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Govt urged to press EU on persecuted Christians

Persecution is intensifying, Archbishop Neary warns, with ancient Christian communities driven from their lands through ethnic cleaning.

2015.04.30.

Ambassador pays tribute to missionaries’ legacy

“In Nigeria, everybody knows Ireland. This is, in no small way, due to the sacrifice and dedication of our missionaries.”

2015.04.30.

Parishes given seeds to plant new vocations

Up to 600 parish representatives join Bishop Buckley and members of Cork & Ross' religious orders to mark the Year for Consecrated Life.

2015.04.30.

Lough Derg season opens

Up to 15,000 pilgrims visit Lough Derg every year (mainly from May to September) and this has been steady for the last number of years.

2015.04.29.

Nepalese bishop recalls moment quake struck

Bishop Paul Simick saw houses “falling like a pack of cards” and people “running in all directions to save their lives”.

2015.04.29.

Vatican warns of human-induced climate change

Conference statement says, "Human-induced climate change is a scientific reality, and its decisive mitigation is a moral and religious imperative for humanity."

2015.04.29.

Trócaire pledges €100,000 to Nepal disaster

Emergency appeal launched: Trócaire requests public's support to help it deliver aid to those in dire need in following massive earthquake.

2015.04.28.

Diaries & papers of World War I priest go online

Fr Francis Gleeson was “a priest with extraordinary human qualities; a humble priest whose faith enabled him to do great things in war and peace”: Archbishop Martin.

2015.04.28.

272,000 fewer full-time jobs in Ireland today

Social Justice Ireland warns of "precarious" employment with an increase in the number of part-time jobs which have left many underemployed.

2015.04.28.

Memorial service for victims of Armenian genocide

“We are still faced with the question of the relationship between recognition and response in regard to these events" - Archbishop Michael Jackson.

2015.04.27.

Bishops affirm religious life on Vocations Sunday

Archbishop Martin said he was convinced that there are many young women in today’s Ireland who would be attracted to new forms of association with religious life.

2015.04.27.

Same sex marriages will have ‘right to procreate’

Woman who was the product of 'donor conception' says it is wrong and "should be outlawed by any country which respects human rights".

2015.04.27.

Calls for Co Limerick-born priest to be beatified

Fr Liam Hayes dedicated his life to the poor of Obera where he set up homes for children and adults with severe physical and intellectual disabilities as well as a hospice.

2015.04.26.

Pope prays for victims of Nepalese earthquake

Irish aid agency GOAL has dispatched an emergency response team to assist in relief efforts as Nepal comes to terms with at least 1,300 deaths.

2015.04.26.

Limerick synod should discuss women deacons

“I have been constantly told by people working in the Vatican that they can’t say no to women deacons, they just don’t want to say yes" - Dr Phyllis Zagano.

2015.04.26.

Presbyterian Church backs traditional marriage

"We uphold the historic and Christian view of marriage as exclusively between one man and one woman."

2015.04.25.

Focolare promotes ‘extremism in dialogue’ at UN

War is 'irreligion'. It is never holy, it never has been. God does not want it. Only peace is truly holy because God himself is peace: Maria Voce.

2015.04.25.

Archbishops to bless ‘Homeless Jesus’ sculpture

The sculpture depicts a park bench with a faceless cloaked figure lying on it. Passers-by realise that it depicts Jesus only when they notice the holes in the feet.

2015.04.25.

Pray & Ask: new KandLe vocations campaign

"We haven't been 'praying and inviting' for twenty years, and look where it has got us!" states Vocations Director.

2015.04.24.

Tributes for book on Korean years of IMU chief

"‘Guest from the West’ is a very eloquent and timely read to once again remind us of the valuable contributions of missionaries over the years" - Korean Ambassador.

2015.04.24.

Recover honour for marriage & family: Pope

Pontiff hits out at excesses of patriarchal cultures…multiple forms of ‘machismo’… and the instrumentalisation and commodification of the female body by media.

2015.04.24.

All Ireland campaign against prostitution

Poll finds that 88% of Irish men have never bought sex; just 8% say they have, but not regularly, with 4% not responding.

2015.04.23.

Safeguard the environment Pope Francis appeals

"See the world through the eyes of God the Creator: the earth is an environment to be safeguarded, a garden to be cultivated”.

2015.04.23.

Women entering UK convents hits 25 year high

From a low point of 7 in 2004, the numbers have steadily increased to a high point of 45 in 2014.

2015.04.23.

Concern at 55% rise in homelessness in capital

411 families in emergency accommodation with 911 children according to Dublin Region Homeless Executive (DRHE).

2015.04.22.

Priest to do run to raise awareness of trafficking

“In recent days the large scale loss of life in the Mediterranean Sea has once again highlighted human trafficking as a real and present problem” - Primate.

2015.04.22.

Armenians in Ireland mark centenary of genocide

Weekend of events recalls the 1.5 million Armenians killed by the Ottoman Turks between 1915 and 1923.

2015.04.22.

Disappointment at proposed abortion law change

"It is reassuring that a significant number of MLAs will oppose any moves to discriminate against babies with terminal illness" - PLC.

2015.04.21.

Hopes fading for kidnapped Syrian prelates

Hope of their release remains, although the passing of every week and month “makes this more difficult” Nuncio in Syria states.

2015.04.21.

‘Ethical remembering’ course on Irish history

Jesuit recommends cross-community education and training course at TCD about the 1912-1922 period in Irish/British history.

2015.04.21.
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