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New Bishop of Clonfert consecrated in Loughrea

‘God is real, Christ is alive, He is present, He wants to befriend each one of us, forgive us, heal us, free us, involve us in the loving community of faith and make our lives better,’ said Bishop Michael Duignan in his first address as a member of the Irish hierarchy.

2019.10.14.

Cardinal Newman among five new saints canonised in Rome

‘The Lord sets our hearts free and heals them if only we ask Him,’ said Pope Francis in Rome yesterday.

2019.10.14.

Budget 2020 is ‘a failure for struggling households’, says SVP

‘We don’t believe that this budget protects those most vulnerable in the event of a No-Deal Brexit,’ says SVP national president Kieran Stafford.

2019.10.13.

Pray for success of Pan-Amazonian Synod

‘I encourage the faithful to pray for the success of this synod, the purpose of which is to serve the good of humanity,’ said Bishop Alan McGuckian, Chair of the Irish Bishops’ Council for Justice and Peace.

2019.10.13.

Pro Life Campaign challenges HSE on alternatives to abortion

HSE helpline must ensure support for abortion alternatives is genuine – Pro Life Campaign Ireland

2019.10.12.

‘Newman wished for a well-instructed Catholic laity’

Ahead of the canonisation of Cardinal John Henry Newman on Sunday, Archbishop Diarmuid Martin of Dublin spoke at the Irish College in Rome about the Saint’s relevance in Ireland today.

2019.10.12.

Irish government and UCD criticised ahead of Newman canonisation

Newman was one of the great literary figures of the 19th century and the founder and first rector of the university now known as UCD.

2019.10.11.

Alpha Ireland Conference to ‘equip Church for mission’

We are so pleased to welcome these inspiring speakers from home and abroad to help us all continue the path from maintenance to mission in our parishes and communities – Dominic Perrem.

2019.10.11.

“Non violence is not just about anti-war rhetoric”: Cardinal Turkson

The Prefect of the Vatican’s Dicastery for the Promotion of Integral Human Development gave the keynote address to the Autumn Conference of AMRI in Dublin titled “Mission Today in Our Common Home”.

2019.10.10.

Students invited to take part in journalism competition

The Columban Schools Journalism competition is in its third year and the title for 2020 is “Tackling our Throwaway Culture”.

2019.10.10.

Bishop Duffy welcomes Clogher’s vocations as a sign of hope

Two men are beginning their studies for the priesthood this autumn and a third is embarking on the permanent diaconate.

2019.10.09.

Brexit remains “terrifyingly unclear” warns Archbishop Jackson

“The people of the Border are fast becoming a pawn in a politics of cynical neglect and atrophy of understanding," Dr Jackson said in his presidential address to the Dublin and Glendalough Diocesan Synod.

2019.10.09.

Vatican to offset Synod’s carbon emissions

The Synod is expected to generate carbon emissions of 572,809kg. In compensation, forestry licenses for the reforestation of ​​50 hectares in the Amazon basin will be purchased.

2019.10.08.

Synod on the Amazon opens with papal rebuke to mockers

In his address, Pope Francis hit out at the “mocking comments” made by some about the feathers worn by an indigenous man at the Synod’s opening Mass on Sunday.

2019.10.08.

Bishops decry prevalence of domestic violence

In a pastoral letter issued for the Church’s annual ‘Day for Life' the Bishops express concern over the number of terrible cases of domestic abuse in Ireland in recent years which have led to extreme violence and murder.

2019.10.07.

Bishop Router offers to mediate in Drogheda feud

“I or indeed any priest or religious in this area would be willing to mediate between the different factions if that would assist to bring the feud to a halt.”

2019.10.07.

Laudato Tree project aims to create corridor of trees across Africa

“I think this project could especially catch the imagination of the young people of Ireland, in their youth groups, schools, colleges and workplaces,” said Archbishop Eamon Martin.

2019.10.06.

Bishops concerned by intolerance towards immigrants

Statement follows Pope Francis' unveiling in St Peter's Square of a sculpture depicting 140 refugees crammed aboard a small raft.

2019.10.06.

Irish bishops’ statement ahead of ‘Day for Life’

“The Word of God neither ages nor ceases to be relevant, no matter what changes occur in our society.”

2019.10.05.

Poor Clares offer healing for the soul through new song

“This simple poem touched people who read it so deeply that we thought that a musical setting to the words could make it more widely accessible.”

2019.10.05.

Bishop John Sherrington comments on Tafida Raqeeb Ruling

“I, along with many others, have held this family in my prayers and will continue to pray that Tafida and her parents are strengthened by the presence and mercy of God, and by the support of all who know and love her.”

2019.10.04.

Cinemas across Ireland to show film telling story of pro-life conversion

“The pro-life people of Ireland have suffered greatly in recent years, fighting against the culture of death, against misinformation and seemingly against the tide of public opinion,” says Abby Johnson, protagonist.

2019.10.04.

Great numbers of young people visit Knock says Bishop McKeown

Bishop refers to idealistic young people who are hungering for a truth that will help them make sense of their lives and who fear the sort of climate they will have to live in as they grow older.

2019.10.03.

Presentation sister who founded Clann Credo honoured

Founded in 1996, Clann Credo has provided over €120 million in Community Loan Finance to more than 1000 projects over the past 23 years, creating and sustaining thousands of jobs and strengthening communities nationwide.

2019.10.03.

“It is time to revive our missionary genes”

Archbishop Eamon Martin launches the Extraordinary Month of Mission and urges dioceses, congregations and young people to support the ‘Laudato Tree’ project.

2019.10.02.

Number of homeless increases again

According to the Department of Housing’s figures there are 3,848 homeless children across 1,726 families, while the total number of homeless reached 10,338 in August 2019.

2019.10.02.

Primate pleads with NI’s politicians to return to Stormont

Church leaders join forces in a bid to halt "barbaric abortion legislation”.

2019.10.01.

Pope Francis accepts Bishop Eamonn Walsh’s resignation

Tributes paid to Dr Walsh's roles with the Irish Bishops Drugs Initiative, the Bishops’ Commission for Pastoral Care, Cura, and as Apostolic Administrator of the Diocese of Ferns.

2019.10.01.

Put finance back in the service of the economy: IMF chief

At the Faith and Life convention in Belfast, Dr Michel Camdessus, who was appointed by John Paul II to serve on the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace, suggests five “paths of humanity” that could contribute towards a universal common good.

2019.09.30.

Bishop Leahy to Legion of Mary pilgrims: Teach young people to say “no”.

“Our priorities are too easily blind towards the crisis that exists in far too many places in our society.”

2019.09.30.
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