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‘I come as a pilgrim of peace’ – Pope Francis in CAR

"To all those who make unjust use of the weapons of this world, I make this appeal: lay down these instruments of death!"

2015.11.30.

Trócaire urges Taoiseach to show leadership in Paris

“The fact that these talks are being held when millions along eastern Africa are experiencing chronic food shortages due to drought highlights exactly what is at stake."

2015.11.30.

Redemptorists launch annual Limerick hamper appeal

Appeal on behalf of Limerick's poorest began 33 years ago and more than 6,000 hampers were donated across the city and county last Christmas.

2015.11.30.

Bishop Crean confirms priest’s defrocking for abuse

Daniel Duane's appeal to the CDF over his dismissal from the priesthood over child sexual abuse rejected by the Vatican.

2015.11.29.

1.3m people experiencing deprivation in Ireland

230,000 children are at risk of poverty – up 12,000 in a single year warns Social Justice Ireland.

2015.11.29.

Mechanic says life experiences will benefit priesthood

Thirty-nine-year-old Co Offaly native Rev Noel Weir will be ordained to the priesthood next Sunday by Bishop Michael Smith of Meath.

2015.11.29.

‘Mercy in the Mall’ gets great public reaction

Twenty priests will make themselves available in Shannon shopping centre for prayer, confession and chats on 8 December to "proclaim message of mercy".

2015.11.28.

New book evaluates Ireland’s response to Vatican II

“I think it is profoundly unfortunate that the voice of the bishops is not heard in this book and I know that voice was sought" - Baroness Nuala O'Loan.

2015.11.28.

Pope praises Uganda’s treatment of refugees

Pontiff calls for “good and transparent governance, integral human development and a wide and just distribution” of Africa’s goods.

2015.11.28.

Pope to meet Irish nun Sr Mary Killeen in Nairobi

Irish missionary is helping over half a million of Kenya's poorest eking out an existence in a slum with inadequate sanitation, medical, educational and water services.

2015.11.27.

Couples do not divorce or separate lightly: Accord

As Ireland marks 20th anniversary of introduction of civil divorce, one in four marriages are ending in separation or divorce.

2015.11.27.

23,000 ‘confession cards’ distributed across Cloyne

New Evangelisation has already begun in the diocese, according to Archdeacon, based on the hunger in the hearts of many for a new spirit in their lives.

2015.11.27.

Bishop Nulty presides at ordination of Jesuit priest

"The renewal of the Irish Church will be strengthened by the determination of men who see priesthood as a second life choice and respond generously."

2015.11.26.

UK cinemas ban Lord’s Prayer advert

“I find it extraordinary that cinemas rule that it is inappropriate for an advert on prayer to be shown in the week before Christmas when we celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ."

2015.11.26.

Pope Francis begins six-day visit to Africa in Kenya

“We have a responsibility to pass on the beauty of nature in its integrity to future generations, and an obligation to exercise a just stewardship of the gifts we have received."

2015.11.26.

Kerry diocesan pastoral plan (2016-2020) launched

“There are great challenges ahead. We have great gifts and strengths as we face them. Appreciate the strength of your parish and the whole diocesan family."

2015.11.25.

Reporters Without Borders criticises Vatican trial

Trial of two journalists for publishing expose books using leaked information poses a threat to freedom of the press.

2015.11.25.

‘Mad Hair Day’ to raise funds for cemetery children

"Almost 2,000 people, who have nothing, live in the cemetery in Manila; they are born, live and die there”: Jackie Pallas of the Society of Missionary Children.

2015.11.25.

World Health Organisation slow to respond to Ebola

“People at WHO were aware that there was an Ebola outbreak that was getting out of control by spring…and yet, it took until August to declare a public health emergency.”

2015.11.24.

Walk of Light brings Advent message to the capital

“As Christmas approaches with glitter, jingles and lights in shops and streets, we set out and declare publicly and together that Christ is the light that has come into the world."

2015.11.24.

Archbishop Eamon launches online Advent Calendar

“This year, the beginning of our Catholic new year will coincide with our preparations for a Jubilee Year of Mercy."

2015.11.24.

Dominicans bid sad farewell to Athy foundation

Association with Co Kildare town dating back to the 13th century comes to an end due to a lack of friars.

2015.11.23.

Minister’s call for repeal of 8th Amendment criticised

Families of babies with life-limiting conditions are discovering too late about the existence of perinatal palliative care as an alternative to abortion: PLC

2015.11.23.

Bishop launches Kerry funeral guide & pastoral plan

Five-year pastoral plan (2016-2020) outlines the diocese’s priorities and is a response to the increased appetite for ongoing training.

2015.11.23.

Memorial to be erected to honour Mgr O’Flaherty

Irish priest hero's role in saving 6,500 Jews and Allied soldiers during World War II to be marked next May.

2015.11.22.

Trócaire’s impact in Kenya praised by Irish delegates

“Thank you Trócaire for not forgetting about me” were the words of one young bed-ridden mother of two.

2015.11.22.

Kerry women’s group wants porn made inaccessible

Call to Minister Alex White follows US bishops' special statement last week on why the production and use of pornography is a sin.

2015.11.22.

Criticism of doctors’ support for Amnesty letter

Life Institute unimpressed that letter promoting abortion contains 838 signatures from doctors in 44 countries which averages less than 20 medics per country.

2015.11.21.

Sr Stan appeals for donations for Christmas campaign

“Christmas should be a time of joy for people to gather and share the happiness of the season in their own homes."

2015.11.21.

‘Priesthood must not be treated as a job’: Pope

Priests should be “authoritative, not authoritarian; firm, but not hard; joyful, but not superficial…in short, shepherds, not functionaries”.

2015.11.21.
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