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Irish Church Urged to Move on from its Bickering

Archbishop appeals for serious dialogue about the contribution of faith and religious people.

2013.09.21.

Archbishop calls for debate on denominational education

“Religion and politics need to converse if education is to flourish rather than flounder."

2013.09.20.

Our Lady’s matchmaking in Knock prospers

Since 1968, the agency has resulted in over 900 marriages.

2013.09.20.

Exhibition of modern Irish religious art for Culture Night

'The Light Within' includes artists Mainie Jellett, Patrick Pye, Evie Hone and Imogen Stuart.

2013.09.20.

Nun who helps LRA’s victims honoured by UN

Victims of DRC conflict seek Sr Angelique's help to recover from trauma and damage.

2013.09.19.

Former peace activist becomes a nun

"I felt called to religious life when I converted to the Catholic faith at university in Cambridge."

2013.09.19.

Lough Derg offers ‘Living with Suicide’ day

First ever day of support for those grieving a suicide or those who have attempted suicide.

2013.09.19.

Rare diocesan archives to be exhibited for Culture Night

Letter from Bing Crosby to Archbishop John Charles McQuaid dated to 10 October 1961.

2013.09.18.

Charismatic Renewal’s role in Irish Church to be celebrated

Forty years since the first Charismatic prayer group gathered in Dublin.

2013.09.18.

Catholic Comment seeks new speakers

Panel of up to 20 men and women sought following busy first year.

2013.09.18.

Social Justice Ireland unveils plan for universal pension

New Study shows how universal pension can be funded.

2013.09.17.

Petrol bomb attack on Belfast Catholic Church

Incident condemned as “despicable and completely sectarian.”

2013.09.17.

Honour 1916 by delivering equality for all SVP urges Govt

Those advocating more austerity are the well off who lack concern for the less well off.

2013.09.17.

RTE broadcaster “shocked” by Vatican’s treatment of priest

“What I read of the way he’s been treated makes me ashamed of the actions of those representing my Church.”

2013.09.16.

Archbishop warns against self-centred narcissistic Church

Church must rediscover how to reach out and welcome the sinner and unbeliever.

2013.09.16.

Jesuit based in Hong Kong celebrates 100th birthday

Fr Joseph Mallin is the last surviving child of executed 1916 leader.

2013.09.16.

New €12.5m building opened at Sligo’s Summerhill College

Bishop warns against dismissing religious belief as irrational, divisive and anti-intellectual.

2013.09.15.

St Maximilian Kolbe’s story draws thousands to West End

The story of a Polish priest who sacrificed his life to save another man in Auschwitz.

2013.09.15.

Church urged to heed environmental dimension of faith

Water justice is the theme of this year’s Creation Time.

2013.09.15.

Archbishop Martin criticises sectarian Catholic blogs

Church needs a media “that is not afraid to expose mistakes and failures."

2013.09.14.

Large gathering in Ennis aimed at Killaloe faith renewal

Each participant to be presented with a copy of ‘Sacred Places of Killaloe Diocese’.

2013.09.14.

Church leaders endorse campaign supporting Haass talks

Political leaders begin process of dialogue led by Richard Haass next week.

2013.09.14.

SVP outline budget proposals to Oireachtas Committee

SVP advocating for a living income in and out of work, reduced child poverty and better energy affordability.

2013.09.13.

Bishop Eamonn Walsh to head up new Office for Clergy

Role involves co-ordinating theological, pastoral formation and care of Dublin’s priests, deacons and seminarians.

2013.09.13.

Pope responds to newspaper’s questions on faith

“Without the Church I would never have been able to meet Jesus,” Pontiff states.

2013.09.13.

New book on church patronage of schools in Ireland

Book aims to clarify the terminology used in the debate on denominational education.

2013.09.12.

Echoes of IEC2012 at ‘Faith of our Fathers’ conference

Conference template is IEC mix of speakers, workshops and exhibitors all under one roof.

2013.09.12.

Shame perpetrators of violence Archbishop Martin urges

"Vendetta generates further vendetta and leaves perpetrators and the community less secure.”

2013.09.12.

Homelessness “worse than ever” according to Fr McVerry

Jesuit urges Government to step up to its responsibilities to address the lack of housing.

2013.09.11.

Relics of St Anthony to visit Ireland and the UK

Relics will visit Dublin, Wexford, Cork, Limerick, Galway and Belfast between 17 and 24 October.

2013.09.11.
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