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Pray for Life on first anniversary of abortion referendum ask bishops

We encourage all Catholics – irrespective of how they voted – to devote some time today and over this weekend to prayerful reflection about what has happened in our society, especially in the past year, says Council for Life.

2019.05.25.

Parish needs to become school for missionary disciples

Transformed parish training day can help “kickstart” parish renewal for our country in which “pressure is increasing to sideline the Christian church”.

2019.05.25.

Don’t make it too easy to “check out” of marriage says Retrouvaille

More than three million voters eligible to vote today in referendum to remove regulation of divorce from Constitution and reduce waiting times.

2019.05.24.

FB apologises for “mistake” in blocking Iona advert

Image of 11-week-old unborn baby in the womb is not “violent or graphic content”.

2019.05.24.

Young people bring church TV service to Clonmel parish

Already there have been over 10,000 views of the service internationally, and children recently making their First Holy Communion were able to look at the Mass afterwards on the catch-up service.

2019.05.23.

Vote with Christian values in mind urges Bishop Doran

Bishop says it does not make any sense for Christians to vote for candidates or parties whose policies are at odds with Christian values.

2019.05.23.

Anti-human-trafficking action needs greater collaboration, conference hears

“This year the big thing has been how to build upon collaboration with law enforcement. That is a critical component to combating human trafficking, but also in terms of getting the message out there to the criminals that there is joined-up thinking going on around the world.”

2019.05.22.

New pastoral centre will nurture unity in Ballymun

St Pappin’s parish centre was renovated from the former presbytery of the Columban Fathers when they served in St Joseph’s parish, one of the three parishes which amalgamated last December to form the new parish of St Pappin’s.

2019.05.22.

Bishop Leahy regrets lack of discussion on the divorce referendum

It is important from a Christian faith perspective to vote but it would be a shame to just tick a box without first considering the social context and challenges that marriages face today.

2019.05.21.

Bishops’ plea for informed voting in European elections

Given the “potentially profound and far-reaching implications” of Brexit for all citizens across the island of Ireland, participating in the European elections in an informed and conscientious way “has rarely been more important”.

2019.05.21.

Archbishop condemns knife violence following funeral of stab victim

“Once again, I am shocked and saddened to see further incidents of senseless stabbings and knife crimes – especially among young people – in our city and in our country and in other countries."

2019.05.20.

Call to believers on World Bee Day

“Ground around centres of worship, presbyteries, convents and graveyards can play a crucial role if they are managed as safe places where our wild bees and other insects can find food and shelter.”

2019.05.20.

Minister for Health must listen to families who were given misdiagnosis

“Ultimately, with abortion the issue is not about whether a baby has a disability or a life-limiting condition. It is about the fact that with every abortion an innocent baby has his or her life ended.”

2019.05.19.

Bishops issue statement on divorce referendum

“It is imperative that we continue to work together to promote marriage and family.”

2019.05.19.

Students use games to promote justice in Trócaire competition

The competition is for young people who want to change the world and believe games are a way to do this.

2019.05.18.

Knock Marriage Introductions to close after 51 years

“It doesn’t in any way indicate a fall-off in the demand for Catholic marriages, but it does indicate a complete sea change with regard to how couples are meeting.”

2019.05.18.

Training and empowering lay people to work alongside priests in Dublin

“We have to equip and train leaders and provide facilities for formation. We want to work towards a situation where all parishes in this Archdiocese benefit from their gifts and expertise. The new collection is one step in that process” – Archbishop Diarmuid Martin.

2019.05.17.

Sisters of Charity put Howth seaside property for sale with a €3.5m guide price

“We are sorry to be closing this very special place but are glad that the sale will mean our Sisters in Ireland and abroad will be able to continue and expand the worthwhile work they are doing,” said superior general Sr Mary Christian.

2019.05.17.

Africa Day celebrations across Ireland

Events will include African-themed film festivals, art exhibitions, seminars, football tournaments, school visits, a flag procession, and street festivals and family fun days with live performances by African and Irish musicians.

2019.05.16.

Dublin review calls for more parish- and parent-led preparation for sacraments

The data reveals that Ireland is unique in its dependence on schools in preparing for and celebrating the sacraments.

2019.05.16.

Church leaders call for resolution to political deadlock at Stormont

“For the sake of the most vulnerable in our society, for the sake of the victims of our past, for the sake of children in our schools and for the sake of people who need improved health and social care services, now is the time to find a resolution to the political impasse.”

2019.05.15.

Wilton Mass for Celtic soccer team legend

Celtic supporters attending the Mass in Cork are encouraged to wear Celtic scarves and jerseys. The Mass will also be streamed live online, a facility being offered by SMA Wilton on its website.

2019.05.15.

Priest killed in Co. Roscommon hit-and-run to be buried on Thursday

Tributes to 81-year-old Fr Michael Guckian, who served in the Philippines as a missionary for 30 years, describe him as “a walking saint”.

2019.05.14.

Pope authorises pilgrimages to Medjugorje

Vatican spokesman, Alessandro Gisotti, has warned that official pilgrimages should not be “interpreted as an authentication of well-known events, which still require examination by the Church”.

2019.05.14.

VIDEO: Celtic Passage – Deirdre Ní Chinnéide

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

2019.05.13.

Christians targeted in deadly Burkina Faso attack

The west African nation has a history of religious tolerance, but there has been a spate of anti-Christian attacks this year.

2019.05.13.

Environmental action on the agenda at Knock on Saturday

Guest speakers at the event will be Trócaire’s head of policy and advocacy, Lorna Gold, and the former president of Mater Dei, Fr Dermot Lane.

2019.05.13.

Archbishop calls for help in vocations project

"I am very keen to encourage and nurture vocations to the priesthood from among our own young people, many of whom have strong faith and great gifts to offer our Church. How might this be done?” asks Archbishop Eamon Martin.

2019.05.12.

Many hundreds expected at Memorial of Blessed John Sullivan SJ

“We are waiting for that elusive miracle and then we are on to the next stage,” says Vice Postulator of cause for canonisation.

2019.05.12.

There is no greater joy than risking one’s life for the Lord, says Pope in Vocations Sunday message

Pope Francis admits it is not always easy to discern our vocation and to steer our life in the right direction and, for this reason, he calls on Church personnel to provide young people with opportunities for listening and discernment.

2019.05.11.
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