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Schools to be closed by ASTI strikes

The Minister for Education and Skills has said it is regrettable that ASTI have decided not to cooperate with contingency arrangements to keep schools open.

2016.10.17.

Google Doodle celebrates Catholic carer of the Crimea

The ‘Google Doodle’ is in memory of Mary Seacole, who was named the greatest ever black Briton in a 2003 BBC poll.

2016.10.16.

Northern Ireland UKIP leader calls for end of Orange Order ban on members attending Catholic Mass

David McNarry said that the Orange Order should promote a discussion on the ban and admitted that he himself had attended Mass at the funerals of friends.

2016.10.16.

Let no one say work of safeguarding is done

“I have at times failed to realise how easily my own words and approach can unintentionally come across as hurtful or defensive to those who have been betrayed by Church leaders,” admits Archbishop Eamon Martin at Safeguarding Conference.

2016.10.15.

SVP welcomes aspects of Budget 2017, but says public investment must be prioritised

While the transformative policies of Early Childhood Care and Education, social housing provision and energy retrofitting of homes were welcome, according to the society, significantly greater public investment is required over the longer term.

2016.10.15.

Arbour Hill prisoners facilitate Alpha course on Christian faith.

Release Prison Partnership conference on 15 October aims to “re-frame the prison experience into something positive showing how people who go into the prison system can actually better their lives.”

2016.10.14.

Pro Life Campaign ready to address Citizens’ Assembly if asked

Record attendance at Pro Life Campaign national conference hears from Irish-born film producer about Gosnell movie, which lifts the lid on what actually happens during an abortion.

2016.10.14.

World expert on Saint Thomas Aquinas to give MIC talk

In his talk in Mary Immaculate College (Limerick) Fr Vivian Boland will examine the pedagogy and philosophy of education of the saint, whose writings on education, still of relevance today, are less well known than his writings on theology and philosophy.

2016.10.13.

Archbishop of Cashel & Emly to lead inaugural Mission Walk

Proceeds from the walk will go towards the Love and Hope Centre for people with HIV/AIDS in Nakuru, Kenya. The archbishop will be joined on the day by his Excellency, Mr Richard Opembe, the Kenyan Ambassador to Ireland.

2016.10.13.

Latest integrated school in Northern Ireland opens in County Down

A ceremony was held recently in County Down to mark the creation of the newest integrated school in Northern Ireland.

2016.10.12.

Budget 2017: Increase in overseas aid masks overall percentage drop

“Ireland has an international commitment to spend 0.7 percent of national income on helping the world’s poorest people, yet this budget will bring us further from this commitment” – Trócaire.

2016.10.12.

Two newly announced cardinals have links with Ireland

Mauritius prelate studied for the priesthood in Ireland, while the Prefect of the new Dicastery for Laity, the Family and Life was born in Dublin.

2016.10.11.

Bishop of Meath pays tribute to Columban martyrs

One hundred years ago, on 10 October 1916, the Bishops of Ireland gave their blessing to a new venture known as the Maynooth Mission to China. It became known as the Society of St Columban on 29 June 1918.

2016.10.11.

Investigative journalism under the spotlight

Speakers at a conference organised by Cleraun Study Centre will include Carol Leonnig, who won a public service Pulitzer Prize in 2014 as a member of a team that released the ‘Snowden Papers’.

2016.10.10.

Pope Francis names 17 new cardinals

Seventeen new cardinals, six of whom belong to dioceses that have never had cardinals before, will receive their red hats on 19 November.

2016.10.10.

Trump tells Catholic voters – I will fight for you

“I have a message for Catholics: I will be there for you,” says US presidential candidate, Donald Trump.

2016.10.09.

Archbishop O’Reilly tells pupils to always strive to do their best

Speaking at a special bicentennial Mass to celebrate the 200th anniversary of education by Christian Brothers in Thurles, Dr O’Reilly told students that “we can all be the best at what we do in so many different ways.”

2016.10.09.

Pro Life Campaign is reassured by Irish Times opinion poll on abortion

Dr Ruth Cullen of the Pro Life Campaign said: “The poll clearly shows that 73% of respondents do not want unrestricted access to abortion in Ireland, along the lines of what the ‘Repeal’ campaign is looking for.”

2016.10.08.

Pope and Anglican leader send Limerick bishops on joint mission

“Catholics and Anglicans will work together to give voice to our common faith in the Lord Jesus Christ,” say Pope Francis and Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, in Common Declaration.

2016.10.08.

Referendum in Colombia says ‘No’ to historic peace deal

Comboni missionary in Dublin, Fr Reuben Padilla Rocha, “disappointed but not surprised.”

2016.10.07.

Pray the rosary during October to protect human life

Irish bishops appeal to Catholics to pray for protection of human life from conception till death and call on government to “prioritise the needs of low income families, and target resources towards social housing and the homeless” in budget 2017.

2016.10.07.

Charlie Bird to Address Special Meeting on Missionaries Hosted by the Diocese of Kerry

Former RTE special correspondent will speak in Kerry about his experience of visiting missionary projects in the Philippines and Korea.

2016.10.06.

Monsignor McGuinness Appointed New Diocesan Administrator in Clogher

Monsignor Joseph McGuinness has been appointed as Diocesan Administrator of the Diocese of Clogher, and will take up his new position immediately.

2016.10.06.

Christmas list is looking very lively says Columba Press

Independent religious publisher of a number of popular titles entered liquidation in May and its assets were bought out by Grace Communications, which also owns the Irish Catholic newspaper.

2016.10.05.

Fr McVerry Says That When You Serve The Poor, God Will Find You

“When you serve the poor, help the suffering or those in need, God will find you,” Fr Peter McVerry tells Transition Year students in County Tipperary.

2016.10.05.

‘Sinfulness is failure to love and failure to be merciful’

Archbishop Diarmuid Martin warns representatives of the legal establishment: “A political or judicial system which betrays or undervalues the equality and the dignity of all, betrays its calling and betrays humanity.”

2016.10.04.

Pope Francis warns of a global war on marriage

In canonising Louis and Zelie Martin together during the Synod on the Family, Pope Francis was sending a clear message that as husband and wife, mother and father, they lived a life of supreme holiness: Archbishop Martin.

2016.10.04.

Great schism behind massive Georgian no show

Pope Francis faced a near empty stadium for a Papal Mass in Georgia after the Orthodox Church asked its adherents to stay away.

2016.10.03.

After six years of brave ministry, Bishop MacDaid retires

Bishop MacDaid had bravely tried to continue to the best of his abilities with his mission, but deteriorating condition means his episcopal responsibilities were affecting his health.

2016.10.03.

Scottish boroughs to ask parents to prove Catholic credentials for school enrolment

The borough councils of Inverclyde and East Renfrewshire are considering asking parents to prove that their children are baptised Catholics as a method of enrolment to two oversubscribed Catholic denominational schools.

2016.10.02.
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