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Threat of genocide in Burundi, says Trócaire

As the numbers seeking refuge increase, so must our aid efforts – Trócaire.

2016.10.31.

Dublin funeral policy for how we grieve today

All parishes are encouraged to have funeral ministry teams trained in offering support to the bereaved.

2016.10.31.

Mary Immaculate College praises contribution of St Patrick’s College to teacher education

Professor Eugene Wall (MIC) told graduates that the education they have received at St Patrick’s has prepared them to meet the challenges they will face in a world of economic and social insecurity.

2016.10.30.

Christ’s tomb revealed by restoration works

The excavation is taking place inside the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, the most holy place in all of Christianity.

2016.10.30.

Bishop of Limerick describes as “moving and inspirational” Facebook campaign by Anthony Foley’s son

Tony Foley asks people to attend Mass every Sunday for eight Sundays and, while there, to pray for those who have died.

2016.10.29.

Pray before you go! Road users urged to take care this weekend

Bishop of Killaloe performs ‘Blessing of the roads’ and recommends prayers to help people to be calm and change their driving behaviour for better road safety this weekend.

2016.10.29.

The Pope Video – October

That journalists, in carrying out their work, may always be motivated by respect for truth and a strong sense of ethics. Pope Francis – October 2016 The Pope Video is a new and global initiative launched by the Pope’s Worldwide Prayer Network – Apostleship of Prayer

2016.10.28.

Bury ashes of the faithful in sacred places: CDF

Dividing ashes, keeping them at home or scattering on land or at sea is not permitted. Burial expresses “faith in resurrection of the body. What you do with ashes must be coherent with faith,” comments Irish theologian.

2016.10.28.

Surrogacy is buying and selling children and must be outlawed

In the run-up to the publication of the government’s plans for regulating surrogacy in Ireland, Stop Surrogacy Now says “No one has a right to a baby.”

2016.10.28.

Sr Stan urges Taoiseach to take lead on Calais children

What I would be saying to the Taoiseach is you must go to the camps, you must give symbolic leadership, you must speak to the people there and hear their stories – Sr Stan

2016.10.27.

Peter McVerry Trust to double housing

“It is also the most serious social issue which Ireland faces today. With the right political will, it can be solved. We will continue to advocate on behalf of homeless people to seek to get the issue of homelessness and housing to the top of the Government’s agenda.” – Peter Mc Verry.

2016.10.27.

Irish faithful invited to join Pope Francis in praying for Syria

“I encourage the faithful to share the ideals of the Caritas International #PeacePossible4Syria campaign and to pray for peace in the Middle East, especially in Syria and the city of Aleppo” – Bishop Crean.

2016.10.26.

Call by Bishop Brennan to stop human trafficking

Annual profits generated from trafficking in humans are as high as $32 billion (€29.1 billion) as 2.4 million people are trafficked globally.

2016.10.26.

“Human life is the most fundamental right of all”

President of the World Meeting of Families 2018, Archbishop Diarmuid Martin, told reporters that the right to life “is a fundamental issue for the Church everywhere” and the Church “is not going to change its position on that”.

2016.10.25.

Christian bakers lose gay marriage cake appeal

“The fact that a baker provides a cake for a particular team or portrays witches on a Halloween cake does not indicate any support for either” – Northern Ireland’s Lord Chief Justice, Sir Declan Morgan.

2016.10.25.

Kilmainham Gaol is a ‘Sacred Space’

Those executed here wanted us to benefit from their dream and for us then to realise our common dream for others.

2016.10.24.

Your mission is to share your faith every day

In an increasingly secular world, people need to have courage to swim against the tide.

2016.10.24.

Bishop of Cork and Ross urges young people to consider religious life

Bishop Buckley says it is a great privilege to serve the people, especially in times of difficulty.

2016.10.23.

Countdown to World Meeting of Families is ticking

Family is all about ‘connection’ – Archbishop Eamon Martin.

2016.10.23.

Parents angry and dismayed at NI abortion bill

Term ‘fatal abnormality’ is “medically meaningless and used to dehumanise babies” – Every Life Counts.

2016.10.22.

Fr Shay Cullen to personally accept Monsignor Hugh O’Flaherty Award next month

The co-founder of the PREDA Foundation will receive the award in recognition of his work with abused children in the Philippines.

2016.10.22.

Focolare hosts party for Syrian refugees

Language of love creates event like ‘meeting of two families’ in Kildare.

2016.10.21.

Catholic schools: future depends on ability to inspire

Schools that try to be “all things to all citizens” may end up with a “compromised ethos” warns Archbishop Diarmuid Martin.

2016.10.21.

Vocations Ireland expands training

We are refocusing our way of communicating with young people – Vocations Ireland

2016.10.20.

Irish agriculture know-how for Africa

If even a fraction of the learning of Irish agriculture reached Africa it would lift many millions of people out of extreme poverty, says Gorta–Self Help Africa

2016.10.20.

New book launched today on the legacy of Irish missionaries

“The missionary movement is firmly enshrined as a key part of our national heritage,” former president of Ireland, Mary Robinson, writes in the Foreword of ‘The Legacy of Irish Missionaries Lives On’.

2016.10.19.

Precious Life slams Amnesty abortion poll

Bernadette Smyth, director of Precious Life, says Amnesty is “claiming to be a ‘human rights group’ while campaigning for the legalised destruction of unborn children.”

2016.10.19.

Vatican watcher Marco Politi to discuss Pope Francis in TCD talk

The author of ‘Pope Francis Among the Wolves: The Inside Story of a Revolution’, said the wolves in the title of his book refer to conservatives who don’t want change.

2016.10.18.

Bishop of Limerick pays tribute to Munster rugby legend

“Whether on or off the field, Anthony [Foley] displayed the same characteristics of honesty, integrity, loyalty, dignity and more.”

2016.10.18.

Seven new saints for the Church

Three of the new saints are from the Spanish speaking world, while two are French and two are Italian. Two of the new saints are martyrs.

2016.10.17.
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