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Amazon Synod to discuss the possibility of ordaining married men

“While affirming that celibacy is a gift for the Church, it is asked that for the most remote areas of the region, the possibility of priestly ordination of elders, preferably indigenous, respected and accepted by their community, even those who already have stable and consolidated families, be studied in order to ensure the sacraments to accompany and sustain Christian life.”

2019.06.18.

Sr Moira Keane wins Irish in Britain Volunteer award

Mercy nun who works with Irish Chaplaincy in Britain highlights that Irish people are the second largest ethnic minority in the British prison system today.

2019.06.18.

Eucharistic adoration to become more prevalent as Mass numbers decline

“In the future when weekday and even Sunday Mass is not available, some of you might be formed to lead a period of guided adoration with prayers, praise and sharing of the Word of God.”

2019.06.17.

Time for climate change prevention is running out, warns Pope

“It is the poor who suffer the worst impacts of the climate crisis.”

2019.06.17.

A congregation in hard hats celebrates first Mass in Notre-Dame Cathedral since April blaze

“We want worship to be celebrated here again, because that is what a cathedral is all about.”

2019.06.16.

Charity shops should promote values and ethos, SVP retail conference hears

“People should come to Vincent’s shops because they want to, not because they have to.”

2019.06.16.

Build relationships at local level so all feel welcome, urge bishops

“In our rapidly changing Ireland, we appeal for a new-found respect for every human person, without exception, and a complete avoidance of the use of offensive language."

2019.06.15.

The “Munster final of religion” kicks off in Limerick

“During the Novena, we are not just praying for ourselves, but for the entire community,”

2019.06.15.

This was an illegal abortion, says family of misdiagnosed baby

Medical practitioner never examined mother or met her in advance of abortion, Deputy Peadar Tóibín tells Dáil.

2019.06.14.

Bishop saddened by “zombie” comments at Kilkenny Mass

Capuchins apologise, saying Fr Tom Forde’s comments were not intended to “cause hurt to anyone”.

2019.06.14.

State fails to notify friends and family of burial of asylum seeker

“This is yet another example of the many ‘accidental cruelties’ of the direct provision system. Nobody means to do harm and everybody does their job, sort of, but things seem to happen to persons in direct provision that don’t happen to other people because it’s a system without a heart.”

2019.06.13.

Worldpriest annual global rosary relay’s 10th anniversary

The Worldpriest Annual Global Rosary Relay Novena starts on 20 June and finishes on 28 June, and includes daily reflection done to a camera, to be broadcast worldwide.

2019.06.13.

McAleese walks Brigid’s Way for TV

Karen Ward, speaking of Mary McAleese and her guest, said: “They really felt the essence of pilgrimage – that every step is a prayer, that it takes you deeper into yourself, and being out in nature.”

2019.06.12.

Priestly ordinations in Roscrea and Diocese of Clogher

Dom Malachy Thompson was ordained a Cistercian priest on Pentecost Sunday, while on Sunday 30 June Bishop Larry Duffy will ordain Deacon Kevin Connolly for Clogher diocese.

2019.06.12.

New diocesan pastoral plan launched for Waterford and Lismore

'Go, make Disciples’ sets out “a radical transformation of ecclesial culture from maintenance to mission” for the diocese’s parishes between 2019 and 2024.

2019.06.11.

New Vatican document rejects gender theory

Congregation for Catholic Education releases ‘Male and Female He Created Them: Towards a Path of Dialogue on the Question of Gender Theory in Education’ as an aid for Catholic educators and parents.

2019.06.11.

Domestic abuse to be the focus of Day For Life 2019

“For those who are experiencing domestic abuse, the home is far from being a place of security and self-fulfilment. Too often it is a place of suffering, fear, degradation and isolation.”

2019.06.10.

In the middle of exam season, SVP issue appeal for education support efforts

“If I hadn't been supported, I wouldn’t be a nurse today. I’d probably be homeless.”

2019.06.10.

Fr Brian D’Arcy awarded an OBE

“Thank God I had the opportunity to do something to help community relations in Northern Ireland.”

2019.06.09.

“Do not be afraid to proclaim the word ‘vocation’ to young people”

Pope warns religious communities who have stopped using the word because they think young people are scared by it that this is “a strategy doomed to failure.”

2019.06.09.

National Evangelisation Teams marks 15 years in Ireland

“It is my prayer that all the lay faithful will realise that we are all called by Baptism and Confirmation to be a part of a new springtime for the faith.”

2019.06.08.

Do not let us not fall into temptation, as Pope approves Our Father rewrite

“It’s Satan who leads us into temptation, that’s his department.”

2019.06.08.

Show funerals of criminals a complex issue, says Dublin priest

Fr Hugh Kavanagh was speaking after Archbishop of Dublin said that where it can be ascertained that individuals hold direct responsibility in “this traffic in evil” they will “no longer be allowed to exploit religious services in the Archdiocese of Dublin to enhance their image”.

2019.06.07.

Call young people as ‘digital missionaries’ says Primate of All Ireland

We’ve got to grasp the opportunity that is online and use it, says Pieta House founder, Senator Joan Freeman.

2019.06.07.

Cardinal Nichols calls for rebuilding of Christian communities in Iraq

Cardinal referred to pressing need to reconstruct destroyed towns and villages and rebuild trust.

2019.06.06.

Taizé reports five old cases of sexual assault on minors

“If I am speaking today, it is because we owe this to the victims, to those close to them, and to all those who seek at Taizé a space of trust, safety and truth” – Brother Alois, Prior of Taizé.

2019.06.06.

‘Irish Educators Abroad’ exhibition highlights pioneering nuns and priests

Focus on Ireland’s long history of exporting male and female educators to work with communities all over the world over a 300-year period.

2019.06.05.

Deacon ordained in Maynooth

Archbishop Michael Neary extended welcome to Shane Costello and prayers and support on behalf of the people in the Archdiocese of Tuam.

2019.06.05.

Archbishop Martin condemns “depravity” of recent shootings

"Those who perpetrate and sponsor such violence merit nothing but rejection and disdain. They belong behind bars and their business of death must be undermined and destroyed.”

2019.06.04.

“We all need to nurture the courage to tell the truth”

Climate activist Dr Lorna Gold commends student journalists for their willingness to write about climate change ahead of the first climate strike at Dalgan Park, Co. Meath.

2019.06.04.
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