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2020.11.26.

“CI News gave tremendous service” – Bishop Alan McGuckian

“CI News was a channel for many really good things that church organisations were doing both in the promotion of faith and in the promotion of justice.”

2020.09.30.

Saying farewell to CatholicIreland News

“We chronicled green shoots growing up in the Church. Consistently we have looked at the good that we, Christians, the Church, are doing in Ireland and the world,” said CI News editor Susan Gately.

2020.09.30.

New church music licensing partnership announced

Churches will gain access to a repertoire from top sacred music publishers including The Taizé Community, The Iona Community, Oregon Catholic Press, GIA Publications, Inc., the Royal School of Church Music, Oxford University Press, Hope Publishing, Kevin Mayhew and many more.

2020.09.30.

Harness young people’s generosity Archbishop tells Legion of Mary

Archbishop Michael Neary says the Legion of Mary was “way ahead of its time” because it was promoting the laity long before the Church began to emphasise the importance of various lay ministries.

2020.09.29.

Thirteen enter national seminary and one is ordained

“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,” said Bishop Alphonsus Cullinan, chair of the Bishops’ Council for Vocations.

2020.09.29.

Latest homelessness figures show slight decrease

However, Focus Ireland warned of “potential increases in the coming months” and called on the Government to reintroduce the eviction ban and rent freeze to protect people fully during COVID-19.

2020.09.28.

Bishop appeals to people to bring Covid rate down

Bishop Alan McGuckian says people must work with the public authorities to bring Covid reproduction rate back down again because "people’s health and lives are at stake”.

2020.09.28.

Half a million euro donation benefits Catholic charities feeding the hungry

"Our charity provided the only human contact that clients experienced during the pandemic as they were required to self-isolate or cocoon. The grant has been invaluable," says Ruth Harkness of The Little Flower Penny Dinners.

2020.09.27.

Peadar Tóibín TD challenges government over its silence on cultural genocide in China

"I do not believe that the Government is using its voice strongly enough to oppose the horrendous things happening in that part of the world," – Deputy Tóibín.

2020.09.26.

As the Dáil rushes Euthanasia Bill, bishops promote Day for Life

"The gift of a new child, entrusted by the Lord to a father and a mother, begins with acceptance, continues with lifelong protection and has as its final goal the joy of eternal life," – Pope Francis.

2020.09.26.

PPE for Ukraine, rehabilitation and ecumenism for Russia

“There are no boundaries to charitable love and no borders across which God’s love cannot reach,” – Metropolitan Kirill of Stavropol

2020.09.25.

Archbishop Eamon Martin calls for Family Rosary Crusade during October

“Cling to the Rosary as the creeper clings to the tree – for without Our Lady we cannot stand,” – St Teresa of Calcutta

2020.09.25.

Five ordinations in Westminster

Cardinal Nichols stated that the Sacrament of Holy Order is based, not on a command structure, but on humble service. He said in his homily: “Service is the permanent and underlying foundation of all that is done by deacon, priest and bishop.”

2020.09.24.

Cheers to volunteers! Archbishop Martin thanks those who give their time to help others

“We appreciate and value you all for staying with us!” Archbishop Diarmuid Martin of Dublin tells all those who help Crosscare, his diocesan social services charity.

2020.09.24.

SVP elects new national president

“The Society of St Vincent de Paul in Ireland has faced many challenges over its 176 years in the country. But the current COVID-19 pandemic is probably one of the most difficult,” said new president, Rose McGowan.

2020.09.23.

Legislators who legalise euthanasia are ‘accomplices of a grave sin’

The Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith's 20-page document, ‘The Good Samaritan’ warns that “Incurable cannot mean that care has come at an end”.

2020.09.23.

New pilgrimages at Lough Derg

“We invite you to ‘Walk and Pray’ along the Lough Derg Pilgrim Path,” said Fr La Flynn. “I hope that those who long to be back at Lough Derg on Station Island may at least get to come this far.”

2020.09.22.

Mercy Law Resource Centre assisted 489 homeless families in 2019

Decisive action is urgently needed to alleviate the suffering of vulnerable homeless families and children, Minister for Housing is told.

2020.09.22.

Book of ‘Humans of the World Meeting of Families’ launched

“This is a very honest book on family. It’s not pious or devotional; it’s not artifical or canned. It’s rooted, it’s grounded in the joys and sorrows of family life,” said Bishop Nulty

2020.09.21.

Primate of All Ireland calls for “Family Rosary Crusade against Covid”

At the episcopal ordination of Bishop Martin Hayes, Archbishop Eamon Martin appealed to families to pray the Rosary for themselves, their loved ones and for all those whose health or livelihood is being seriously impacted by the coronavirus crisis.

2020.09.21.

Catholic charities at home and abroad hit by COVID-related collapse in income

"Spare a thought and prayer for our brothers and sisters overseas who are scrambling desperately to survive in the face of so much relentless adversity," says WMI director Fr Michael O'Sullivan.

2020.09.20.

Archbishop cautions against “undue haste” over sacraments

Dr Diarmuid Martin is worried about parishes taking initiatives to “get First Communions and Confirmations done” as churches in Dublin close once again over sharp rise in Covid-19 numbers.

2020.09.20.

Bishop Deenihan to ordain Rev Norman Allred to the priesthood tomorrow

"The Ordination of a man to the priesthood is an opportunity to renew again that invitation and sense of support to others who may be discerning a calling to priesthood and religious life," – Bishop Tom Deenihan.

2020.09.19.

Priest hits out at COVID rule breaches in churches

Fr Power concluded that these two breaches show a lack of concern for the health and safety of others. He added: “Priests and other communicants could have been exposed to Covid infection.

2020.09.19.

“Christians fear for their lives,” says Nigerian priest

“For four years, since I became a priest in 2016, I have been burying my parishioners,” – Fr Ebute.

2020.09.18.

Pope praises murdered priest in general audience

“He gave everything for the poor, even his own blood. It seems to me he may be called a martyr for charity,” read one testimonial regarding Fr Malgesini.

2020.09.18.

Episcopal Ordination Mass of Bishop-elect Martin Hayes takes place this Sunday

The Diocese of Kilmore, of which Father Martin Hayes will soon be bishop, includes almost all of County Cavan and a portion of Counties Leitrim, Fermanagh, Meath and Sligo.

2020.09.17.

Glendalough’s refreshing silence must be protected, says Archbishop of Dublin

Glendalough is still a place where prayer, silence and pilgrimage can be a lifesaving moment of respite, says Archbishop Diarmuid Martin.

2020.09.17.

Trócaire assisted 2.5 million people in 27 countries last year

“As always, we are tremendously grateful for the great support we receive from the parishioners, the clergy and bishops of Ireland, north and south. They are the lifeblood of Trócaire.”

2020.09.16.
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