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World Missions Ireland launches #MyMission campaign

Individuals, schools, organisations, dioceses, parishes, communities and congregations urged to participate in a series of initiatives to celebrate October’s Extraordinary Month of Mission (EMM2019).

2019.08.31.

RE in Catholic schools isn’t just a bit of fluff on the side

Bishop Donal McKeown gives a message of affirmation to over 800 Catholic educators attending the first Derry Diocesan Religious Education Conference.

2019.08.31.

Tributes flow following the death of Fr Tony Coote

55-year-old Dublin priest raised €600,000 for motor neurone disease following his own diagnosis in February 2018.

2019.08.30.

CofI Primate expresses solidarity with Muslim victims of racism

In his letter to Imams and leaders of mosques and Muslim centres, Archbishop Michael Jackson stresses that “Hate crime has no place in today’s Ireland.”

2019.08.30.

Bishop Nulty opens Blessed John Sullivan exhibit

“John Sullivan didn’t do pomp and ceremony; he is, after all, a People’s Saint,” said Bishop Denis Nulty.

2019.08.29.

C of E Bishops call for reconciliation in face of Brexit

Bishops say that respecting a public vote is essential, but they cautioned that “democracy and committed debate do not end after the counting of votes.”

2019.08.29.

Four congregations organise Convent Camino in Cork

While organisers welcome young people, they are also interested in meeting those who have lived some of their life in the world before they come into religious life, because then they are making a discerned choice.

2019.08.28.

SVP sees increase in calls for help with back-to-school costs

A new trend with significant cost implications is the use of digital devices in schools.

2019.08.28.

Archbishop Diarmuid Martin calls in on Capuchin Day Centre for the Homeless

Every day the Capuchin Centre meets the tragic human casualties of failed government policies, says Bro Kevin Crowley OFM.

2019.08.27.

Mary McAleese wins Europe’s richest theology prize for her study of canon law

Publisher of book form of thesis says Ms McAleese’s analysis charts a distinct and worrying sea change in the attitude of the Holy See to its obligations under the Convention on the Rights of the Child.

2019.08.27.

One year on, Archbishop Diarmuid Martin reflects on Papal visit

"The Church must learn anew the ability to speak the things of God – not to flee from the realities of life, but to challenge the men and women of our time and the culture of our time to become the seedbed of a new humanity."

2019.08.26.

Cloyne celebrates Cobh Cathedral centenary

“It never fails in its mission to raise our eyes to the heavens.”

2019.08.26.

Flags fly for American Carmelite founder

"Mother Mary Angeline would make a very good official saint of the church for the times we are living in."

2019.08.25.

Trócaire blames Brazilian prime minister for Amazon fires

“Bolsonaro fought an election campaign on the basis of promises to open up the ‘unproductive’ Amazon region for companies.”

2019.08.25.

Nine hundred delegates expected to attend Derry conference on religious education

"Our teachers are very much at the coal face in a society where there is so much pain, so much anger and so much distress."

2019.08.24.

New book tells the story of Ireland’s connections with Lourdes

Among the tens of thousands of Irish who have visited the shrine are President John F Kennedy, Grace Kelly, Brendan Behan and Seamus Heaney.

2019.08.24.

New UN Day of remembrance for victims of sectarianism must lead to concrete action, says ACN

International reports on religious freedom confirm time and again that Christians are the most persecuted group, says ACN.

2019.08.23.

Archbishop Neary leads celebrations for Knock anniversary

In his homily, the Archbishop told pilgrims that, for many, material success and personal fulfilment have become the goal and purpose of human life.

2019.08.23.

Relief and dismay at Pell verdict

The President of the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference, Archbishop Mark Coleridge, stated that the Catholic Bishops of Australia believe all Australians must be equal under the law “and accept today’s judgment accordingly.”

2019.08.22.

Popular religious sister back to lead Novena in Cork

“Our annual Novena is always a wonderful time of reflection and prayer, and it is with great joy that we see our Novena celebrations grow as people from all over the world join us via the live daily Masses on our website” – Fr Michael O’Connell.

2019.08.22.

Bishop Doran warns of “disturbing signs of racial prejudice”

In his article “Rejecting Racism: Welcome, Protect, Promote and Integrate”, Bishop Doran asks why this is happening in Ireland, “considering our strong missionary tradition” and support for Trócaire, Concern and Goal.

2019.08.21.

Priest in Ireland says flooding in Kerala is severe

The situation in Kerala is considered the worst, and that area was also severely affected one year ago when rain and floods killed 480 people.

2019.08.21.

Bishop believes Church in Ireland is “heading towards growth”

Over 800 young people attended this year’s Youth2000 Summer Festival and the atmosphere at it was, according to Bishop Phonsie Cullinan, one of “wall-to-wall joy”.

2019.08.20.

Former AG praises missionaries’ work to promote religious tolerance

Bishop Phonsie Cullinan of Waterford and Lismore describes the lives of Fr Rufus Halley and Fr Des Hartford as “a sign to us all that dialogue is absolutely necessary”.

2019.08.20.

UN World Humanitarian Day remembers especially the work of women

It is time to honour the women who have acted as first responders to the darkest hours of crisis, says UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA).

2019.08.19.

Bishop Doran pays tribute to Knock’s visionaries

The witnesses “were ordinary people who lived in a very ordinary little village” and included “men, women and children ranging in age from four-year-old John Curry (who spoke no Irish) to Bridget Trench in her seventies (who spoke no English).”

2019.08.19.

English and Welsh bishops renew their commitment to sustainable living

“This contract demonstrates that it is becoming easier than ever before to cut carbon emissions from our public and private sector buildings.”

2019.08.18.

“Knock has touched me in a special way.”

Archbishop Rino Fisichella gave the keynote address at the Co Mayo shrine for the Feast of the Assumption.

2019.08.18.

Elphin offers time for teachers before school year starts

“That put us to thinking what we might do for those who draw upon their own spirituality in the course of their teaching.”

2019.08.17.

Batty scheme raises thousands for Catholic overseas aid projects

“I love that they are making a difference on so many levels – here and in the developing world.”

2019.08.17.
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