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“Use it or lose” it says homeless campaigner

Fr Peter McVerry backs action of ‘Take back the city’ group to “highlight the failure of government action”.

2018.09.19.

“Sad day for human rights” as Eighth Amendment deleted

“In accordance with Article 46 of the Constitution, President Higgins today signed the Thirty-Sixth Amendment of the Constitution Bill 2018, and it has accordingly become law.”

2018.09.19.

Warning over Pakistan’s failure to protect Christian women

Catholic lawyer Tabassum Yousaf highlights case of 18-year-old Binish Paul who was allegedly thrown from the roof of a second storey building after refusing to convert to Islam and marry a Muslim.

2018.09.18.

Acknowledge rather than defend errors of the past: Bishop McKeown

Bishop of Derry tells pilgrims at National Padre Pio Pilgrimage in Knock, “It is a dangerous form of Christianity that believes we have to be a strong and influential organisation giving the lying impression of being pure and perfect.”

2018.09.18.

Documentary tells how words of St Pope John Paul II led to Good Friday peace agreement

"To all who bear political responsibility for the affairs of Ireland... you must show that there is a peaceful, political way to justice. You must show that peace achieves the works of justice, and violence does not." - Pope John Paul II

2018.09.17.

Society’s new scheme fosters the power of reading

"Brand new children’s books will be distributed in the families we visit, to encourage children to begin enjoying books early and all the benefits that brings."

2018.09.17.

Aiming high: Irish charity wants to impact five million African students

Technology in the classroom can incentivise and encourage students to attend school and also to attain better grades, according to Camara Education.  

2018.09.16.

Dublin parish protests departure of beloved priest

“If the Archbishop appoints me, I see that as what God wants me to do. If I respond positively and go where he wants, I think it brings a grace.”

2018.09.16.

Bishop Deenihan leads pilgrims to Lourdes

“It is a time of blessing and grace for our entire diocese.”

2018.09.15.

Catholic charities support women’s empowerment

Trócaire and Christian aid support women parliamentarians from Myanmar, Pakistan and Sierre Leone attending recent International Congress of Women’s Caucuses in Dublin.

2018.09.15.

Presidential hopeful says she was cured of eczema at Knock

However, Pieta House founder, Joan Freeman, would not, as president, “promote the cause of any particular religion or faith”.

2018.09.14.

Francis summons all bishops’ conference leaders to Rome

The Body of Christ of the Church is “lacerated by the evil of sexual abuse”, US bishops tell Pope Francis at private meeting yesterday.

2018.09.14.

Research highlights need for vigilance against child trafficking into Ireland

“We, at MECPATHS, remain fixed in our efforts to reach out to hotels, to reach out to offer supported learning to hoteliers and the hotel industry to make a difference” – JP O’Sullivan.

2018.09.13.

English churches to get government funds for repairs

The scheme is open to all faiths and denominations and comes in the wake of last year’s Taylor Review: Sustainability of English Churches and Cathedrals.

2018.09.13.

Diocese of Clogher to reduce number of Sunday Masses

Reduction in Masses from 113 to 96 over the weekend of 6 to 7 October 2018 aims to offset the decline in priest numbers and the aging profile of those still in ministry.

2018.09.12.

Barnardos helps over fifteen thousand children and families

Barnardos provided practical and emotional supports to children and parents in its 40 centres, in families’ own homes, through the school environment and within their communities.

2018.09.12.

Cathedral organist retires after 27 years at the helm

Dean Maria Jansson of Christ Church Cathedral describes musician Eric Sweeney as “a man of deep faith for whom music is his language with God”.

2018.09.11.

Archbishop honours the work of Columban missionaries

“Today, Columban missionaries are at the forefront of teaching about reconciliation and justice, caring for the earth, our common home, and pointing out how the poorest peoples of the world suffer most from the throwaway culture of greed and waste.”

2018.09.11.

Bruton urges pro-life movement to create “supportive environment for life”

Greater recognition must be given in Ireland's welfare system and tax codes to the cost of rearing children, former Taoiseach says.

2018.09.10.

Former Green Party leader warns of homelessness, climate change

Former Government Minister and Green Party leader ordained to the priesthood at Christ Church Cathedral in Waterford.

2018.09.10.

Back-to-school message from the Pope

Pope Francis reveals he was not always a model schoolboy.

2018.09.09.

Archbishop says Irish Church needs to reflect “with urgency” on the future

The Church in Ireland must work towards becoming “more authentically the Church of Jesus Christ in a culture that is different”.

2018.09.09.

Ireland’s largest pilgrimage to Lourdes leaves Dublin aboard seven aircraft

Every aspect of the pilgrimage is prayer-filled, said spiritual director, Fr John Gilligan

2018.09.08.

Was Alive-O was a dead duck? Catechetical crisis revealed.

Less than a quarter of Irish Catholic teenagers surveyed were able to correctly name the Trinity as “Father, Son and Holy Spirit”, says survey author.

2018.09.08.

New Bishop of Meath will prioritise vocations

“When Christ invited his own disciples to follow him, it was an invitation. That word of encouragement from priests, bishops and parishioners is part of it. We have to invite men to priesthood.”

2018.09.07.

Myanmar’s military still persecuting Kachin Christians

Cardinal Charles Maung Bo of Yangon has warned that while global attention is focused on the Rohingya crisis, another ethnic minority, the predominantly Christian Kachin, are being persecuted by the military.

2018.09.07.

Eucharistic Congress in Liverpool

Participants can attend the many sessions on different dimensions of the Eucharist and the daily celebration and adoration of the Blessed Sacrament.

2018.09.06.

Homelessness caused by poor policy choices – Focus Ireland

There were 9,891 people living in hotels, bed and breakfasts and family hubs in July, up from 9,872 people in June, with 43 more children homeless in July than in June.

2018.09.06.

Syrian Archbishop accuses Kurds of discrimination

“The Kurdish officials had assured us that they would not even look at the private [Catholic] schools, but they not only looked at them, they closed them.”

2018.09.05.

PLC calls for support for doctors and medical staff

The PLC has prepared a ready-to-go e-card calling on politicians to ensure that freedom of conscience rights for all healthcare workers are properly protected in the new legislation.

2018.09.05.
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