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Clogher Diocese to discuss how to sustain living parishes into the future

Meetings to be held across Clogher’s seven Pastoral Areas during Lent which will inform future planning at parish, pastoral area and diocesan level.

2020.02.25.

Bishop warns that every community is now badly affected by drug addiction

“There is also increasingly the threat of violence towards the family as gangs threaten the relatives of addicts to pay their debts.”

2020.02.25.

L’Arche Ireland “greatly saddened and shocked” by Vanier revelations

Internal inquiry finds that Jean Vanier, who founded L'Arche, had "manipulative and emotionally abusive" sexual relationships with six women in France between 1970 and 2005.

2020.02.24.

New Wicklow pastoral centre to help pass on message of Christ to next generation

“The Church must reach out to new generations, to a new culture. It must be in touch with the new anguishes and challenges of people. It must reach out to those who are marginalised and abused,” said Archbishop Diarmuid Martin.

2020.02.24.

More than 1,000 pilgrims have completed the Bray Celtic Camino

"It appears to be the most popular Camino route in Ireland – we are getting people travelling from England and the United States to complete it," says Joe Maguire

2020.02.23.

Blessed John Sullivan – a model of an ecumenical saint

"Catholics must learn from the faith and the expressions of faith and holiness in other Churches," says Archbishop Diarmuid Martin of Dublin.

2020.02.23.

Former Archbishop of Canterbury promotes Jubilee principle

Lord Williams of Oystermouth says Churches should give a lead in promoting a fast from flying, from long distance travel or from buying new clothes.

2020.02.22.

Irish Hospice Foundation to host workshop on loss and bereavement

Every year roughly 400 people take part in the workshops.

2020.02.22.

Christians are “all marked men and women”, Nigerian bishop warns

Are we in a war? Yes. But what would Christ have us do? The only way He has pointed out to us is the non-violent way. It is the road less travelled, but it is the only way, said Bishop Matthew Kukah.

2020.02.21.

Viatores Christi will celebrate six decades of lay mission and development 

The mission of Viatores Christi is to work in solidarity with partner organisations to improve the lives of local people by improving access to basic services.

2020.02.21.

Lower homeless figures need further analysis, says Focus Ireland

There were month-on-month decreases across all demographic and accommodation categories represented in the Department of Housing’s reports.

2020.02.20.

Fr Ray receives threats for dancing with the stars

However, others say the dancing priest has brought nothing but joy and fun to the show, and that he is a good representative of the Catholic Church.

2020.02.20.

Priestly ordinations in Europe totalled 1,272 in 2017

Some 350 priests or one in four of the total number priests ordained in Europe in 2017 were Polish.

2020.02.19.

Irish urge action at UN homelessness conference

Speaking ahead of the conference, Sr Jean Quinn had highlighted that there is no universally agreed definition of homelessness, making it difficult to compare and combat globally.

2020.02.19.

Bishop Leahy would like to see Limerick develop its own Camino

Trail could incorporate an “incredible collection of religious sites” from Kilmallock to Askeaton, Killeedy, Adare and Limerick city itself.

2020.02.18.

Vatican’s diplomats must undertake missionary assignments

The change in the formation of the Holy See’s diplomats was announced by Pope Francis in a letter to the new president of the Pontifical Ecclesiastical Academy, Archbishop Joseph Marino.

2020.02.18.

Best-selling author Fr Sean Hyland launches website with poster competition

www.whisperingsofmysoul.com aims to show that science, instead of disproving God, is increasingly making the argument for a Divine Creator.

2020.02.17.

SVP ‘Survive on Five’ challenge: can you live on €5 a day for five days?

“Participants will have to think about and calculate every item they consume. However, this is the reality of hundreds of thousands of people in Ireland every day,” says SVP national president Kieran Stafford.

2020.02.17.

Dowry of Mary to be enriched by England’s national re-dedication

The "Act of Entrustment of England to The Virgin Mary" is a prayer of profoundly historic and spiritual nature, say the country's bishops, awakening memories of Albion as the Dowry of Mary.

2020.02.16.

Nearly 100 SVP projects benefit from Galway publican’s multi-million euro legacy

The SVP Resource Centre in Galway, 'Croi na Gaillimhe', has been renamed Maureen O’Connell House as a lasting tribute to the benefactor's memory

2020.02.16.

Archbishop warns against callous carelessness on housing and hospital crises

In a post election reflection for the island of Ireland, Church of Ireland Primate, Rt Rev Dr Michael Jackson says "politicians owe it to their citizens to ensure peace and to build flourishing societies.”

2020.02.15.

‘Maternity units in sub-standard condition’ among scandals in HIQUA report

We need to re-focus on delivering the best care possible for mothers and babies and to avoid the ongoing rush to prioritise abortion funding to the clear detriment of mothers, babies and staff – Pro Life Campaign.

2020.02.15.

Two job vacancies in the Archdiocese of Dublin

Vacancies for parish sacristan in Monkstown and health care co-ordinator in the Archdiocese of Dublin.

2020.02.14.

Parish priest calls for end to Drogheda violence at 17-year-old’s funeral

In the name of God, let it end now – Fr Phil Gaffney, PP.

2020.02.14.

Pope Francis’ Post-Synodal Apostolic Exhortation on Amazon published

Pope Francis emphasises that he is offering his “own response” evoked by last year’s Synod on the Amazon.

2020.02.13.

Pro-life candidates get strong vote in Election 2020

The Pro Life Campaign helped with canvassing and ran a national billboard, newspaper and online advertising campaign encouraging people to canvass for and vote for pro-life candidates this election.

2020.02.13.

Bishop Nulty says new Govt should appoint a Minister for the Family

"I think there should be a minister appointed to look after the welfare of families because the family is the bedrock on which society is built” - President of Accord.

2020.02.12.

Edmund Rice Development marks first ten years

€8.9 million has been invested in 90 projects in Africa, Latin America, India and Oceania in the areas of education, community engagement, advocacy and capacity building.

2020.02.12.

‘Coronavirus forces us to reflect on the fragility of life’ – Bishop Router

The chair of the Council for Healthcare of the Bishops’ Conference has encouraged people to pray for those affected by the virus and for the efforts to bring the outbreak under control.

2020.02.11.

‘The Church needs to build a bridge with Fr Tony Flannery’

The treatment of the Redemptorist "is scandalous to most Catholics in Ireland" and "destroys people’s faith and confidence", according to Fr Roy Donovan of the Association of Catholic Priests.

2020.02.11.
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