Lourdes is the star of today's “Songs of Praise” TV programme
“It’s safe to say that that was a pretty emotional thing that we’ve just done. It’s something I’ll never forget,” says TV vicar after Lourdes immersion.
Biodiversity celebrated at the Phoenix Park
"Simple actions like mowing your grass less often, retaining soft landscaping over hard paved surfaces, and letting the odd flowering weed spring up in your garden here and there can have can be hugely beneficial to pollinators."
About that gift – Pope sends explanatory letter regarding relics to Constantinople
"The joining of the relics of the two brother Apostles can also serve as a constant reminder and encouragement that, on this continuing journey, our divergences will no longer stand in the way of our common witness and our evangelising mission."
Prince Charles will lead UK delegation at Newman canonisation in Rome
“His ministry, especially among the poor, is a permanent sign of the Church’s pastoral compassion and a challenge to us all today.”
Astonishing Pakistani response to Irish woman’s rosary relay initiative
In total over half a million Catholics took part around the country, representing a huge proportion of the total Catholic population of the Islamic Republic, says parish priest in Karachi.
President salutes defence force values and those who uphold them
Awards were given to service men and women, active and retired, who especially exemplify respect, loyalty, integrity, selflessness, moral courage and physical courage.
German nun given Google’s pride of place
Google’s social media quotes Sr Ruth Pfau who said about her first impressions of a Pakistani leper colony: “I could not believe that humans could live in such conditions.”
Fifteen men begin studies for the priesthood
“While we are all aware of the great challenges facing the Church and society at this time, we know also that God the all-powerful is always with us. These formation figures released today offer us a sign of hope,” said Bishop Alphonsus Cullinan, Chair of the Bishops’ Council for Vocations.
Barnardos supports more children than any year on record
The organisation appeals for more government funding as the gap between the demand for services and the funding it receives from government increases.
Oxfam bid for greater sustainability with Second Hand September
Throwaway fashion is putting increasing pressure on our planet and its people – and it’s not sustainable.
More families and children homeless in July
There has been a failure to stem the flow of families and individuals into homelessness every month, says Focus Ireland CEO, Pat Dennigan.
Robert Mugabe leaves mixed legacy in Zimbabwe says Trócaire
“I am constantly struck by the complexity of this beautiful country where the people are its richest asset. Yet this beauty is often overshadowed by the devastating impacts of those who rule and leave a very mixed legacy behind them” – Sarah McCan, Trócaire.
Our third annual climate change symposium will explore the key issues for Ireland, nationally and locally. With presentations from Hildegarde Naughton, TD, Michael Ewing, The Environmental Pillar; Ben Malone, Biodiversity Data Centre Ireland and Damian[...]