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Spiritual and existential simplicty is an act of witness, Pope Francis tells Cistercians

Continuing in the way of your spiritual tradition, identify with courage new possibilities and occasions to witness your charism in the present of the Church and of society, Pope Francis tells Trappist monks and nuns


Catholic caucus for UK Labour Party at Brighton next week

There are 3.8 million Catholic voters in England and Wales and Labour will ignore them at its peril.


Mater Dei providing emergency housing for homeless families

The crisis of homelessness and poverty persists right across our diocese and our country


Ecumenical Bible Week: reading & praying together

It began in 2014 as an effort to tap into the ecumenical collaboration of IEC2012. The different traditions would read, pray and celebrate the Bible together over one week.


Croí Nua – a programme of faith and renewal

Croí Nua is an innovative multimedia programme on spirituality geared specifically towards adult faith renewal in Ireland.


Fr Brendan Purcell concerned for the constitution

Irish philosopher says introducing SSM in Ireland is legally even more catastrophic than it has been in England because of our special constitutional protections for the family.


The Marriage Referendum: 22 May 2015

“Children have a right to grow up in a family with a father and a mother capable of creating a suitable environment for the child’s growth and emotional development.”


Cardinal Turkson pays tribute to Irish solidarity

“We all have a part to play in protecting and sustaining our common home,” the President of the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace said in his keynote address on Pope Francis's “integral ecology”.


St Mel’s rises like a Phoenix from the ashes

After a massive €30 million renovation programme, using the latest building technology and the skills of master craftsmen and contemporary artists, St Mel’s Cathedral will be officially rededicated on Sunday 17 May 2015.


President of CatholicTV talks faith and media

Fr Robert Reed is the CEO of a major Catholic television network in the US. He has just published his first book. He talks about the saints, priesthood, renewal and 'Renewed'.


The Heritage Community Garden

When Jacqueline Kelleher asked Carmelite Prior, Fr Michael McGoldrick, for a piece of land for a city vegetable garden, he gave it on one condition – that she create a community.


May Love be our Lantern Flame

Celebration in Cork by the Presentation Sisters and friends of the declaration of Nano Nagle as Venerable.


Living Church Congress in Down and Connor

A special faith event, which was three years in the making, which is set to steer the Diocese of Down and Connor into the future.


Pioneer Association Conference on Addiction

‘The Spirit that Sets Us Free – Overcoming Addiction’ conference was held in Dublin over 28-29 September 2013 to coincide with the 115th anniversary of the founding of the PTAA.


St Anthony of Padua’s relics are on the way!

He’s the popular saint known to help people find lost items and his miracles have won him affectionate veneration among Christians and non-Christians alike. This autumn, tens of thousands of his devotees in Ireland and Britain are expected to turn out to welcome his relics as they tour the two countries in October and early

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