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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.

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.

Anti-Irish discrimination in US greatest against Catholics. Famine-era census study reveals

"Children born in Ireland, even those who spent nearly their entire life in the US, fared worse that those born in the US, potentially reflecting exposure to famine condition," say Vanderbilt University researchers.

2020.02.09.

Up the Union! Twelfth of July might become a day for Catholic celebration of marriage

Today is World Marriage Day in the United States, when prayers are said for all married couples at all parish Masses. We may soon see a similar observance in Ireland, but on July 12th, Feast Day of SS Louie and Zélie Martin, the Church's first canonised couple.

2020.02.09.

‘Move beyond the divisions,’ says Cardinal Nichols in post-Brexit plea

Separately, there is a call to pray for all those affected by the Chinese corona virus outbreak

2020.02.02.

From Ballygiblin to Burkina Faso – Irishman made Apostolic Nuncio to West African country

"This is a great personal honour for Msgr. Michael as it is for his family and the Diocese of Cloyne," said Bishop William Crean, wishing his colleague well in Ougadougou.

2020.02.02.

New culture abroad trying to undo truths of Judeo-Christianity, warns Bishop Cullinan

"We must wake up to what is happening and, with the grace of God, change the culture from within," says Bishop Phonsie Cullinan of Waterford and Lismore.

2020.01.26.

Fr Ray Kelly becomes a Paso Doble Pastor in tonight’s DWTS show

"When Brian only gave me one point, everybody around him was booing, booing, booing," says Fr Ray, shrugging of record-breaking low score.

2020.01.26.

Tackling child poverty must be an election 2020 priority, SVP tells voters and politicians

"In our experience, the biggest driver of poverty in recent years is housing costs," says SVP president Kieran Stafford, calling on voters to exercise their electoral power to make politicans reduce the misery of poverty in Ireland today.

2020.01.19.

Pope praises those clearing sea of plastic, but Irish researchers find pollution is rife

Local civil society can and must contribute to tackling issues of global importance, says Pope praising Fishing for Plastic initiative.

2020.01.19.

Spain’s bishops launch two-year marriage preparation course to combat ‘El Divorcio’

"To be a priest, you need to spend seven years in the seminary, so what about being a husband, a wife, a mother or a father? Just twenty hours?” commented the Bishop of Bilbao.

2020.01.12.

Australian bishop appeals for donations and prayer in face of bush fire disaster

"Expressions of solidarity are important, but they are not enough," says Archbishop of Brisbane in the face of unprecedented disaster.

2020.01.12.

Parish Facebook account deleted after Health Minister criticises pro-life post

"As Catholics we are unapologetically pro life and are proud and honoured to stand up for the voiceless," said the Tullamore Parish Facebook post that prompted an apology.

2020.01.05.

2020 is UN WHO International Year of the Nurse and Midwife

“Nursing and Midwifery embodies the best of human endeavours, positively contributing to the health and well-being of so many lives," says European Federation of Nurses Associations President, Elizabeth Adams.

2020.01.05.

Gongs galore as five Northern Irish priests named in Queen’s New Years Honours list.

"The Priests Charitable Trust has been able to assist several charitable causes and, as long as we sing, will continue to do so," say Frs Eugene O'Hagan, Martin O’Hagan and David Delargy.

2019.12.29.

Turbulent priest, St Thomas Becket to feature in major British Museum exhibition in 2020

"You can find images of his murder in churches across Latin Christendom, from Germany and Spain, to Italy and Norway. Becket was, and remains, a truly European saint," says Lloyd de Beer of the British Museum.

2019.12.29.

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.

Parish incomes rise in Dublin reveal Share Sunday financial reports

"The people of the diocese have been very generous over these years in supporting Share even at moments of serious economic difficulties. I thank you for that generosity and I encourage you to continue in the support given to Share," says Archbishop Martin

2019.11.24.

Dublin’s annual ecumenical Walk of Light takes place this evening

The walk starts from St Finian’s Lutheran Church on Adelaide Road, crosses the canal to Mary Immaculate's on Rathmines Road Lower then on to Holy Trinity CofI in Upper Rathmines.

2019.11.24.

British and Argentinian military chaplains exchange statues 37 years after Falklands War

"The statues will serve as an ongoing reminder to pray for all of those who fell in the Falklands War, while also giving us a symbol of unity in faith and an aid to our prayers for peace," says the UK's Bishop of the Forces, Paul Mason.

2019.11.17.

As climate change hits sub-Saharan Africa, Catholic aid agencies respond

Trócaire well project has changed our lives, says Malawi village leader Fastino Kimwendo.

2019.11.17.

More than 100,000 children to benefit from SVP and Sally Army joint Christmas appeal

"Last year alone more than 50,000 gifts were distributed to families in need locally," said Major Paul Kingscott, the Salvation Army’s divisional leader.

2019.11.10.

Maynooth poised for dynamic role in 21st century as it celebrates 225th anniversary, says primate

"Maynooth’s potential for encounter and exchange is unique: three partner institutions, side by side on this historic campus, perfectly situated in one of most attractive towns in this country - the possibilities for study, research, community building and dialogue are endless."

2019.11.10.

Time to change flawed housing policy, says SVP

"It is totally unacceptable for a rich country like Ireland that so many children have no place to call home,” said SVP National President Kieran Stafford.

2019.11.02.

Major award for Trócaire campaign that ended Irish fossil-fuel investments

"The success proves that Independents can legislate and are capable of being legislatures of change," says Donegal TD Thomas Pringle.

2019.10.27.

Novartis closure is a devastating blow, says Bishop of Cork and Ross

"As a nation, we need to ensure that our reliance on foreign direct investment does not lure us into a false sense of security," said Bishop Gavin, calling for greater support for indiginous industry.

2019.10.27.

Fashion Week about-face results in St Anne’s Cathedral show

'Our Resale Rail Sale will help to increase awareness of the bigger issues of fashion and textiles eco-damage,' says fashion show promoter Cathy Martin.

2019.10.20.
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