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Outcry forces Taoiseach to apologise over sinning priest remark

Clonmel parish priest told Leo Varadkar that he personally found the comment “extremely offensive and derogatory” and he urged him to retract it.

2019.07.05.

Faith-based education discussed at government’s structured dialogue

The bishops’ delegation raised the issues of conscience, care of the marginalised and support for parents who want a faith-based education for their children.

2019.07.05.

Broadcasting Authority of Ireland rejects all complaints in latest decisions

BAI says Code does not mean a presenter of current affairs may never give a view or opinion, but “seeks to prevent the presenter from pursuing an agenda or advocating a partisan position such that a biased view on an issue is articulated.”

2019.07.04.

Nano Nagle commemorative quilt unveiled

The quilt-making involved women from many countries who sat and worked on fabrics and with the skills of their native culture.

2019.07.04.

Primate pays tribute to Irish Church Music Association’s ministry

“You know that when music of beauty is chosen, which is inspired by our faith, and is offered to God from the very best of our efforts, God can work through it to inspire the souls of others, nourish their faith, and bring them closer to him.”

2019.07.03.

Irish missionaries help more than a million people globally

Thousands of life-changing projects have been implemented with one common thread: Misean Cara members working in solidarity with a community to address a real and immediate need.

2019.07.03.

Vatican reaffirms absolute inviolability of Seal of Confession

New document warns that priests can never be forced to reveal what they learn in the Sacrament of Reconciliation.

2019.07.02.

“God is answering our prayers”

Bishop Larry Duffy leads celebrations in the Diocese of Clogher as Fr Kevin Connolly is ordained to the priesthood at St Macartan’s Cathedral in Monaghan.

2019.07.02.

Three national papers apologise to defamed seminarian

“The article was false and should not have been published.”

2019.07.01.

Historic day for Cork and Ross as Bishop Gavin installed

“We stand in solidarity with survivors and their families and we continue our commitment and vigilance to the protection and safeguarding of children in our Church and in society.”

2019.07.01.

Young people get to know Jesus at “play and pray” camp

Camp Veritas, a summer camp with a difference, sets young people alight in faith.

2019.06.30.

Great hopes for new bishop of Cork and Ross

“The challenge is just starting again, to a new family, a new home, a new faith community.”

2019.06.30.

National Mass of thanksgiving for priests in Westminster

“The uncomfortable things we say need not be judgemental or harsh, but simply counter-cultural.”

2019.06.29.

Church leader to join thousands at pro-life rally

“The government has failed to put safeguards in place because they were in such a rush to legalise the most liberal abortion law possible.”

2019.06.29.

Bishop Ray Field retires

His commitment to social justice was evident in his service as chair of the Bishops’ Council for Justice and Peace, says Archbishop Eamon Martin.

2019.06.28.

Tree to be planted in Leixlip as memorial to Ana Kriegel

On Sunday Confey parish will host prayer service to console grieving community.

2019.06.28.

Spend on Holy Communion increases again this year

Some 90 per cent of parents funded the special day with savings. However, 5 per cent took out loans.

2019.06.27.

New programme for young pro-life volunteers

The new initiative for young people will “equip them with the skills, arguments and motivation to promote the pro-life message in 21st century Ireland,” says Clare McCarthy.

2019.06.27.

Bishop of Ferns pays tribute to priest’s remarkable story

Fr Ricky O’Connor was raised without any faith. This changed when he bought a Bible and began to read it in his late teens. He became a Catholic when he was 22 and began his seminary studies in Maynooth when he was 24.

2019.06.26.

Appeal judges overturn forced abortion in UK

It was shocking that the NHS should seek to end a healthy pregnancy against the wishes of the pregnant woman and the people who support her – Bishop John Sherrington.

2019.06.26.

Minister meets Clonmel priest over south Tipperary suicides

“It is clear that support for mental health and drug prevention is seriously lacking across the whole area,” Fr Michael Toomey warned Minister for Mental Health, Jim Daly.

2019.06.25.

New priest ordained for Derry diocese

Bishop Donal McKeown tells Fr Declan McGeehan, “In a ‘throwaway culture’ where young people face many challenges, including mental health issues, you are called to proclaim hope and not condemnation, grace and not anger.”

2019.06.25.

Windrush generation must be compensated, says UK bishop

“As a result of the government’s hostile environment policies members of the Windrush generation were until very recently detained and even deported. The government must now restore the human dignity of those whose rights were violated.”

2019.06.24.

Bishop Doran pays tribute to St Joseph’s Young Priests Society

“This is an essential part of the mission of the priest; to break for the people the bread of God’s Word as well as the bread of the Eucharist.”

2019.06.24.

Cyclists successfully complete 2000km charity cycle from Lourdes to Knock

Team of four is aiming to raise €30,000 for Pieta House, which works with those suffering from depression or anxiety, and Down Syndrome Ireland, which is fundraising for a new regional centre in the west of Ireland.

2019.06.23.

Irish CDF official praises media’s role in exposing clerical abuse

“You never get used to it, and you can feel your heart and soul hurting.”

2019.06.23.

A celebration of the life of Jean Vanier

"If the contributions of people with intellectual disabilities were allowed to shine more, the quality of life for everybody would be better.”

2019.06.22.

Alpha programme to be rolled out in a bid to rekindle faith

“It is a good thermometer of the thirst out there for something more. People are being ignited by it.”

2019.06.22.

Together stronger – Charismatics embrace CHARIS

National conference on Saturday will encourage people from all over Ireland to launch out into the deep.

2019.06.21.

Family organisation welcomes call for tightening of laws surrounding porn access

Family.ie advises parents to spend time talking to children in pre-teen years before they naturally pull away and to “control what you can control” – in particular getting phones out of bedrooms.

2019.06.21.
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