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Forty days of prayer on Croagh Patrick under way

They have one special prayer intention – the referendum on the Eighth Amendment. “Many people, of all faiths and none, strongly support the protection of life from the moment of conception to natural death,” said John Carlin, one of the organisers.

2018.04.19.

Communicating the family can be counter-cultural, says Archbishop Eamon Martin

Archbishop Eamon Martin is convinced that a constructive culture of engagement, rather than a pointless culture war, is the best way to ensure that the voice of faith, communicating the Family, can be heard.

2018.04.19.

Big Tom brought great joy to many in Ireland and worldwide

Clogher diocese among the many tributes to country music star as a singer and as a family man.

2018.04.18.

Commonwealth leaders urged to promote common good

The biennial meeting of the Commonwealth nations is taking place in London and Windsor from 16 - 20 April.

2018.04.18.

Palliative care not euthanasia is the answer: Cardinal Eijk

“Many people fear social suffering because most people who are suffering in an incurable way lose their friends as people do not visit them any more. That is the most severe thing for them.”

2018.04.17.

Bishop Farrell celebrates 150 years of the Little Sisters of the Poor

"The slope of the aging population, along which Ireland is sliding, presents major challenges. Perhaps never before has there been such a need to care for the aging poor."

2018.04.17.

Put a cap on moneylenders’ interest rates, SVP tells Central Bank

The SVP is calling on government to introduce an interest rate cap that reduces the total cost of credit that moneylenders can legally charge.

2018.04.16.

Right to life pastorals published by three bishops this weekend

We will never again have a more important vote. There is no cause more noble than to stand up for those who cannot stand up for themselves. Never before in history have we had so much scientific proof that the unborn baby is a living, breathing human being.

2018.04.16.

Abortion and healthcare

Ciara Ferry continues her weekly series looking back at the week’s coverage of the forthcoming referendum. This week, Ciara looks at abortion and healthcare.

2018.04.15.

Pope gives his blessing to Formula E racing and electric vehicles generally

Formula E features high-performance streamlined electric powered cars that are more environmentally friendly.

2018.04.15.

Bishops may be willing to allow priests who father children to stay

“All reasonable and fair options should be considered as possible, so this neither rules in or rules out various outcomes” – Mgr Gearoid Dullea, executive secretary to the Irish Bishops’ Conference.

2018.04.14.

You too have “an ownership of the child you helped conceive”

Finola Bruton appeals to men to stand up for the unborn and take on their rights and responsibilities as fathers.

2018.04.14.

Pope apologises for “serious mistakes” in Chilean sex abuse case

“I ask forgiveness from all those I offended and I hope to be able to do so personally, in the coming weeks, in the meetings I will have with representatives of the people who were interviewed.”

2018.04.13.

Venezuela’s bishops back indigenous peoples of Amazon

Indigenous peoples of the area and environmental organisations have spoken out against the ongoing destruction of the Amazon, but they have been met with silence and violence.

2018.04.13.

Mater Dei Institute open house event for All Hallows

The open evening on Thursday 26 April will showcase the facilities to former and future students.

2018.04.12.

Knock seminar on internet and cyberbullying

“We wouldn’t abandon our children to the streets of Dublin on a Saturday night at twelve o’ clock ... Yet in effect that is what parents are doing when they give their children unfettered access to the internet,” said Jeremy Pagden.

2018.04.12.

Abortion survivor appeals for retention of Eighth Amendment

Claire Culwell told her story at a number of rallies in Ireland last week in order to speak up for babies in the womb who are at the same risk of abortion that she herself faced.

2018.04.11.

Impasse in Northern politics due to indifference says bishop

“In our two communities or in our various communities we are happy enough the way we are and we couldn’t be bothered,” says Bishop Alan McGuckian SJ of Raphoe.

2018.04.11.

“Family is something that touches every aspect of our daily lives”

Parish community and clergy pay tribute to Archbishop Diarmuid Martin for his inspirational leadership and his role in WMoF2018.

2018.04.10.

New documentary on Irish Presentation nun

‘Sister India’ recounts the story of Sr Loreto Houlihan, a 91-year-old Irish missionary, who has spent 70 years teaching in India.

2018.04.10.

Pope Francis – Call to Holiness

With this Exhortation I would like to insist primarily on the call to holiness that the Lord addresses to each of us, the call that he also addresses, personally, to you: “Be holy, for I am holy”

2018.04.09.

Archbishops commemorate Good Friday/Belfast Agreement

Joint Statement to mark the 20th Anniversary of the Good Friday/Belfast Agreement by Archbishop Eamon Martin and Archbishop Richard Clarke

2018.04.09.

Prayers for good weather as fodder crisis hits farms

“I am asking all Masses to offer prayers this weekend for the farming community and to pray for an end to the wet and unseasonably cold weather,” says Bishop John Buckley of Cork and Ross

2018.04.09.

Celtic Camino Festival in Westport next weekend

Speakers will include Camino guidebook author John Brierley, who will be focusing on how the Camino can be “a path of awakening, an inner-journey of self-discovery”.

2018.04.09.

Reject the economy of exclusion

The Papal Prayer Intention for April is that economists may have the courage to reject any economy of exclusion and know how to open new paths.

2018.04.08.

The sacredness and preciousness of every human life

Ciara Ferry continues her weekly series looking back at the week’s coverage of the forthcoming referendum. This week, Ciara looks at Senator Catherine Noone and her attack on the Church.

2018.04.08.

Fr Joseph Mallin SJ, the last surviving child of a 1916 leader, has died

In his last letter before being executed in Kilmainham Gaol, Cmdt Michael Mallin wrote: “Joseph, my little man, be a priest, if you can.”

2018.04.07.

People of faith – key in referendum on 8th Amendment

Cross-denominational response to the 8th amendment looks at life issue from a specifically Christian perspective.

2018.04.07.

Make malaria prevention a priority for UN World Health Day

Malaria is a preventable and treatable. Worldwide, between 2000 and 2015, the incidence of malaria fell by 37%

2018.04.06.

Belfast Agreement in focus at Focolare weekend

BBC journalist, Brian Rowan will address annual all-Ireland weekend in Belfast.

2018.04.06.
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