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ALONE shares ‘The Twelve Faces of Christmas’

Public urged to remember older people in need at this time of year.

2013.12.12.

NBSCCCI abuse audits show steady progress in dioceses

Concern over shortcomings on the part of the Kiltegan Fathers and massive number of allegations against Christian Brothers.

2013.12.11.

MEPs vote down proposal for abortion as a ‘human right’

"It is fitting that a report which sought to attack the most basic human right - the right to life - was rejected" says PLC.

2013.12.11.

South Africa filled with gratitude for Madiba: Cardinal

"Though Mandela was not a Catholic, much of what he did and stood for is very much in line with Catholic Social Teaching," Archbishop of Durban states.

2013.12.11.

Fourth tranche of NBSCCCI audits to be published today

Six dioceses and two religious congregations reviewed.

2013.12.10.

Enduring appeal of IFA’s live animal crib

Next year marks the 20th anniversary of live nativity scene.

2013.12.10.

US bishop slates Mandela’s ‘promotion of abortion’

Criticism of role in signing "Choice on Termination of Pregnancy Bill".

2013.12.10.

Church in Ireland on the way to renewal: Archbishop Martin

Archbishop notes churches are increasingly filled and parishes have a renewed enthusiasm.

2013.12.09.

Maynooth organ hits the right note once again

Completely restored organ blessed and dedicated at Sunday vespers.

2013.12.09.

Irish Hotels Federation adopts anti-trafficking code

Hotels commit to safeguard children on their premises from any form of sexual exploitation.

2013.12.09.

Church leader warns against xenophobic behaviour

Dialogue between faiths is not just for scholars and theologians - it is a public good in society.

2013.12.08.

Dunnes Stores strikers hope to attend Mandela funeral

Mandate chief says attendance would be "a fitting tribute from the Irish trade union movement."

2013.12.08.

Nun launches CD for Philip Cairns

"When I read that what keeps Alice Cairns going is the candle she lights for Philip, that really touched me."

2013.12.08.

Irish bishops pay tribute to Nelson Mandela

"A true visionary and a powerful advocate for the need to engage in the harsh realities created by conflict in a spirit of truth, justice and human rights."

2013.12.07.

Elderly Religious going through a ‘very difficult time’

Congregations urged to check whether elderly members are experiencing bullying.

2013.12.07.

Knock agency appalled at alleged internet dating scam

In 2014, seven of the couples Knock matched this year, will wed, and there may be more.

2013.12.07.

Tributes paid following the death of Nelson Mandela

"Our nation has lost its greatest son. Our people have lost a father" - President Zuma.

2013.12.06.

NI consultation on abortion for fatal foetal abnormality

Health Minister urged to establish perinatal hospice services by Precious Life.

2013.12.06.

Photo of Pope sent to Kildare homes in Reach Out campaign

"Meet everyone, include them, welcome them," Bishop Denis Nulty urges local parishes.

2013.12.06.

Bishops concerned by NI groups who reject dialogue

"Our communities cannot afford a return to conflict."

2013.12.05.

Senator Norris calls for Irish embassy to Vatican to reopen

Pope Francis described as a man of "extraordinary prophetic vision and stature."

2013.12.05.

Misean Cara approves further €120,000 for Haiyan relief

Getting aid to those that so urgently need it is a slow process according to Caritas.

2013.12.05.

National missing persons day launched by Justice Minister

Priest appeals to anybody with information on the missing or the disappeared to come forward.

2013.12.04.

Concerts in Dublin and Derry recall Christmas 1914 truce

Launch of major 'Peace Field Project WWI'.

2013.12.04.

New regulator for charities to be appointed in 2014

Salary survey of the charity sector shows €59,000 a year the average pay for CEOs.

2013.12.04.

Islamists abduct 12 nuns from Syrian monastery

40 nuns the only Christians left in town following September invasion by Free Syrian Army (FSA).

2013.12.03.

The poor suffered most in recession according to SJI

“We need progressive budgets to protect those on very low and middle incomes."

2013.12.03.

Abortion law goes “against spirit of the Constitution”

Fr Kevin Doran says he resigned from Mater over abortion law.

2013.12.03.

Bishops launch new online Advent calendar

Faithful urged to make time to pray alone and with loved ones during Advent.

2013.12.02.

First Minister praises SVP and Salvation Army co-operation

The battle against poverty is one we can win if we do it as a united community: Peter Robinson.

2013.12.02.
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