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Oxford theologian pays tribute to Fr Gabriel Daly

“Traditionalists have every right to hold reactionary opinions; they have no right to impose them on others in the name of a false conception of orthodoxy.”

2016.02.09.

COMECE hails condemnation of ISIS genocide

“So-called ISIS/Da’ish is committing genocide against Christians and Yazidis and other religious and ethnic minorities."

2016.02.09.

Voters urged to quiz candidates on child poverty

“It is important for every candidate seeking our vote in the coming weeks to understand the appalling extent of child poverty rates in Ireland" - Barnardos.

2016.02.09.

Archbishop Martin decries gangland violence

“Premediated shooting in public places even in the presence of terrified children and innocent bystanders only degrades the humanity of those who do it.”

2016.02.08.

CofI bishop regrets closure of Cork city synagogue

"The closure represents a diminution of the religious pluralism in Cork at a very time when ... greater religious diversity than ever before is a mark of our nation."

2016.02.08.

MLA concerned by thefts from Mass-goers’ cars

"There is a possibility that these could be the work of travelling criminals who travel through the area and target vehicles" - PSNI.

2016.02.08.

Inequalities in health care distressing: Martin

Archbishop of Dublin highlights people’s anxiety over what might happen to them or their children or an elderly relative if they are hit by serious illness.

2016.02.07.

Clerical abuse survivor leaves Vatican commission

“The commission members took a vote and apart from one abstention they agreed that they could no longer continue to work with me.”

2016.02.07.

Charities to receive Black Santa sit out proceeds

€41,400, the largest amount in the Dublin appeal’s 15 year history, collected in the days running up to Christmas.

2016.02.07.

Illness can be a way to draw nearer to God: Pope

Dublin conference today marking World Day of the Sick is 'thank you' to Lourdes volunteers for their support and help throughout the year.

2016.02.06.

Moyross Jesuit selected as ‘Mercy Envoy’ by Pope

Fr Tony O’Riordan invited to Rome to receive the special mandate in person from Pope Francis during an Ash Wednesday ceremony in St Peter's Basilica.

2016.02.06.

Cillian Murphy joins fundraiser for Focus Ireland

Irish actor announced as the campaign ambassador for Radio Nova's 2016 ‘Help Our Homeless Radiothon’ in aid of Focus Ireland.

2016.02.06.

February

The second release of The Pope’s Video focuses on Care of Creation. That we may take good care of creation–a gift freely given–cultivating and protecting it for future generations.   The Pope Video is a new and global initiative launched by the Pope’s Worldwide Prayer Network – Apostleship of Prayer

2016.02.05.

Precious Life mobilises public on abortion in NI

Pro-life group appeals to the public to lobby MLAs as motions due to be debated on 9 February in the Assembly on abortion for life limiting conditions and rape.

2016.02.05.

Plea to parishes to invest in youth ministry

"If we don't have youth ministry on a permanent basis in every decent-sized parish in Ireland, we won't have a Church in the future": Director of NET Ministries Ireland.

2016.02.05.

‘Temperance prevents excess getting a grip’

“It has become so difficult for people to resist the culture of artificial and chemical enhancement for all kinds of performances and entertainment” - Bishop Éamonn Walsh.

2016.02.05.

Catholic schools unfairly criticised Bishop argues

The vast majority of Catholic primary schools are not oversubscribed, which means they accept all students whose parents apply for admission.

2016.02.04.

4 Corners Festival for an open Belfast

“We gave a subtitle to the 4 Corners Festival - ‘Bringing Belfast Together’. We want people to see that everybody is welcome in every part of the city.”

2016.02.04.

Ireland is on the cusp of beating sex traffickers

Ruhama is urging the next government to make the Sexual Offences Bill an absolute priority and place it at the top of their agenda as soon as they come to power.

2016.02.04.

SVP welcomes President’s report on ethics

The importance of locating economic policy within a framework of social values that could create and sustain social cohesion came to the fore in discussions.

2016.02.03.

“We are looking at how we reimagine the Church”

Limerick diocesan visit to Paris looked at how parishes there have dealt with the vocations decline and changing arrangements in the past decades.

2016.02.03.

Belvedere College pays tribute to Terry Wogan

“Even as a student, his special talents were clearly in evidence whether performing with distinction in the school opera or simply keeping his friends continually entertained."

2016.02.03.

Housing crisis should be key issue of election

“It is important that both politicians and the electorate think about the profoundly damaging impact the housing & homelessness crisis is having on so many."

2016.02.02.

Féile Bríde 2016 ‘lends itself to the Year of Mercy’

Bishop Denis Nulty of Kildare and Leighlin opens door of Mercy in Kildare on the eve of St Brigid’s day.

2016.02.02.

Authorities bulldoze church and mosque in Calais

“The destruction of these places of worship is at odds with the fundamental human right to worship freely according to the beliefs and principles of all those in the jungle.”

2016.02.02.

Bishop warns schools not to prioritise league tables

"Jesus challenges our schools to prize mercy over an educational mannequin parade" - Bishop Donal McKeown of Derry.

2016.02.01.

Olympic speed skating nun gives talk in Tuam

Sr Catherine Holum, who represented the US in the Winter Olympics of 1998, gave a talk at a Mass in Tuam to mark the closure of the Year for Consecrated Life.

2016.02.01.

Irish Marist who founded Celtic FC for big screen

The historical backdrop of the film will span over 40 years from when the first famine survivors arrived in Glasgow in 1846 to the establishment of Celtic FC in 1887.

2016.02.01.
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