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Media bias on abortion entrenched claims PLC

Concern over disparity between 33 pro-choice articles and 1 pro-life article that appeared in national papers in the space of a fortnight recently.

2015.03.12.

Reflect before you change marriage: bishops

"Mothers and fathers bring different, yet complementary, gifts and strengths into a child's life".

2015.03.11.

Calls to halt service cuts and rural isolation

“SVP members visiting homes throughout rural Ireland witness on a daily basis the isolation, loneliness and difficulty caused by the relentless curtailment of services."

2015.03.11.

Church support for lifting ban on gay blood donors

“It is very important that no group should be discriminated against being able to give organs or indeed to give blood,” Archbishop Eamon Martin.

2015.03.11.

SF Ard Fheis addressed by priest and minister

If reconciliation is to shape the future, then it cannot be left to politicians or to one party alone says founders of Belfast’s Four Corners Festival.

2015.03.10.

Irish families to launch global campaign at the UN

Initiative aims to end disability discrimination caused by ‘incompatible with life’ label.

2015.03.10.

ACI set to hold open forum on the family

Parishes and lay groups adapt Lineamenta of the 2014 Synod of the Family and questions and send outcomes to Rome.

2015.03.10.

Austerity has resulted in intense suffering: SJI

Some 123 million EU citizens – one in every four – are at risk of poverty and social exclusion – an increase of 7 million in the six years up to 2013.

2015.03.09.

Sierra Leone may be on course for zero Ebola cases

Missionary Sisters of the Holy Rosary nun warns epidemic is not yet over and there can be no complacency until there are zero cases.

2015.03.09.

Pope affirms women on International Women’s Day

Two projects whose work benefits women and their communities receive ‘Women: Sowers of Development’ prize at Vatican event.

2015.03.09.

SF votes for ‘limited’ abortion at party conference

Organisation supporting parents of children with terminal illnesses accuses Sinn Féin of following the British abortion model.

2015.03.08.

PP urges tourists to respect St Oliver’s relics

"It is a sacred space and we anticipate that people will act appropriately and respectfully" - Mgr Jim Carroll.

2015.03.08.

Vatican calls for abolition of death penalty at UN

"Irreversibility of this punishment does not allow for eventual corrections in the case of wrongful convictions."

2015.03.08.

Parishes urged to donate blood as a community

FleshandBlood (FaB) campaign launches in Dublin with the aim of mobilising parishes to become more actively involved in donating blood and organs.

2015.03.07.

Pope’s ecology focus praised by Eco congregations

Ecological awareness and conversion growing in the Catholic Church in Ireland. Call for Pope's encyclical on environment to be promoted.

2015.03.07.

Mickey Harte extolls values of 50s and 60s Ireland

“It was not a time of plenty, but it was spiritually rich” recalls Tyrone football manager.

2015.03.07.

Call for ‘major reform’ of Children & Family Bill

Bill undermines rights of children, despite "government and opposition protestations that the entire Bill is in the ‘best interests’ of children.”

2015.03.06.

Young Irish emigrants open up about emigrating

Minister for the Diaspora launches website providing simple but effective advice and tools to help Irish emigrants deal with the challenges of emigration.

2015.03.06.

We have a duty to care for the elderly: Pope

Pope Francis encourages healthcare professionals and medical students to specialise in palliative care.

2015.03.06.

LENT, Week 4, Thursday

– Thursday of the fourth week in Lent – Gospel: Jn 5:43 I have come in the name of my Father and you refuse to accept me.   Reflection for the Day To say ‘In the name of God, Father of us all’ is to say ‘in the name of justice, equality, compassion and love’.

2015.03.05.

Church must listen to married couples: Archbishop

The sacrament of marriage is a sacrament given for the building up of the Church.

2015.03.05.

Planning granted for Nano Nagle centre in Cork

Presentation Sisters want historic 244-year-old South Presentation Centre to be a place that preserves the ethos and philosophy of founder, Venerable Nano Nagle.

2015.03.05.

Cardinal Turkson pays tribute to St Columbanus

President of the Vatican’s Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace pays first visit to Belfast.

2015.03.05.

Newspaper attack on church commentators slated

Article seems “calculated to try to quash the few dissenting voices” on same sex marriage.

2015.03.04.

World Day of Prayer reflects on reality of Bahamas

Church communities throughout Ireland prepare to pray in solidarity with the Christian women of the Bahamas.

2015.03.04.

Religious urged to get involved in tobacco row

Japan Tobacco International planning to take the Government to court over its attempts to introduce plain tobacco containers.

2015.03.04.

Cathedral gift wrapped for blood & organ donation

Massive red ribbon launches FleshandBlood campaign highlighting the thousands of people who benefit from blood donation and the lives transformed by organ donation.

2015.03.03.

Teens use their tech skills to help adults

Adults learn how to access the internet and stay in contact with loved ones at home and abroad thanks to the voluntary efforts of secondary school students.

2015.03.03.

Kilmore Pastoral Centre marks 10th anniversary

New website will support and promote the activities of the pastoral centre as well as other pastoral initiatives throughout the diocese of Kilmore.

2015.03.03.

The key to child protection is education: expert

Over 5.2 million adults and children have gone through the safe environment programme in the US - Mgr Steve Rossetti.

2015.03.02.
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