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Exhibition on Church of Ireland’s historical architectural drawings

Collaboration between Irish Architectural Archive and the Representative Church Body Library (RCB) is one of the Church of Ireland’s events commemorating the 150th anniversary of Disestablishment.

2019.05.07.

Pope Francis pays tribute to first bishop of Kildare

Pontiff joins parish of Newbridge and diocese – 1500 years after St Conleth died on 4 May 519 – in "giving thanks to Almighty God for the example of this saintly bishop and abbot”.

2019.05.07.

UK 2050 net zero target for greenhouse gases welcomed by bishops

“In achieving this target, we must all play our part, and I’m proud that the Catholic community has taken a leading role in showing what can be achieved.”

2019.05.06.

Bishop calls for justice for acid attack victims

“I thought I’d never be able to see another thing in my life.”

2019.05.06.

Pope accused of heresy – but are his critics divorced from pastoral reality?

The Pontiff's accusers say that the words and actions of Pope Francis amount to a comprehensive rejection of Catholic teaching on marriage and sexual activity, on the moral law, and on grace and the forgiveness of sins.

2019.05.05.

Bishop offers a blessing for safety on our roads

"We all share a responsibility to protect human life on our road."

2019.05.05.

Persecution of Christians in Middle East and North Africa is close to genocide, says UK report

“Widespread evidence shows that today, Christians constitute the most widely persecuted religion.”

2019.05.04.

Justice system benefits from the presence of Christians on juries

“We owe cooperation to our justice system and there exists a distinct, defensible duty to obey the law.”

2019.05.04.

Conference sheds new light on legacy of St Columbanus

“He was a very human man who sought to live out his Christian vocation as a monk in a radical way. He walked a tightrope between being an outsider and yet having to operate within power structures – a balancing act which he did not always manage to negotiate successfully.”

2019.05.03.

SVP to host retail conference for its shops

The conference will facilitate discussion on challenges and opportunities facing charity retail in 2019, for example how SVP charity shops might approach trading in the global phenomenon called the “experience economy”.

2019.05.03.

Young Canadian missionary to Ireland is laid to rest

Ted Andrews longed for priesthood but faced challenge of terminal illness “with Jesus and one day at a time”.

2019.05.02.

More action and awareness needed on law targeting sex buyers

The 2018 Annual Report marks three decades of front-line work by Ruhama with those it describes as “some of the most vulnerable and marginalised women in Ireland”.

2019.05.02.

Another increase in homelessness in March

Focus Ireland stressed that much good work is being done but the crisis will continue without a substantial increase in social housing provision as a matter of urgency and a move away from providing yet more emergency accommodation and hubs.

2019.05.01.

74-year-old Irish nun killed crossing road in Birmingham

“Sr Ita [Keane] was a true hero for us in Lozells. She helped shape so many projects currently being delivered, her legacy will live on. Our prayers and love go out to her loved ones and the Sisters of Mercy.”

2019.05.01.

“Seek to make a difference” Primate tells TCD students

“Seek to be remembered because you saved lives – even one life – by your empathy, your words, your actions," Archbishop Eamon Martin said at the Trinity Monday Service of Thanksgiving and Commemoration at TCD chapel.

2019.04.30.

Sri Lankans in Ireland grieve loss of life and loss of freedom of religion

“Further militarisation has been called for in a country where the density of soldiers to civilians is one of the highest in the world” – Sri Lankan academic Dr Jude Lal Fernando of the Irish School of Ecumenics.

2019.04.30.

Pope leads prayer on Divine Mercy Sunday

“Let us draw close to Jesus and touch his wounds in our brothers.”

2019.04.29.

Mass of Remembrance offered for victims and survivors of Sri Lankan bombings

"Men and women of violence betray the deep desire of humanity the world over for a future of peace."

2019.04.29.

Historian Diarmaid Ferriter pays tribute to Sr Margaret Mac Curtain

Dominican historian, writer, educator and nun, who sought to write women into mainstream Irish history, turns ninety.

2019.04.28.

Exhibition on Irish High Crosses and Armenian Khachkars

Armenian community in Ireland urges the Government to recognise the 1915 genocide in which over 1.5 million Armenians were killed.

2019.04.28.

Secret Scottish seminary to be restored by Crown Estates

The seminary, built in 1716–17 in a secluded valley, was disguised as a farm building, so as not to attract any attention.

2019.04.27.

Divine Mercy prayers in Armagh for Easter Sunday bomb victims in Sri Lanka

Archbishop Eamon Martin will hold a special Mass of Remembrance at St Patrick's Cathedral in Armagh, on Sunday.

2019.04.27.

Children need more play and less screen time

WHO report says no screen time for newborns and infants under one. Those aged two to four should have a maximum of one hour a day.

2019.04.26.

Push is on for abortion legislation in NI

Precious Life insists “compelling body of evidence and lived experiences” on pro life side were not included in UK Women and Equalities Committee report on abortion in Northern Ireland released yesterday.

2019.04.26.

Presentation Sisters to close Offaly convent

“The world is very attractive for young people nowadays. They very much can have their own careers and get jobs, get third level education. That was not the case when sisters entered in my time,” says Sr Laura Boyle on the drop in vocations.

2019.04.25.

Call for new beginning in Northern Ireland at Lyra McKee’s funeral

Fr Magill, PP, St John’s Parish, Falls Road, Belfast, prayed that “Lyra’s murder may be the catalyst needed for parties to start talking, to reform that which was corrosive in previous Assemblies and to begin anew.”

2019.04.25.

Bishop Doran recalls St Mel’s after Paris fire

He said that the destruction of St Mel’s Cathedral in 2009 touched many, as did the fire in Paris, where the people expressed shock, disbelief and real sadness about the devastation. But ultimately we are the Church; we are the house that God wants to rebuild.

2019.04.24.

Chester Beatty exhibition has Easter significance

‘Gift of a Lifetime’ features text from the Gospel of Matthew on the Last Supper and a fragment of the Gospel of John, dating from circa AD 150 to 200, which makes it among the oldest surviving gospel texts in the world, on the Crucifixion.

2019.04.24.

Bishops’ conference needs to do its business in a different way

Archbishop Diarmuid Martin talks about the workings of the Irish Episcopal conference, Irish seminaries and the need to amalgamate some of the country’s 26 dioceses.

2019.04.23.

Places of worship must be free from fear

Tánaiste expresses shock at the “appalling attacks on innocent civilians in Sri Lanka” as death toll rises to 290 dead with over 500 injured.

2019.04.23.
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