Climate change is the most pressing issue facing us all as a global community – President Michael D Higgins at the Cork Conference on Intergenerational Climate Justice.
The recent instruction from the HSE obligating medical staff to inform pregnant women about the limitations of foetal anomaly tests has regrettably come too late for at least one baby – Eilís Mulroy.
I was one of those people who was middle of the road. I didn’t really know what happened during an abortion procedure. When Abby described it I just thought how blinded I had been – Ashley Bratcher.
We will provide the opportunity for the faithful to gather as a community and pray not only for persecuted Christians – but also for the persecutors of Christians (ACN Ireland).
“The cynical disregard of truth, the deliberate manipulation of information, has become endemic at the highest levels and has proved corrosive and destructive of our society,” said Canon David Oxley.
There are now very serious concerns about the consequences to the viability of Bord na Móna as an iconic Irish company, says Bishop Francis Duffy
"Last year alone more than 50,000 gifts were distributed to families in need locally," said Major Paul Kingscott, the Salvation Army’s divisional leader.
"Maynooth’s potential for encounter and exchange is unique: three partner institutions, side by side on this historic campus, perfectly situated in one of most attractive towns in this country - the possibilities for study, research, community building and dialogue are endless."
Former president says she stated that she was not talking about the sex act but by analogy using the passage to describe the position and role of women in the Church.
At the funeral Mass in Dublin's Pro Cathedral, the principal celebrant, Fr Leonard Maloney SJ revealed that the much-loved broadcaster was often seen at weekday or Sunday Mass even in the latter stages of his cancer.
Loreto Rumbek, which was founded by Irish nuns to address the lack of educational opportunities for girls in South Sudan, opened in 2008 with just 35 students and now has over 291 students, 90% of whom go on to university.
Celebrating the 80th anniversary of the founding of the Muire na Trócaire company of Girls Guides, Archbishop Diarmuid Martin appealed to young Guides not to be afraid to stand up against intolerance and disregard for those who are different.
The research allows the Peter McVerry Trust to move beyond anecdotal reports from young men who use homeless services about how they fared in the education system and it will help influence the future education strategies of the State.
“It was his sense of fairness and decency that resulted in him being called upon, together with Fr Gerry Reynolds and Fr Alex Reid, to help in bringing about the negotiations that led to the IRA ceasefire,” said President Higgins.
Campaign will encourage Catholic parish communities to consider those children who are vulnerable and marginalised, and specifically the critical need for children in care to find adoptive and foster parents.
Archbishop Eamon Martin described Gay Byrne as a gifted and groundbreaking broadcaster who will be remembered and quoted for generations.
Advance planning by the State, including full and transparent consultation with local people, should go some way to allay fears and misunderstandings, says Archbishop Michael Neary.
Responding to a TG4 documentary on child sexual abuse by clergy and others in Donegal, Bishop Alan McGuckian said the allegations were "a source of revulsion and shame for all associated with the diocese".
Fr Sean Hyland's new online resource is linked to his book ‘Whisperings of My Soul’ which tells his journey to priesthood following the death of his daughter and his son and later his wife.
Archbishop Richard Clarke, who is 70, will continue to carry out all duties and responsibilities until 2nd February 2020. After that date, the Church of Ireland House of Bishops will consider the selection of a successor.
"It is important that effective advance planning be undertaken by the State including a full and transparent consultation with local people" on plans to house refugees at the Achill Head Hotel, Archbishop Michael Neary said.
"It is totally unacceptable for a rich country like Ireland that so many children have no place to call home,” said SVP National President Kieran Stafford.
We are thrilled that Ashley Bratcher will be the keynote speaker at our conference in the RDS on Saturday. There will also be a special screening with Ashley present – Eilís Mulroy.