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“We have to listen to the Spirit guiding us in a different way.”

Fr Brian D’Arcy has called for the Church to allow married men and women to be ordained as priests.

2018.09.30.

Pope calls for greater inclusion on World Day of the Deaf

Pontiff pays tribute to those who value the life of every human being, particularly the dignity of deaf people.

2018.09.30.

Grim picture of life in Gaza given by Trócaire prize winner

“This is life in Gaza. No food. No money. No health care. Living in fear. The situation is reaching crisis level and is close to becoming unliveable.” – Sr Bridget Tighe

2018.09.29.

“I gave up nothing – I got everything,” says Sister Martina Purdy

Former BBC journalist describes life her new life in the convent.

2018.09.29.

HSE awards €800,000 contract to set up post-abortion phone helpline

The HSE is more than willing to spend €800,000 of Irish taxpayer’s money on post-abortion phone services, knowing that Ireland’s new abortion regime will seriously hurt and damage countless women. Yet, they will not give a penny to crisis pregnancy support services which would give women the help and support they need before they resort

2018.09.28.

Precious Life respond to Ulster University’s Survey on the effects of abortion as a workplace issue

Precious Life have responded to a survey from Ulster University claiming that women who had abortions “suffered workplace stigmatisation.” The study, which is being used to push for the introduction of abortion in Northern Ireland, was commissioned by abortion campaigners and five trade unions. Precious Life challenged the survey: “The validity of this survey is

2018.09.28.

Doctors seek full freedom of conscience protections under new abortion law.

A group of general practitioners representing doctors for freedom of conscience met with TDs and Senators this morning at an event hosted by the Oireachtas Human Dignity group in Leinster House.   The doctors outlined their concerns with the way that the Minister for Health is unilaterally imposing abortion provision on general practice without any

2018.09.28.

First Communion days will go ahead in Carlow parish

“Isobel was so excited for her big day next year and when she found out that she may have to celebrate it without all her friends she was extremely disappointed.”

2018.09.28.

Doctors seek freedom of conscience protections under new abortion law

“Forcing a doctor to make a referral for an abortion against their conscience is simply wrong.” – Dr Kirsten Fuller

2018.09.28.

Peter McVerry Trust welcomes Housing First programme

“Working to address your issues from a stable home with the help of a highly skilled, professional multi-disciplinary team is much more successful than trying to do so from a congregated setting like emergency homeless accommodation or living rough on the streets.”

2018.09.27.

New study highlights the struggles of low-income families

“This research highlights the risk to children’s development and quality of life when there is an ongoing shortfall in all areas of household expenditure.”

2018.09.27.

“Tolerance is never the fruit of rejection of the other”

In his homily at a Mass to open the academic year, Archbishop Diarmuid Martin warns that removing the Church entirely from Irish education could be “a deliberate misreading of Irish history”.

2018.09.26.

Homeless crisis increasing, says Simon Dublin

“There continues to be a surge in people who desperately need help with housing. Additional housing must be delivered at a more accelerated rate."

2018.09.26.

Columbans choose Co. Mayo priest as their new leader

Ordained in 1995, Fr Tim Mulroy is a former school teacher from Swinford, and has served in Japan and the US.

2018.09.25.

UK bishops to review Church’s safeguarding structures

Ahead of their meeting on Friday with Pope Francis, the bishops of England and Wales have asked the National Catholic Safeguarding Commission to carry out an independent and comprehensive review.

2018.09.25.

Refugee shelters and prison cells at Ploughing Championships

Last year was the deadliest year on record for human rights defenders across the world: 207 activists were killed for attempting to protect their communities, their land and the environment

2018.09.24.

Our faith, our culture – churches take active role in Culture Night 2018

Churches of almost every denomination hosted activities on Culture Night 2018.

2018.09.24.

China and Vatican sign provisional agreement on bishops

The Vatican will have a say in the naming of bishops in China, and the Pope will have the power to veto candidates.

2018.09.23.

Concerns that guidelines on abortion will disregard unborn

Senator accuses activists of working to “radicalise the abortion legislation and diminish even further any possible protection for unborn children”.

2018.09.23.

Stop the lights: Bunny Carr funeral today

The popular RTE television presenter, charity worker and director of the Catholic Communications Centre died on 19 September, aged 91.

2018.09.22.

Go2Mass for those who can’t – ACN organises international solidarity campaign

ACN is running a Go2Mass campaign where Catholics go to an extra Mass to pray for one of the 200 million Christians who are facing the threat of persecution or even death for their faith.

2018.09.22.

Pray for safe return of kidnapped missionary, says Archbishop Kieran O’Reilly

Fr Pierluigi Maccalli SMA, working in Niger, is believed to have been kidnapped by jihadist militants.

2018.09.21.

Children of the Eucharist – new growth

Outreach to children prepares for new school year with expansion planned to US and Malta.

2018.09.21.

Prayers for farm accident victims at National Ploughing Championship

The moment of prayer came at the conclusion of Embrace FARM’s ‘Our Drive to Remember’ around Ireland’s 32 counties in a tractor in a bid to raise awareness about farm deaths.

2018.09.20.

President Higgins calls for sustainable farms and communities in the face of climate change

“For the most dangerous consequences of climate change will fall on those least able to bear them, on those areas already vulnerable to desertification and rising sea levels.” President Michael D Higgins.

2018.09.20.

“Use it or lose” it says homeless campaigner

Fr Peter McVerry backs action of ‘Take back the city’ group to “highlight the failure of government action”.

2018.09.19.

“Sad day for human rights” as Eighth Amendment deleted

“In accordance with Article 46 of the Constitution, President Higgins today signed the Thirty-Sixth Amendment of the Constitution Bill 2018, and it has accordingly become law.”

2018.09.19.

Warning over Pakistan’s failure to protect Christian women

Catholic lawyer Tabassum Yousaf highlights case of 18-year-old Binish Paul who was allegedly thrown from the roof of a second storey building after refusing to convert to Islam and marry a Muslim.

2018.09.18.

Acknowledge rather than defend errors of the past: Bishop McKeown

Bishop of Derry tells pilgrims at National Padre Pio Pilgrimage in Knock, “It is a dangerous form of Christianity that believes we have to be a strong and influential organisation giving the lying impression of being pure and perfect.”

2018.09.18.

Documentary tells how words of St Pope John Paul II led to Good Friday peace agreement

"To all who bear political responsibility for the affairs of Ireland... you must show that there is a peaceful, political way to justice. You must show that peace achieves the works of justice, and violence does not." - Pope John Paul II

2018.09.17.
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