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IMU talks to celebrate 50 years of Ad Gentes

October - mission month - will see a series of seminars take place every Thursday evening on the impact of the Ad Gentes decree on the mission activity of the Church.

2015.09.20.

Crosscare supports modular housing initiative

There needs to be a clear exit strategy from modular housing and the use of hotels for families.

2015.09.20.

Trad for Trócaire launches 6th annual campaign

“In 2014, people held hundreds of ‘Trad for Trócaire’ sessions all across the country and raised a total of €65,000.”

2015.09.20.

Bishop Crean presides at reburial of Thomas Kent

"He and others sowed the seeds of the flowering of a new political dispensation which would become the Republic of Ireland, of which we are all beneficiaries."

2015.09.19.

Syrian refugee family already housed at Vatican

The family, consisting of a father, mother and their two children, are from Damascus and are Greek Melkite Catholics.

2015.09.19.

Glenstal Abbey considering co-ed option

“It seems unnatural that families who choose this school for their sons cannot send their daughters there as well.”

2015.09.19.

Do not abandon the victims of this crisis: Pope

On Syria and Iraq Pontiff appeals, “We need to find a solution, which is never a violent one, because violence only creates new wounds”.

2015.09.18.

Review of parish pastoral councils in Dublin diocese

Over 10 years ago, Archbishop Martin began promoting the concept of lay people working in partnership with clergy in running parishes.

2015.09.18.

Irish soprano looking forward to performing for Pope

Derry-born Margaret Keys will sing for the Pontiff next week as he makes his first visit to the USA.

2015.09.18.

Martin & Nichols lend support to Holy Land Christians

Widespread dismay at continuing construction of Cremisan Valley wall which will separate 58 Christian families from their lands and livelihood.

2015.09.17.

Strong Church presence at Ploughing Championship

Over 1,000 suggestions sent in for the 'Poem for the Ploughing' competition and the six chosen by Bishop Nulty will be on display in the Kildare & Leighlin tent.

2015.09.17.

Dublin conference on the impact of climate change

Professor John Fitzgerald, chair of the advisory committee to the Government on the environment, will address the conference on ‘Ecology and Economics’.

2015.09.17.

Fr McVerry welcomes prefabs in short term

Call for modular housing to start coming on stream for the homeless before Christmas.

2015.09.16.

Culture Night to explain role of priests in 1916 Rising

Twenty priests from ten parishes were involved in ministering to those caught up in the events of Easter week on both sides of the divide.

2015.09.16.

Tributes paid to clergyman who drowned in Achill

Rev Roger Grainger was “gregarious and gifted” and had only recently bought a cottage at Doogort on the island.

2015.09.16.

Pro Life Campaign questions election promises

Taoiseach refuses to commit to repealing 8th Amendment while Tánaiste confirms repeal of the Amendment will be part of Labour's manifesto.

2015.09.15.

Grandparents can play a key role in catechesis

Bishop Brendan Leahy urges grandparents to help their grandchildren in the faith at 2015 Catholic Grandparents Pilgrimage in Knock.

2015.09.15.

Catholic colleges in Limerick & Thurles to merge

Incorporation of St Patrick's College by Mary Immaculate College will establish one of the biggest teacher-training colleges outside Dublin.

2015.09.15.

Pope urges closer cooperation on climate change

“Science & technology have placed in our hands unprecedented power: it is our duty towards humanity, the poor and future generations, to use it for the common good.”

2015.09.14.

Rev Harold Good urges politicians to find a solution

Methodist clergyman who oversaw decommissioning of IRA weapons warns years of work could be lost if the devolved administration implodes.

2015.09.14.

Primate among bishops in Holy Land solidarity visit

Presidents of Bishops' Conferences of Europe visit Holy Land to “express solidarity” with Christians and others suffering there.

2015.09.14.

The Holy Family were refugees in Egypt: Bishop

“Once again the ugly consequences of war have caused multitudes of good people to take great risks as they seek refuge in foreign lands.”

2015.09.13.

200 demand priest be appointed to Meath parish

Ballymore is unlikely to have a resident priest again as Bishop Michael Smith of Meath has said he no longer has enough priests.

2015.09.13.

Church is not just a Church of the perfect: Archbishop

"We remember in our prayers those who have had to flee from their homelands that they may find peace through the welcome of believers in Jesus Christ."

2015.09.13.

Annulment reform doesn’t solve issue of divorced

President of the German bishops’ conference says the problem of Catholics who are divorced and remarried must be addressed by the synod.

2015.09.12.

UK parliament votes down assisted suicide bill

“I welcome Parliament’s recognition of the grave risks that this bill posed to the lives of our society’s most vulnerable people” - Archbishop Peter Smith.

2015.09.12.

Clonfert to welcome two priests from Nigeria

Parish priests from the Diocese of Jalingo will take up appointments for a period of three years with the option of staying for longer.

2015.09.12.

Job Vacancy at Church Support Group

A vacancy has arisen for a leader to head up www.catholicireland.net and join with the heads of the other sectors to contribute to the growth and success of the overall group.

2015.09.11.

Minister gives back car to SVP after draw win

Skoda Fabia which Minister Kevin Humphreys won in an SVP raffle is worth €18,000.

2015.09.11.

Trócaire welcomes Govt decision on 4,000 refugees

It is “heartening to see that priority will be given to unaccompanied minors and that family reunification will be supported” - Eamonn Meehan.

2015.09.11.
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