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The Pope Video – December 2019

The future of the very young

2019.12.06.

Irish Catholic Bishops’ Conference discusses refugees, homelessness and Advent

"We encourage all Catholics to make time during the season of Advent to celebrate and receive the gift of God’s love in the Sacrament of Reconciliation” – Irish Catholic Bishops’ Conference.

2019.12.06.

Message from bishops in Northern Ireland ahead of Westminster General Election

"Voters have a duty to inform themselves on the position of election candidates in respect of their willingness to support and cherish equally the lives of mothers and their unborn children" – bishops in Northern Ireland.

2019.12.06.

African bishop criticises West’s sales ethics, government and media

“Evidently, many of the Western powers have an interest in seeing the violence continue, and their profits are more important than our lives” – Bishop Kientega.

2019.12.06.

Homelessness increases as no confidence vote in housing minister is rejected

“We need to remember that this homelessness and housing crisis is not a normal situation, and should not be seen as acceptable on any level” – Simon Communities.

2019.12.05.

Monaghan church rededication after help from Church of Ireland neighbours

“A notable aspect of this renovation work was the fact that during the closure of Saint Mary’s (June 2017 to August 2018), the Catholic community here was generously and willingly accommodated by the Church of Ireland community next door in Saint Maeldoid’s Church.”

2019.12.05.

Responsibility for sacramental preparation to shift to parishes

New approach, which will be centred on supporting parents in sharing faith with their children, will see voluntary lay catechists trained to prepare children for Baptism, Confession, First Communion and Confirmation.

2019.12.04.

Annual deprivation rate reduced slightly but many still lack basics states SVP

“For a rich country like Ireland, it is unacceptable that so many people are going without basics,” said Kieran Stafford, National President, SVP.

2019.12.04.

New family prayer card launched alongside pastoral message

Archbishop Michael Neary explained that many families, though under pressure with work and life demands, had asked for something to help them to pray.

2019.12.03.

Sr Consilio to receive Oireachtas Human Dignity Award

“Sr Consilio has built something of national importance and lasting significance” - Ceann Comhairle and Kildare South TD, Seán Ó Fearghail.

2019.12.03.

Christmas Elves and Angels wanted by SVP

“Like a Christmas Angel, your gift of hope could bring little miracles to those who need it most this winter,” says SVP national president Kieran Stafford.

2019.12.02.

Archbishop renews appeal for info on decapitated statue

Reward offered by parish committee for leads on the whereabouts of the head of the marble statue of Archbishop Patrick Leahy, which was unveiled in the grounds of Thurles Cathedral in 1911.

2019.12.02.

Archbishop horrified at ‘traces of racism’ among Christian believers in Dublin

The terms ‘refugee’ and ‘asylum seeker’ should only arouse heartfelt concern in the Christian heart, says Archbishop Diarmuid Martin.

2019.12.01.

Irish pilgrimage to International Eucharistic Congress in Hungary to be led by Bishop Doran

"I look forward to meeting with hundreds of Irish pilgrims on the banks of the Danube next September," says Bishop of Elphin.

2019.12.01.
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