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Pope Francis grants indulgence for Holy Name Year

Jubilee year and plenary indulgence for those faithful who participate in IHS devotion.

2014.01.11.

Sins of the past still overshadow Legionaries of Christ

Legion has not completed path of renewal but merely begun the process of preparation: Cardinal Velasio De Paolis.

2014.01.11.

Creative brain losing out to demands of digital media

Safeguard an inner garden for inspiration urges Benedictine abbot.

2014.01.11.

Irish theologian publishes book on Ratzinger’s theology

"The female line idea offers a basis for dialogue with feminist theology.”

2014.01.10.

New programme helps those suffering prolonged grief

Irish Hospice Foundation programme will support people 'overwhelmed by their grief'.

2014.01.10.

Calendar marks bicentenary of Jesuits’ restoration

12 portraits of 12 Jesuits active since the Restoration in 1814 featured over 12 months.

2014.01.10.

Church leaders encourage NI politicians to peace-build

Though the deadline for the Haass negotiations may have passed, the responsibility to work for the common good remains.

2014.01.09.

Church thought it was defending science in Galileo trial

Vatican spokesman discusses notorious trial of Pisan scientist.

2014.01.09.

Mary McAleese stirs up debate on Catholicism and gays

Former president draws comparisons between the Church's view of homosexuality and its past attitude towards the Jews.

2014.01.09.

New CEO announced for Church Safeguarding Board

Teresa Devlin will take up her new role on 1 February.

2014.01.08.

Jesuits expel popular US priest known for peace activism

Failure to obey provincial's command to live in Baltimore community results in expulsion after 32 years in the order.

2014.01.08.

Orthodox Christmas celebrated

Orthodox Church in Ireland sees faithful grow from 250 in 1993 to 45,000 in 2011.

2014.01.08.

Social justice groups call for alternative to austerity

SJI and SVP call for a vision for Ireland which incorporates social equality for all citizens.

2014.01.07.

Bishop thanks Pope for peace efforts on Syria

Vatican to hold study day on the plight of the Syrian people.

2014.01.07.

Pope reaches out to lapsed Catholics

Pope Francis prays that “all the Church” may be steeped in “the joy of evangelising”.

2014.01.07.

Pope Francis confirms visit to Holy Land

Three-day trip in May will include a meeting with the Ecumenical Patriarch.

2014.01.06.

Pontiff leaves voicemail for nuns busy at prayer

Pope urges Carmelites never to lose hope because sadness leads to a lack of spirituality.

2014.01.06.

Prince expresses concern for Christians in Middle East

Christians are part of the fabric of society, often acting as bridge-builders.

2014.01.06.

Disney asks Irish priest Fr Liam Lawton to pen song

'Beyond Belief' used in special retrospective of film classics such as Snow White and Cinderella.

2014.01.05.

Kells to celebrate St Columcille in 2014

High point of year-long celebrations will be events to mark feast day of Columcille in June.

2014.01.05.

Over 6.6m attend Vatican papal events

Figures show big increase on attendances in 2012.

2014.01.05.

Flaws in new abortion law revealing themselves – PLC

College of Psychiatrists advises against participation in the absence of clinical guidelines.

2014.01.04.

Twenty-two missionaries killed last year

Twice as many missionaries lost their lives in 2013 as in 2012.

2014.01.04.

Hugely positive response to TV Bible series

TV3 already planning to show the epic drama series again next Christmas.

2014.01.04.

Policies needed that ensure access to health and education

Cardinal Brady discusses fraternity and the impasse in NI talks in New Year's homily.

2014.01.03.

UK Catholic College to host Irish Ambassador

Lecture at St Mary's College Twickenham to focus on Sean O'Casey.

2014.01.03.

Faith leaders call for peace and reconciliation in Pakistan

Dialogue aimed at helping faiths to draw closer and eliminate fear and suspicion.

2014.01.03.

Missing priest found dead in Bedfordshire

Fr Joseph Williams was slumped over wheel of his car in supermarket car park for three days.

2014.01.02.

Foster peace and reconciliation Archbishop urges

Children of wars among the largest group of victims in 2013.

2014.01.02.

WHO reports reduction in malaria rates

An estimated 3.3 million lives saved since 2000 although 3.4 billion remain at risk.

2014.01.02.
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