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I pray before making a journey by car, says bishop

Bank holiday weekends are high-risk times on our roads, says Bishop Monahan, urging prayers for safety on the road and for families who have lost loved ones there.

2018.08.04.

Dublin conference marks 50 years of Humanae Vitae

“We never question Humanae Vitae because it has such wonderful fruits,” says one of founding members of Community of Nazareth, Brendan Lynch.

2018.08.03.

Death penalty is “inadmissible” says Pope

Paragraph 2267 of Catechism, revised by Pope Francis, says “Church works with determination for ... abolition [of death penalty] worldwide”.  

2018.08.03.

Exhibition chronicles amazing feat of 1979 papal visit

Archbishop of Dublin recommends exhibit at Phoenix Park Visitor Centre to help people reflect on previous papal visit and the organisational skills required for the largest event ever held in Ireland.

2018.08.03.

Parents bear brunt of increasing school costs

The survey showed that 11 per cent of primary school parents and 21 per cent of secondary school parents are forced to borrow money to cover school costs. Other parents either delay payment of other bills or take money out of savings.

2018.08.02.

Pope Francis surprise at Scarecrow Festival

Previous straw celebrities at the festival have included President Michael D Higgins, US president Donald Trump, singer Imelda May, and characters from Game of Thrones and Harry Potter.

2018.08.02.

Pitch perfect: Papal Mass choir will total 3,000 singers

Music by Irish composers will feature prominently at the Mass, along with a handful of international composers.

2018.08.01.

Court ruling weakens protection for patients in a permanent vegetative state

“Our care for those in such situations is the test of our common humanity and our solidarity with some of the most fragile of our brothers and sisters." – Bishop John Wilson.

2018.08.01.

A female first: Catholic universities choose woman as their president for next three years

Accepting the post, Dr Capeloa Gil said she would “work to make the power of the few the strength of the many”.

2018.07.31.

Tributes paid to the late Bishop Fiachra Ó Ceallaigh

Auxiliary Bishop of Dublin served under Cardinal Desmond Connell and Archbishop Diarmuid Martin between 1994 and his retirement in 2009.

2018.07.31.

Trócaire expresses concern for attacks on freedom to operate

“Like a free press, a free civil society is fundamental to democracy.” - Éamonn Meehan, executive director of Trócaire

2018.07.30.

Former Irish international joins celebrity line up at WMOF congress

Former rugby international player Ronan O'Gara, Norah Casey from Dragon's Den, abuse survivor Marie Collins, and Tyrone manager Mickey Harte among the speakers at Pastoral Congress for WMOF18.

2018.07.29.

“Church in Ireland is called to return to penance and prayer”

Archbishop Michael Neary and Bishop Fintan Monahan lead thousands of pilgrims in Reek Sunday climb of Croagh Patrick.

2018.07.29.

Free bus, trains and trams in Dublin for papal mass pilgrims

Plenty of transport planning is needed for the largest event in Ireland in nearly 40 years.

2018.07.28.

Archbishop shares his experience of the Reek Sunday pilgrimage

“I pray as I climb; I pray the Rosary, and I pray as I walk around the penitential beds along the way," says Dr Michael Neary.

2018.07.28.

No decision by government on fast tracking divorce referendum

Plan to run referendum on women in the home clause of Constitution in October remains in place, but in practice time frame may be too tight.

2018.07.27.

Working to retain the Eighth gave people courage to speak up

Prompt and generous response to Catholic Comment appeal for ‘Catholic Voices’ in the media for WMOF18.

2018.07.27.

Mercy Sisters to reveal founder’s unique family relationships for WMOF

YouTube programme will explore Catherine McAuley’s relationship with members of her family as daughter, sister, aunt, adoptive parent, cousin and friend.

2018.07.26.

Fund benefits landmark British cathedrals

The report stated that England’s cathedrals contribute more than £220m to the economy each year, drawing in more than 11 million visitors.

2018.07.26.

Twenty-six more people became homeless in June

With the numbers becoming homeless increasing every month, providers are having to run to stand still – Focus Ireland.

2018.07.25.

Irish missionary’s work featured in high-profile British papers

Sr Kate Costigan works on the five-year ‘Test and Treat’ project, which aims to test up to 300,000 people and treat up to 20,000, including an estimated 2,000 children.

2018.07.25.

Labour MP urges Britain to address crisis in prison system

John Grogan is a member of the Catholic Legislators Network in the Houses of Parliament and his brother is a priest of the Diocese of Leeds.

2018.07.24.

Maynooth hosts International Federation of Catholic Universities

Prefect of the Vatican’s Congregation for Catholic Education, Cardinal Giuseppe Versaldi, and 200 university leaders discuss ‘Catholic Universities, Working in Solidarity as Responsible Agents from the Local to the Global’.

2018.07.24.

Priest receives anniversary gift at Belleek Pottery

“I love the priesthood and thank God every day for my vocation.” – Monsignor Martin McDonnell

2018.07.23.

UK asylum system is marked by “deliberate cruelty”

“The people we serve are those made destitute by the asylum process." – Sarah Teather, former MP and director of JRS in Britain.

2018.07.23.

Former band member tells WMOF2018 about love and family life

"“I was never getting married, I was never having kids, but it’s an amazing moment when you know.”

2018.07.22.

Nigerian bishop warns of possible genocidal campaign

Bishop William Amove Avenya of Gboko has warned that escalating attacks on Christians by Fulani tribesmen could soon become another Rwanda.

2018.07.22.

Priest’s epic journey raises more than €150K so far

“I have great faith.  I often think of the prophet Abraham who never reached the promised land and yet he remained faithful to what he was asked to do in the mission of life."

2018.07.21.

New six-part TV series aims to unpack the “Joy of Love”

Programmes will air on Catholic TV stations or may be viewed on the internet at www.amoris.ie/tv.

2018.07.21.

Star-spangled line-up for Festival of Families

Nathan Carter, Daniel O’Donnell, Riverdance, The Priests, Celine Byrne and Dana Masters among celebrities to sing before the Pope at WMOF.

2018.07.20.
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