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Govt urged to send diplomatic mission to Syria

President of Caritas Syria, Bishop Antoine Audo SJ, describes conditions in Aleppo, ravaged by four years of conflict.

2014.11.30.

Allow yourselves to be led by the Spirit Pope urges

On second day of Turkey visit, Pontiff prays with Grand Mufti at Blue Mosque and later prays with Ecumenical Patriarch and celebrates Mass for Catholic communities.

2014.11.30.

Advent Moments: 1st Sun-1/12/2014

First Sunday of Advent –1-12-2014 Gospel: Mk 13:33 ‘Beware, keep alert, you do not know when the time will come.’ Reflection: Waiting for the Messenger People often say ‘my time has come’, meaning that they have no control over the time of death. It is true that in many of the biggest areas of life,

2014.11.30.

CPSMA welcomes continuation of minor works grant

Schools will have an opportunity to address outstanding maintenance issues - Fr Tom Denihan of CPMSA.

2014.11.30.

Pope underlines Turkey’s vital peace role

Muslim, Jews and Christians must enjoy same rights and respect the same duties so they see each other as brothers and sisters.

2014.11.29.

‘Don’t send a card – address a problem’ Simon appeals

Government Social Housing Strategy welcomed but 20% more people sleeping rough in November alone.

2014.11.29.

Plaque will honour first Black Santa

Dean Sammy Crooks, who died in a road accident in 1986, staged his first Christmas sit-out for charities in 1976, establishing a tradition continued by all his successors.

2014.11.29.

Advent Moments – Prologue

ADVENT 2014 Prologue Advent/Prechristmas times These Advent has many aspects; entertainment, gifts, cards toys, trees, home/office parties, Santa visits, reindeers, decorations, holidays, special food, buying, selling,  Christmas songs and who knows , maybe even some snow –  all in preparation for the big day . It is an extraordinary blend of cheerfulness and sadness, of

2014.11.28.

Redefining marriage is a mistake: Bishop Doran

Extending civil marriage to include a relationship between people of the same sex will change the meaning of marriage.

2014.11.28.

Kerry locals lament felling of Carrauntoohil cross

Vandalising of five metre steel cross sparks debate over whether Christian symbols should be placed on public landmarks.

2014.11.28.

Ruhama welcomes Bill criminalising buying of sex

Bill will hold sex buyers to account for their key role in fuelling organised crime and perpetrating abuse against victims of trafficking and exploitation.

2014.11.28.

Irish writer launches new book on Mother Teresa

Saint of the Gutters had a great love of Christmas and Advent in particular.

2014.11.27.

Pope’s address challenges Europe’s politicians

To shake off its malaise, he said, Europe needs to recover a sense of values and mission, one foundation for which is religious conviction.

2014.11.27.

Focus Ireland welcomes social housing strategy

It will take at least 18 months until the new plan begins to deliver the first homes for people in need.

2014.11.27.

President of CatholicTV talks faith and media

Fr Robert Reed is the CEO of a major Catholic television network in the US. He has just published his first book. He talks about the saints, priesthood, renewal and 'Renewed'.

2014.11.26.

Appeal for funds to support Gaza hospital

Families urged to donate the cost of a meal for an imaginary Gazan guest in a bid to raise €150,000 for the Al Ahli Hospital.

2014.11.26.

Glencairn’s new card workshop opens for Advent

Co Waterford Cistercian Abbey has been producing religious cards since 1955 and now has a dedicated premises for card-making.

2014.11.26.

Primate launches online calendar for Advent

New features incorporated into the calendar include a ‘Thought for Today’ voiced by contributors including members of the hierarchy.

2014.11.26.

Parish priest defies asylum centre snub

Direct provision is a "desperately unjust system that condemns families and children to live awfully restricted lives for many many years" - Mgr John Byrne.

2014.11.25.

New priest ordained for Cork and Ross

Ordination of Fr Marius O'Reilly on Sunday is the second for the diocese this year.

2014.11.25.

Eyewitness report: Ebola burial ground in Kenema

Fr Brian Starken CSSp recounts how an inter-religious ceremony was held at an ‘Ebola cemetery’ in Sierra Leone to honour the virus' victims.

2014.11.25.

Presentation Sisters leave Mullingar after 190 years

At their peak, the PBVM's schools in the town were catering for 1,000 pupils.

2014.11.24.

‘Messiah’ returns to Whitefriar Street

New choir was formed just over seven weeks ago to meet the challenge of learning the music for a performance on 29 November.

2014.11.24.

Altar rededicated at St Catherine’s after 2012 fire

Celebrating the restoration of the Dublin church, Archbishop says the parish can begin to set priorities for its pastoral mission in the years to come.

2014.11.24.

SVP anticipating increase in calls for help

Between now and Christmas, in the region of 140,000 people throughout the country will be visited by SVP volunteers.

2014.11.23.

Irish Sierra Leonians concerned for relatives

The illness is having a huge impact on Sierra Leonian culture - SLIP.

2014.11.23.

Bishop Kieran O’Reilly to lead Cashel & Emly

Pope Francis has appointed Bishop Kieran O’Reilly SMA as Archbishop of Cashel & Emly following the resignation of Archbishop Dermot Clifford on grounds of age.

2014.11.22.

Primate warns some want to rob Church of hope

Archbishop Eamon Martin concelebrates Mass in Italy to mark 1,400th anniversary of death of St Columbanus.

2014.11.22.

Spirit Radio now broadcasting in Kildare

But proximity to RTE's bandwidth making it more difficult for Spirit to roll out service on FM across whole of Ireland.

2014.11.22.

Bishop welcomes Obama’s move on undocumented

Undocumented’s family life in the US often curtailed by daily stress and constant fear of arrest and deportation.

2014.11.22.
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