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Cardinal Nichols speaks of Romero’s martyrdom

“Today, in the name of this martyr, we resolve again to be upholders of this God-given dignity of every person.”

2015.03.22.

Cardinal O’Brien’s resignation accepted by Pope

Disgraced former leader of the Scottish Catholic Church will retain title of cardinal but won't exercise any of the privileges associated with the office.

2015.03.21.

Knock Shrine candles go online

Online prayer and candle service is similar to that operating in Lourdes and St Patrick's Cathedral New York.

2015.03.21.

TCD unveils 14th century Dublin manuscript

Manuscript contains “considerable body of new information which will help re-evaluate the history of St Mary’s Abbey and the civic life of Dublin in the 14th and 15th centuries”.

2015.03.21.

Archbishop Martin pays tribute to “great families”

Letters sent to Archbishop from no supporters in marriage referendum containing "obnoxious, insulting and unchristian" language towards gay and lesbian people.

2015.03.20.

Passion play makes its return to Ballylinan

Cast of up to 130 people to act out the Passion while over 100 people are involved in preparing sets, costumes and various production tasks.

2015.03.20.

St Brigid’s Way joins National Pilgrim Paths

The Brigid’s Way Celtic Pilgrimage takes nine days and charts St Brigid’s journey from her birthplace and shrine in Faughart Co Louth to her Abbey, healing and garden wells in Kildare.

2015.03.20.

Mother Mary Aikenhead on path to sainthood

Pope Francis declares Irish foundress of Religious Sisters of Charity Venerable.

2015.03.19.

Tackle myth that religions lead to global conflicts

Bishop of Limerick tells Three Faiths Forum that religion has "a very valuable role to play in the transformation of conflict".

2015.03.19.

Bishop pleads for information on the Disappeared

“Sadly there may be people in the area that have information which would help in bringing closure to this sorry saga" - Bishop Michael Smith.

2015.03.19.

Primate urges Church to rekindle missionary zeal

Irish faithful urged to imitate St Patrick and the great Irish missionary endeavours of past centuries and become 'missionaries of mercy' for today's world.

2015.03.18.

Easter Eggs which convey real meaning of Easter

“If you walk around any main street at the moment, you might realise Easter is coming. But what would you think it was about? Chocolate and bunny rabbits ...?”

2015.03.18.

Documentary considers Francis’ past and future

Can Pope Francis hold the Catholic Church together and reform it at the same time?

2015.03.18.

Emigrants’ pack issued for St Patrick’s Day

Some 81,900 people left Irish shores between April 2013 and April 2014 though it appears the number of people emigrating has begun to fall.

2015.03.17.

St Patrick’s Day vigil to be held on Hill of Slane

President Higgins to attend Mass and the blessing of shamrock at the Pro Cathedral in Dublin.

2015.03.17.

Anglicans & Methodists mark new stage in unity

Publication being launched today in Downpatrick aims to overcome centuries of separate ministries by the two Christian traditions.

2015.03.17.

Six deacons ordained for the Dominicans

“The credibility of how you preach the message of Jesus in today’s society will depend on the sensitivity of the language you use" - Archbishop Martin.

2015.03.16.

Cyclone devastates island nation of Vanuatu

Trócaire partners working in affected areas to get aid to people who have lost their homes and are without power and water.

2015.03.16.

Conference highlights growth in alcohol abuse

Gastroenterologist specialising in liver disease tells Pioneer conference that cases of cirrhosis of the liver have spiralled in comparison to most other diseases.

2015.03.16.

Baby with ‘fatal foetal abnormality’ at pro life rally

If abortion was available in Ireland for fatal foetal abnormality, there would be an "expectation that this is the way to go," says father of baby Grace.

2015.03.15.

Concern as Catholic numbers in the PSNI drop

“Unless further initiatives are taken regarding the composition of the police service we could be witnessing a reversal of Patten.”

2015.03.15.

Bishops express solidarity with suffering Syrians

Since 15 March 2011, 210,000 people have been killed in the war in Syria, one million injured, and more than 4 million people have fled the country.

2015.03.15.

Knock miracle cure let’s people know ‘God is there’

Marion Carroll was cured of her multiple sclerosis by the 'living Christ in the Eucharist'.

2015.03.14.

Primate pays tribute to Pope Francis’ ministry

Pontiff announces special Jubilee Year of Mercy to begin on Feast of the Immaculate Conception and continue until Feast of Christ the King in 2016.

2015.03.14.

Emigration has left older people ALONE

This St Patrick’s Day, ALONE are asking emigrants to remember older people left at home who may be feeling isolated.

2015.03.14.

Catholic schools are the most socially inclusive

Research shows Catholic schools have been the leaders in areas such as social inclusion, special needs and Traveller education.

2015.03.13.

Darkness in Syria reflects ravages of war

83% of lights in Syria extinguished since 2011 in "worst humanitarian crisis the world has seen in a generation" according to Trócaire.

2015.03.13.

Irish dioceses participate in ’24 hours for the Lord’

Special opportunities will be available in dioceses for prayer and confession over today and tomorrow.

2015.03.13.

L’Arche’s Jean Vanier wins 2015 Templeton Prize

"Our society will really become human as we discover that the strong need the weak, just as the weak need the strong. We are all together working for the common good.”

2015.03.12.

Bishops criticise sports omission from alcohol bill

“Sponsorship of sporting events targets young people and promotes a culture which suggests that healthy living is synonymous with alcohol consumption.”

2015.03.12.
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