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Nenagh schoolgirl wins Papal vestment design competition

Jane Boland's design depicts so much that’s positive and important in our ever changing world – creativity, community, embracing different cultures, nature, and technology, says World Missions Ireland.

2018.06.15.

Bishops to set up new Council for Life

“It is essential for us as a Church which cares passionately about the gift of life, and wants to support both mothers and their unborn children, to seek better ways of responding to this new and very challenging reality.”

2018.06.14.

Public bodies fail children

All children who need an assessment of mental health in emergency departments should be able to access this quickly – not days after the event – Dr Niall Muldoon.

2018.06.14.

Brutal slaying of Justin Valdez recalled at Columban ceremony

“It is so shameful that this horrific death took place here in Ireland of a young vibrant young woman out walking and with a very bright future ahead of her. We ask for forgiveness from the Filipino people.”

2018.06.13.

SVP publish pre-budget submission

Almost 10,000 people are currently homeless, and nearly 86,000 households are on the social housing waiting list.

2018.06.13.

WMOF2018 already setting new records

"We have the highest number of individuals registered of any World Meeting of Families with just over 30,000” WMOF2018 Secretary General, Fr Timothy Bartlett has highlighted.

2018.06.12.

Pope Francis will recite the Angelus at Knock on 26 August

Details of Pontiff’s much anticipated visit to Ireland for the World Meeting of Families in August officially unveiled by Archbishops Diarmuid and Eamon Martin.

2018.06.12.

ILO’s moral purpose needed now more than ever, says President Higgins

"Poverty anywhere constitutes a danger to prosperity everywhere." - President Michael D Higgins

2018.06.11.

Pope prays for the success of US-North Korea summit

"Let us together invoke Our Lady, Queen of Korea. May she guide these talks." - Pope Francis

2018.06.11.

Queen awards MBE to Loreto nun for her anti-trafficking work

Prestigious honour recognises Sr Imelda Poole’s "outstanding service in combatting human trafficking and modern slavery".

2018.06.10.

Reduce reliance on fossil fuels Pope tells oil executives

“There is no time to lose: We received the earth as a garden-home from the Creator; let us not pass it on to future generations as a wilderness.”

2018.06.10.

Social media should be inclusive, #WePray

Let us pray together that social networks may work towards that inclusiveness which respects others for their differences – the Pope’s Intention for June

2018.06.09.

Pro-life group welcomes UK Supreme Court rejection of NI abortion case

High Court in Dublin to consider three legal challenges to the result of the referendum on the Eighth Amendment on Monday.

2018.06.09.

Religious education key in appreciating diversity

“Whether young people are practising a faith or not, there is an enormous value for them in having the space in the school to look at spiritual, moral and religious questions,” says Dr Gareth Byrne.

2018.06.08.

Ad encouraging binge drinking is “scandalous”

In the last year alone, a Kildare priest personally knew of three young people, one of whom had just completed his Leaving Cert, who went abroad to celebrate and never came home alive.

2018.06.08.

Big welcome for women as Dublin honours Magdalenes

“All of you and all of the other women who cannot be with us today were failed by these institutions, the experience of which you share, and the religious orders that ran them,” the President said.

2018.06.07.

Aid and prayers for Guatemala after massive volcanic eruption

The Bishop President of Caritas Guatemala has called on the Caritas confederation to help distressed families with psycho-social support, recovery of their livelihoods, construction of decent housing and other basic needs.

2018.06.07.

Faith is not private, says Bishop Nulty at Knock

The Corpus Christi Procession is essentially a missionary movement as it winds its way along public streets and public pathways before ending for Benediction, according to Bishop Nulty.

2018.06.06.

Trócaire’s human rights garden scoops Gold at Bloom2018

Garden sought to “shine a light" on people being evicted from lands in Central America, extractive industries polluting natural resources like water in Zimbabwe, and the work of human rights defenders in Israel/Palestine.”

2018.06.06.
2018.06.05.

Fund for Irish missionary priest attacked in Peru

Any money raised will go to the parish to pay the builders whose wages were stolen from Fr Desmond and any surplus will be spent on improving school facilities.

2018.06.05.

Four new deacons for Dublin

"The ministry of a deacon is a ministry of personal integrity." – Archbishop Diarmuid Martin.

2018.06.04.

Plight of hidden homeless highlighted by SVP

The “hidden homeless” are people who often don’t have the option to declare themselves officially homeless and to put themselves on the local authority emergency accommodation list.

2018.06.04.

Irish emigrants at risk of hardship due to refusals for social welfare

A report from the Crosscare Migrant Project says inconsistencies in how the social welfare assessments of returned emigrants are made must be addressed.

2018.06.03.

Calls for Citizens’ Assembly to recommend school patronage reforms

"Catholic schools are most welcoming of people of different faiths. This is not a reason for maintaining patronage of most of the primary schools in the country, when more and more people want something else." – Archbishop Diarmuid Martin of Dublin

2018.06.02.

93rd Eucharistic procession for Corpus Christi in Cork

Up to 10,000 people expected at Ireland's largest Eucharistic procession.

2018.06.02.

Widower to be ordained on Sunday for Killaloe diocese

“Church has always given me the beacon of light when I’ve needed it,” says Martin Shanahan.

2018.06.01.

Expert warns of social media addiction

The problem with children checking their phones at 2.00 a.m. is they “go to bed buzzing and can’t get to sleep”. The next day they are completely exhausted, not performing their best at school and so their confidence is knocked. “It’s a whole cycle.”

2018.06.01.
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