“It is the little island of Ireland stepping up as much as it can in terms of awareness so that people realise that human trafficking is hidden in plain sight, and there is so much trafficking beyond the sex trade” – Anne Kelleher, Act to Prevent Trafficking (APT).
Abuse survivors are “precious members of the Body of Christ”
In a message issued ahead of the Vatican’s abuse summit this week, Archbishop Eamon Martin tells survivors, “I am truly sorry for what was done to you.”
Diocese turns to parish funds to pay priests’ salaries
Waterford and Lismore and the Archdiocese of Dublin count the cost of declining contributions to envelope collections.
John Paul II’s sanction on Nicaraguan priest–poet lifted
During his visit to Nicaragua in 1983, Pope John Paul II publicly reprimanded Fr Ernesto Cardenal as the priest knelt to welcome the pope at Managua airport.
Irish exorcist makes Late Late Show appearance
“Some people who will have persistent thoughts of committing suicide could be oppressed by an evil spirit.”
Ballymurphy Massacre priest called for army help minutes before being shot, inquest hears
“We’re going to get no help, there’s no help and we’re on our own.”
Bishops say refugees must be accommodated, but locals should be consulted
“The well-being of local communities and of refugees alike requires that the provision of facilities for those who have lost everything must be carefully planned.”
Former US cardinal defrocked by Vatican for abusing children
“No bishop, no matter how influential, is above the law of the Church.”
Prayers and candles lit across the country yesterday for victims of sexual abuse
"I am hoping we in Ireland can share the terrible things that have happened here, so that other countries in the world that have not yet recognised or noticed among them that abuse is happening may be alerted."
Cardinal Kevin Farrell is the new Vatican chamberlain
In event of the death or resignation of the Pope, the Irish-born prelate who oversaw World Meeting of Families in Dublin will be Vatican city's acting sovereign.
There is still mistrust of Church in Ireland over abuse, says Primate
“The example of Ireland is a very good one if the Church would look at it more closely and extrapolate from it out to the wider Church and then from that into society, in areas where there are not good practices” – anti-abuse campaigner Marie Collins.
Knock Marriage Introductions maintains its attraction
But numbers of couples getting married are down, says chief matchmaker, Leona Connery.
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