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Archbishops visit desecrated crypt

Archbishop Jackson thanked the community for their support asked that they keep an eye out in case the head of the Crusader has been dumped.

2019.02.28.

Contest for Knock anniversary celebrations

The competition will make young people more aware of Knock and what it is all about.

2019.02.28.

Inflammatory homeless comments are a distraction says Focus Ireland

“Solving homelessness is not a matter of moving people between sofa surfing, hotel rooms and Hubs, it is about providing an adequate supply of affordable, secure homes, with support where needed,” said Mike Allen.

2019.02.27.

Pope Francis urges fasting, prayer and almsgiving in Lenten reflection

In a strong message on care for creation, Pontiff warns that “Sin leads man to consider himself the god of creation, to see himself as its absolute master and to use it, not for the purpose willed by the Creator but for his own interests.”

2019.02.27.

“We must confront the truth, confront our own failures”

Bishop Dermot Farrell of Ossory acknowledges that speaking of the sexual abuse perpetrated by some members of the clergy is painful and unpleasant.

2019.02.26.

Ancient burials in St Michan’s crypt desecrated

“Not only have these individuals desecrated the sacred crypt but they have destroyed these historic mummies which have been preserved in St Michan’s for hundreds of years” – Archbishop Michael Jackson.

2019.02.26.

VIDEO: Celtic Passage – Deirdre Ní Chinnéide

A Musical Journey to the Depths of the Celtic Spirit. Watch the full video here: www.churchservices.tv

2019.02.25.

Santiago Cathedral closed but Dublin’s Camino centre opens next weekend

Last year 7,548 people from Ireland completed the pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela; and in 2018 the Irish comprised the seventh-largest foreign nationality making the journey.

2019.02.25.

Eradicate the evil of child abuse, says Pope at meeting in Rome

"The Church will spare no effort to do all that is necessary to bring to justice whosoever has committed such crimes," Pope Francis tells delegates at Protection of Minors meeting in Rome.

2019.02.25.

Precious Life sharply critical of “Derry Girls” actresses’ abortion message

“Northern Ireland’s pro-life laws protect women and babies from the tragedy, pain and violence of abortion.”

2019.02.24.

“The Voice UK” steals Emmanuel Concerts soloist

Talented young singer will miss performing in the Emmanuel Concerts because she has made it through to the next round of “The Voice UK”.

2019.02.24.

Spiritual fill-up of Divine Mercy has enduring appeal

“People are wounded, are hurting. They come to Divine Mercy to receive God’s healing.”

2019.02.23.

Church cash crisis as donations dwindle

Congregation numbers are declining and the value of donations are falling as a result.

2019.02.23.

People expect not “predictable condemnations” but “concrete measures”

Pope calls upon those present at vital safeguarding conference to “hear the cry of the little ones who plead for justice” and to be concrete.

2019.02.22.

Story on Sidewalk Advocates was “sensationalist”

Iona Institute warns against introduction of broad all-encompassing legislation on exclusion zones.

2019.02.22.

Trócaire and Girl Guides for Climate Action

The badge was inspired by the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goal 13 – Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts.

2019.02.21.

Evangelical church congregations growing in Ireland

These evangelical churches report a good ethnic mix and a young age profile, with 46 per cent of members aged under 30, and 75 per cent aged under 50.

2019.02.21.

Anti-human trafficking conference for Dublin

“It is the little island of Ireland stepping up as much as it can in terms of awareness so that people realise that human trafficking is hidden in plain sight, and there is so much trafficking beyond the sex trade” – Anne Kelleher, Act to Prevent Trafficking (APT).

2019.02.20.

Abuse survivors are “precious members of the Body of Christ”

In a message issued ahead of the Vatican’s abuse summit this week, Archbishop Eamon Martin tells survivors, “I am truly sorry for what was done to you.”

2019.02.20.

John Paul II’s sanction on Nicaraguan priest–poet lifted

During his visit to Nicaragua in 1983, Pope John Paul II publicly reprimanded Fr Ernesto Cardenal as the priest knelt to welcome the pope at Managua airport.

2019.02.19.

Diocese turns to parish funds to pay priests’ salaries

Waterford and Lismore and the Archdiocese of Dublin count the cost of declining contributions to envelope collections.

2019.02.19.

Ballymurphy Massacre priest called for army help minutes before being shot, inquest hears

“We’re going to get no help, there’s no help and we’re on our own.”

2019.02.18.

Irish exorcist makes Late Late Show appearance

“Some people who will have persistent thoughts of committing suicide could be oppressed by an evil spirit.”

2019.02.18.

Former US cardinal defrocked by Vatican for abusing children

“No bishop, no matter how influential, is above the law of the Church.”

2019.02.17.

Bishops say refugees must be accommodated, but locals should be consulted

“The well-being of local communities and of refugees alike requires that the provision of facilities for those who have lost everything must be carefully planned.”

2019.02.17.

Cardinal Kevin Farrell is the new Vatican chamberlain

In event of the death or resignation of the Pope, the Irish-born prelate who oversaw World Meeting of Families in Dublin will be Vatican city's acting sovereign.

2019.02.16.

Prayers and candles lit across the country yesterday for victims of sexual abuse

"I am hoping we in Ireland can share the terrible things that have happened here, so that other countries in the world that have not yet recognised or noticed among them that abuse is happening may be alerted."

2019.02.16.

Knock Marriage Introductions maintains its attraction

But numbers of couples getting married are down, says chief matchmaker, Leona Connery.

2019.02.15.

There is still mistrust of Church in Ireland over abuse, says Primate

“The example of Ireland is a very good one if the Church would look at it more closely and extrapolate from it out to the wider Church and then from that into society, in areas where there are not good practices” – anti-abuse campaigner Marie Collins.

2019.02.15.

Pope Francis authorises canonisation of Cardinal John Henry Newman

For me the truly remarkable nature of this moment is that this is an English parish priest being declared a saint ... I hope every parish priest in England will hold his head high today knowing Cardinal Newman is declared a saint – Cardinal Vincent Nichols.

2019.02.14.
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