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Bishop calls for prayers for drowning victim

Five lose their lives in drowning accidents in the past four days.

2013.07.13.

Malala calls for education for all children at UN

"I am here to speak up for the right to education of every child."

2013.07.13.

Dáil votes in favour of abortion bill

Creighton to stand down as Minister of State following vote against bill.

2013.07.12.

Vatican cardinal appeals to Irish legislators

Political leaders urged not to pass laws which disregard the dignity of the person and undermine the fabric of society.

2013.07.12.

Statue of the Virgin Mary saved from Loyalist pyre

Outrage over disfigurement of the face and intended burning of religious statue.

2013.07.12.

No conclusion in abortion debate

TDs to return to Dáil this afternoon to continue debate

2013.07.11.

Top botanist deconstructs dogmas of science

Christian scientist sees Holy Spirit at work in creative evolution

2013.07.11.

Chapel in St Patrick’s reopens after restoration work

€700,000 project completed at 13th century Lady Chapel in Dublin cathedral

2013.07.11.

Ombudsman denounces treatment of asylum seekers

Call for urgent reform of current asylum system in Ireland

2013.07.10.

Bishop leads prayers for legislators ahead of key vote

On the eve of “a defining moment for our country we cannot but focus on the life of the unborn," says Bishop of Limerick

2013.07.10.

Professionalism and significance of IEC2012 recognised

IEC2012 scoops four Event Industry Awards

2013.07.10.

Vatican cardinal joins freedom of conscience row

A top Vatican cardinal has warned the Government not to compel individuals and institutions to violate their conscience.

2013.07.09.

Bishops consider challenge to abortion bill

Catholic Bishops consider possible constitutional challenge to the Government’s Protection of Life During Pregnancy bill.

2013.07.09.

Nuncio sheds light on Pope Francis’ new encyclical

Hundreds discuss ‘What really matters?’ at Focolare Mariapolis in Dungarvan

2013.07.09.

“It is people of conscience who shape the world” – Nuncio

The Apostolic Nuncio has paid tribute to Ireland’s “long and radiant history of men and women of conscience” who preferred to suffer rather than deny what their conscience tells them is right.

2013.07.08.

‘Let the People Vote’ demand 50,000 at pro life rally

‘Let the People Vote’ was the major theme of Saturday’s pro life rally in Dublin which saw up to 50,000 people back calls for the Government to hold a referendum on abortion under Article 27 of the Constitution.

2013.07.08.

Bishop rails against ‘group think’ on abortion

The Bishop of Ferns has hit out at the lack of any official political opposition to the Government’s legislation on abortion and the lack of a free vote.

2013.07.08.

“Every human life is unique” – Archbishop of Dublin

The Christian vision of life is a joyful one which rejoices in the value and the meaning of life and in the unique dignity of each and every human life.

2013.07.06.

Lucinda Creighton’s speech on the abortion Bill in full

I can only hope that logic and verifiable evidence will prevail and substantive amendments will be accepted to ensure that the rights of all human beings are protected with the full rigour of the law.

2013.07.06.

Benedict XVI joins Pope Francis in consecrating Vatican to St Michael Archangel

On Friday morning Pope Francis was joined by Pope emeritus Benedict XVI in the Vatican gardens for the ceremony.

2013.07.06.

Govt should introduce a universal pension: SJI

Government should increase basic social welfare rates by €5 in Budget 2014. This is essential because the value of basic social welfare payments has fallen when measured against average weekly earnings across all employment sectors since the downturn began.  The Old Age Pension system should be replaced with a universal pension paid at the current

2013.07.06.

Pope signs John XXIII & John Paul II canonisation decrees

Journalists in the Holy See Press Office busy getting to grips with Pope Francis’ first encyclical the Light of Faith, were somewhat surprised Friday lunchtime when Director Fr Federico Lombardi S.J. called them back for a second announcement: Pope Francis had approved the cause for canonization of two of his venerable and much loved predecessors

2013.07.06.

Pope Francis’ first encyclical: The Light of Faith

Pope Francis’ first encyclical entitled “Lumen fidei” or “The Light of Faith” was released Friday at a press conference in the Vatican. The document completes the trilogy of papal teachings on the three theological virtues, begun by Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI who issued his encyclicals “Deus Caritas Est” on Charity in 2005 and “Spe Salvi”

2013.07.06.

Pope Francis signs canonization decrees for John XXIII and John Paul II

Pope Francis had approved the cause for canonization of two of his venerable and much loved predecessors Blessed John XXIII and Blessed Pope John Paul II.

2013.07.06.

Govt should increase a universal pension – Social Justice Ireland

Social Justice Ireland has published a fully-costed Budget for 2014

2013.07.05.

The Light of Faith

Pope Francis’ first encyclical entitled "Lumen fidei" or “The Light of Faith” was released Friday at a press conference in the Vatican.

2013.07.05.

Pope Francis: the courage of children of God

We are sons of God thanks to Jesus: no one can take away this “identity card.” That was Pope Francis’ message during Mass on Thursday at the Casa Santa Marta. The Pope’s homily centred on the Gospel of the healing of a paralytic. In the beginning of the day’s Gospel, Jesus says to him: “Courage,

2013.07.05.

Vatican finances presented to Economic Council of Cardinals

On Tuesday Wednesday (July 2 and 3rd), the meeting of the Council of Cardinals for the Study of Organisational and Economic Problems of the Holy See took place in Vatican City, presided over by Cardinal Secretary of State Tarcisio Bertone . Particularly noteworthy was the visit on Wednesday 3 by Pope Francis, who addressed the

2013.07.05.

Archbishop Martin records choose life appeal and prayer

Archbishop Eamon Martin has recorded a powerful and direct appeal on EWTN for the Irish people to choose life and for the faithful to pray that abortion legislation will not be voted in. In a second recording he asks people to join with him as he prays the Choose Life prayer. You can view both recordings on

2013.07.05.

Pope Francis: the courage of children of God

We are sons of God thanks to Jesus: no one can take away this “identity card.”

2013.07.05.
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