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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.

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.

New papal edict on abuse is significant for the global Church

In order that the phenomena of sexual abuse, in all their forms, never happen again, “a continuous and profound conversion of hearts is needed, attested by concrete and effective actions that involve everyone in the Church,” says Pope.

2019.05.11.

The Pope Video – May 2019

The Church in Africa, a Seed of Unity

2019.05.10.

Still one of us campaign highlights ongoing battle for life

“We’ll just keep persevering in fighting for the right to life of the unborn just as people on the pro choice side didn’t give up when they lost 2 to 1 in 1983,” says David Quinn.

2019.05.10.

Memoir by Fr Tony Coote is number 1 bestseller

Moving memoir teaches people to find joy in dark times and to live every day in the now.

2019.05.10.

Seeds of democracy and vision sown in 1916 needed today says Bishop Farrell

“The great challenge, now as it was then, is to create a society which will enable all of its citizens to flourish in equality in a country with an identifiably distinctive voice in Europe and in the world, an Irish republic, a sovereign independent state to use the words of the Proclamation.”

2019.05.09.

Asia Bibi leaves Pakistan for Canada

Asia Bibi and her husband had been in protective custody since she was freed from prison in October, and there were fears for her health and safety.

2019.05.09.

Tributes paid to Jean Vanier

“Rest in peace Jean Vanier and thank you for your inspiring, compassionate presence among us” – Archbishop Eamon Martin.

2019.05.08.

Fr Michael Router appointed Auxiliary Bishop of Armagh

Kilmore priest warns that the Church must never hanker for the certainties of the past but work towards creating a new expression of what it means to be Church in this time and this place.

2019.05.07.

Exhibition on Church of Ireland’s historical architectural drawings

Collaboration between Irish Architectural Archive and the Representative Church Body Library (RCB) is one of the Church of Ireland’s events commemorating the 150th anniversary of Disestablishment.

2019.05.07.

Pope Francis pays tribute to first bishop of Kildare

Pontiff joins parish of Newbridge and diocese – 1500 years after St Conleth died on 4 May 519 – in "giving thanks to Almighty God for the example of this saintly bishop and abbot”.

2019.05.07.

UK 2050 net zero target for greenhouse gases welcomed by bishops

“In achieving this target, we must all play our part, and I’m proud that the Catholic community has taken a leading role in showing what can be achieved.”

2019.05.06.

Bishop calls for justice for acid attack victims

“I thought I’d never be able to see another thing in my life.”

2019.05.06.

Pope accused of heresy – but are his critics divorced from pastoral reality?

The Pontiff's accusers say that the words and actions of Pope Francis amount to a comprehensive rejection of Catholic teaching on marriage and sexual activity, on the moral law, and on grace and the forgiveness of sins.

2019.05.05.

Bishop offers a blessing for safety on our roads

"We all share a responsibility to protect human life on our road."

2019.05.05.

Persecution of Christians in Middle East and North Africa is close to genocide, says UK report

“Widespread evidence shows that today, Christians constitute the most widely persecuted religion.”

2019.05.04.

Justice system benefits from the presence of Christians on juries

“We owe cooperation to our justice system and there exists a distinct, defensible duty to obey the law.”

2019.05.04.

Conference sheds new light on legacy of St Columbanus

“He was a very human man who sought to live out his Christian vocation as a monk in a radical way. He walked a tightrope between being an outsider and yet having to operate within power structures – a balancing act which he did not always manage to negotiate successfully.”

2019.05.03.

SVP to host retail conference for its shops

The conference will facilitate discussion on challenges and opportunities facing charity retail in 2019, for example how SVP charity shops might approach trading in the global phenomenon called the “experience economy”.

2019.05.03.

Young Canadian missionary to Ireland is laid to rest

Ted Andrews longed for priesthood but faced challenge of terminal illness “with Jesus and one day at a time”.

2019.05.02.
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