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Scottish Catholic schools oppose religious observance opt in

Denominational schools have a right under law to determine provision of religious observance claims SCES.

2014.01.31.

Pope Francis makes the cover of Rolling Stone

Feature article on 'Cool Pope Francis' hits the news stands today.

2014.01.31.

Bishop Kelly pays tribute to journalist Seán Flynn

“Seán gave particular attention to children with education needs and ... the access of children from the Travelling community to education."

2014.01.31.

Northern Ireland enquiry uncovers catalogue of abuse

Harrowing accounts of psychological, physical and sexual abuse by former residents at Catholic orphanages.

2014.01.30.

Spirit Radio celebrates three years on the air

Over 160,000 people tuning in to the station with 'passion for life'

2014.01.30.

Irish state is liable says ECHR

A win for the children of Ireland, says Louise O'Keeffe

2014.01.29.

Dublin priest threatened at gun point in early morning raid

But robbers think better of taking priest's mobile phone and stash it safely under a plate in his garden.

2014.01.29.

Abide by international law, bishops appeal as Israeli Court decides fate of convent

Concerns raised that planned security is about consolidating the settlement areas and permanently choking off Bethlehem from Jerusalem.

2014.01.29.

RTE apologises for ‘homophobic’ accusations on Saturday show

National broadcaster apologises to John Waters, Breda O'Brien and Iona Institute for “any upset or distress caused".

2014.01.28.

Irish intern at Vatican Radio meets pope

History made as ambassador with Down Syndrome Ireland completes week-long internship

2014.01.28.

Little Sisters’ win supreme court case

Nuns had objected to birth control mandate on religious grounds.

2014.01.28.

No regrets at all, say politicians expelled from Fine Gael over abortion

Politicians experience respect from public for sticking to their principles

2014.01.27.

Priests Association accuse Minister of undermining religious education

Faith formation should be part of educational curriculum, though sacramental preparation may shift to parish.

2014.01.27.

John Paul II ‘notes’ to be published

Some of  the writings of Blessed John Paul II, which he had asked to be destroyed, are to be published in February.   Cardinal Stanislaw Dziwisz the then Personal secretary to John Paul II, now Archbishop of Krakow, said he “did not have the courage” to destroy all of the notes after the pope’s death. The

2014.01.27.

Enthusiasm for Reform Alliance’s new ‘national conversation’

Over a thousand travel from four corners of Ireland to RDS to discuss and plan political reform in institutions, economics and health systems.

2014.01.26.

Pope challenges all to become ‘citizens of the digital world’

Church needs to be concerned for, and present in, the world of communication, Archbishop Eamon Martin affirms.

2014.01.26.

Women must have expanded presence in the Church

Mary, Pope Francis underlines, will show women the path to understanding their role within society.

2014.01.26.

Bishop Leahy leads funeral tributes to Tom O’Gorman

"He has prompted us to enlarge our hearts to a new capacity of love."

2014.01.25.

Former leader of Opus Dei to be beatified

Alvaro del Portillo, who died in 1994, had strong links with Ireland and is well remembered here.

2014.01.25.

GAA star praises Catholic schools ahead of CSW Mass

RTÉ radio and television to broadcast liturgy celebrated by Archbishop Eamon Martin in Drogheda.

2014.01.25.

Teens gel with older generation in digital classes

Technology bridges generations as teens and seniors discover each other

2014.01.24.

More people at risk of homelessness, warns Threshold

Homeless support agency sees doubling in numbers coming to homeless support

2014.01.24.

TV plot sparks ‘right to die’ debate

Show good palliative care, rather than suicide, says Care not Killing

2014.01.24.

Nuncio speaks at Ecumenical Service in Belfast

History made during Week of Prayer for Christian Unity in Church of Ireland Cathedral

2014.01.23.

One Day More lobbies for improved peri-natal care

Abortion is not the solution for babies in the womb with life threatening illnesses

2014.01.23.

President Obama to meet Pope Francis

American President will meet pontiff in March on final leg of European tour

2014.01.23.

Irish embassy to Holy See to re-open

Widespread welcome for news of re-opening of "scaled back" embassy at the Vatican

2014.01.22.

Teachers prepare for a better future in South Sudan

Irish charity, Misean Cara, funding teaching project

2014.01.22.

Adoration to increase in west as new committees established

Diocesan Eucharistic Adoration Committees now complete in Clonfert and Killaloe

2014.01.22.
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