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Windrush generation must be compensated, says UK bishop

“As a result of the government’s hostile environment policies members of the Windrush generation were until very recently detained and even deported. The government must now restore the human dignity of those whose rights were violated.”

2019.06.24.

Bishop Doran pays tribute to St Joseph’s Young Priests Society

“This is an essential part of the mission of the priest; to break for the people the bread of God’s Word as well as the bread of the Eucharist.”

2019.06.24.

Cyclists successfully complete 2000km charity cycle from Lourdes to Knock

Team of four is aiming to raise €30,000 for Pieta House, which works with those suffering from depression or anxiety, and Down Syndrome Ireland, which is fundraising for a new regional centre in the west of Ireland.

2019.06.23.

Irish CDF official praises media’s role in exposing clerical abuse

“You never get used to it, and you can feel your heart and soul hurting.”

2019.06.23.

A celebration of the life of Jean Vanier

"If the contributions of people with intellectual disabilities were allowed to shine more, the quality of life for everybody would be better.”

2019.06.22.

Alpha programme to be rolled out in a bid to rekindle faith

“It is a good thermometer of the thirst out there for something more. People are being ignited by it.”

2019.06.22.

Together stronger – Charismatics embrace CHARIS

National conference on Saturday will encourage people from all over Ireland to launch out into the deep.

2019.06.21.

Family organisation welcomes call for tightening of laws surrounding porn access

Family.ie advises parents to spend time talking to children in pre-teen years before they naturally pull away and to “control what you can control” – in particular getting phones out of bedrooms.

2019.06.21.

Call to protect vulnerable women by Turn Off the Red Light alliance

Alliance wants to meet with Gardaí to discuss the continued implementation of the more recent Criminal Law (Sexual Offences) Act 2017, and ensure it is used in the way in which it was intended – to support those who are sexually exploited.

2019.06.20.

More than 70 million people forcibly displaced globally

President of Ireland says this figure highlights “the growing scale of the challenge we face in helping refugees, asylum seekers and those internally displaced”.

2019.06.20.

Slight increase in number of abuse allegations to National Board

NBSCCCI annual report for 2018 shows Pope Francis’ visit to Ireland for the World Meeting of Families last August saw a spike in allegations of clerical abuse.

2019.06.19.

SVP pre-budget submission reports 100,000 workers in poverty

Emerging issues with the economy now at almost ‘full employment’ are in-work poverty and the difficulty for people in rural areas in accessing employment.

2019.06.19.

Amazon Synod to discuss the possibility of ordaining married men

“While affirming that celibacy is a gift for the Church, it is asked that for the most remote areas of the region, the possibility of priestly ordination of elders ... even those who already have stable and consolidated families, be studied in order to ensure the sacraments to accompany and sustain Christian life.”

2019.06.18.

Sr Moira Keane wins Irish in Britain Volunteer Award

Mercy nun who works with Irish Chaplaincy in Britain highlights that Irish people are the second largest ethnic minority in the British prison system today.

2019.06.18.

Eucharistic adoration to become more prevalent as Mass numbers decline

“In the future when weekday and even Sunday Mass is not available, some of you might be formed to lead a period of guided adoration with prayers, praise and sharing of the Word of God.”

2019.06.17.

Time for climate change prevention is running out, warns Pope

“It is the poor who suffer the worst impacts of the climate crisis.”

2019.06.17.

A congregation in hard hats celebrates first Mass in Notre-Dame Cathedral since April blaze

“We want worship to be celebrated here again, because that is what a cathedral is all about.”

2019.06.16.

Charity shops should promote values and ethos, SVP retail conference hears

“People should come to Vincent’s shops because they want to, not because they have to.”

2019.06.16.

Build relationships at local level so all feel welcome, urge bishops

“In our rapidly changing Ireland, we appeal for a new-found respect for every human person, without exception, and a complete avoidance of the use of offensive language."

2019.06.15.

The “Munster final of religion” kicks off in Limerick

“During the Novena, we are not just praying for ourselves, but for the entire community,”

2019.06.15.

This was an illegal abortion, says family of misdiagnosed baby

Medical practitioner never examined mother or met her in advance of abortion, Deputy Peadar Tóibín tells Dáil.

2019.06.14.

Bishop saddened by “zombie” comments at Kilkenny Mass

Capuchins apologise, saying Fr Tom Forde’s comments were not intended to “cause hurt to anyone”.

2019.06.14.

State fails to notify friends and family of burial of asylum seeker

“This is yet another example of the many ‘accidental cruelties’ of the direct provision system. Nobody means to do harm and everybody does their job, sort of, but things seem to happen to persons in direct provision that don’t happen to other people because it’s a system without a heart.”

2019.06.13.

Worldpriest annual global rosary relay’s 10th anniversary

The Worldpriest Annual Global Rosary Relay Novena starts on 20 June and finishes on 28 June, and includes daily reflection done to a camera, to be broadcast worldwide.

2019.06.13.

Worldpriest Annual Global Rosary Relay

The Annual Global Rosary Relay for the Sanctification of Priests takes place on the feast of the Sacred Heart of Jesus annually when we encircle the world in prayer. Once again we will do this for the ninth year on 28 June 2019.

2019.06.12.

McAleese walks Brigid’s Way for TV

Karen Ward, speaking of Mary McAleese and her guest, said: “They really felt the essence of pilgrimage – that every step is a prayer, that it takes you deeper into yourself, and being out in nature.”

2019.06.12.

Priestly ordinations in Roscrea and Diocese of Clogher

Dom Malachy Thompson was ordained a Cistercian priest on Pentecost Sunday, while on Sunday 30 June Bishop Larry Duffy will ordain Deacon Kevin Connolly for Clogher diocese.

2019.06.12.

New diocesan pastoral plan launched for Waterford and Lismore

'Go, make Disciples’ sets out “a radical transformation of ecclesial culture from maintenance to mission” for the diocese’s parishes between 2019 and 2024.

2019.06.11.

New Vatican document rejects gender theory

Congregation for Catholic Education releases ‘Male and Female He Created Them: Towards a Path of Dialogue on the Question of Gender Theory in Education’ as an aid for Catholic educators and parents.

2019.06.11.

Domestic abuse to be the focus of Day For Life 2019

“For those who are experiencing domestic abuse, the home is far from being a place of security and self-fulfilment. Too often it is a place of suffering, fear, degradation and isolation.”

2019.06.10.
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