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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.

Thousands of Irish youngsters set to join international Climate Strike

Marches planned in cities all over the world led by students calling for #ClimateActionNow on the tempertature goals of the 2015 Paris Agreement.

2019.03.12.

Death of Eugene Greene opens wounds and raises questions

“While at all times honouring the wish of those survivors who may not want to be contacted by the Church, I wish to offer my support and invitation to meet with anyone who has suffered abuse.”

2019.03.11.

Trócaire backs UN treaty bid to stop corporations “making a killing” in drive for profit

“A binding treaty is urgently needed to protect the world’s poorest people and ensure their rights are not discarded in their hunt for profit.”

2019.03.11.

Fragmented Europe calls for Europe-wide gathering

Our dream is to have an event which underlines the beauty of the European continent in all its diversity, where the richness of every culture emerges in the splendid tapestry that is Europe – Peter Forst, Focolare.

2019.03.10.

Papal altar is centrepiece of newly refurbished north Dublin church

We can never bury the hurt of child abuse, says Archbishop Diarmuid Martin at re-opening of Bonnybrook church, and he appeals to community to save young people from drug culture by providing them with opportunities.

2019.03.10.

Changes to parish life in Ossory Diocese cannot be ignored

“Change is never easy, but we must face the challenge together.”

2019.03.09.

Irish nun honoured with prestigious courage award

“With every contract signed, every meal provided and every diploma granted, Sr Orla Treacy advances the status of women and the cause of peace in South Sudan.”

2019.03.09.

LENT VIDEOS: for adults and children

Please click here to watch Videos for Easter time

2019.03.08.

Keep an eye on what ultimately matters – holiness

Lent can be a time for giving more of yourself, says Bishop of Limerick.

2019.03.08.

Return of ancient “Crusader” head

Archbishop Michael Jackson thanked the Gardaí and everyone else who had worked tirelessly to recover items stolen from St Michan’s Church.

2019.03.07.

Trócaire introduces cashless donation and Lent campaign

Trócaire said the move to future-proof the traditional countertop donation box comes as people are spending less cash at the till.

2019.03.07.

SVP report finds greater poverty among lone parents

“This report shows Ireland has a long way to go in creating pathways to sustainable, decent and family friendly employment which will address the growing issue of in-work poverty among lone parents” – Dr Tricia Keilthy, SVP.

2019.03.06.

Don’t let season of Lent pass in vain says Pope

Leave behind your selfishness and share your goods, appeals pontiff, by living three pillars of prayer, fasting and almsgiving.

2019.03.06.

Vatican to open up World War II archives in 2020

The archives relating to Pius XII’s papacy have been long awaited by researchers seeking a better understanding of Vatican policy during World War II, particularly its response to the Holocaust.

2019.03.05.

Irish priest to challenge diocese in US Supreme Court

Fr John Gallagher alleges he was pushed out of his parish by Bishop Gerald Barbarito and the Diocese of Palm Beach because he refused to cover up for another priest’s sexually inappropriate behaviour with a child.

2019.03.05.

“Dochas linn Naomh Pádraig” is prayer of Dún Laoghaire’s Gaelgeoirí

“If Mass can be celebrated in Irish on St Patrick’s Day, it can be celebrated in Irish every Sunday.”

2019.03.04.

Questions remain in the wake of Cardinal Pell conviction

“If we are too quick to judge, we can end up joining the demonisers or the apologists, those baying for blood, or those in denial.”

2019.03.04.

Victims of sex trafficking “are living and working beside you”

They may not look like victims of sex trafficking because they are not locked away, and they may be able to attend health checks or go to Western Union to wire some money home.

2019.03.03.

State has questions to answer on gambling – Senator Mullen

“We have to ask how this problem can best be regulated to ensure it will not damage or impinge on the dignity of citizens or their families.”

2019.03.03.

Healthcare professionals can play major role in countering trafficking

“I believe prevention is needed in destination, transit and source nations. This is where healthcare has a major role to play.”

2019.03.02.
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