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Synod discusses the Church’s role in the digital world

Delegates attending Synod assembly see the pastoral care of young people online and in social media, as well as the need for digital missionaries, as a priority.

2018.10.20.

Miles for Mission fun run starts at Papal Cross

Fun run will help provide funding to projects such as a free school in Ethiopia.

2018.10.20.

Pope Francis to visit North Korea?

Recent developments that make the invitation from North Korea possible include the provisional agreement signed between the Vatican and China, which is a major sponsor of the North Korean regime.

2018.10.19.

Nineteen babies born into homelessness in one year

Depaul saw a particularly large increase in families accessing its services in both Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland.

2018.10.18.

All complaints on referendum on Eighth Amendment rejected by BAI

Two pro-choice complaints were not upheld by the Committee, and four pro-life complaints were rejected. Two complaints of anti-Catholic bias were rejected.

2018.10.18.

Religious superiors seek greater role for women at Synod of Bishops

Two groups representing nearly a million members of male and female religious orders plan to present Pope Francis with a proposal concerning women’s role at future synods.

2018.10.17.

Wanted: Lough Derg pilgrims to share their experiences

“It is lovely to see young people engaging with their faith and Lough Derg adapting to the times to a certain degree as well.”

2018.10.17.

Bishop Treanor ordains first permanent deacons for Down and Connor

Nine new deacons include two prominent barristers, one of whom was raised a Presbyterian before he became a Catholic.

2018.10.16.

Schools journalism competition on climate change

“It is very clear that good journalism really does matter. Social media has opened the doors to so-called ‘fake news’, widespread anonymous comment, and a scarcity of thoroughly researched news stories.”

2018.10.16.

Care and consistency needed around the retirement of priests

“Each bishop can act as he sees fit, with the result that priests have no certainty about their retirement. Priests have no rights in this matter and depend on the goodwill of individual bishops.”

2018.10.15.

Children invited to pray the Rosary this Thursday

‘If a million children pray the Rosary together, then the world will change.’ - St Padre Pio.

2018.10.15.

Irish aid agency welcomes Oscar Romero’s canonisation

“Archbishop Romero’s values, conviction and compassion still influence Trócaire today and help guide us in our work.”

2018.10.14.

Seven to be canonised in Rome today

Blessed Nunzio Sulprizio will be made a saint today, in line with Pope Francis's desire to canonise a teenage saint during the month-long meeting of the world Synod of Bishops on Young People.

2018.10.14.

Hunger a serious problem in more than 50 countries, says Concern Worldwide

Globally, 124 million people are suffering from acute hunger and, in some cases, starvation – an increase from 80 million two years ago.

2018.10.13.

Irish schools take part in Children’s Day of Mission Prayer

Encouraging children to pray for other children is a key part of the work of the Society of Missionary Children.

2018.10.13.

Holy Cross College Clonliffe to be sold to the GAA

“It is no longer financially sustainable or prudent for the diocese to retain a property of this size and scale, which is no longer fit for its purposes”.

2018.10.12.

Tributes paid to the late Bishop Laurence Forristal of Ossory

Funeral of the 87-year-old Bishop Emeritus who died on Wednesday will take place on Saturday at St Mary’s Cathedral.

2018.10.12.

Emma Mhic Mhathúna RIP – her faith sustained her says priest at funeral

Priest thanked Emma for the hope she expressed: “that people are good and have a capacity to learn from mistakes and that what happened to you should not happen to any other woman in our land.”

2018.10.11.

The yam helps food security in Nigeria

Sr Nora McNamara and Professor Stephen Morse have produced a book “about advocacy and food security and minding our planet. We are telling that story through the yam, which was an endangered crop”.

2018.10.11.

Waterford priest to train as an exorcist

Bishop Phonsie Cullinan warns that Reiki can be a channel for evil spirits and announces the setting up of a deliverance team in his diocese.

2018.10.10.

Welcome and reservations for measures in Budget 2019

“Today was a step in the right direction, but we have a long way to go” – SVP.

2018.10.10.

“It’s the people that make a parish”

PP of the Church of the Annunciation says the parish is undergoing change. “We have challenges to face, decisions to make and new paths to find.”

2018.10.09.

Verdict in Asia Bibi’s appeal deferred until next week

Pakistani Christian mother has been locked up in solitary confinement since 2010 after she was condemned to death under the country’s draconian blasphemy laws.

2018.10.09.

Standing room only as Finglas West bids farewell to beloved church building

The Church of the Annunciation, one of Ireland's largest church buildings, capable of holding more than 3,000 people, is now falling into disrepair. It will be replaced by a new 350-seat church more suited to the needs of the parish today.

2018.10.08.

Archbishop backs Pope’s Rosary plea

“Our Lady loves the prayer of the Rosary. She wants to hear and grant our petitions and requests.” – Archbishop Eamon Martin

2018.10.08.

Trócaire is bringing aid to “people left with nothing” in Indonesia

People are facing severe shortages of clean drinking water, food and medical assistance. The disaster zone has a population of 1.4 million people, with around 70,000 already gathered in crowded evacuation sites.

2018.10.07.

New Irish sung Mass to premiere in Pro-Cathedral

A sung Mass has the potential to reach many people outside the circle of concert music – but it is not entertainment because the Mass itself is not.

2018.10.07.

A parish once again – Dundalk gains “independence” from Armagh

Church gains its own parish priest after nearly 150 years.

2018.10.06.

Opt-out abortion system does not respect freedom of conscience, say bishops

“This legislation requires a healthcare professional to cooperate in what he or she sincerely believes is doing harm to one patient and taking the life of another.”

2018.10.06.

Pray the Rosary daily in October, asks Pope Francis

Ask the Holy Mother of God and St Michael Archangel to protect the Church from the devil, who always seeks to separate us from God and from each other, says Pope Francis.

2018.10.05.
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