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Tributes paid to the late Bishop Séamus Hegarty

"His concern for Irish emigrants around the world was constant and heartfelt."

2019.09.22.

Murphy Report anniversary is a reminder of “dark and pain-filled chapter”

Since the publication of the report in 2009 there has been a decline in the number of child abuse allegations coming to the attention of the Diocesan Child Safeguarding and Protection Service.

2019.09.22.

Former Bishop of Derry, Seamus Hegarty, dies

"He had huge shoes to fill, and he served communities in difficult times.”

2019.09.21.

“Hail Mary” voted Ireland’s favourite prayer

“The fact that both of the final prayers are so familiar points to the importance of the traditional prayers as a source of comfort.”

2019.09.21.

Bishops back today’s school strike on climate change

“My key message today is: wherever we call home it is incumbent on all of us to live responsibly, and in a sustainable way, always thinking of our neighbour” – Bishop Alan McGuckian, chair of the Bishops’ Council for Justice and Peace.

2019.09.20.

Culture Night draws the curtain on Clonliffe College

Earlier this year the college and its grounds were sold to the GAA for a reported price of €95m.

2019.09.20.

Prayer for the ploughing

Bishop Nulty says that because the Ploughing focuses on rural living it is an appropriate event to find a new prayer about caring for “our common home”.

2019.09.19.

African coffee at Ploughing

Global coffee market is dominated by multinationals and the price for farmers has decreased over the years.

2019.09.19.

Bishop Leahy speaks out against racism and intolerance

Some of those who come to Ireland have escaped from very dangerous situations, including religious persecution. On top of the trauma of losing their homes, jobs and often their families, they now face the challenge of being strangers in Ireland – Bishop Leahy.

2019.09.18.

Special editions celebrate 50th anniversary of Veritas and 40th anniversary of JPII visit

Collection on papal visit of 1979 serves as a testament to the warmth, compassion and esteem Saint Pope John Paul II is held in by the Irish people, says Pamela McLaughlin, Veritas marketing manager.

2019.09.18.

Pope blesses icon and rosaries for Syria

ACN has reported that 13.1 million people are in need of humanitarian assistance in Syria and 6.3 million people have been internally displaced, while 5.5 million people have fled the country.

2019.09.17.

Fewer refugees and migrants arriving states JRS Europe Annual Report

“Of course it is good news that fewer people are forced to seek an alternative to their lives. But the figures cannot hide the fact that behind them there are many stories of frustration and suffering. People may be reduced to numbers, but their lives cannot” – Jose Ignacio Garcia SJ.

2019.09.17.

Catholic Truth Society publishes a prisoners’ edition of its best-selling prayer book

“When someone asks the question ‘How do I pray?’ there is neither a quick nor a simple answer.”

2019.09.16.

Jesuit deacon ordained in Co Louth

“Ordinations are much rarer events in Ireland today than 100 years ago, but this beautiful and uplifting celebration is a reminder to all that the Lord never ceases to bring new life to the Catholic community.”

2019.09.16.

Lourdes is the star of today’s “Songs of Praise” TV programme

“It’s safe to say that that was a pretty emotional thing that we’ve just done. It’s something I’ll never forget,” says TV vicar after Lourdes immersion.

2019.09.15.

Biodiversity celebrated at the Phoenix Park

"Simple actions like mowing your grass less often, retaining soft landscaping over hard paved surfaces, and letting the odd flowering weed spring up in your garden here and there can have can be hugely beneficial to pollinators."

2019.09.15.

About that gift – Pope sends explanatory letter regarding relics to Constantinople

"The joining of the relics of the two brother Apostles can also serve as a constant reminder and encouragement that, on this continuing journey, our divergences will no longer stand in the way of our common witness and our evangelising mission."

2019.09.14.

Prince Charles will lead UK delegation at Newman canonisation in Rome

“His ministry, especially among the poor, is a permanent sign of the Church’s pastoral compassion and a challenge to us all today.”

2019.09.14.

President salutes defence force values and those who uphold them

Awards were given to service men and women, active and retired, who especially exemplify respect, loyalty, integrity, selflessness, moral courage and physical courage.

2019.09.13.

Astonishing Pakistani response to Irish woman’s rosary relay initiative

In total over half a million Catholics took part around the country, representing a huge proportion of the total Catholic population of the Islamic Republic, says parish priest in Karachi.

2019.09.13.

Fifteen men begin studies for the priesthood

“While we are all aware of the great challenges facing the Church and society at this time, we know also that God the all-powerful is always with us. These formation figures released today offer us a sign of hope,” said Bishop Alphonsus Cullinan, Chair of the Bishops’ Council for Vocations.

2019.09.12.

German nun given Google’s pride of place

Google’s social media quotes Sr Ruth Pfau who said about her first impressions of a Pakistani leper colony: “I could not believe that humans could live in such conditions.”

2019.09.12.

Barnardos supports more children than any year on record

The organisation appeals for more government funding as the gap between the demand for services and the funding it receives from government increases.

2019.09.11.

Oxfam bid for greater sustainability with Second Hand September

Throwaway fashion is putting increasing pressure on our planet and its people – and it’s not sustainable.

2019.09.11.

More families and children homeless in July

There has been a failure to stem the flow of families and individuals into homelessness every month, says Focus Ireland CEO, Pat Dennigan.

2019.09.10.

Robert Mugabe leaves mixed legacy in Zimbabwe says Trócaire

“I am constantly struck by the complexity of this beautiful country where the people are its richest asset. Yet this beauty is often overshadowed by the devastating impacts of those who rule and leave a very mixed legacy behind them” – Sarah McCan, Trócaire.

2019.09.10.

March for their Lives protests Northern Ireland abortion law

"More than 20,000 people, from every tradition, attended the March because people are outraged that Westminster has hijacked our democratic process and has sought to impose abortion on Northern Ireland."

2019.09.09.

We need to challenge throwaway attitude towards the elderly, warns Bishop of Elphin

“A society that has no room for the elderly or discards them because they create problems has a deadly virus.”

2019.09.09.

Pope Francis meets with measles survivors during Madagascar outbreak

The disease continues to spread in Madagascar because immunisation levels are low.

2019.09.08.

Church venues gear up for Culture Night

"Faith and culture go hand in hand, and this annual nationwide night of culture offers a perfect opportunity to the parish to be involved.”

2019.09.08.
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