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Church leaders seek to end migrants’ exploitation

Under a plan to be published on Wednesday, the EU is expected to impose migrant quotas on the 28 countries of the Union.

2015.05.12.

The Marriage Referendum: 22 May 2015

“Children have a right to grow up in a family with a father and a mother capable of creating a suitable environment for the child’s growth and emotional development.”

2015.05.11.

Yes vote may impact on ACCORD bishop warns

“I have serious concerns about the blunt refusal to give any real guarantees regarding freedom of religion in relation to the referendum."

2015.05.11.

Nichols warns Cameron of challenges ahead

Results “cannot disguise a deeply divided nation, one which has rarely been more fragile and is heading into a precarious future.”

2015.05.11.

Respond! CEO Fr Patrick Cogan to retire

Franciscan was one of the founder members of Respond! in 1981 and has been its CEO for over 30 years during which time 5,500 homes have been built.

2015.05.11.

Three bishops address marriage referendum

“A society that identifies the two parties in marriage as spouse I and spouse II has lost sight of a deep truth of human nature" - Archbishop Neary.

2015.05.10.

Archbishop Martin warns of growing housing crisis

"In the coming months existing services will experience enormous strain and many of those entering homelessness will be children.”

2015.05.10.

Thousands are alive thanks to 8th amendment

Pro Life Campaign rejects yet another attack on the pro-life amendment.

2015.05.10.

NI election a good result for pro life candidates

Elected MPs urged to be a voice for the unborn at Westminster.

2015.05.09.

VE Day reminds us of our responsibilities: COMECE

“The fact that we owe our freedom to others means that this commemoration brings us face to face with our own responsibilities. Freedom and responsibility are inseparable.”

2015.05.09.

‘Criminal Minds’ actor to receive St Pio Award

Tony and Emmy-winning actor and director Joe Mantegna to be honoured at inaugural St Pio Foundation awards.

2015.05.09.

Ecumenical Bible Week begins on Pentecost Sunday

Representatives of Ireland's main Christian churches will explore and study the application of the Word of God to life and culture through 32 events at 15 venues.

2015.05.08.

CAFOD mourns Irish nun Sr Maura O’Donohue

"Dedicated and doggedly persistent, she was an example of God-centred religious life."

2015.05.08.

Red nuns invite women to look at monastic life

The sisters support themselves by making altar breads and candles but most of their life gravitates around prayer.

2015.05.08.

Archbishop gives his reasons for voting No

“We are all children of a male and a female and this must have relevance to our understanding of the way children should be nurtured and educated."

2015.05.07.

Memorial service for children killed in 1916

President Higgins suggests Ireland can best remember the children killed in 1916 by ensuring that today's children fulfill their potential in peace and security.

2015.05.07.

Bishop Storey addresses 1916 Mass at Arbour Hill

Decade of Commemorations presents a vital opportunity for every part of the Church on this island, not only to remember the past, but to create and shape the future.

2015.05.07.

New study on implications of changing Article 41

Preference for motherhood and fatherhood likely to become unconstitutional under new Article if referendum passed.

2015.05.06.

Church to review civil role in marriage after vote

“Will those who continue to sincerely believe that marriage is between a man and a woman be forced to act against their faith and conscience?”

2015.05.06.

NI school remembers nuns killed in car crash

Commemoration Mass held at Mercy Primary School in Belfast and special memorial garden opened at the nuns’ former home.

2015.05.06.

Bishop slates employers over zero-hour contracts

Practice involves workers who have to be available on a full-time basis but with a guarantee of no more than 25% actual employment and income.

2015.05.05.

Thousands more migrants rescued at sea

Ireland has the ninth lowest number of asylum applications in the EU, with just 6,560 people having sought asylum over the last five years.

2015.05.05.

New priest ordained for Down and Connor

“We need to keep alive among us a spirit of care and support for our priests, as numbers diminish, priests grow older and pastoral expectations increase”: Bishop Treanor.

2015.05.05.

This is not a single-issue referendum: Bishop Nulty

“At a time when we place emphasis on the richness of pluralism and ... diversity, it is a contradiction to minimise human differences. A father is not the same as a mother.”

2015.05.04.

Bishop Smith decries lack of debate over CFR bill

The search for equality in our society will not be advanced by undermining the very cornerstone on which a just and stable society is built.

2015.05.04.

Women and girls rescued from Boko Haram

The Nigerian army has found graves containing hundreds of decomposing bodies including those of women and children in Damasak, Borno State.

2015.05.04.

Yes campaign misunderstand ‘equality’: Primate

If society imposes a 'new orthodoxy' of 'gender-neutral' marriage... what will we be expected to teach children in school about marriage?

2015.05.03.

“I ached for my father”: woman raised by lesbians

"Legalising gay marriage is a misguided way to show our love towards the gay community."

2015.05.03.

Nominations invited for Mgr Hugh O’Flaherty Award

The 2015 recipient will be announced in late August and presented with the award on Saturday 31 October during the 8th Hugh O’Flaherty Memorial Week.

2015.05.03.

Archbishops decry ongoing homeless crisis

Catholic and Church of Ireland Primates give joint blessing to sculptor Tim Schmalz’s seven foot bronze work depicting Jesus as a homeless man sleeping on a park bench.

2015.05.02.
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