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Nuncio pays tribute to reservoir of faith in Ireland

Archbishop Brown suggests priorities for the Irish church include confession, vocations and promoting the beauty of the faith within society.

2014.12.31.

PLC rejects TD Jerry Buttimer’s call for abortion forum

Pro life group says public would be right to distrust any such process after 2013 Oireachtas hearings in relation to the Protection of Life in Pregnancy Bill.

2014.12.31.

Pope Francis highlights the dignity of the sick

World Day of the Sick message warns against the "great lie" behind ‘quality of life’ arguments that make people think that lives affected by grave illness are not worth living.

2014.12.31.

Figures show ‘Francis Effect’ is still drawing crowds

Nearly 6 million people attended papal events at the Vatican in 2014.

2014.12.30.

Doctors told couple abort baby with dwarfism

Couple, who were both born with dwarfism, refused to listen to the doctors and Nathan Jr was born healthy.

2014.12.30.

Thai Catholic bishops announce ‘Holy Year’

First Plenary Council of the Catholic Church in Thailand to be held in April 2015.

2014.12.30.

Serving the family is one of Church’s essential duties

On the feast of the Holy Family, Archbishop Neary suggests that “An awareness of the beauty of marital love must be constantly renewed and safe-guarded."

2014.12.29.

Bishop Nulty recalls visit to Holy Family parish in Gaza

Pope Francis' silent prayer at the concrete barrier Israel is building around the West Bank recalled by Bishop of Kildare & Leighlin.

2014.12.29.

Pope Francis prays for missing Air Asia passengers

On the feast of the Holy Family, Pontiff urges all to pray for families facing difficulties and who lack unity.

2014.12.29.

Bishop calls for prayer on Feast of the Holy Family

"Church must always offer a place of welcome to families in all circumstances, especially to those who find themselves in difficulties."

2014.12.28.

Charities assess challenges of 2014

Setting up of Charities Regulatory Authority “a watershed moment for transparency” for charities in Ireland.

2014.12.28.

Church leaders appeal for blood and organ donors

"Your blood could help save a life" - Blood Transfusion Services need 30,000 new or returning donors each year.

2014.12.28.

PLC responds to High Court decision

Judge rules doctors may end life support treatments to a pregnant woman who has been clinically dead for a number of weeks.

2014.12.27.

Rock band lends its backing to coffee from Haiti

Irishman Conor Murphy, who works with speciality coffee roasters La Colombe Torrefaction, convinces Arcade Fire to support charity coffee called RaRa.

2014.12.27.

Unwanted Christmas gifts wanted!

Gifts such as games, clothing, hats, scarves and toiletries wanted by Crosscare for the homeless.

2014.12.27.

Primate heartened by news from Stormont

"It is good to see ‘Heads of Agreement’ rather than ‘Headlines of Disagreement’ emerging from the talks."

2014.12.26.

Spending time together at Christmas is what counts

Doing things together and making connections "strengthens our identity and recharges our batteries" says family expert.

2014.12.26.

Archbishop pays tribute to Dublin’s Lord Mayor

"We owe a debt of gratitude to the Lord Mayor and his staff and to the many organisations working in this area of homelessness for what they have achieved in a short time."

2014.12.26.

Síocháin na Nollag inár measc

May the peace of Christmas be among us.

2014.12.25.

Christmas Masses at St Mel’s Cathedral Longford

Live streaming of Masses via www.churchservices.tv

2014.12.25.

Humanity of Christ child speaks to the bleakness of world

Catholic Primate says the message of Christmas is one of peace and goodwill to all people.

2014.12.25.

Case of brain dead mother to be heard today

"From the point of view of Catholic teaching on general medical ethics, there is no obligation to use extraordinary means to maintain a life," Archbishop Diarmuid Martin.

2014.12.24.

Relief as Childline secures funds to continue service

45,000 calls would have gone unanswered, forcing "some children into silence".

2014.12.24.

Advent Moments: Week 4, Wed, Christmas Eve

Wednesday of the Fourth Week of Advent Christmas Eve: 24-12-14  Gospel: Luke 1: 79 By the tender mercy of our God, the dawn from on high will break upon us, to give light to those who sit in darkness and in the shadow of death Reflection:    In the shadow of death Millions live literally in the shadow

2014.12.24.

Pope expresses his esteem for Mid East Christians

The Pope says he follows daily reports of the “enormous suffering endured by many people in the Middle East.”

2014.12.24.

McVerry Trust opens two new centres for homeless

First service launched in Kildare with a 14-bed supported temporary accommodation service located in Newbridge.

2014.12.23.

Referendum is on the meaning of marriage: Bishop

In his Christmas message, Bishop Kevin Doran says the equal dignity of every person is beyond doubt.

2014.12.23.

Advent Moments: Wk 4, Tues

Tuesday of the Fourth Week of Advent 23-12-14 Gospel: Luke 1:57 ‘The time came for Elizabeth to give birth and she bore a son.’ Reflection:               Loving what we create   We value what we create: a photo, a work of art,a room,  the garden. We value the love we create

2014.12.23.

Many children haven’t even a cave like Jesus’ to live in

Catholic Patriarch of Jerusalem, Archbishop Fouad Twal, appeals on behalf of the people of Gaza.

2014.12.23.

New guidelines on rent supplement insufficient: SVP

SVP says Social Welfare representatives dealing with rent increases do not have sufficient authority to increase rent supplement.

2014.12.22.
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