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Godfather actor backs film on Padre Pio

Actor and producer Joe Mantegna's new film will be an in-depth look at Padre Pio’s life and his struggles between faith and doubt, spirituality and scepticism.


Top catholic junior school announces closure

Terenure College, which was founded by the Carmelites in 1860, is to close its private junior school in 2018 due to falling numbers.


Advent Moments: Week 2 Sunday

Second Sunday of Advent :7/12/14 **********************************************


Missionary concerned by statelessness of migrants

More than 50 million stateless people around the world today are prey to exploitation.


Philippines braces for new typhoon

Up to 100,000 people flee coastal areas to avoid Hagupit which makes landfall this afternoon and may affect up to 32 million people. 


Pope notes role women can play in theology

Pontiff invites International Theological Commission “to draw greater profit from this specific contribution of women to the understanding of the faith.”


Advent Moments: Week 1: Saturday

Saturday of the first week of Advent :6/12/14 **********************************************

Gospel:         Matthew 9:

Jesus said ‘As [...]


Church & Family Care Society part over gay adoption

Equality would be best served by diversity of adoption providers with reasonable accommodation in law for those of a particular religious ethos: NI bishops.


Heroism & heartache for Irish doctors fighting Ebola

"We have left our families who we won’t see again until after Christmas. Some of us have made a will for the first time..." writes young Irish doctor.


Homelessness should be a priority issue: bishops

Faithful and people of goodwill urged to support their neighbour, the vulnerable and the elderly.


Advent Moments: Week 1 , Friday

Friday of the first week of Advent :5/12/14 **********************************************


Bishops outline opposition to redefining marriage

New pastoral statement says "Marriage should be reserved for the unique and complementary relationship between a woman and a man.”


ISIS converts Mosul’s churches into prisons

Concerns that female prisoners being held in St George’s monastery are being abused there.


Advent Moments: Week 1, Thurs

Thursday of the first week of Advent :4/12/14

Gospel:         Matthew 7:2

Everyone then who hears these words of mine and acts on them will [...]


Carrauntoohil cross reinstated by volunteers

Video sent to TheJournal.ie showed the cutting down of the cross with an angle grinder.


Advent Moments: Wk 1, Wed

Wednesday of the first week of Advent :3/12/14

Gospel:          Matthew 15:3 1

Great crowds came to him, bringing with them the [...]


Archbishop offers church property for homeless

Primate of Ireland calls for urgent public summit to address pressing need for emergency accommodation for the homeless.


Family container home donated for the homeless

The Ripple container project is a charity initiative which will see a homeless family in Cork housed before Christmas.


Veritas donates large Nativity to school

Seeing the nativity scene will help students of St Raphael’s Special School to visualise and understand the Christmas story.


Advent Moments: Week 1, Tues.

Tuesday of the first week of Advent :2/12/14

Gospel:          Luke 10:23-24

‘Blessed are the eyes who see what you see! For I [...]


Crosscare appeals to parishes for food

Donations of non-perishable food sought to restock food bank for those most need this Christmas and into 2015.


World Aids Day highlights lack of medication for poor

“We need to stamp out the stigma that still exists around HIV" - Lord Mayor of Dublin Christy Burke.


Concern over planned removal of Fr Matthew statue

Author and former alcoholic “saddened” by decision to move statue of sobriety priest from Dublin's O'Connell Street.


1,000 Religious open Year of Consecrated Life

“Religious life is only authentic when it is marked by humility” - Archbishop Diarmuid Martin.


Pope urges Muslims to take a stand on terrorism

Ecumenical Patriarch and Pope's joint declaration condemns global indifference to ISIS persecution of Christians.


Kildare & Leighlin sow seeds this Christmas

Parishioners invited to take a packet of chamomile seeds for their home and one for someone they would like to reach out to.


Advent Moments: Week 1, Mon

Monday of the first week of Advent 3/12/2014

Gospel   Matthew 8:11

Many will come from the east and from the west, and will eat with Abraham, Isaac [...]

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