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Bishop Doran warns of “disturbing signs of racial prejudice”

In his article “Rejecting Racism: Welcome, Protect, Promote and Integrate”, Bishop Doran asks why this is happening in Ireland, “considering our strong missionary tradition” and support for Trócaire, Concern and Goal.

2019.08.21.

Priest in Ireland says flooding in Kerala is severe

The situation in Kerala is considered the worst, and that area was also severely affected one year ago when rain and floods killed 480 people.

2019.08.21.

Bishop believes Church in Ireland is “heading towards growth”

Over 800 young people attended this year’s Youth2000 Summer Festival and the atmosphere at it was, according to Bishop Phonsie Cullinan, one of “wall-to-wall joy”.

2019.08.20.

Former AG praises missionaries’ work to promote religious tolerance

Bishop Phonsie Cullinan of Waterford and Lismore describes the lives of Fr Rufus Halley and Fr Des Hartford as “a sign to us all that dialogue is absolutely necessary”.

2019.08.20.

UN World Humanitarian Day remembers especially the work of women

It is time to honour the women who have acted as first responders to the darkest hours of crisis, says UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA).

2019.08.19.

Bishop Doran pays tribute to Knock’s visionaries

The witnesses “were ordinary people who lived in a very ordinary little village” and included “men, women and children ranging in age from four-year-old John Curry (who spoke no Irish) to Bridget Trench in her seventies (who spoke no English).”

2019.08.19.

English and Welsh bishops renew their commitment to sustainable living

“This contract demonstrates that it is becoming easier than ever before to cut carbon emissions from our public and private sector buildings.”

2019.08.18.

“Knock has touched me in a special way.”

Archbishop Rino Fisichella gave the keynote address at the Co Mayo shrine for the Feast of the Assumption.

2019.08.18.

Elphin offers time for teachers before school year starts

“That put us to thinking what we might do for those who draw upon their own spirituality in the course of their teaching.”

2019.08.17.

Batty scheme raises thousands for Catholic overseas aid projects

“I love that they are making a difference on so many levels – here and in the developing world.”

2019.08.17.

VAT on ebooks for school children is unfair, says SVP

“These costs contribute to financial stress and worry in low income households and can cause a negative and stressed attitude towards education.”

2019.08.16.

Lough Derg pilgrim numbers increase for first time in more than a decade

“People are talking more about the blessing of this place and the help and the comfort and the compassion of God that it offers.”

2019.08.16.

Prayers for Nora Quoirin and her family

“We really do believe that the situation is not hopeless, no matter how difficult it is, and that Nora is in the hands of our loving Father in Heaven.”

2019.08.15.

Bishop of Derry expresses Brexit concerns on Vatican Radio

“Those who are leading Brexit have to recognise not just the benefits for East Sussex but the challenges for West Derry.”

2019.08.15.

Bishop Nulty pays tribute to “indispensable” Poor Clares

“They are an invaluable powerhouse of prayer for the wider diocese and indeed much further afield.”

2019.08.14.

Jesuit priest celebrates Golden Jubilee

“He always brought integrity, justice and balance to the causes which he espoused.”

2019.08.14.

Brexit is being led by English nationalism, bishop warns

“We don’t want to go back to a new hard border right behind my bishop’s residence.”

2019.08.13.

Bishop Doran concerned by underage drinking

“If we expect our young people to behave responsibly and safely, then we have to begin by behaving responsibly ourselves.”

2019.08.13.

Green transformation for Vatican gardens

The Vatican is reducing the use of chemicals in its gardens, and has already reduced its water consumption.

2019.08.12.

Crosscare publishes guide for those getting Leaving Cert results tomorrow

The guide was published by the social services arm of the Dublin Archdiocese and looks at a range of options for those awaiting their exam results.

2019.08.12.

SVP introduces cashless collection boxes

Irish society is becoming increasingly cashless, and the way charities are collecting donations is changing to reflect this.

2019.08.11.

Pope Francis blesses new statue of Our Lady of Knock

The new processional statue will be formally unveiled later this month as part of events to mark the 140th anniversary of the Knock apparitions in 1879.

2019.08.11.

Unusual installations in Church of England cathedrals

"We hope that, while playing adventure golf, visitors will reflect on the bridges that need to be built in their own lives and in our world today."

2019.08.10.

Trócaire support is sew good for Kenyan mother

“I have learned to be independent, and I know that by working hard I can make life much better for me and my children.”

2019.08.10.

Time to start putting links in EMM2019 prayer chain

“When we pray together, we share in God’s love. We’re inspired to make the world a better place.”

2019.08.09.

Hallelujah! Going to Mass is good for you, say TCD researchers

“If religious attendance facilitates older people to maintain a larger social circle with continued social engagement, alternative ways to socialise will be necessary as we develop into a more secular society.”

2019.08.09.

British Social Attitudes report signals decline in religion

According to the report, two non religious parents pass on their lack of religion, while religious parents have a 50:50 chance of passing on their beliefs.

2019.08.08.

Trócaire helps almost three million in world’s poorest countries

“There is much to be positive about ... [but] many challenges remain. Human rights are increasingly under threat in many parts of the world, while the dangers brought about by climate change are rising,” said Bishop William Crean.

2019.08.08.

Pope pens letter of encouragement to priests

“Many have shared with me their outrage at what happened and frustration that ‘for all their hard work, they have to face the damage that was done, the suspicion to which it has given rise’.”

2019.08.07.

Calls for review of policy to tackle homeless crisis

“A review should look at both the successes and the things that need to change ... This includes actively building social housing, taxing those who hoard building land and better protecting the rights of tenants facing eviction” – Mike Allen.

2019.08.07.
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