The Sisters of Mercy in America are taking their bus out on the road again this year. The second ‘Nuns on the Bus’ as their action is named, will call for fair immigration reform that puts families and basic human needs first. The Senate immigration reform bill S.744 is to be discussed in the Senate
Sinners, the corrupt, and saints: Pope Francis focused on these three groups in his homily for Mass Monday morning in at the Casa Santa Marta. The Pope said the corrupt do great harm to the Church because they are worshipers of themselves; the saints, on the other hand, do great good, they are lights in
Blessed are you among women, and blessed is the fruit of your womb (Lk 1:42) Last Friday was the Feast of the Visitation of Our Lady. It commemorated her trip to the Hill Country in Judaea to greet her cousin Elizabeth who, though getting on in years, was expecting a child, who was to become
“Working with almost 1,000 Irish prisoners in the UK, we are extremely concerned about the effect these proposals will have on our clients. Prisoners – including those with learning disabilities and mental health issues – will no longer have access to legal aid to address grievances about their treatment that cannot be addressed through the
A member of the singing sensation, The Priests, says that the people of his two parishes are “very much part of the journey” and when he sings, he brings them with him. Fr Martin O’Hagan is part of the internationally acclaimed classical music group called the Priests, made up of three Catholic priests from Northern
Pope Francis has established a Pontifical Commission charged with drawing up an “exhaustive” report into the juridical standing and activities of the Vatican’s financial institution, the Institute for Religious Works, more commonly known as the IOR. The Commission is composed of 5 people. These include two US natives, Harvard Law Professor Mary Ann Glendon and
The Gardiner Street Gospel choir has had a busy weekend launching a new album with a concert on Friday and then on Sunday opening the Soul Picnic at Merrion Square in Dublin.
The National Apostolate of Adoration is delighted that Pope Francis will on 2nd June 2013 take part in a period of global Eucharistic Adoration.
A new missionary centre which brings together missionary resources and the offices of the IMU is located at Pearse Street in Dublin city centre.
Archbishop Hannah said that the three leaders, Greek Orthodox, Anglican and Roman Catholic, were in Ireland as one family with a message of peace and justice.
Justin Kilcullen will step down as Executive Director of Trócaire in October 2013 after serving 20 years in that post and a total of 32 years with Trócaire.
St John's Cathedral in Limerick was packed to capacity with a 1,200 strong congregation to witness and celebrate the episcopal ordination of Fr Brendan Leahy as Bishop of Limerick.
The papal nuncio has appealed to Irish people to be ‘apostles at home’ and to be the proof of Christianity for non believers.
The four will spend the summer working with the Daughters of Our Lady of the Sacred Heart and the team in the Holy Family Centre in Ofcolaco, South Africa.
There was a definite thumbs-up from the more than150 young people and adults who met in Tullamore last Saturday for the Fourth National Parish Youth Conference.