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Vatican ruling moves Romero’s cause forward

Panel of theologians say Archbishop was killed “in hatred of the faith” paving the way for his recognition as a martyr.

2015.01.11.

Irish archbishop appointed Nuncio to Haiti

Priest of the diocese of Killaloe, Archbishop Eugene Nugent, has been serving as apostolic nuncio to Madagascar, the Commorros and Mauritius.

2015.01.11.

St Munchin’s reopens after €8m revamp

Bishop Brendan Leahy pays tribute to Limerick school's contribution since 1796.

2015.01.11.

Paris shootings rekindle debate on blasphemy law

Freedom of expression has its limits says Irish Moslem scholar.

2015.01.10.

Pro life group seeks ‘intervenor’ status in NI case

"We will be glad to be there to represent the unborn," says Director of Precious Life.

2015.01.10.

GAA football hero ministers to the Word

For 15 years, Dublin All-Ireland football hero, Alan Larkin, has been organising the rosters for the Ministers of the Word in Beaumont Hospital and in his own parish.

2015.01.10.

Redouble efforts to build fraternity: Church leaders

In wake of slaying of journalists at Charlie Hebdo offices in Paris, Pope Francis, French Imams and Church leaders appeal for solidarity with victims and growth in fraternity.

2015.01.09.

Angelina Jolie meets Pope after Unbroken screening

Vatican spokesman praises biopic of Louis Zamperini for showing “positive human and spiritual values, in particular forgiveness.”

2015.01.09.

Eyewitness report from Zomba diocese in Malawi

"We have been helped enormously by our brothers and sisters in Ireland and other countries and this sustains us mentally, spiritually and financially.”

2015.01.09.

Bishop Nulty asks for prayers for Athy crash victims

“It is a dark day for the people of Carlow, Rathcoole and Athy and there is very little any of us can say at this time to comfort those bereaved by this tragedy."

2015.01.08.

First ever European Year for Development

“‘Development’ is not just about overseas aid. It is not about ‘what we give’ but about ‘how we live’."

2015.01.08.

Rome rejects dismissal appeal by ex priest over abuse

Vatican upholds decision of Irish canonical court to dismiss ex Cloyne priest from clerical ministry over child sexual abuse.

2015.01.08.

More aid pledged by Irish Govt to fight Ebola

Approximately 5 million people in Sierra Leone will benefit from new programme.

2015.01.07.

Primate open to idea of a national synod

The Church in Ireland is on a “journey inwards and a journey outwards” which “may in time lead to a national synod”: Archbishop Eamon Martin.

2015.01.07.

Jesuits help BBC’s Father Brown get it right

Farm Street Jesuit invited to vet the scripts and attend recordings of TV series based on the character created by GK Chesterton.

2015.01.07.

Irish bishops to visit Christian communities in Gaza

Archbishop Kieran O’Reilly of Cashel & Emly and Bishop Raymond Browne of Kerry will join the bishops of the Holy Land Co-ordination in solidarity visit.

2015.01.06.

Orthodox Churches celebrate Christmas

45,000 people said they were Orthodox Christians in the last census in Ireland (2011), up from 250 in the 1990s.

2015.01.06.

Church of Ireland considers new paths to ministry

"Very often vocations come much later on and life experience is a wonderful asset" - Bishop Pat Storey.

2015.01.06.

Three Jesuit deacons ordained in Dublin

“We will not heal those whose lives have drifted from Jesus Christ by throwing books of dogma at them," warns Archbishop Martin.

2015.01.05.

Pope Francis names 15 new cardinal electors

Fourteen different countries are represented, including some that do not currently have a cardinal, and some that have never had one.

2015.01.05.

Turkey agrees first new christian church in 90 years

Churches have been restored and reopened to the public, but no new church has been built until now.

2015.01.05.

Homelessness campaigners on peace shortlist

Fr Peter McVerry, Sr Stan Kennedy and Bro Kevin Crowley nominated collectively for their efforts to tackle homeless crisis.

2015.01.04.

26 pastoral workers were killed in 2014

17 priests, one religious brother, six religious women, a seminarian and a lay person died violently or succumbed to Ebola.

2015.01.04.

Migrants are our spiritual brothers & sisters: USCCB

US Conference of Catholic Bishops launches National Migration Week 2015 today.

2015.01.04.

Church will introduce married priests within 20 years

ACP's Fr Brendan Hoban warns, it is “now mathematically certain that Irish priests are an endangered species."

2015.01.03.

Irish priest’s role in Toronto education recalled

Spiritan priest Fr John Geary made “an incredible contribution to Catholic education in the city of Toronto”.

2015.01.03.

Number of catholics has grown globally by 15m

The total number of priests in the world increased by 895 to 414,313.

2015.01.03.

‘Religious freedom is at the heart of human rights’

Speaking on World Day for Peace, Bishop of Cork & Ross says “Turning to violence in the name of religion is a perversion of everything that a religion stands for.”

2015.01.02.

Too many in ‘limbo’ warns Immigrant Council

Failure to introduce a fair immigration service is impacting on individuals and families on a daily basis.

2015.01.02.

Human trafficking is a real problem in Ireland

Archbishop tells members of Oireachtas and Diplomatic Corps that hidden in Irish society is a serious problem of people who are the victims of trafficking.

2015.01.02.
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