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Priest wins half a million euro in EuroMillions draw

I am lucky, but I have always had a policy of sharing my luck around.

2017.12.31.

Pope Francis is Ireland’s ‘most popular world leader’

RTÉ survey shows 47% of Irish people would like to attend Mass with him during his hoped for visit to Ireland.

2017.12.30.

Twenty three Catholic missionaries killed in 2017

"Those who were killed are only the tip of the iceberg, as the list of pastoral workers or Catholics, assaulted, beaten, robbed, threatened, as well as Catholic structures vandalised or looted is long," says Fides Agency.

2017.12.30.

Appeal goes out for unwanted Christmas gifts

Bring your unwanted gifts to the Pro Cathedral in Dublin this week for distribution to the homeless.

2017.12.29.

Without Jesus there is no Christmas, Pope tells pilgrims

Gives voice to international project which aims to put Christ back in the centre of Christmas.

2017.12.29.

More candidates take a step closer to sainthood

Fr Patrick Peyton the well known “Rosary Priest” as well as 16 martyrs killed for their faith during the 1936-1939 Spanish Civil War, have been cleared for beatification.

2017.12.28.

Pope urges journalists not to be at the mercy of easy slogans

“Working in the diocesan weekly means to “feel” in a special way alongside the local Church, to live close to the people of cities and towns, and above all to interpret events in the light of the Gospel and of the teaching of the Church.”- Pope Francis

2017.12.28.

Brigidine nuns facilitate community hub in Mountrath

“In one way it was a sad moment, but it was a very life giving moment, that it has been taken over by such a dynamic group.”

2017.12.27.

Shalom Centre continues to make strides in peacebuilding in Africa

“When my children come back from school every day, they tell of their experiences of new friends from other ethnic communities whom they knew as enemies before. They now play together, sit together, share meals, plant ‘peace trees’ together… but they say, they have learnt this new way of co-existence through the peace clubs."

2017.12.27.

Church leaders express concern for homeless and migrants

“Courageous and decisive plans and sufficient funding to overcome the suffering and the deprivation of those who live on the precarious margins of society” is needed, Archbishop stresses.

2017.12.26.

Pope Francis prays for children caught up in conflict

“May beloved Syria at last recover respect for the dignity of every person through a shared commitment to rebuild the fabric of society, without regard for ethnic and religious membership.”

2017.12.26.

Strong words in Pope’s Christmas greeting to Vatican staff

Making reforms in Rome is like cleaning the Sphinx with a toothbrush

2017.12.25.

Christmas dippers take care, say RNLI and Coastguard Service

If you are not used to open water swimming at this time of year, you should enter the water gradually rather than jumping or diving straight in

2017.12.25.

Palestinian President’s Christmas message

We call upon world Christians to listen to the true voices of the indigenous Christians from the Holy Land. The same voices that strongly rejected the US recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital through their Heads of Churches. - President Abbas

2017.12.24.

WMOF2018 Christmas Cards at Masses today and tomorrow

The Icon card includes the official WMOF2018 prayer and is designed so that it can be set up on the mantelpiece and used throughout the year or used as the prayer before the family sits down to Christmas dinner this year

2017.12.24.

Sunday 24 DEC ADVENT 4

Don’t let the Lord pass by The message delivered by an Angel, not by email or a text, is a profound message that shows the faith of Mary and her ability to recognise time. Pope Francis in his Angelus Address on 21st December 2014 reminds us of Mary’s role in our redemption, and how we

2017.12.24.

More than 3,500 Christmas dinners will be provided by Knights of Columbanus

A key part of the event is that guests are given a spiritual and a festive welcome.

2017.12.23.

Share your safety and hope with others this Christmas

Catholic and Church of Ireland Archbishops of Armagh appeal to "seek to bring 'safety' into the lives of those around us".

2017.12.23.

Eighth Amendment saves 5,000+ people each year

When you legalise something you make it normal. And when you make something normal, you get more of it. That’s why abortion rate in other countries is so high: PLC

2017.12.22.

Irish team to build dairy in Africa over Christmas

Group from Economy of Communion will give hands-on treatment to their project in Burkino Faso.

2017.12.22.

Children still living in poverty in Ireland

Children are living in households which are going 24 hours without a substantial meal, or being cold because parents are unable to afford to heat the home.

2017.12.21.

Father Patrick Peyton declared Venerable

During his final year in the seminary he was diagnosed with tuberculosis which at that time was incurable. Fr Peyton was given little hope by the medical team, however he prayed to the Blessed Virgin Mary for a recovery and his health began to improve.

2017.12.21.

Nano Nagle Place opens

“I believe that the vision, the dream of Nano Nagle Place honours the past, is an expression of our living heritage, it is a prophetic witness of the power of Nano’s story and our story in finding new ways to respond to the needs of our world today in order to be a sign of hope for the future." Sr Mary Deane

2017.12.20.

Cardinal Nichols letter of support to the churches in Jerusalem

The Cardinal Archbishop of Westminster, and President of the Bishops' Conference of England and Wales has sent the following letter of support to the local churches in Jerusalem.

2017.12.20.

New book of meditations by CofI Archbishop launched

‘Shouldering the Lamb: Reflections on an Icon’ by Dr Richard Clarke of Armagh contains 11 meditations on the ancient figure of the shepherd carrying a lamb across his shoulders.

2017.12.20.

Papal visit likely to culminate in Phoenix Park Mass

Archbishop Diarmuid Martin reveals likely cost of Pope Francis’ visit in August 2018 for the World Meeting of Families will be over €20m.

2017.12.19.

Christmas messages focus on homeless crisis and direct provision

“Christmas asks of us that we turn from singing carols to raising our voices to ensure the voices of the vulnerable are heard and their needs recognised” - Archbishop Michael Jackson.

2017.12.19.

Pope Francis celebrates his birthday with pizza

Pope Francis shared an enormous birthday pizza with youngsters at a Vatican paediatric clinic.

2017.12.18.

Dublin’s Filipinos prepare for Christmas with Simbáng Gabi devotions in Church Street

"Naturally, everyone wishes to be at home for Christmas. It is good however that you can celebrate something of family and tradition here in Ireland," Archbishop Martin tells his Filipino flock

2017.12.18.

Vatican co-hosts conference on xenophobia

It is vital to understand the many reasons for migration, including those fleeing from wars, and to avoid making migrants "scapegoats for everything that creates the problems of the world today" - WCC

2017.12.17.
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