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Time to change flawed housing policy, says SVP

"It is totally unacceptable for a rich country like Ireland that so many children have no place to call home,” said SVP National President Kieran Stafford.

2019.11.02.

International day of prayer for persecuted church 

More than 245 million Christians live in a place where they experience high levels of persecution – IDOP.

2019.11.02.

Pro-life conference and youth gala tomorrow

We are thrilled that Ashley Bratcher will be the keynote speaker at our conference in the RDS on Saturday. There will also be a special screening with Ashley present – Eilís Mulroy.

2019.11.01.

The Miscarriage Association of Ireland hosts annual service of remembrance

“This little life had a meaning and it is necessary for us to give attention to this existence” – MAI website.

2019.11.01.

Two new monsignors in Down and Connor

“Along with the priests, religious and lay-faithful of the Diocese of Down and Connor, we are truly overjoyed and wish them many years of continued service of the Universal Church and fruitful ministry as priests of the Diocese of Down and Connor” – Bishop Noel Treanor, Bishop of Down and Connor.

2019.10.31.

An Post Mobile helps homeless

Although many of Ireland’s homeless have phones, few can afford data all the time.

2019.10.31.

Dialogue to the fore in Northern Ireland

The event was organised by the Focolare Movement, inspired by Jesus’ prayer to the Father, “May they all be one”.

2019.10.30.

Church leader expresses solidarity with Sinn Féin’s Martin Kenny

In a statement, Monsignor Liam Kelly, Administrator of Kilmore Diocese said the politician, whose car was burnt out in an arson attack at his home in Co Leitrim, had been “courageous in speaking out against racism”.

2019.10.30.

Amazon Synod backs ordination of married men

The recommendation to lift the restriction on ordaining married men limits it to those who are already permanent deacons and to the Church in the Amazon.

2019.10.29.

Kennedy Institute and Shalom Centre renew collaboration

Founded in Kenya by Irish missionary Fr Patrick Devine in 2009, the Shalom Centre for Conflict Resolution and Reconciliation is committed to conflict transformation through peace-building.

2019.10.29.

Prayers for Purfleet: Archbishop of Armagh appeals for help to end human trafficking

“Let us resolve to raise awareness, to keep our eyes open and to cooperate at all levels of society for an end to this evil in our midst,” says Archbishop Eamon Martin of Armagh.

2019.10.28.

First ever Seirbhís Eocairisteach as Gaeilge at Christ Church Cathedral

When the cathedral was established and consecrated in 1030, the liturgical language in use was Latin. Following the Anglican Church’s break with Rome, the main language of worship was English.

2019.10.28.

Major award for Trócaire campaign that ended Irish fossil-fuel investments

"The success proves that Independents can legislate and are capable of being legislatures of change," says Donegal TD Thomas Pringle.

2019.10.27.

Novartis closure is a devastating blow, says Bishop of Cork and Ross

"As a nation, we need to ensure that our reliance on foreign direct investment does not lure us into a false sense of security," said Bishop Gavin, calling for greater support for indiginous industry.

2019.10.27.

Synod on the Amazon to vote on Final Document

Document requires a two-thirds majority to pass. It unclear if it will be voted on paragraph by paragraph or as a whole.

2019.10.26.

Smaller, ‘top class’ seminary discussed for Maynooth

We have been reflecting and discerning...about the future of first-class provision of philosophical, theological and pastoral formation for the whole Irish Church - Archbishop Eamon Martin

2019.10.26.

Bishop Denis Brennan pays tribute to late Fr Paul Byrne OMI

I strongly support the tribute evening to honour Fr Paul Byrne who, with great passion and conviction, led a deeply impactful missionary life – Bishop Denis Brennan.

2019.10.25.

Four bishops among hundreds at Alpha Conference 

Among hundreds of attendees at the Alpha Ireland Conference last weekend were recently ordained Bishop Michael Router, Bishop Alphonsus Cullinan, Bishop Denis Nulty, and the Most Reverend Dr Michael Jackson.

2019.10.25.

Loss of 500 Molex jobs is “a devastating blow” says bishop

Bishop Fintan Monahan of Killaloe expresses concern in a statement on Wednesday that “we are living more-and-more in a two-tier Ireland - with the regions losing out”.

2019.10.24.

Safeguarding must permeate seminary formation

Maynooth professor Salvador Ryan questions what a healthy, well-integrated, professionally trained priesthood should look like?

2019.10.24.

NI church leaders disappointed at liberalisation of abortion

During the last three months, the bishops and tens of thousands of people have been calling on political representatives to restore the NI Assembly to address the normal pressing democratic issues but especially to debate and halt the abortion legislation.

2019.10.23.

St Conleth’s leads the way with new parish app

“The creation of an App is very much part and parcel of what it is to be a modern parish in the always connected world that we are all part of.”

2019.10.23.

NI Assembly fails to stop “Extreme British Abortion Bill”

Protests were held at Stormont on Monday as the Assembly met for the first time in almost three years to discuss Westminster's new liberal abortion laws which will now be imposed on Northern Ireland.

2019.10.22.

Sisters call for prayers in response to Púca festival

Púca invokes "all the old pagan gods that were here in Ireland... Why would we have a festival like that after St Patrick brought the Catholic faith?”

2019.10.22.

Please pray for kidnapped SMA missionary, asks Archbishop O’Reilly

‘It is good at this moment of prayer to remember the missionaries who may be in difficult situations because of war and civil unrest. I particularly ask that you remember a colleague of mine, Fr Pier Luigi Maccalli SMA, kidnapped in Niger,’ says Archbishop O’Reilly.

2019.10.21.

Newman’s canonisation is celebrated at the saint’s own University Church

‘The kindly light will never be defended by nastiness and bitterness,’ Archbishop Diarmuid Martin tells social media pundits and online trolls.

2019.10.21.

Fashion Week about-face results in St Anne’s Cathedral show

'Our Resale Rail Sale will help to increase awareness of the bigger issues of fashion and textiles eco-damage,' says fashion show promoter Cathy Martin.

2019.10.20.

Mission Sunday celebrations led by Archbishop O’Reilly in Thurles today

Archbishop Kieran O’Reilly SMA will celebrate a dedicated Mass for World Mission Sunday in the Cathedral of the Assumption in Thurles in Co Tipperary, at 12 p.m.

2019.10.20.

Bishop Duffy appeals to NI’s politicians over abortion

In a strong statement on the right to life, the Bishop of Clogher asks political representatives in Northern Ireland to set their differences aside.

2019.10.19.

Mission Conference and Mass in NI this weekend

The response to Pope Francis’ Extraordinary Missionary Month has been hugely successful in the Catholic Church across the world - The Irish News.

2019.10.19.
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