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Launch of ‘Robin Hood’ tax campaign in Ireland

Proposed tax could generate up to €320m a year and could help address the housing crisis, child poverty, or the effects of climate change.

2016.01.21.

PLC welcomes pro-life motion by Kerry councillors

One Day More urges doctors to acknowledge the enormous benefits of continuing with pregnancies in the case of life-limiting conditions.

2016.01.21.

Capuchin conference to mark 400 years in Ireland

Talks will look at the role the friars in the 1916 Rising, War of Independence and the Celtic Cultural Revival, as well as at the height of the penal persecution.

2016.01.21.

January

The Pope has made a revolutionary move with the introduction of his very own video to promote prayer worldwide for his monthly intention. This is the first of twelve to be launched in the months ahead. In this two minute film he calls powerfully on people of different faiths around the world to work together

2016.01.20.

Urgent action needed to tackle homeless crisis

“It seems to be almost explicit Government policy that people are expected to live below that poverty line and we see the consequences” - Mike Allen of Focus Ireland.

2016.01.20.

Bishop Leahy pays tribute to Minister’s brother

Fr Jim Noonan was an Irish missionary priest with the Kiltegan Fathers and served in Nigeria for 47 years.

2016.01.20.

Rising is a reminder of the danger of deafness

"What lessons can be learnt ... in order to shape an Ireland that is confidently inclusive, peaceful, just, compassionate and prosperous?"

2016.01.20.

150th jubilee of ‘Mother of Perpetual Help’ begins

Jubilee pilgrimage will begin in Limerick on the evening of 4 April 2016 and the icon will then travel to every cathedral in the Irish Church's 26 dioceses.

2016.01.19.

Richest 1% has more than all the rest – Oxfam

“Rather than an economy that works for the prosperity of all, we have instead created a global economy for the 1%" - Oxfam Ireland.

2016.01.19.

Redemptorists leave Marianella after 50 years

“Our ministries continue to thrive despite difficulties like older age, lack of vocations."

2016.01.19.

Tribute paid on 10th anniversary to Pieta House

Church in Ireland and farther afield contributed greatly to the level of taboo which surrounded suicide, acknowledges Archbishop Diarmuid Martin.

2016.01.18.

CofI Primate defends decision on US Church

Archbishop Richard Clarke, who attended the Canterbury meeting, said people need to read the statement “very carefully rather than the headlines that have been put on it”.

2016.01.18.

Irish schoolgirl writes song in support of PREDA

Róisín Seoighe entered song competition after viewing ‘Kids Behind Bars’ which gives an insight into the plight of vulnerable and destitute children in the Philippines.

2016.01.18.

Biblical revelation urges us to welcome the stranger

We should not view migrants just from the standpoint of their status but "as people whose dignity is to be protected and are capable of contributing to progress": Pope.

2016.01.17.

New Knock mosaic to be unveiled next month

Team of mosaic-makers from Italy are in Knock to assemble Irish artist PJ Lynch's depiction of the 1879 apparition.

2016.01.17.

Two Pallottine students ordained as deacons

Youth 2000 and Medjugorje played a part in vocation stories of Rev Brendan McCarrick sac and Rev Jaimie Twohig sac.

2016.01.17.

Irish bishop critical of Israeli land grab in West Bank

Bishop John McAreavey compares land grab to 16th century Irish plantations and calls for recognition of the state of Palestine by Ireland.

2016.01.16.

Bishops must lead by example: Dr Nulty

“By opening a door, we are door-keepers, we have got to reach out as well as moving in” - Bishop of Kildare & Leighlin.

2016.01.16.

Vatican treats homeless to day at the circus

Showers, haircuts and shaves were also available as well as a team of doctors, nurses and medical students offering check-ups and health advice.

2016.01.16.

Pope’s first book goes on sale in Ireland

In its nine chapters, 'The Name of God is Mercy' expands on the Pope's understanding of God's mercy which he describes as "God's identity card".

2016.01.15.

Shiite leader urges return of Christians’ homes

On a visit to Dublin 'Vicar of Baghdad' Canon Andrew White recounts persecution of Christians in Middle East.

2016.01.15.

Respond! sees first Community Studies graduates

Some of the graduates were unemployed while others worked for charities like Crosscare, Peter McVerry Trust, Age Action Ireland & the Simon Community.

2016.01.15.

Ireland’s record on children’s rights under spotlight

Ministerfor Children, Dr James Reilly, to give a presentation to the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child in Geneva today.

2016.01.14.

Immigration is here to stay: Bishop Buckley

"Remember you too were treated harshly abroad, building London’s underground, the mines of Yorkshire, in the docks of Boston or in the new cities of Sydney and Perth."

2016.01.14.

Prayers to St Dymphna for Blue Monday promoted

The Mental Health Project of the Bishops' Conference of England & Wales is raising awareness of the patron saint of mental illness.

2016.01.14.

Church in the Philippines is “a carrier of hope”

Ahead of IEC2016, Bishop Kevin Doran pays tribute to Filipino faithful “who are not afraid to acknowledge themselves as Christian".

2016.01.13.

Tuam archdiocese ready for adoration in parishes

Programme run by the Apostolate of Eucharistic Adoration's National Training Team is structured in such a way that it will not increase the workload of priests.

2016.01.13.

‘A star has fallen but his light will continue’

Priest tells mourners at funeral Mass for Christy O'Connor Jnr in Galway Cathedral, "His leaving has left our world a poorer place. He was one in a million!”

2016.01.13.

31 trafficked women sought help in Ireland

2015 was the second busiest year since the Immigrant Council of Ireland started work in this area a decade ago.

2016.01.12.

Cardinal Ravasi tweets tribute to David Bowie

“Ground Control to Major Tom/Commencing countdown, engines on/ Check ignition/and may God's love be with you.”

2016.01.12.
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