Story of first Christmas is one of a young couple looking for accommodation
Catholic Bishop of Meath and Church of Ireland Primate focus on the human cost of the homeless crisis in their Christmas messages.
Pope pleads on his birthday for an end to the death penalty
Capital punishment is “contrary to the Gospel as it implies suppressing a life that is always sacred in the eyes of the Creator, and of which only God is the true judge and guarantor”.
New blow to Church unity: Ukrainian Church breaks with Moscow Patriarchy
"This day is a sacred day, the day we created an autocephalous local Orthodox Church. It is a day of final independence from Russia." – Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko.
UN General Assembly to endorse Global Compact on Refugees today
“The lessons we have learned in the European Union during the 2015 migration crisis should serve to remind us of the need to address migration in a cooperative and comprehensive manner. ”
British parishes told to help EU citizens stay in UK after Brexit
“We strongly oppose the decision to charge people for securing the rights they already have. This is not only unprincipled but will also create a barrier for larger families or people facing financial difficulties."
Nun tweets a prayer to President Trump every day
“When you pray for someone every day for more than a year, you start to build some sort of a relationship, even if one-sided.”
St Patrick's College marks 200th anniversary of Silent Night
“In the clear, cold night of Christmas Eve, his voice carried very far. The shooting had stopped and in that silence he sang and the British knew the song and sang back.”
Archbishops urge faithful to think of the homeless this Christmas
“Think for a moment of what it would be like this Christmas to be without a home. To be without a place of shelter. To be out in the cold. To be on your own, living on the streets.”
WMOF documentary to feature on RTÉ
“We filmed in the months leading up to it and from the day arrived. That is captured and the highs and lows, the anticipation and the preparation for the event and then Croke Park and the days in the RDS and the papal mass” – Ciara Nic Chormaic.
Lack of interpreter services causing hardship for migrants
Crosscare Report highlights how government’s own policies are not being implemented at Intreo offices.
Archbishop heartened to see work of Trócaire in Iraq
On a visit to region devastated by war, Archbishop Eamon Martin appeals to Christians to support Trócaire Christmas appeal which “eases people’s suffering and allows them to dream of brighter days ahead”.
All amendments rejected in latest stage of abortion debate in Seanad
“As a society and as elected representatives, we cannot hide from the inconvenient truth of what legalised abortion involves” – Senators Rónán Mullen and Brian Ó Domhnaill.