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Statistics released for WMOF

The statistics reveal that the number of families in Ireland is up but the number of Catholics is down.

2018.08.16.

Trócaire appoints new Chief Executive Officer

Trócaire is deeply embedded in Irish culture and is an organisation people in Ireland are rightly proud of, said Caoimhe de Barra.

2018.08.16.

Bishop Donal McKeown marks anniversary of Omagh bombing

“Many people continue to limp through life because of the brutal actions of others. For this town, something changed forever that day,” he said.

2018.08.15.

Nuns welcome Christmas card designs from laity

The card-making industry at Glencairn began in 1955 with the design and production of Christmas cards and other greeting cards by the late Sr Paula Kiersey.

2018.08.15.

Special Twitter emoji for Pope’s visit to Ireland

It features an image of Pope Francis in front of the Irish flag. Another emoji will feature the Pope in front of Knock Shrine.

2018.08.14.

Families often don’t understand a religious calling: Bishop Nulty

Pope Francis “has huge energy at 81; he won’t spare himself a moment. He has chosen Dublin to host the World Meeting because he knows like St Clare’s family, no family is perfect.”

2018.08.14.

Pope Francis to use Skoda during visit to Ireland

Allianz Insurance is the headline sponsor for the World Meeting of Families, but other companies and corporations in Ireland and the US have made donations towards the €21m cost of the Pope's visit to Ireland.

2018.08.13.

Poll shows two-thirds of Irish in favour of married priests

The survey of 875 adults took place at 64 locations across the country, between 23rd July and 6th August.

2018.08.13.

Bishop of Waterford clarifies that news report was “factually correct”

Bishop says priest had no knowledge that Bartholomew Prendergast was abusing children.

2018.08.12.

Cliff Richard “poured my heart out” to God after allegations

Famous singer speaks of forgiveness during a dark period in his life.

2018.08.12.

Diocese of Clogher plans for decline in priest numbers

Of the 58 priests who are active in parishes, some 28 of these are over the age of 65. Only seven priests are under the age of 50.

2018.08.11.

Irish consulate refuses visas to WMOF2018 pilgrims in Pakistan

About 10,000 families from around Pakistan had applied for visas; 600 from the archdiocese of Karachi alone. All requests were rejected.

2018.08.11.

New documentary on Pope Francis opens in cinemas today

Over two years, Wim Wenders interviewed the Pontiff for the documentary and he was given editorial independence by the Vatican.

2018.08.10.

Precious Life to consider introducing mobile clinics on border

Comments by Minister Harris promising abortion services to Northern Ireland women represent an attack on the unborn and on the democratic process.

2018.08.10.

Glencairn sisters bake 150,000 Eucharist breads for WMOF

The 27 Cistercian sisters each have their own work, but they all gave of their time, as did three lay helpers, to ensure that the breads were baked, cut and packed in time for the WMOF three-day conference at the RDS, Dublin.

2018.08.09.

Where now for Irish international development policy? Consultation launched

The new policy should focus on Ireland’s contribution to building a more equal, peaceful and sustainable world.

2018.08.09.

Relics of Ss Louis, Zélie and Thérèse in Ireland for WMOF2018

Relics will be present at the Opening Ceremony of the World Meeting of Families in the RDS on Tuesday 21 August and they will also be in the sanctuary in the Phoenix Park for the Papal Mass on Sunday 26 August.

2018.08.08.

International President visits SVP Ireland

Kieran Stafford said it was a sign of Ireland’s standing that the International President of an organisation with members in about 140 countries visited here so early in his 6-year term of office.

2018.08.08.

Bishop laments damage pornography does to the young

Good quality Catholic-inspired programme for Relationships and Sexuality Education sought by Bishops Nulty and Doran.

2018.08.07.

Fr Tony Coote and team complete ‘Walk While You Can’

The trek, under the banner ‘Walk While You Can’, took three weeks from 10 July and saw hundreds of well-wishers join him along the route in a show of solidarity.

2018.08.07.

Tradition and biodiversity for WMOF garden

Artists and craftspeople have created a holy well and sculptures for the garden at Saint Damian's Monastery in Dublin.

2018.08.06.

McAleese commends “timely and hope-filled” book on Pope Francis

“If Vatican II opened the windows of the Vatican to let the air in, Pope Francis is tearing down its walls to allow the Church to move out and confront the suffering, exclusion and marginalisation of so many.”

2018.08.06.

Andrea Bocelli to headline Festival of Families at Croke Park

“Singing before Pope Francis is a privilege for our soul; it is an honour for what the Supreme Pontiff represents in the world.”

2018.08.05.

Poll shows 91% of Irish Catholics oppose ban on artificial birth control

Large majorities of Catholics polled in five countries said they believed contraceptives are commonly used among Catholic couples.

2018.08.05.

Phoenix Park Papal Mass ticket issue delayed by the curse of the car

The available infrastructure in Dublin cannot cater for all those who have indicated that they are coming by car.

2018.08.04.

I pray before making a journey by car, says bishop

Bank holiday weekends are high-risk times on our roads, says Bishop Monahan, urging prayers for safety on the road and for families who have lost loved ones there.

2018.08.04.

Dublin conference marks 50 years of Humanae Vitae

“We never question Humanae Vitae because it has such wonderful fruits,” says one of founding members of Community of Nazareth, Brendan Lynch.

2018.08.03.

Death penalty is “inadmissible” says Pope

Paragraph 2267 of Catechism, revised by Pope Francis, says “Church works with determination for ... abolition [of death penalty] worldwide”.  

2018.08.03.

Exhibition chronicles amazing feat of 1979 papal visit

Archbishop of Dublin recommends exhibit at Phoenix Park Visitor Centre to help people reflect on previous papal visit and the organisational skills required for the largest event ever held in Ireland.

2018.08.03.

Parents bear brunt of increasing school costs

The survey showed that 11 per cent of primary school parents and 21 per cent of secondary school parents are forced to borrow money to cover school costs. Other parents either delay payment of other bills or take money out of savings.

2018.08.02.
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