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MSC memorial Mass attracts global interest

“Bereavement touches us all and the service is a very special way for families to remember together,” state the organisers.

2019.11.14.

Inhabitants of this planet in peril says President

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.

2019.11.14.

After tragedy, HSE shares shortcomings of foetal anomaly testing

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.

2019.11.13.

SVP appeals for books for children

Just ten minutes a day of reading with children of all ages can help create readers for life and make a crucial difference to their future.

2019.11.13.

Ashley Bratcher, star in pro-life film, in exclusive interview

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.

2019.11.12.

“Week of Witness” for persecuted Christians

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).

2019.11.12.

Neutrality is not an option in the conflict between right and wrong, diplomats are told

“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.

2019.11.11.

Prayers for Midlands power workers as ESB pulls plug on Lanesboro and Shannonbridge

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

2019.11.11.

More than 100,000 children to benefit from SVP and Sally Army joint Christmas appeal

"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.

2019.11.10.

Maynooth poised for dynamic role in 21st century as it celebrates 225th anniversary, says primate

"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."

2019.11.10.

Mary McAleese hits back at critics over John Paul II quote

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.

2019.11.09.

“Those who knew Gay well knew him as a man of faith”

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.

2019.11.09.

Irish missionary’s work in South Sudan featured by Vatican Radio

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.

2019.11.08.

Archbishop distressed by those fomenting hostility towards asylum seekers

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.

2019.11.08.

Difficulties in education can contribute to homelessness, report finds

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.

2019.11.07.

Peacemaker priest dies

“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.

2019.11.07.

Church in England and Wales urges support for children in care

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.

2019.11.06.

Aid to the Church in Need helps restore Christian presence in Iraq

Christians in Iraq, who numbered 1.5 million before 2003, have declined by 90 per cent within a generation.

2019.11.06.

The Pope Video – November 2019

Dialogue and reconciliation in the Middle East

2019.11.05.

RTÉ broadcaster Gay Byrne will be remembered for generations, says Archbishop of Armagh

Archbishop Eamon Martin described Gay Byrne as a gifted and groundbreaking broadcaster who will be remembered and quoted for generations.

2019.11.05.

Welcome the stranger, says Archbishop in comment on Achill protests

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.

2019.11.05.

Bishop pledges Raphoe will assist any abuse investigation

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".

2019.11.04.

Priest’s website connects the sacred and the scientific

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.

2019.11.04.

Church of Ireland Primate announces his retirement

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.

2019.11.03.

Archbishop calls for consultation with the people of Achill

"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.

2019.11.03.

Time to change flawed housing policy, says SVP

"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.

2019.11.02.

International day of prayer for persecuted church 

More than 245 million Christians live in a place where they experience high levels of persecution – IDOP.

2019.11.02.

Pro-life conference and youth gala tomorrow

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.

2019.11.01.

The Miscarriage Association of Ireland hosts annual service of remembrance

“This little life had a meaning and it is necessary for us to give attention to this existence” – MAI website.

2019.11.01.
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