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Call for lay volunteers to speak up about their faith

“As pilgrims and media from all over the world turn towards Dublin for the World Meeting of Families in August, we at Catholic Comment are preparing a team of media speakers to help throw light on the message of Christ and of the Church, before and during this momentous event.”

2018.06.21.

No convictions since introduction of laws against violent sex crime

“We are deeply disappointed that no convictions against sex buyers have been secured under this legislation to date. The law cannot therefore be said to have been fully implemented” – Sarah Benson, CEO, Ruhama.

2018.06.21.

Accolade for live radio broadcast with Yorkshire nuns

BBC Radio 5 Live described the visit to the 21 nuns at Stanbrook Abbey in North Yorkshire as part of taking listeners “to new places”.

2018.06.20.

New priest ordained for Diocese of Down and Connor

Thirty-four-year-old Fr Tony McAleese is a former catering manager and the first priest from St Vincent de Paul's in Belfast to be ordained in the parish in 50 years.

2018.06.20.

“The campaign to protect the lives of unborn children has only just begun”

Bishop Leo O'Reilly of Kilmore speaks to pilgrims in Knock about the outcome of the abortion referendum and pays tribute to “the army of people, young and old, who campaigned to retain the Eighth Amendment”.

2018.06.19.

Canon Thomas Deenihan appointed by Pope as new Bishop of Meath

"Catholic schools are not a notion or an ideology but, rather, Catholic schools are the schools in our own parishes that serve and are part of the local communities and that teach and welcome the local children.”

2018.06.18.

Island communities show what parish life will be like with fewer priests

"The pastoral councils on both islands are vital to the life of the parish. In many ways they are an example of what we are now trying to do on the mainland – lay-led ministry." – Fr Patrick Burke

2018.06.18.

Youth on the agenda of bishops’ meetings in Ireland and in Rome

Many young people have positive experiences of chaplaincy services, pilgrimages and other dedicated national and international youth encounter events.

2018.06.18.

All must be active agents in the “changed era” Church

We need to share what we are living of God – to be witnesses who generate life, bringing Christ to birth in people, Bishop of Limerick tells ecumenical gathering of clergy.

2018.06.17.

Author urges parents to prioritise fight against climate change

It is the story about doing everything we can for the sake of our children's future, says Dr Lorna Gold.

2018.06.17.

Diocesan fun day offers families quality time together

Liturgy, prayer, music, sport, food and fun promised at Kandle Family Fun Day in Carlow.

2018.06.16.

St Patrick’s Maynooth gets Pro-Rector for priestly formation

The appointment of Fr Tomás Surlis as Pro-Rector will help provide greater distinction between the college’s role as our national seminary and its role as a pontifical university.

2018.06.16.

Reference to blasphemy in Constitution is “largely obsolete” say bishops

But they affirm it is “vital to ensure that the rights of individuals and communities to practise and live out their faith openly are protected by law”.

2018.06.15.

Nenagh schoolgirl wins Papal vestment design competition

Jane Boland's design depicts so much that’s positive and important in our ever changing world – creativity, community, embracing different cultures, nature, and technology, says World Missions Ireland.

2018.06.15.

Bishops to set up new Council for Life

“It is essential for us as a Church which cares passionately about the gift of life, and wants to support both mothers and their unborn children, to seek better ways of responding to this new and very challenging reality.”

2018.06.14.

Public bodies fail children

All children who need an assessment of mental health in emergency departments should be able to access this quickly – not days after the event – Dr Niall Muldoon.

2018.06.14.

Brutal slaying of Justin Valdez recalled at Columban ceremony

“It is so shameful that this horrific death took place here in Ireland of a young vibrant young woman out walking and with a very bright future ahead of her. We ask for forgiveness from the Filipino people.”

2018.06.13.

SVP publish pre-budget submission

Almost 10,000 people are currently homeless, and nearly 86,000 households are on the social housing waiting list.

2018.06.13.

WMOF2018 already setting new records

"We have the highest number of individuals registered of any World Meeting of Families with just over 30,000” WMOF2018 Secretary General, Fr Timothy Bartlett has highlighted.

2018.06.12.

Pope Francis will recite the Angelus at Knock on 26 August

Details of Pontiff’s much anticipated visit to Ireland for the World Meeting of Families in August officially unveiled by Archbishops Diarmuid and Eamon Martin.

2018.06.12.

ILO’s moral purpose needed now more than ever, says President Higgins

"Poverty anywhere constitutes a danger to prosperity everywhere." - President Michael D Higgins

2018.06.11.

Pope prays for the success of US-North Korea summit

"Let us together invoke Our Lady, Queen of Korea. May she guide these talks." - Pope Francis

2018.06.11.

Queen awards MBE to Loreto nun for her anti-trafficking work

Prestigious honour recognises Sr Imelda Poole’s "outstanding service in combatting human trafficking and modern slavery".

2018.06.10.

Reduce reliance on fossil fuels Pope tells oil executives

“There is no time to lose: We received the earth as a garden-home from the Creator; let us not pass it on to future generations as a wilderness.”

2018.06.10.

Social media should be inclusive, #WePray

Let us pray together that social networks may work towards that inclusiveness which respects others for their differences – the Pope’s Intention for June

2018.06.09.

Pro-life group welcomes UK Supreme Court rejection of NI abortion case

High Court in Dublin to consider three legal challenges to the result of the referendum on the Eighth Amendment on Monday.

2018.06.09.

Religious education key in appreciating diversity

“Whether young people are practising a faith or not, there is an enormous value for them in having the space in the school to look at spiritual, moral and religious questions,” says Dr Gareth Byrne.

2018.06.08.

Ad encouraging binge drinking is “scandalous”

In the last year alone, a Kildare priest personally knew of three young people, one of whom had just completed his Leaving Cert, who went abroad to celebrate and never came home alive.

2018.06.08.

Big welcome for women as Dublin honours Magdalenes

“All of you and all of the other women who cannot be with us today were failed by these institutions, the experience of which you share, and the religious orders that ran them,” the President said.

2018.06.07.

Aid and prayers for Guatemala after massive volcanic eruption

The Bishop President of Caritas Guatemala has called on the Caritas confederation to help distressed families with psycho-social support, recovery of their livelihoods, construction of decent housing and other basic needs.

2018.06.07.
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