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The Church must change, says Archbishop of Dublin

Diarmuid Martin expresses distress and indignation at interim report on Mother and Baby Homes. “I find it hard to believe that evidence has simply vanished and that no one can remember.”

2019.04.19.

Ecumenical Way of the Cross highlights sufferers and their carers

Those who need support and those who provide support are foremost in our thoughts, says Catholic Bishop of Limerick, Brendan Leahy.

2019.04.19.

Commission finds no records for hundreds of baby burials

“Let us know where they are buried. Please come forward. Tell the truth” – Minister Katherine Zappone.

2019.04.18.

RTÉ to broadcast Easter services from Maynooth

“The pitch-dark chapel will be illuminated by hundreds of individual candles held aloft by congregation members, all of them lit from the Paschal Candle which will itself be lit from the Paschal Fire situated outside the College Chapel” – Fr Tomás Surlis, Rector.

2019.04.18.

Franciscans to leave Waterford

“The contribution of the sons of St Francis for almost 800 years since the mid 13th century is almost incalculable” – Bishop Alphonsus Cullinan.

2019.04.17.

Bells of St Patrick’s Armagh to be rung in solidarity with Notre Dame

Fr Jean-Marc Fournier, chaplain to Paris Fire Brigade, was praised for his bravery in saving the Blessed Sacrament and the Crown of Thorns from the burning cathedral on Monday night.

2019.04.17.

Parisians grieve destruction of Notre Dame

President Michael D. Higgins expressed the “solidarity of the Irish people with the people of France at the catastrophic damage to one of the most iconic buildings in Europe”.

2019.04.16.

Archbishop Eamon Martin appointed administrator of Dromore

First priorities in the diocese will be a full briefing on safeguarding issues and encouraging positive pastoral initiatives and administrative developments.

2019.04.16.

Carry an organ donor card, Pope urges

“Organ donation is not only an act of social responsibility, but also an expression of the universal fraternity which binds all men and women together.”

2019.04.15.

Restored holy stairs reopen in Rome for Easter

The 28 steps come from a staircase in Pontius Pilate’s palace in Jerusalem and are believed to be where Jesus Christ walked on his way to his trial.

2019.04.15.

SVP volunteers gather in Dublin to celebrate 175 years of God’s work

“The greatness of the story of the Society of Saint Vincent de Paul is the witness of those men and women who became real friends with the poor.”

2019.04.14.

Be fearless in your work to restore hope, Armagh Archbishops say in joint Easter message

“We can use the energy and power of Christ’s resurrection to bring hope and purpose into our own lives and into the lives of others.”

2019.04.14.

Trócaire water projects help sustain life in war-torn Yemen

Millions of Yemeni people can’t afford food, water, medicines and other basic essentials, and are now reliant on the support of international organisations like Trócaire.

2019.04.13.

Extraordinary peace gesture by Pope in plea to Sudanese political rivals

"I am asking you as a brother to stay in peace. I am asking you with my heart, let us go forward."

2019.04.13.

Archbishop Jackson reconsecrates St Michan’s Crypt

The crypt under St Michan’s was broken into in February and vandalised, and the head of the 800-year-old mummy known as ‘the Crusader’ was stolen along with another skull.

2019.04.12.

Benedict XVI blames clerical paedophilia crisis on 1960s

Catholic commentators dismayed by claims that the crisis stems from the sexual revolution, the disappearance of God from public discourse and liberal theological ideas that eroded morality after Vatican II.

2019.04.12.

Kildare and Leighlin welcomes gift of Papal Cross

The colourful enamel cross was created by local artist Anne Murphy from Eala Enamels for the Papal Mass in the Phoenix Park.

2019.04.11.

CSO statistics reveal fewer Catholic marriages in 2018

While the Roman Catholic ceremony was still the most popular choice among opposite-sex couples, the 2018 report shows that civil marriage ceremonies accounted for 62.8 per cent of same-sex marriages and 28.7 per cent of opposite-sex marriages.

2019.04.11.

Capuchin Day Centre to help Peter McVerry Trust in building homes

Brother Kevin said that there had been very generous donations from the public over the last year and the Pope’s visit had been a huge boost.

2019.04.10.

Irish Church Music Association marks 50th anniversary

Renowned composer of liturgical music, Fr Michael Joncas, who wrote ‘On Eagles Wings’ and ‘I Have Loved You’, is to direct summer school and conference in July at Maynooth.

2019.04.10.

Tributes pour in for former Trócaire worker Sally O’Neill

“Sally was the heartbeat of Trócaire for almost 40 years. She was a truly remarkable person. She embodied our values.”

2019.04.09.

Pope Francis appoints Dublin priest as new bishop of Cork and Ross

Fr Fintan Gavin is the current Chancellor of the Archdiocese of Dublin and a highly regarded canon lawyer with extensive pastoral experience.

2019.04.08.

WHO calls for universal health care across the globe on World Health Day

"Good health allows children to learn and adults to earn, helps people escape from poverty, and provides the basis for long-term economic development."

2019.04.08.

Trócaire CEO thanks Irish people for help building peace in Rwanda

“In the land of a thousand hills, many who killed their neighbours in Rwanda’s genocide 25 years ago now live side by side with relatives of the dead.”

2019.04.08.

US ambassador hails Irish priest Mgr Hugh O’Flaherty

"The story of this devout Irish priest from Killarney, and skilled Vatican diplomat, is incredible to behold.”

2019.04.07.

Sr Majella featured in exhibition on role of women in the Irish State

Friend of murdered Nigerian environmental activist Ken Saro-Wiwa is one of the high-profile women featured by Cavan County Museum exhibition.

2019.04.07.

New Garda rules will allow wearing of hijabs and turbans

“We want to demonstrate that An Garda Síochána is an inclusive employer that is serious about becoming more diverse.”

2019.04.06.

SVP to hold 175th anniverary gathering in Dublin Convention Centre next Saturday

“Even though times have changed fundamentally since then, the core need still continues to be much the same.”

2019.04.06.

Unplanned is surprise hit at box office

Movie not booked in for classification with IFCO, indicating it may not go on general release in Irish cinemas.

2019.04.05.

Try to keep up with modern technology, says CGA founder

Grandparents need to communicate faith by combining life experience with the technology that is intrinsic to their grandchildren’s lives, according to Catherine Wiley.  

2019.04.05.
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