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Oireachtas committee hearing on prisoners overseas

ICPO urges Oireachtas members to address repatriation of IPP sentenced prisoners.

2014.03.12.

St Patrick’s values still present in the Irish: President

Theme of migration very much part of national story and defined us as a society and people.

2014.03.11.

Record number likely to emigrate to Canada

Canadian visa allocation for Irish people increased from 6,350 to 10,700.

2014.03.11.

Numbers for RCIA in Dublin biggest so far

64 catechumens and 9 candidates from 18 different nationalities welcomed.

2014.03.11.

Child beauty pageants unanimously opposed in Seanad

Pagents put children at risk of grooming and exploitation Barnardos chief warns.

2014.03.10.

Pope names members of Council for the Economy

Council is now operational and its first meeting is scheduled for May.

2014.03.10.

Christian meditation monk to speak in Dublin

Fr Laurence Freeman to share insights on spiritual dimensions of current global crisis.

2014.03.10.

Abuse survivors slate ACP’s ‘mistake’ euphemism

Exclusion of elderly priests from ministry because of a 'mistake' in earlier life questioned.

2014.03.09.

Pope raps Religious over ‘theoretical poverty’

Francis urges Religious Institutes to be transparent in administering their assets.

2014.03.09.

Diocese of Cloyne to roll out parish pastoral councils

Bishop concerned that so many families “labouring under strain of severe financial burdens.”

2014.03.09.

40 Days for Life campaign gets underway over Lent

Organiser appeals for volunteers to 'give witness to life and pray' outside Dublin clinic.

2014.03.08.

Pope and Curia begin annual retreat on Sunday

Pontiff relates how he stole rosary cross from the coffin of a great confessor.

2014.03.08.

It was clear John Paul II was a saint: Pope Emeritus

New volume features recollections of over a dozen of John Paul II’s friends and closest collaborators.

2014.03.08.

New Irish book looks at Pope’s first year in office

Collection of essays will be presented to Pope Francis in Rome next week.

2014.03.07.

Homelessness at crisis proportions Jesuit warns

Lack of social housing and rental property resulting in hopelessness among homeless: Fr McVerry

2014.03.07.

Pope Francis gives another wide-ranging interview

Some of his most significant comments concern the role of women in the Church.

2014.03.07.

Killaloe priests offset drop in parish contributions

Priests in the diocese contribute over €74,000 from their personal resources.

2014.03.06.

Celebrated Franciscan tenor to play three Irish Dates

Friar Alessandro, known as the 'Singing Friar from Assisi', to perform in Dublin, Galway and Cork.

2014.03.06.

Warning that foodbanks are not solving UK food poverty

Church leaders alarmed by so-called "heat or eat" phenomenon.

2014.03.06.

Archbishop launches online calendar for Lent 2014

"Our new Lenten calendar is a resource to assist the faithful in preparing for Easter.”

2014.03.05.

Presbyterian minister & prior join in prayer on Lough Derg

Tenth ecumenical ‘Day of Friendship & Prayer’ held on island for Ash Wednesday.

2014.03.05.

Meaningful Easter Eggs and heavenly chocolates

The Real Easter Egg, having been an “eggs”traordinary success in the UK, is now available in Ireland.

2014.03.05.

Concern at decision not to keep overseas aid target

Ireland “abandoning world’s poorest by abandoning this commitment” - Trócaire director.

2014.03.04.

Pioneers promote Lenten alcohol-free challenge

Hazards of alcohol abuse highlighted by Neknomination craze.

2014.03.04.

New batch of volunteers for Kerry’s youth ministry team

28 people from parishes across diocese complete first ever Youth Ministry programme.

2014.03.04.

Key Vatican education expert pays tribute to Irish monks

Demand for Catholic education growing: 60m students attend 200,000 catholic schools worldwide.

2014.03.03.

Pope calls for dialogue to resolve crisis in Ukraine

"Heartfelt appeal" to international community to support initiatives for dialogue and harmony.

2014.03.03.

New centre in Cork to celebrate Venerable Nano Nagle

‘South Pres’ to undergo €10m development for 300th anniversary of Nano's birth in 2018.

2014.03.03.

Catholic schools are not selective or sectarian: CPSMA

Regrettable that debate on inclusion and inclusivity has focused on religious affiliation.

2014.03.02.

Healthcare system needs urgent reform: Archbishop

New Whitty Wing at Dublin's Mater Hospital blessed.

2014.03.02.
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