgens.
Changing times at SVP charity shops as business returns to 'new usual'
All Vincent's stores in the republic now open at 10.30am, to help staff and volunteers get themselves, the shop premises and the stock 'COVID containment' ready.
Catholic economist on an ethical, post-pandemic recovery
"Human rights must be respected in such a time," Fr Paul Daisuke Narui SVD.
Athlone parishes decide not to resume public Masses just yet
"I wish to remind all parishioners that the Sunday and Holy Day obligations are dispensed with for the time being,” said Bishop Cullinane of Waterford, urging caution among the faithful.
Mozambique set to become hub of Islamist terrorism unless action taken
“Africa cannot afford to allow itself yet another region under terrorist rule,” said Erminia Notarangelo, EEAS head.
EU continues mandate for Special Envoy for religious freedom after campaigning
“The persistent discrimination, persecution or even mass killings of religious and ethnic minorities makes protecting and promoting this freedom inside and outside the EU all the more essential,” said EPP Group chair Manfred Weber and vice-chair Jan Olbrycht.
Mercy Sisters buoyed up by response to weekly NHS singalong
“We have bonded more in this time and the opportunity to reflect more on Scripture has led me to see things I’ve never seen before, despite having read the words many times in the past. It’s just a different way of seeing things."