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CSP chief strongly defends Section 37 provisions

Section 37 of Employment Equality Act is about the balancing of legitimate rights: Fr Michael Drumm in a talk on denominational education.

2014.10.31.

The devil exists and we must fight him: Pope

Catholic theology has not changed though existence of the devil has been downplayed says Irish bishop.

2014.10.31.

Survey shows majority want women deacons

Two spokespeople for lay reform groups urge Irish bishops to call a national assembly to discuss the role of women in the Church.

2014.10.31.

Child poverty increases in rich countries: UNICEF

"UNICEF report reveals shocking and frankly shameful data for Ireland": Fergus Finlay, CEO of Barnardos.

2014.10.30.

Big Bang compatible with divine Creator: Pope

"God created human beings and let them develop according to the internal laws that He gave to each one so they would reach fulfilment.”

2014.10.30.

PLC’s Cora Sherlock makes BBC’s 100 women list

Pro-life activist is the only Irish woman to make it on to the prestigious list of 'women to watch for the future'.

2014.10.30.

Priest shortage tops concerns at Kilmore assembly

Results of feedback from 18-month listening survey in diocese's parishes highlights a range of concerns among young and old.

2014.10.29.

Community urged to ‘gather round’ Cuddihy family

The deaths of Jimmy and Kathleen Cuddihy “have caused tears, fear and anxiety in this parish and far beyond it” - Bishop Donal McKeown.

2014.10.29.

Pro Life Campaign hits out at ‘abortion pill train’

“This appears to be an initiative more concerned with garnering publicity for the pro-choice cause rather than a genuine regard for women's health and well-being.”

2014.10.29.

Vocations are firmly on Irish Church’s agenda: Bishop

“We need to help priests recover their confidence in themselves and their priestly ministry” - Fr Stephen Langridge tells diocesan vocations directors.

2014.10.28.

Boko Haram’s terror continues despite ceasefire

Bishop Oliver Doeme of Maiduguri warns "There is a religious undertone to this whole mess.”

2014.10.28.

Parents are the first and best teachers: Bishop

"Irish society is no longer prepared to accept that our children are being raised for forced emigration."

2014.10.28.

NaPro fertility expert endorses Humanae Vitae

Dr Thomas Hilgers warns that many women have been damaged and traumatised due to contraception, abortion and IVF.

2014.10.27.

Throw-away culture undermines marriage: Pope

"Marriage should not be seen just as a social rite" Pontiff tells members of Schoenstatt movement.

2014.10.27.

SIGNIS gets Vatican recognition for media role

“In order to efficaciously offer her contribution to culture, evangelisation has to include all means of communication" - head of the Pontifical Council for the Laity.

2014.10.27.

“Cut off arms to Isis as first step to peace in Syria”

Religious who lived in Syria speaks of plight of Christians and the need to cut off arms supply to extremists and establish all-party talks.

2014.10.26.

President deplores level of homelessness

Sophia Housing’s new Tubbercurry project provides 56 accommodation units for people with an intellectual disability.

2014.10.26.

Pope Francis calls for an end to death penalty

In a speech to members of the International Association of Criminal Law Pontiff highlights need to combat human trafficking and corruption.

2014.10.26.

Religious programming not in decline: RTE

National broadcaster recalibrates religion as 'search for meaning' to attract viewers and listeners who might be averse to 'religion'.

2014.10.25.

Papal blessing for Kilmore diocesan assembly

Assembly will offer broad directions for diocese which will be developed into a pastoral strategy for the next five years.

2014.10.25.

Pope Francis bestows blessing on Meath priest

Parish priest Fr John Brogan overcome as Pope imparts blessing following beatification ceremony of Blessed Paul VI.

2014.10.25.

Pope Francis urges people of Limerick to pray for him

Pontiff singles out Irish diocese for special mention at general audience.

2014.10.24.

Safeguarding practice continues to improve: NBSCCCI

Sixth tranche of audits reviewed 18 religious congregations and found that support for complainants of abuse was inconsistent and not good enough.

2014.10.24.

Irish bishops must take Synod discussion forward

Archbishop Diarmuid Martin was neither disappointed nor satisfied with how things ended in the Vatican last weekend.

2014.10.24.

God loves you.

In Psalm 91, we read, “Those who love me, I will deliver; I will protect those who know my name. When they call to me, I will answer them; I will be with them in trouble, I will rescue them and honour them.” (Psalm 91:14-15) The above psalm clearly indicates that God loves us and

2014.10.23.

Time to rebuild trust between Church & media

"The Church and media share similar goals - to seek out the truth and highlight injustice," Archbishop Eamon Martin tells Radharc Trust awards ceremony.

2014.10.23.

Irish nun concerned about Sierra Leone Ebola crisis

Missionary 'grounded' in Ireland while Ebola rages in West Africa fundraises to help those she ministers to.

2014.10.23.

Synod is a chance to ask big questions of society

Bishop Donal McKeown marks 40th anniversary of ACCORD in Derry diocese.

2014.10.23.

Govt urged to regulate rents to protect tenants

Ten families a day becoming homeless in Dublin Sr Stan warns Govt and demands an effective short-term strategy to tackle the crisis.

2014.10.22.

Quiz political leaders on their vision of hope: Clarke

Church of Ireland Primate gives presidential address at Armagh diocesan synod.

2014.10.22.
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