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NBSCCCI publishes new safeguarding guidelines

Expanded child safeguarding guidance incorporates two new standards on caring for and managing the complainant of abuse and the respondent.

2016.06.30.

Levy hike by a third could cost families €90 – SVP

“With VAT added, domestic customers are effectively paying a tax on a tax. In the interest of social justice and fairness, we urge a review of the PSO application for low income and struggling energy customers.”

2016.06.30.

200 young adults from Clogher to lead summer pilgrimages

“In keeping with the message of St Pope John Paul II, these young people are answering the call of Jesus to be the hope for the future.”

2016.06.30.

Pope Francis hosts celebration for Benedict’s ordination anniversary

“More than in the Vatican Gardens, with their beauty, your goodness is the place where I dwell: I feel protected” Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI tells Pope Francis.

2016.06.29.

Bishop praises value of ‘pilgrimaging’ with others

“I hope we can rediscover something of our great Celtic tradition of walking, with eyes and ears open for the God who is never far from us, greeting strangers, being welcomed by parish communities.”

2016.06.29.

Homeless charities welcome rent supplement increase

Peter McVerry Trust believes the Government must still bring forward legislation to link rents to the Consumer Price Index before the year end.

2016.06.29.

Bishop McKeown ordains new priest for Derry diocese

"Make sure that the sacrifice of celibacy is matched with simplicity of life-style. A pampered celibacy is a counter-sign of Christ’s call.”

2016.06.28.

“Time has come for Europe to look ahead”: Cardinal Marx

COMECE president says the decision of the British electorate confronts the European Union and its Member States with questions about their goals and their tasks.

2016.06.28.

Ruhama calls for law to combat trafficking & prostitution

301 women were assisted by the NGO according to the 2015 Annual Report including 94 victims of sex trafficking, an increase of six over the previous year (88 in 2014).

2016.06.28.

Pope’s reference to Armenian genocide sparks Turkish outburst

"May God preserve the memory of the Armenian people. Memories should not be watered down or forgotten; memory is a source of peace and of the future."

2016.06.27.

Archbishop recalls Veronica Guerin 20 years after her murder

“She paid a high price and her family and friends suffered an unimaginable loss. Her integrity gives her still today a noble place our recent history.”

2016.06.27.

Tipperary remembers walk-loving missionary priest

Parishioners of Moycarkey-Borris parish pay tribute to Fr Paudie Moloughney SPS with an 8km 'The Circle of Life Walk'.

2016.06.27.

Drogheda Dominican campaigner praises Augustinian approach

“The Augustinian community are facing it head on with a discussion meeting and then forming a committee to see what the future holds for them and how best to move forward.”

2016.06.26.

Irish missionary nun awarded honorary fellowship

The award was made to Sr Hilary, a member of the Missionary Sisters of the Holy Rosary, for her contribution to health services in Sierra Leone over 42 years.

2016.06.26.

St Anthony – help Irish goals to find the net in Lyon!

Caller to RTE's Liveline programme enlists the help of the popular saint to progress Irish soccer hopes.

2016.06.26.

Pope & Church leaders respond to Brexit vote

“Many people in Ireland fear the impact that this momentous decision will have on their lives in ways that are still incalculable and unknown" - Archbishop Jackson.

2016.06.25.

Ecclesial movements are not optional extras in the Church

Overdue document Iuvenescit Ecclesia will make ecclesial movements more 'mainstream' in the life of the Church, says Bishop Leahy.

2016.06.25.

Plaque unveiled to Presentation Sisters in Castleisland

“The arrival of Mother Joseph Harnett back to her native Castleisland during those dark days brought light to a lot of people in the area.”

2016.06.25.

Pope Francis begins papal visit to Armenia today

A spokesperson for the Pope said the Armenian phrase Medz Yeghern, which translates as the “great evil” or the “great catastrophe”, was preferred to genocide.

2016.06.24.

‘Ireland and its Church have always been European’

“We may be facing a period of renewed nationalism, as well as strident regionalism within some current states,” Bishop McKeown warns.

2016.06.24.

Young People are carrying out Christ’s teachings: McVerry

"I think they are living the gospel of Jesus, the gospel message of caring and compassion, even though they may not be coming to church.”

2016.06.24.

Complexity and totality of Irish involvement in WWI recalled

Aim of Somme centenary pilgrimage is to instil “A sense of the futility of war and the importance of friendship, peace and understanding” - Primate.

2016.06.23.

Focolare gathering to focus on mercy in politics & climate justice

In the current climate of mistrust, Focolare's message of dialogue and unity has a vital role to play in forging "bonds of understanding" between people says Focolare Co-director.

2016.06.23.

Rathdowney set for Festival of Faith

John McAreavey and Joanne O’Riordan to share their stories and talk about how faith has played a part in their lives and helped them overcome adversity.

2016.06.23.

Archbishops to lead Somme centenary pilgrimage

Pilgrimage commences with prayers at the Memorial Wall at Glasnevin Cemetery in Dublin this morning and concludes at the Peace Park in Messines, Belgium.

2016.06.22.

New Irish pilgrim passport proves a hit with walkers

"We have a product but we need a big marketing effort by the likes of Fáilte Ireland to really get this off the ground.”

2016.06.22.

Two NI primary schools to be jointly run by Churches

Desertmartin is a Church of Ireland primary school while Knocknagin is a Catholic Maintained Primary. The two are set to make history by becoming the first jointly-run church school in Northern Ireland.

2016.06.22.

‘European project is not a monstrous bureaucracy’

Bishop of Down and Connor speaks in support of EU describing it as "a highly calibrated political architecture, unique on the face of the earth and in human history".

2016.06.21.

New centre for dialogue between faith and reason planned

The Notre Dame-Newman Centre for Faith and Reason will not be just an intellectual debating centre, but will also “work in the formation of an active and committed faith community of young people”.

2016.06.21.

Bishops restate solidarity with refugees & persecuted Christians

“Today our witness to the distress of refugees should be a call to action.”

2016.06.21.
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