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Family was the centre of Stephen Marron’s world

“Stephen Marron was so important to our lives in so many different ways. Someone whose presence was so life-giving and now is dead.”

2018.12.02.

President honours Sr Mary Killeen’s work with the poor

Since 1976, Sr Mary Killeen has introduced education, health, and community services programmes to the slums of Mukuru in Nairobi, helping over 170,000 people to become self-sustainable.

2018.12.02.

A grave matter: Church funerals denied to priests accused of abuse, says ACP

Is it contrary to Canon Law to insist that funerals of priests accused of abuse must take place in private chapels?

2018.12.01.

Veritas to close three shops

The Catholic bookseller will focus on online sales, which were up 52 per cent this year.

2018.12.01.

On Red Wednesday, Primate urges Christians in Ireland to be brave

Findings of ACN report on Religious Freedom in 2018 that “religious freedom is slipping down the human rights priority rankings, being eclipsed by issues of gender, sexuality and race”, are troubling.

2018.11.30.

Father of two killed in tragic incident was “disciple of Jesus” says parish priest

Funeral for Stephen Marron – the affable father, sacristan and community worker from Castleblaney – takes place on Saturday.

2018.11.30.

Peter McVerry Trust’s app named as digital pioneer

The Reusing Dublin Project uses an app that enables and encourages the public to log details of suspected vacant or derelict buildings across Dublin that can be investigated and potentially returned to use for social housing and a means of ending homelessness in the city.

2018.11.29.

Nurses, midwives and pharmacists call for conscientious objection to abortion

Participation in termination of pregnancy is morally objectionable and conflicts with our conscientious commitment to life – Nurses & Midwives4Life Ireland.

2018.11.29.

RTÉ television to air documentary on Fr Tony Coote

‘Walking the Walk’ follows the charismatic Dublin priest from his diagnosis last March to the completion of his inspirational walk from Letterkenny to Ballydehob to raise money for Motor Neurone Disease.

2018.11.28.

Another step towards canonisation for Mother Kevin

Today Mother Kevin is remembered in Uganda for her love of the vulnerable and marginalised in society and her special concern for the care of lepers who were neglected.

2018.11.28.

Bishop of Ossory laments “very clerical” Irish Church

There is “little sense of mission within the Catholic Church in Ireland” and no sense of what that mission should be, Bishop Dermot Farrell tells conference in Kilkenny.

2018.11.27.

Ahead of Red Wednesday “horrific reality” of persecuted Christians highlighted

“We state definitively that those who do not respect freedom of thought, conscience and religion must be held to account” – Chair of the Council for Justice and Peace of the Irish Catholic Bishops’ Conference, Bishop Alan McGuckian.

2018.11.27.

Dublin to hold parish food appeal for Crosscare next weekend

The generosity of parishioners last year meant that 10,000 emergency hampers were distributed to those most in need before Christmas.

2018.11.26.

Funeral of world’s oldest nun, aged 110, takes place in Poland

Sr Cecylia her and her colleagues were named as Righteous Among the Nations for hiding Jews in their Vilnius convent to protect them from the Nazis during World War II.

2018.11.26.

Don’t drown out the congregation, Pope tells choristers

“You are the musical animators of the whole congregation. Don’t take its place, depriving the people of God of the chance to sing with you.”

2018.11.25.

President speaks out against domestic violence and gender discrimination

Violence against women is endemic, according to the charity Christian Aid.

2018.11.25.

Diocesan Pastoral Council for Kildare to move laity from spectators to players

“Unless there is a radical reappraisal of what a parish community should be, there can be no real progress.” —Bishop Denis Nulty

2018.11.24.

SVP and Salvation Army hope “Stuff A Bus” will bring a Christmas three-bell load

“The effects of poverty don’t stop just because it’s Christmas – they endure throughout the year.” 

2018.11.24.

Pro life agency tells celebrities pushing abortion to “butt out”

Celebrities have no “superior standing or moral authority” says Precious Life.

2018.11.23.

Pray for politicians with big hearts, says bishop

Weigh your words carefully to respect the integrity of those who conscientiously differ from you, and speak with grace, warn church leaders in joint statement on Brexit.

2018.11.23.

Irish Farmers Association visits Africa

Self Help Africa was created in the wake of the Ethiopian Famine of 1984/5 to create long-term solutions to hunger and extreme poverty in the region. The IFA supported one of its first actions – the shipment and distribution of 2,000 tonnes of Cara Donegal seed potatoes to famine affected communities in Ethiopia.

2018.11.22.

Pope shares wisdom of global and Irish elderly in new book

It is Pope Francis’s hope that the book will create inter-generational dialogue and he asks young and old to join forces for the betterment of the world.

2018.11.22.

Pioneers seek writers for competition

The theme of the story should appeal to the readership of Pioneer magazine. “It should be appropriate for a family magazine. We are looking for a nice, simple story that would appeal to a lot of people,” said Roisin Fulham, assistant editor, Pioneer magazine.

2018.11.21.

Buildings start turning red in solidarity with persecuted Christians

Rialto Bridge and waters of the Grand Canal in Venice bathed in crimson to draw attention to the discrimination that Christians like Asia Bibi suffer in many parts of the world.

2018.11.21.

ACP appeals to bishops to dialogue over crisis in Irish Church

“This is not a time for wringing our hands in frustration or for sitting on our hands in despair. We need to talk. We need to work together. We need to stop deferring decisions that need to be made now.”

2018.11.20.

Special focus on the family for 2018 Advent Calendar

An opportunity to “reflect on the visit of Pope Francis to Ireland last August when he invited us to welcome Christ in the bits and pieces, the ordinary moments of everyday life” – Archbishop Eamon Martin.

2018.11.20.

YOUth Summit brings together Generation2030 Activists to work for sustainable goals

The summit is part of One World Week, a week of youth-led awareness-raising, education and action that takes place throughout Ireland during the third week in November every year.

2018.11.19.

Pope marks World Day of the Poor by sharing his lunch

The lunch included lasagne, chicken pieces and mashed potato, with tiramisu for dessert.

2018.11.19.

Pope urges Christians: Get involved personally with the poor

“We are so trapped in a culture that induces us to look in the mirror and pamper ourselves, that we think that an altruistic gesture is enough, without the need to get directly involved.”

2018.11.18.

Family comes first for new Christmas stamps

An Post held an online survey earlier this year to find out what Irish people wanted to see on the annual Christmas stamp collection.

2018.11.18.
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