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New coordinator to offer structure for lay mission involvement in Church

Returned lay missionaries have much to offer Church and society in Ireland says newly appointed leader of  Lay Mission Union of Ireland. 

2015.07.22.

President Higgins to address Paris climate summit today

'Summit of Consciences for the Climate' focuses on citizen involvement. Meanwhile Trócaire disappointed that Climate Bill shelved till after summer recess. "This latest delay will see us lose yet more time completing legislation on what is the most pressing issue facing the planet today," says Trócaire Executive Director.

2015.07.21.

Hundreds turn out to venerate relic of St Teresa of Avila

St Teresa's walking stick at monastery in Firhouse this morning, and Carmelite monastery in Delgany Co. Wicklow this afternoon before continuing tour to south and west of Ireland.

2015.07.21.

Irish Farmers Association encourages farmers in Ethopia

The struggle of farmers in Ethiopia is the same as that of rural Ireland in the past says Eddie Downey Irish Farmers Association (IFA) President who has visited the country.

2015.07.21.

Primate affirms role and message of Pioneers

Alcohol is a factor in half of the suicides in Ireland and more people die each day from alcohol-related problems than on our roads.

2015.07.20.

Global Mercy youth leaders meet in Dublin

“For me Catherine McCauley was a real icon, a feminist icon, in the way she challenged the status quo of her time and prioritised supporting vulnerable women and girls."

2015.07.20.

Bishop Phonsie presides at his first ordination

Fr Shane (27) is the newest priest in Waterford & Lismore and one of fifteen ordinations to the Irish Church this summer in what has been a bumper year for vocations.

2015.07.20.

200,000 German Catholics depart Church in 2014

22% rise on the departure of 178,805 Catholics in 2013. Only 2,809 entered the Church in 2014 and 6,314 were readmitted.

2015.07.19.

Tributes paid to Irish missionary killed in Liberia

24-year-old Director of the Liberia Mission of the Franciscan Works charity arrived in West African country in February 2013.

2015.07.19.

Hundreds of Cursillo pilgrims finish walk in Knock

Annual five-day Cursillo camino ends at the National Shrine as pilgrims from Derry, Dublin, Cork and Belfast pour into Knock later today.

2015.07.19.

Priests targeted in robberies in Northern Ireland

Belfast priest "traumatised" after being held hostage, while two priests in Omagh held at gunpoint days earlier.

2015.07.18.

TD shocked by abortion agency’s sale of baby parts

Planned Parenthood executive admits the use of partial-birth abortions to supply intact body parts.

2015.07.18.

Call for worldwide celebration of Grandparents

A dedicated day for grandparents would recognise that “grandparents are the anchor in families - they are anchored by faith.”

2015.07.18.

Pope’s encyclical sells out within first two weeks

Laudato Si is best-seller on non-fiction list in July with a number of other theology and spirituality books proving popular summer reads.

2015.07.17.

OLA Provincial elected new president of IMU

"The IMU has a responsibility to do what we can to keep mission alive in this country as we struggle with the many questions posed to our faith and missionary commitment."

2015.07.17.

‘Europe is a project of reconciliation not division’

President of the Commission of the Bishops' Conferences of the European Union (COMECE), Cardinal Reinhard Marx comments on the Greek crisis.

2015.07.17.

Trócaire focuses on Sustainable Development Goals

Ireland, as a matter of urgency, must play its part in ensuring these goals are adequately financed: Eamonn Meehan of Trócaire.

2015.07.16.

Irish Embassy in Vatican cost €32,000 to run in 2014

The bill is one of the smallest bills the Irish Government has had to pay for its embassy service.

2015.07.16.

Lineup for National Novena in Knock announced

Cardinal Timothy Dolan of New York and Primate of All Ireland, Archbishop Eamon Martin, among speakers at this year's novena.

2015.07.16.

PLC tells UN there is no right to abortion

“One woman broke down in tears when speaking of how she regretted her abortion."

2015.07.15.

Irish missionaries – comforting the world’s afflicted

Report on the work of Irish missionaries in the Philippines and Korea helping the marginalised and most disadvantaged.

2015.07.15.

Tax cuts will not deliver a fairer society SJI warns

Think tank urges Government to invest in social infrastructure and services which "will pave the way for a more sustainable and equitable future".

2015.07.15.

Pope pledges to study the lot of the middle classes

Hammer and sickle crucifix "was not offensive to me" Pope states as he pays tribute to Fr Luís Espinal's protest art.

2015.07.14.

Contact with elderly neighbours a priority: survey

New research published ahead of Macra na Feirme's ‘Know Your Neighbour Campaign’ identifies issues of concern for rural communities.

2015.07.14.

Govt blamed over sepsis guidelines failure

The Pro Life Campaign has accused the Government of exploiting the Savita Halappanavar case to get abortion legislation instead of prioritising patient safety.

2015.07.14.

All faiths mark National Day of Commemoration

Archbishop prayed “for peace in our world, for a future where enmity injustice and division are healed and the horrors of war are no more.”

2015.07.13.

Diocese criticises political parties’ church collections

Political parties which have advocated policies and introduced legislation undermining marriage and the right to life of the unborn unwelcome at church gates.

2015.07.13.

Valentia Island to be left without resident priest

Decline in vocations makes itself felt in the Diocese of Kerry as retiring parish priest will not be replaced.

2015.07.13.

Pope praises women of Paraguay at Caacupe

In his homily at the shrine of the Virgin of Caacupe, the Pope linked his admiration of Paraguayan women with his devotion to Our Lady.

2015.07.12.

Two priests robbed at gunpoint in Co Tyrone

Clerics unharmed when presbyteries targeted by armed robbers on Saturday morning.

2015.07.12.
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