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St Brigid still challenges

During our pilgrimage we will be blessed by water from St. Brigid’s well, mindfully weave a St Brigid’s cross, walk in pilgrimage by candlelight and reflect on some of the legends of St. Brigid and how they can speak to us today

2018.01.31.

Marie Collins welcomes Pope’s decision to investigate Chilean bishop

Archbishop Charles Scicluna has been tasked with examining new information in the case of Bishop Juan Barros who has been accused by victims of Fr Fernando Karadima of covering up the priest's sexual abuse.

2018.01.31.

Pro life dismay at Cabinet backing for repeal of Eighth Amendment

“In the coming weeks, it will become clear that the government’s proposal would lead to abortion on demand if voted for in the referendum” – Dr Ruth Cullen.

2018.01.30.

‘Celibacy is contributing to addictive behaviours among some clergy’

Censured Redemptorist priest Fr Tony Flannery to deliver lecture at Edinburgh University on ‘Celibacy, sexuality and the crisis in the priesthood’.

2018.01.30.

Sean McDermott Street celebrates 25 years of Salesian involvement

So many families in this parish can thank God that even in hard times, and in the face of many negative forces, they have seen their children grow up to become good citizens, good Christians and good parents, people of whom this parish can be proud

2018.01.29.

Trócaire lobbies for Israeli settlements trade ban

The Geneva Convention prohibits states from moving population into areas occupied as a result of war, but since 1967, Israel has transferred over 600,000 of its citizens onto Palestinian land.

2018.01.29.

Destroying the life of the unborn is crossing a final frontier, says Bishop Kevin Doran

If we concede ground on abortion, the very same arguments will be used to justify ending the lives of frail elderly people and people with significant disability. This is the final frontier.

2018.01.28.

Westminster Mass for Travelling Community

Those who are familiar with the Traveller community will know of their deep piety and indeed knowledge of the essentials of the Catholic Faith.

2018.01.28.

Catholic schools called to be a family of families – Bishop Monahan

Catholic Schools Week – the annual all-Ireland celebration of Catholic education – runs from 28 January to 4 February.

2018.01.27.

Good Friday alcohol ban is lifted

Under new legislation, only day pubs will be closed now is Christmas day.

2018.01.27.

Deposed UCD Student Union President wins prestigious award

Stay strong, and follow your convictions, says Katie Ascough. “It may be difficult, but ultimately, it’s absolutely worth it.”

2018.01.26.

In-flight marriage opens new vista for Catholic weddings

Pastorally maybe we need to examine the issue of couples who want to get married outside of a church building: Bishop Brendan Leahy.

2018.01.26.

Housing First gets national director

Emergency accommodation is more expensive and less effective than Housing First which receives less than 1% of the national annual homeless budget in Ireland. In other countries up to 50% of the homeless services budget must be invested in the Housing First model.

2018.01.25.

Right to work proposals for asylum seekers too restrictive

Last year the Government was ordered by the highest court in Ireland, to allow asylum seekers into the labour market.

2018.01.25.

Bishops call for action on Calais young migrants

The Government and the Civil Service must be held to account, especially in applying the Dublin III Regulations which will allow children to be reunited with their families in the UK.

2018.01.24.

Sacred Heart Messenger celebrates 130 years

Sales today stand at 52,000, and it remains one of the best-selling magazines in the country.

2018.01.24.

Carmelite prior installed as an ecumenical canon by CofI cathedral

It is “a great privilege to have Fr Brian McKay, long time and well-known Carmelite in Dublin, installed as an ecumenical canon of St Patrick’s Cathedral” – Canon Charles Mullen.

2018.01.23.

Traditionalists could set up a schismatic church, warns theologian

“I am convinced that they are doing serious harm to the Catholic Church by their emphasis on rules and regulations and sacramental punishments” – Fr Gabriel Daly OSA.

2018.01.23.

President Trump addresses world’s largest pro-life rally

You come from many backgrounds, and many places, but you all come for one beautiful cause, to build a society where life is celebrated and protected and cherished

2018.01.22.

Deliverance from oppresssion is at the heart of Christian Unity Week 2018

When we encounter God together we encounter each other as brothers and sisters in Christ, as beloved family

2018.01.22.

Cardinal O’Malley reaffirms Pope’s support for victims of abuse

Pope Francis fully recognises the egregious failures of the Church and it's clergy who abused children and the devastating impact those crimes have had on survivors and their loved ones. 

2018.01.21.

Icon Tour reaches Tuam Archdiocese

Every family is sacred and must be respected by everybody no matter what its difficulties, says Archbishop Michael Neary.

2018.01.21.

Do you want me to marry you?  Pope asks flight attendants

Pope Francis performs impromptu marriage ceremony at 36,000 feet over Chile."This is what’s missing in the world, the sacrament of marriage. I hope this motivates couples to marry," he tells couple.

2018.01.20.

When we build walls against vulnerable, we shut out God

A more publicised Week of Prayer for Christian Unity would "do even more good", says Scripture scholar.

2018.01.20.

Who am I to deny unborn children of future the right to life?

If my viewpoint turns people against me and costs me my seat and the right to be here in this Chamber, I would gladly lose it, says Independent deputy speaking out for unborn.

2018.01.19.

Boxes of prayers for Catholic Schools’ Week

Bishop of Kildare and Leighlin invites school communities to pray and place prayer petitions in box in school prayer spaces.

2018.01.19.

Bishop of Limerick speaks of the death of Dolores O’Riordan

She was a true child of Limerick; talented, honest, full of soul and courageous.  She never lost sight of who she was and where she was from

2018.01.18.

Pope Francis says no to clericalism on visit to Chile

“We forget that we are part of God’s holy and faithful people and that the Church is not, nor will it ever be, an élite of consecrated men and women, priests and bishops.” Pope Francis

2018.01.18.

Profession at Silverstream Priory

“Why did you leave the sunshine and sparkling waves of the beaches of Sydney for this darkling east coast of Ireland? .......You did it because, like John the Baptist in today’s Gospel, you saw Jesus coming towards you."

2018.01.17.

‘He was devoted to his own family and the SVP family’

Tributes paid to former national vice president and SVP spokesman, Professor John Monaghan, who has died aged 73.

2018.01.17.
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