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Pope sends message to Carrickmines families

Prominent Limerick priest calls on local authorities to work with Travelling community to improve safety on overcrowded and substandard halting sites.

2015.10.21.

Project Messiah adds extra performance for charity

Challenge is to learn G.F. Handel’s masterpiece 'The Messiah' in six weeks and perform it at the start of Advent.

2015.10.21.

CofI marks 25 years since first female ordination

Bishop notes "serious decline in vocations to the ministry" in those Churches that do not ordain women.

2015.10.21.

Portora Royal School toasts Venerable John Sullivan

Church of Ireland archbishop describes Jesuit priest as "a sign of ecumenical respectfulness and a form of spiritual reconciliation in a post-Troubles Ireland".

2015.10.20.

Some of Budget’s childcare provisions welcomed

Pockets of positive investment in Budget a sign the Government is repairing some of the damage austerity has had on children: Barnardos.

2015.10.20.

Ombudsman warns of normalisation of euthanasia

If euthanasia becomes normalised, people who may not appear to have quality of life may feel pressurised to end their lives - Emily O'Reilly.

2015.10.20.

Parents of St Thérèse of Lisieux canonised in Rome

Louis and Zélie Martin are the first married couple with children to become saints in Church history.

2015.10.19.

Schedule for Pope Francis’s visit to Africa unveiled

Irish missionary, Fr Eddie Murphy, believes the papal visit will highlight the extent to which the Church in Africa is dynamic and still growing.

2015.10.19.

Irish theologian & journalist present book to Pope

Companion and Study Guide to the Encyclical Laudato Si is now on its second print run.

2015.10.19.

ACCORD worked with 60,000 people last year

The canonisation of married couple Blessed Louis and Zèile Martin, parents of St Thérèse of Lisieux, is the first in the history of the Church.

2015.10.18.

Pontiff marks 50th anniversary of Synod of Bishops

Cardinal Vincent Nichols highlights the importance and influence of the Synod of Bishops on the life and mission of the Church in Europe.

2015.10.18.

Bishop Browne launches new Ógra Beo programme

Faith-based parish programme is geared towards post primary young people.

2015.10.18.

Bishop outlines Ferns’ safeguarding progress

"Unintended consequences" of the focus on the mechanics of safeguarding and zero tolerance highlighted.

2015.10.17.

Churches shouldn’t rush to abandon their schools

Secularist approach to the study of faiths in new programme 'Education about Religions and Beliefs & Ethics' may even be imposed on faith-based schools.

2015.10.17.

Galway abbey launches restoration fundraiser

The Abbey of St Francis was built in 1836 and dedicated to ‘The Immaculate Conception’ - the first church in Ireland to bear this title.

2015.10.17.

May God reward him & comfort all of you in your grief

Message of sympathy from Archbishop Eamon Martin read at the Funeral Mass of slain Garda, Anthony Golden.

2015.10.16.

‘Church must reflect the importance of women’

“I believe that we have not yet come up with a profound theology of womanhood in the Church” - Bishop Donal McKeown of Derry.

2015.10.16.

Homeless campaigner says action needed on drugs

“It is up to communities and parents to be as educated as possible to spot warning signs of drug abuse in teenagers and young adults.”

2015.10.16.

‘The Church needs to listen and converse more’

Preparation for Limerick's synod in 2016 continues as diocese hears from business, sporting, local government and arts communities.

2015.10.15.

Mongolia’s first Catholic bishop to visit London

“World Mission Sunday is an opportunity for the family of the Church to support its youngest member, the Church of Mongolia.”

2015.10.15.

Pope asks forgiveness for the Church’s scandals

“I would like, in the name of the Church, to ask for forgiveness for the scandals which recently have fallen both on Rome and the Vatican.”

2015.10.15.

Charities warn that Budget2016 fails the homeless

"There is nothing to slow down the shocking number of families becoming homeless."

2015.10.14.

New guide to help homeless access services

In some cases, families and individuals entitled to support have spent time sleeping rough due to a lack of information: Crosscare.

2015.10.14.

CofI archbishop concerned over plight of refugees

“The common good seems to have gone off our national and ecclesiastical radar over the last half-decade" Archbishop Jackson warns.

2015.10.14.

‘Ireland is still marked by a very strong family culture’

Archbishop suggests it is too simplistic to infer that an authentic Christian culture of marriage has disappeared on the basis of the referendum.

2015.10.13.

Leading priest sociologist dies in Kerry house fire

Tributes paid following tragic death of 82-year-old retired lecturer and local historian Fr Gearoid O'Donnchada.

2015.10.13.

Poverty and political volatility cause refugee crisis

Nobel laureate for economics warns “What we are seeing now is the result of 100s of years of unequal development which has left a lot of the world behind.”

2015.10.13.

Primate offers prayers for victims of Louth shootings

Archbishop Eamon Martin describes double shooting as a "tragic incident which has devastated families" & rocked a "peaceful parish community.”

2015.10.12.

Bishop Leahy makes preparations for Synod 2016

‘Limerick: What is our Mission?’ will bring together people from the world of business, the arts, sport, politics, the heads of third level colleges and city councillors.

2015.10.12.

Kidnapped Syrian Catholic priest is freed

Fr Jacques Mourad released after five months as Pope says he is following with great concern what is happening in Syria, Iraq, Jerusalem and West Bank.

2015.10.12.
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