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Anglican Oriental-Orthodox Commission to meet in Dublin

Sixth meeting of the Commission since its foundation will bring together high profile religious leaders between 23 and 28 October for the first time in Ireland.

2017.10.17.

The Irish Church can learn much from Brazil

Very rarely in Ireland today would one see such a youthful and enthusiastic faith as you show, Archbishop Diarmuid Martin tells Dublin's Brazilian community.

2017.10.16.

The eye of the storm: keep a watch on elderly when Hurricane Ophelia hits

ALONE is calling on members of the public to check on their older neighbours and assist them if they need help during the bad weather

2017.10.16.

Joyous celebration in Carlow for the National Day of Prayer for Children

We are privileged to live in a society and a world that values education. Let us in this month of October, support through our prayer and fund-raising the parts of our world where children so badly need the opportunity education offers.

2017.10.15.

Exhibition Launched on Jesuit War Chaplain in Roscrea

An exhibition of the life of Jesuit war chaplain Fr Michael Bergin, who died on 12 October 1917 at Passchendaele on the Western Front during World War I, was launched on 4 October in Roscrea Library, Tipperary.

2017.10.15.

Respond! Housing Development in Waterford City Wins Major Social Housing Award

A former seminary in Waterford City which has been developed into a housing development for older people by voluntary housing agency Respond! has won a major award.

2017.10.14.

An Post Launch New Fatima Stamp

An Post this week issued a stamp to mark the centenary of what became known as the Apparitions of Fatima. The stamp features a statue of Our Lady that stands in the Oratory of the Archbishop of Armagh, Dr. Eamon Martin.

2017.10.14.

Oireachtas Committee on 8th Amendment “a propaganda exercise”

Expert witnesses before Committee include abortion-campaigning group, Center for Reproductive Rights, which has been fundraising online in the US to overturn Ireland's pro-life laws.

2017.10.13.

Census 2016 tells us that ‘Catholic Ireland’ label still applies

Roman Catholics form the largest religious denomination in the Republic of Ireland according to the latest figures released from the April 2016 census, but the percentage of people identifying as belonging to the church is falling

2017.10.13.

Aid agencies say more funds needed

The quality of Ireland’s aid is internationally renowned for its strong poverty reduction focus, and Ireland’s ODA budget is responsible for life-changing and life-saving interventions in some of the world’s most difficult environments.

2017.10.12.

Charities welcome modest improvements in Budget

Social Justice Ireland (SJI) stated that Budget 2018 has given modest improvements for some but failed to get to grips with the scale of the crises needing to be addressed.

2017.10.12.

Schools journalism competition focuses on plight of migrants

The objective of the competition is to encourage students to use their writing and mobile skills to look at a topical issue which is relevant to Catholic Social Teaching and resonates with Columban mission.

2017.10.11.

Largest-ever joint divestment from fossil fuels

The institutions are located on five continents, and represent fields ranging from a holy site, to finance, and church hierarchical bodies.Their decision to withdraw financial support for fossil fuels is based on both their shared value of environmental protection and the financial wisdom of preparing for a carbon-neutral economy.

2017.10.11.

Nuncio joins Presentation bicentenary celebrations in Killina-Rahan

The Presentation Sisters “were true pioneers in providing education to people so long denied this basic fundamental right”.

2017.10.10.

Archbishop pays tribute to Irish missionaries

“They have been wonderful in their ability to contribute. Very often, as missionaries, they just do the work – they are not looking for the limelight.”

2017.10.10.

Pray for workers’ rights and the unemployed is Pope’s intention for October

"Let us pray that all workers may receive respect and protection of their rights, and that the unemployed may receive the opportunity to contribute to the common good."

2017.10.09.

Reconcile the Reformation and build Church Unity

I am convinced that in the midst of an increasingly secular world, we in the various Christian traditions are called to combine our efforts, says Archbishop Eamon Martin

2017.10.09.

Rome Declaration is a call for action against online child abuse

Insidious acts, such as cyberbullying, harassment and sextortion, are becoming commonplace. The range and scope of child sexual abuse and exploitation online is shocking.

2017.10.08.

Councillor expresses concern over moving of Fr Mathew statue in Dublin

Fr Mathew was instrumental in starting the Pioneer temperance movement in Ireland, and was involved in Catholic Emancipation.

2017.10.08.

Focus Ireland makes pre-budget submission

“The latest figures clearly show the homeless crisis is continuing to deepen and the government really needs to have this issue at the top of its agenda” – Focus Ireland.

2017.10.07.

Mary Immaculate College forms collaboration with US Catholic university

The Discover the World: Europe programme at St John’s allows students to study in unique locations, completing course requirements while engaging with historic cities through field trips, site visits, academic service-learning and independent exploration.

2017.10.07.

Archbishop Martin salutes Liam Cosgrave’s political legacy

A man of strong faith, Liam Cosgrave placed great value on the primacy of conscience in his political career and in his private life

2017.10.06.

Mission Month highlights work of Irish missionaries

Sr Teresa McKeon of the St Joseph of Cluny congregation has been honoured by the President of Sierra Leone for her “dedicated and meritorious service to the state in the field of education and the development of women”.

2017.10.06.

Bishops pray for Las Vegas

They prayed that the survivors, their families and loved ones may find strength and healing in their faith and receive the support of compassionate caregivers as they begin to recover from the trauma of their physical and emotional wounds.

2017.10.05.

Jedward supports SVP

Profit generated by the shops is recycled into local SVP Conferences and contribute to the approximately €35m annually provided in direct assistance by SVP to those in need. Local SVP Conferences often give people Vincent’s Gift Tokens for clothing and furniture to be used in any of the Vincent's shops

2017.10.05.

Vatican’s Cardinal Farrell addresses 500 delegates on Amoris Laetitia

“Go and read the entire document and don’t start with the footnotes or chapter 8, start at chapter 1 and read through the entire document.”

2017.10.04.

Tax cut proposals unjust says Social Justice Ireland

A study conducted by SJI, shows that while there should be no net reduction in tax in Budget 2018, the impact of some proposals currently being considered would be what it called “profoundly unfair” because they favour only those with higher incomes.

2017.10.04.

The Pope Video – October 2017

Let us pray that all workers may receive respect and protection of their rights, and that the unemployed may receive the opportunity to contribute to the common good.

Pope Francis – October 2017

We should always remember the dignity and rights of those who work, condemn situations in which that dignity and [...]

2017.10.03.

“We need unequivocally to reject a culture of violence”

Address criminal drug gangs, moneylenders, violence in the home, against children, sexual violence and violence against people because of their sexuality, as well as hate-talk about immigrants, exhorts Archbishop Diarmuid Martin.

2017.10.03.

Bishop Cullinan apologises for HPV vaccine comments

“I was not fully informed about the vaccination programme and I can see now how HPV vaccines can contribute greatly to lowering the rate of cervical cancer.”

2017.10.03.
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