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Bishop appeals on behalf of Trócaire’s Cyclone Idai relief efforts

“The terrible suffering of our brothers and sisters in southern Africa as a result of Cyclone Idai cries out for a generous response on our part.”

2019.03.26.

Pope signs Apostolic Exhortation to young people at Loreto

Entitled “Christus vivit – Christ lives”, the Apostolic Exhortation is divided into three sections which mirror the three phases of the Synod process.

2019.03.26.

Marriage counsellors wanted as ACCORD launches recruitment drive

Marriage and families are today experiencing new and more complex challenges than ever before, says ACCORD executive Harry Casey.

2019.03.25.

As Brexit confusion continues, Britain’s bishops prepare for fallout

Failure to take advantage of the settlement scheme could leave EU citizens in Britain facing deportation from June 2021.

2019.03.25.

Special Olympics athletes return home to hero’s welcome

Ireland's squad of 91 athletes came home with a haul of 86 medals – 30 gold, 29 silver and 27 bronze.

2019.03.24.

Stop the genocide, says priest in appeal to Nigerian government

More than 130 mainly Christian Adara people have been killed and more than 10,000 Adara have fled seeking safety in refugee camps.

2019.03.24.

Top marks for Catholic schools in Northern Ireland as they dominate A-level league tables

“I would argue that our success is in delivering a holistic education profile to young people so they are well equipped for the world of work, university or contribution to society.”

2019.03.23.

As drought becomes more common, Pope says access to water is a human right

"The aridity of the planet is extending to new regions, and more and more are suffering as a result of the lack of water."

2019.03.23.

Documentary claims CIA bankrolled Rosary priest Fr Patrick Peyton

According to ‘Guns & Rosaries’ producer, “Fr Patrick Peyton was involved in a covert campaign, funded by CIA dollars, to combat leftist political movements in Latin America in the early 1960s.”

2019.03.22.

Theologian seeks urgent revision of Draft National Energy and Climate Plan

A report published by the Central Statistics Office (CSO) in August 2018 showed that Ireland was way off track in reaching its carbon reduction targets, Fr Sean McDonagh has warned.

2019.03.22.

Happy Easter Egg offers true message and sustainability

The Happy Easter Eggs are available through local churches and groups, which can order online or by phone, and anyone is welcome to make an order of a minimum of 20 eggs.

2019.03.21.

Cyclone destroys parts of Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Malawi

Food, shelter, medicines, safe water and other basics are the most immediate needs of flood victims who are staying in evacuation centres.

2019.03.21.

SJI says direct provision is increasingly unfit for purpose

Last year (up to November 2018) asylum applications to Ireland increased by 27 per cent on the same time in the previous year, with the majority of applicants coming from Georgia, Albania, Syria, Zimbabwe and Pakistan.

2019.03.20.

Archbishop outlines major challenges for the Irish Church

In Limerick address, Archbishop Diarmuid Martin questions the lack of progress in developing a new covenant between Church and State and also calls for “a radical new look at the formation of future priests”.

2019.03.20.

New video on the life of Irish missionary Sr Miriam Duggan

The video is also being used to further the cause of Wicklow-born Mother Kevin, foundress of the Franciscan Missionary Sisters for Africa and the Little Sisters of St Francis in Africa.

2019.03.19.

Archbishop asks for prayers following tragic deaths of Co. Tyrone teens

“When the lives of three young people are taken away so abruptly, and in the fullness of their youth and potential, we are left speechless and the grief is overwhelming.”

2019.03.19.

New book sheds new light on our Catholic past

Book outlines the struggles of Cloyne’s Catholics in asserting their identities in the harsh environment of the penal laws.

2019.03.18.

The right staff: a special crosier for Bishop Nulty on St Patrick’s Day

The crosier, which incorporates a strong shamrock motif, was particularly appropriate for use by a bishop on St Patrick’s Day.

2019.03.18.

Primate’s St Patrick’s Day message highlights uncertainty over Brexit

Families across the island of Ireland - including those who live and work along the border and those who make their living from farming, business and haulage - have expressed anxiety about the future to Archbishop Eamon Martin.

2019.03.17.

Archbishop prays for New Zealand and Islamic community

“We are all of God’s same race. Hatred and intolerance that in any way undermine that fundamental unity of human kind are an attack on the God who created us as a single human family.”

2019.03.17.

Prayers for victims of New Zealand mosque massacre

“May the merciful God gather to himself all who have died while at their Friday prayers and console those who have been hurt. I ask that they be remembered in our churches this weekend.”

2019.03.16.

A very green St Patrick’s Day message from President Higgins for 2019

“On this special day let us renew our commitment to equality, social justice and care for all our vulnerable people, so many of whom continue to struggle for the very necessities of life.”

2019.03.16.

Digging Deeper initiative to rekindle understanding of Mass

“So that as we get to celebrate the life death and resurrection of Christ, which is the Eucharist, at Easter time, we will have that huge understanding and that in some sense we will rise with the Lord.”

2019.03.15.

Conscience provisions undermined by recent medical ads, bishops say

“This totally undermines the whole concept of freedom of conscience which was guaranteed in the recent legislation.”

2019.03.15.

Trócaire former directors honoured

“The Trócaire box has become part of the nation’s life. Generations of children have grown up with it. It has served as their first means of expressing their solidarity with the wider world.”

2019.03.14.

Marriage offers more satisfaction and commitment than cohabiting, survey finds

“Being married seems to add an extra layer of commitment and stability to a relationship,” said Professor Patricia Casey.

2019.03.14.

Archbishop Martin pays tribute to victims of Ethiopian air crash

Giving the annual Trócaire Lecture in Maynooth, Archbishop of Dublin addressed the issue of migration and warned “the way we treat migrants and especially refugees is a barometer of our humanity”.

2019.03.13.

Government and Irish Aid consider funding abortions in developing countries

Donor nations need to go back to a focus on the “integral care of the person”. What Africans want most of all is basic healthcare for all and that women give birth safely, says Uju Ekeocha, a Nigerian pro life campaigner.

2019.03.13.

The Pope Video – March 2019

Recognition of the Right of Christian Communities

2019.03.12.

Benedictine monastery in Rostrevor elevated to the rank of Abbey

Dom Mark-Ephrem Nolan, who has served the community as its Superior since 1998, was appointed as the monastery's first Abbot.

2019.03.12.
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