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Armagh initiates discussions ahead of Synod

Office of Pastoral Renewal and Family Ministry to facilitate public gatherings in 17 pastoral areas where responses will be sought to the questions posed in Lineamenta.

2015.01.21.

Pure in Heart appoints new general manager

One of the teachers at a school in Galway recently said, ‘I believe my students might never hear this message again’.

2015.01.21.

Drastic action needed on Boko Haram: Bishop

Western military intervention is the only viable option in the fight against Nigerian militants, who are now allied to Islamic State.

2015.01.21.

New centre and hermitages honour St Brigid

Bishop Nulty to launch €4m development in Kildare including Solas Bhride centre and three hermitages: Faith, Hope and Love.

2015.01.20.

Parents may need to limit number of children: Pope

Pontiff calls for responsible parenthood saying, "Some think that ... in order to be good Catholics we have to be like rabbits. No."

2015.01.20.

Christian unity shouldn’t be “for one week only”

Chairperson of the Dublin Council of Churches urges members and patrons not to return unchanged to their various Christian communities.

2015.01.20.

Up to six million turn out for papal Mass in Manila

Pope tells pilgrims that young people need their care so they will not be “robbed of hope and condemned to life on the streets.”

2015.01.19.

Bishops urge solidarity with migrants and refugees

"Mental health difficulties are the unspoken injury afflicting whole swathes of the migrant community".

2015.01.19.

Treat the name of Jesus with respect: Bishop Boyce

If the name of Jesus is used over the airwaves in a reckless manner, an apology is expected, bishop of Raphoe warns.

2015.01.19.

New York pilgrims to fly into Knock in August

Transatlantic pilgrimage flight from JFK Airport is expected to include Cardinal Timothy Dolan.

2015.01.18.

Pope visits typhoon survivors in Philippines

Impending typhoon forced Pontiff to cut short his visit to island of Leyte, one of the areas worst affected by the 2013 typhoon that claimed 10,000 lives.

2015.01.18.

Six churches torched in Niger Charlie Hebdo riots

Five people killed in majority Muslim country as protestors vent anger over latest magazine cover depicting Muhammad.

2015.01.18.

Pope warns of ideological colonisation of marriage

Unscheduled visit to home for street children following reports of authorities throwing children into detention centres to clear Manila for papal visit.

2015.01.17.

Group of sixteen bishops highlight Gaza suffering

Tens of thousands of families lack adequate shelter while the blockade "dramatically impedes rebuilding" and contributes to desperation, bishops warn.

2015.01.17.

Week of Prayer for Christian Unity 2015

Official inaugural ceremony will take place on Sunday afternoon at 3pm in St Bartholomew’s Church Dublin.

2015.01.17.

Catholic delegation meets NI Minister for Justice

“It is simply frightening that this document from the Minister would even consider it an option that a terminally ill child would receive no intervention after it is born."

2015.01.16.

There are limits to freedom of expression: Pope

Killing in the name of God “is an aberration” Pontiff warns but adds that responsible people should recognise the boundaries of civility.

2015.01.16.

Church leaders to take part in joint RTE broadcast

Religious service will mark the commencement of the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity.

2015.01.16.

Marist Mission Ranong thanks Misean Cara

Marist Education and Community Centre provides kindergarten, secondary level education, and child support programmes for Burmese migrant children.

2015.01.15.

Pope Francis canonises Sri Lanka’s first saint

St Vaz Pope Francis said, “shows us the importance of transcending religious divisions in the service of peace."

2015.01.15.

Social Justice Ireland calls for Universal State Pension

In 1994, 5.9% of people age 65 or older were ‘at risk’ of poverty. This currently stands at 9.7% of people in this age group.

2015.01.15.

Events in Paris last week shocked us: Archbishop

"It was an attack on a city, on a nation, on a culture, and on democracy."

2015.01.14.

Parents influence their children’s drinking: study

Kanturk students scoop BT Young Scientist & Technology award for research into alcohol consumption.

2015.01.14.

Process of healing needs to include truth: Pope

Pontiff calls on Sri Lankans “to accept one another, to respect legitimate diversities, and learn to live as one family.”

2015.01.14.

New ‘Samuel’ vocations group starts in Cork

New programme will compliment the existing Irish vocations programme ‘ExploreAway’ which some people are not ready for.

2015.01.13.

President to attend Mass in solidarity with France

Religious leaders, members of the Diplomatic Corps, and French community to attend Mass in Pro Cathedral in Dublin.

2015.01.13.

Pope begins his visit to Sri Lanka and Philippines

The first stop on his two-nation journey is Sri Lanka where it is hoped the Pope’s visit will help spur reconciliation efforts after the country's 30-year civil war.

2015.01.13.

Exclusion of pro-life views from NI debate criticised

Primate warns the Church will mount a “robust defence” of the right to life of mothers and unborn babies diagnosed with fatal foetal abnormalities.

2015.01.12.

Up to 2000 feared dead in Boko Haram attack

Amnesty International warns that Boko Haram has deliberately targeted civilians through raids and bomb attacks, both of which have been increasing in frequency and severity.

2015.01.12.

Raheny parish to launch ‘Ardilaun Music Project’

Church of Ireland parish of All Saints to mark the 100th anniversary of the death of Arthur Edward Guinness.

2015.01.12.
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