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GP organisation will be neutral in Referendum

Many of us GPs, “simply could not in good conscience administer a drug to a healthy young woman with a healthy pregnancy that would cause her to lose her child,” writes GP in Irish Examiner.

2018.02.17.

Catholic network dedicated to promoting Laudato Si visits Ireland

“This meeting comes a week after a bishops’ retreat in Knock focusing on Laudato Sí. It also comes as the Irish parliament voted to end climate damaging fossil fuel exploration."

2018.02.17.

Big Blue Bus in Ballina

United social outreach in Mayo is a sign of our common Christian commitment, says Bishop of Killala, John Fleming.

2018.02.16.

Pioneers support people giving up drink for Lent

The Movement will be bigger this century than last because of its spread abroad, Fr Bernard McGuckian SJ.

2018.02.16.

Plight of children highlighted in Trócaire Lent appeal

A seven-year-old in Syria has never known peace; a seven-year-old in Gaza has survived two separate wars; a seven-year-old in South Sudan has experienced both famine and civil war in their short life.

2018.02.15.

Iona launches billboard campaign

With the slogan ‘one of us’, the posters are aimed at showing how human the unborn child is at 11 weeks, and how the baby in the womb is a fellow human being.

2018.02.15.

More couples attend ACCORD pre-marriage courses

“From strong marriages come strong families, and from strong families comes a strong society,” - Bishop Nulty

2018.02.14.

Pope blasts ‘charlatans’ who offer easy but useless solutions to suffering

The ‘24 Hours for the Lord’ initiative is a moment of grace which invites the entire Church community to celebrate the sacrament of Reconciliation in the context of Eucharistic adoration.

2018.02.14.

Conference to highlight boom in spiritual tourism

March conference at the Waterford Institute of Technology is the first of its kind in Ireland and will discuss the potential for growth in sustainable spiritual tourism.

2018.02.13.

Missionary congregations discuss future challenges

As part of its centenary celebrations, the Missionary Society of St Columban held an international colloquium in Dalgan Park last week aimed at mapping out the future direction of mission in the Church.

2018.02.13.

Welcome home! Brendan Kelly installed as Bishop of Galway

The Bishop could never imagine, as a child collecting funds for the building of the cathedral, “a day like this, presiding here ... at this great banquet of life and joy and welcome”.

2018.02.12.

Jesus fulfils the norms but he also does things that shock, says Archbishop Diarmuid Martin

We invoke the healing power of Jesus on the sick among us, remembering in our prayers all those who suffer sickness or anguish or addiction or pain or isolation and loneliness.

2018.02.12.

Santa Marta Group and the fight against human trafficking

Always remember the victim at the centre of this evil crime; the enslaved person who demands our action in combating trafficking - Cardinal Nichols

2018.02.11.

Promoting the Christian Heritage of Europe

The European Year of Cultural Heritage will only be a success if we use this opportunity as an invitation to share and cherish a common past.

2018.02.11.

Ending asylum seekers’ work ban is welcome, but few will benefit, says Bishop of Elphin

The government's minimalist response to the Supreme Court judgement, does not reflect the equality of dignity or the compassion that is so often promoted as a core value of Irish society.

2018.02.11.

Exhibition on life and legacy of Cardinal Manning

Cardinal Manning was a great champion of the poor, the dignity and rights of workers, education and family life. He made a lasting contribution he made to the development of Catholic social teaching.

2018.02.10.

GP abortion survey is fake news

Journal.ie and Irish Times withdraw story from websites on "unscientific" and "self-selecting" poll of alleged Irish GPs for Irish Medical Times.

2018.02.10.

Pope Benedict XVI is on a “pilgrimage towards home”

“It is a great grace for me to be surrounded in this last, sometimes a little tiring, piece of road, by such love and goodness that I could not have imagined,” Pope Benedict

2018.02.10.

Readers in Church are really important, says Liturgy expert

Papal catechesis highlights deficiencies and need for preparation, as 'God speaks through Scriptures'.

2018.02.09.

ALONE marks forty years serving older people

"I don’t think that people are aware of just how devastating loneliness can be for your general health,” says CEO ALONE, Sean Moynihan.

2018.02.09.

Broadcasting Authority of Ireland rejects 28 complaints

Of all the 33 complaints five were upheld. Just over one third of the 28 rejected complaints were about religion, blasphemy and pro-life.

2018.02.08.

PLC denied opportunity to join Supreme Court case on the ‘unborn’

“We accept the Court’s decision but consider that it may be deprived of an important perspective as a result.

2018.02.08.

Nuncio offers support to ‘shaken’ Irish church ahead of World Meeting of Families

The Nuncio urged the Religious to be prophetic voices in spite of the great challenges that exist in the world of today.

2018.02.07.

Paul VI to be made a saint following approval of miracle

The miracle relates to the healing of a baby in the womb whose life, and that of her mother's, were under threat.

2018.02.07.

Pope was informed about Chilean bishop in 2015

A photograph shows Marie Collins handing a letter written to the Pope by Juan Carlos Cruz, detailing Karadima's abuse and Barros' role, to Cardinal Sean O'Malley.

2018.02.06.

Church leaders oppose unrestricted access to abortion

Repealing the eighth amendment and introducing a liberal abortion regime will result in terminations not just up to 12 weeks but in some cases right up to the point of birth - Bishop Leahy.

2018.02.06.

Catholic schools succeed beause they are catholic, says Bishop of Killaloe

The Catholic education system has been so successful because it is catholic in the true sense of the word ... It is inclusive, outward looking and thoroughly excited to share the Good News with all and sundry.

2018.02.05.

It’s time for lay leadership in Limerick, says Bishop Leahy

The declining numbers of available clergy and religious lend a sense of urgency to this development.

2018.02.05.

Oh là là! Cashless church plate collections in Paris

The premise is simple: an entire generation is using cash less and less. It is important that the Church is part of what is already a revolution.

2018.02.04.

Conscientious objection rights for medical professionals to be protected

There is a pressing need for statutory conscience rights which actually protect those who need protection. The current law fails to do this, so this Bill is a necessary

2018.02.03.
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