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Bishop Leahy would like to see Limerick develop its own Camino

Trail could incorporate an “incredible collection of religious sites” from Kilmallock to Askeaton, Killeedy, Adare and Limerick city itself.

2020.02.18.

Vatican’s diplomats must undertake missionary assignments

The change in the formation of the Holy See’s diplomats was announced by Pope Francis in a letter to the new president of the Pontifical Ecclesiastical Academy, Archbishop Joseph Marino.

2020.02.18.

Best-selling author Fr Sean Hyland launches website with poster competition

www.whisperingsofmysoul.com aims to show that science, instead of disproving God, is increasingly making the argument for a Divine Creator.

2020.02.17.

SVP ‘Survive on Five’ challenge: can you live on €5 a day for five days?

“Participants will have to think about and calculate every item they consume. However, this is the reality of hundreds of thousands of people in Ireland every day,” says SVP national president Kieran Stafford.

2020.02.17.

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.

Archbishop warns against callous carelessness on housing and hospital crises

In a post election reflection for the island of Ireland, Church of Ireland Primate, Rt Rev Dr Michael Jackson says "politicians owe it to their citizens to ensure peace and to build flourishing societies.”

2020.02.15.

‘Maternity units in sub-standard condition’ among scandals in HIQUA report

We need to re-focus on delivering the best care possible for mothers and babies and to avoid the ongoing rush to prioritise abortion funding to the clear detriment of mothers, babies and staff – Pro Life Campaign.

2020.02.15.

Two job vacancies in the Archdiocese of Dublin

Vacancies for parish sacristan in Monkstown and health care co-ordinator in the Archdiocese of Dublin.

2020.02.14.

Parish priest calls for end to Drogheda violence at 17-year-old’s funeral

In the name of God, let it end now – Fr Phil Gaffney, PP.

2020.02.14.

Pope Francis’ Post-Synodal Apostolic Exhortation on Amazon published

Pope Francis emphasises that he is offering his “own response” evoked by last year’s Synod on the Amazon.

2020.02.13.

Pro-life candidates get strong vote in Election 2020

The Pro Life Campaign helped with canvassing and ran a national billboard, newspaper and online advertising campaign encouraging people to canvass for and vote for pro-life candidates this election.

2020.02.13.

Bishop Nulty says new Govt should appoint a Minister for the Family

"I think there should be a minister appointed to look after the welfare of families because the family is the bedrock on which society is built” - President of Accord.

2020.02.12.

Edmund Rice Development marks first ten years

€8.9 million has been invested in 90 projects in Africa, Latin America, India and Oceania in the areas of education, community engagement, advocacy and capacity building.

2020.02.12.

‘Coronavirus forces us to reflect on the fragility of life’ – Bishop Router

The chair of the Council for Healthcare of the Bishops’ Conference has encouraged people to pray for those affected by the virus and for the efforts to bring the outbreak under control.

2020.02.11.

‘The Church needs to build a bridge with Fr Tony Flannery’

The treatment of the Redemptorist "is scandalous to most Catholics in Ireland" and "destroys people’s faith and confidence", according to Fr Roy Donovan of the Association of Catholic Priests.

2020.02.11.

Archbishop Martin decries health system that fails children and elderly

“We live an era of astonishing progress in medical science” and have among us “doctors, nurses and carers of extraordinary quality and dedication” yet “so many aspects of our healthcare system are scandalous”.

2020.02.10.

Dublin Archdiocese issues guidelines to prevent spread of flu and deadly coronavirus

“As a community of faith, we need to take proper care of ourselves. We must take care not to spread the flu,” says Archbishop Diarmuid Martin.

2020.02.10.

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.

Apostolic exhortation on the Amazon due on Wednesday

Pope Francis's response to the Synod's call for the ordination of married men and for women deacons eagerly awaited.

2020.02.08.

Demolition of large Dublin church approved by council

The church which was built in the 1960s to seat almost 3,500 people will be replaced by a smaller church seating about 350.

2020.02.08.

Bishop William Crean on Church, society and politics at book launch

We seem to be embracing in the name of tolerance and diversity an illiberal liberalism whereby for ideological reasons we stifle expressions of identity and culture – Bishop William Crean.

2020.02.07.

Court rules men can marry minors in Pakistan

These laws are formulated and approved only to improve the image of the country in front of the international community, ask for development funds, and freely trade Pakistani products on the European market – lawyer, Tabassum Yousaf.

2020.02.07.

Nigerian seminarian killed

Michael Nnadi was one of four seminarians who were abducted on the evening of 8 January from the Good Shepherd Major Seminary in Kaduna city.

2020.02.06.

Irish mark international day against human trafficking

Catholics all over the world are encouraged to host or attend prayer services to create greater awareness about trafficking.

2020.02.06.

Bishop Rowan Williams to speak in Dublin this month

Former Archbishop of Canterbury to consider whether global politics is exhibiting a deep confusion about the nature of democracy.

2020.02.05.

Say no to violence, urges archbishop after London terror attack

“As the Catholic community in Streatham we will continue to build good relations and work for the common good of all those who call this part of London their home” – Archbishop John Wilson.

2020.02.05.

“Bold decisions must be taken”

On World Day of Consecrated Life, bishops urge religious not to wear themselves out ensuring the survival of structures inherited from previous centuries which no longer correspond to life today.

2020.02.04.

Tributes to Archbishop Clarke as he retires

As a a representative of the inter–church structures in the public square, “he set a tone for reasoned debate and honest engagement that reflected the Christian call to be good neighbours".

2020.02.04.
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