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Appeal for temperate language in gay marriage debate

Archbishop warns against harsh vindictive language at Mass for the sick.

2014.02.10.

Complaint by Meath diocese against RTE upheld

Liveline broadcast on funeral guidelines "was not presented with due accuracy."

2014.02.10.

Orthodox nun and parishioner killed in cathedral attack

Gunman also destroyed a cross and expressed his hatred of the Russian Orthodox church.

2014.02.10.

Priest calls on bishops to open talks with ACP

“The days of fear, of secrecy, of oppression are happily in the past."

2014.02.09.

Inaugural Tom O’Gorman Memorial Lecture announced

First lecture will be given by the author and journalist, John Waters.

2014.02.09.

Pope Francis may be preparing to visit Sri Lanka

Declaration of 124 Korean martyrs may pave way for visit there too.

2014.02.09.

Vatican hits back with criticisms of UN report

Vatican spokesman suggests UN report was drafted in advance, without waiting for the Vatican’s own report.

2014.02.08.

Use Marriage Week to renew love advises family group

Attempt to break world record for wedding vow renewal today.

2014.02.08.

Cardinal congratulates new Presbyterian Moderator

Rev Michael Barry annoys gay rights activists by suggesting that people who are gay should stay celibate.

2014.02.08.

New group aims to build fraternity among priests

The Irish Confraternity of Catholic Clergy says it is not in competition with the ACP.

2014.02.07.

Pope Francis releases World Youth Day 2014 message

“Say No to an ephemeral, superficial and throwaway culture."

2014.02.07.

Concern for imprisoned Christian lawyer in China

Gao Zhisheng twice nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize for defending China's persecuted.

2014.02.07.

Be brave priest urges friends of dead Carlow teen

Peer pressure brings risks and challenges that were unknown in my time PP admits.

2014.02.06.

Archbishop challenges religious to ‘wake up’

"Religious have to learn to share their prayer life with others."

2014.02.06.

Vatican regrets UN’s observations on child abuse

Report gives no acknowledgement of safeguarding guidelines now in place.

2014.02.06.

Future Primate still optimistic about NI peace process

Failure to broker a deal has damaged Northern Ireland's reputation internationally.

2014.02.05.

Archbishop appeals over Neknomination

Young people under pressure from peers, complex culture of social media, and culture of drink.

2014.02.05.

Day of prayer for trafficking victims on feast of St Bakhita

Human trafficking now ranks as the second most profitable worldwide criminal enterprise after the illegal arms trade.

2014.02.05.

Church people still frightened of analysis and criticism

“A fearful church and a fearful city withdraw into self-preservation," Church of Ireland Archbishop warns.

2014.02.04.

Comiskey coverage about selling newspapers: Bishop

Ferns successor dismisses interview as a stunt to make money.

2014.02.04.

New sculpture of St Brigid unveiled at Féile Bríde

New 9ft bronze of Ireland’s famous female saint created by Canadian sculptor, Timothy Schmalz.

2014.02.04.

Church leaders defend religious education in schools

Good religious education is a “fundamental part of the DNA of a pluralist system”.

2014.02.03.

Binge drinking linked with rape Archbishop warns

Irish Bishops Drugs Initiative holds national conference in Dublin at weekend.

2014.02.03.

Church without nuns is unthinkable warns Pope

Church and world needs the witness of religious and consecrated lay people.

2014.02.03.

Difficult and delicate time for religious life – Cardinal

Crisis in religious life is not an "antechamber of death" but an opportunity to grow in depth and hope.

2014.02.02.

Achonry launches Year of Prayer with renowned writer

Diocese to listen to people and share what they have to say about the situation of the Church.

2014.02.02.

Archbishop opens new centre for faith and dialogue

Faith should enrich our reflection, as a society, on the value of life, Archbishop Martin suggests.

2014.02.02.

Best selling author to address evangelisation conference

Sherry Weddell identifies five threshholds on the way to Christian conversion.

2014.02.01.

Stolen relic of Blessed John Paul II recovered

Postage-stamp-sized piece of fabric which Blessed John Paul was wearing when he shot in May 1981 almost intact.

2014.02.01.

Safeguard Catholic identity Pope urges university

Catholic identity must be clear and uncompromising Pontiff warns Notre Dame in the US.

2014.02.01.
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