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Pope announces day of prayer for care of creation

“Living our vocation to be protectors of God’s handiwork is essential to a life of virtue; it is not an optional or a secondary aspect of our Christian experience.”

2015.08.11.

Reduction of levy on electricity bills too small: SVP

The SVP has seen the amount it pays for energy costs for those who can’t afford to pay increase steadily over the last number of years.

2015.08.11.

Council of Europe honours Irish missionary nun

Sr Dr Maura Lynch MMM, a doctor-surgeon and obstetrician, recognised for her ground-breaking work with women devastated by obstetric fistula in Africa.

2015.08.11.

New York meets Knock as 178 US pilgrims arrive

“My pilgrims from America join with me in thanking God for the grace and mercy the Lord and his Holy Mother have lavished upon this magnificent shrine” - Cardinal Dolan.

2015.08.10.

Concerns over the teaching of RE in Irish schools

Report by UCC academics says there needs to be a very significant improvement in the teaching of RE as many pupils and some teachers see it as a doss subject.

2015.08.10.

Pope recalls horror of Hiroshima and Nagasaki

Nuclear bombings in August 1945 are a “symbol of the enormous destructive power of humanity when it makes a distorted use of scientific and technical progress”.

2015.08.10.

Special prayers to be said in Cloyne for refugees

“The loss of such high numbers of innocent lives at sea resonates strongly with the Irish experience of the ‘coffin ships’ during the time of the Great Famine” – Bishop Crean.

2015.08.09.

Benedictine nun’s anti-mining advocacy honoured

Sr Stella Matutina's campaigning on behalf of the rights of the native peoples of Mindanao recognised by City of Weimar human rights award.

2015.08.09.

Former seminary to host international reunion

For the first time ever, former students who did not reach ordination, have also been invited back to international reunion at St Patrick's College Thurles.

2015.08.09.

Former BBC journalist turned nun receives the veil

Martina Purdy and former family lawyer Elaine Kelly embark on the next stage of their journey into religious life, as Adoration Sisters welcome new postulant.

2015.08.08.

Pope Francis decries persecution of Christians

“I renew the hope that the international community not remain silent and inert in front of these intolerable crimes."

2015.08.08.

Wexford community rallies behind Carmelite Sisters

The people of New Ross lend support to local Carmelite monastery as it prepares to celebrate its bicentenary in 2016.

2015.08.08.

True love for God leads to unity: Shia Imam

The problem is that people love God but in a way that is not right." Some have a "possessive love for God: 'That is my God, not your God': Dr Mohammed Ali Shomali.

2015.08.07.

PLC blasts Amnesty’s 8th amendment rally

Amnesty Ireland has abandoned founding principles and is now a de facto abortion lobby group PLC accuses.

2015.08.07.

Bells toll on 70th anniversary of Hiroshima bombing

Mayor of Hiroshima Kazumi Matsui calls for the abolition of nuclear weapons and the creation of security systems that do not rely on military might.

2015.08.07.

Pope urges true welcome for divorced & remarried

"They are not excommunicated, and should not be treated as such, but rather must be encouraged, with their families, to participate in the Church’s life."

2015.08.06.

Ruhama opposes Amnesty’s ‘sex workers’ proposal

"This policy fails on many levels to recognise the violence, coercion, poverty and other vulnerabilities that draw so many vulnerable women and girls into the sex trade.”

2015.08.06.

Proclaim Good News of all of Creation: Bishop Kelly

Bishop of Achonry leds the annual pilgrimage to Máméan last Sunday and urged the faithful to look after and preserve God's handiwork.

2015.08.06.

Parents taking the strain on school costs: Barnardos

In 2015, from the youngest to the oldest student the cost of going to school is €365 - €785 respectively.

2015.08.05.

Archbishop Martin opens novena to St John Vianney

"The Christian, even in really difficult situations, can never give into hopelessness, nor can the Christian give in to judgmentalism towards others."

2015.08.05.

Tributes for Team Ireland’s outstanding achievements

Success is "a reminder to the Government that people with special needs and their families must be given every support available” - PLC.

2015.08.05.

Nigerian priests set to begin ministry in Kilmore

Introduction of overseas missionaries aims to offset the decline and ageing profile of Kilmore's priests.

2015.08.04.

Great signs of hope for inter-religious dialogue

Strong Irish presence and involvement at first jointly hosted Focolare summer gathering at Hope University in Liverpool.

2015.08.04.

Ebola vaccine in Guinea shows promising results

Vaccine so far shows 100% efficacy in individuals, but more conclusive evidence is needed on its capacity to protect populations.

2015.08.04.

“Right to die will quickly become duty to die”

Bishop of Shrewsbury expresses serious concerns over new private members' bill on assisted dying due to be introduced into British parliament in September.

2015.08.03.

Singing Priests to mark Galway Cathedral Jubilee

Platinum selling group, which is made up of three Catholic priests, have recorded four albums and written a book recounting their musical journey.

2015.08.03.

Death of US Catholic peace activist Jerry Berrigan

A prophet and a peacemaker, Berrigan's legacy is simple: "God is peace. Peace is God" - Bishop Thomas Costello.

2015.08.03.

Fr McVerry awarded ‘Spirit of Mother Jones’ honour

“We are satisfied that Mother Jones, if she was alive today, would have been very proud of Fr Peter for his ability to highlight the social injustice of homelessness.”

2015.08.02.

Patriarch Gregorios III criticises West’s help to ISIS

"If the West helps moderates in Syria in a direct way, it is helping ISIS in an indirect way.

2015.08.02.

200th anniversary of the ordination of St John Vianney

Dublin parish to honour Curé d’Ars’ feast day and his priesthood with a novena.

2015.08.02.
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