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Death of late Archbishop Michael Bowen RIP

Archdiocese of Southwark announces the death of Archbishop Michael Bowen, who died in the early hours of Thursday 17 October 2019.

2019.10.18.

DUP leader calls for Stormont reconvention

It’s time to get Northern Ireland moving again – DUP leader, Arlene Foster MLA.

2019.10.18.

International ecumenical meeting of bishops for Northern Ireland

‘We are very excited. We hope it will be a moment of grace for us here in the North and for all of Ireland as well’ – Manuel McGivern, spokesperson for Focolare.

2019.10.17.

Papal visit manager becomes Scouting Ireland CEO

Incoming CEO says the scout system of progressive self-education is a proven success in building resilient, confident young people.

2019.10.17.

New start for Belfast church

Fortwilliam and Macrory Presbyterian church is to have a new lease of life as a place of Christian worship with a regular Catholic Latin Mass.

2019.10.16.

Bishop believes young people see through abortion industry’s lies

The worship of individual choice, separated from any obligation to the common good, had led to a widespread acceptance of the right to choose to end human life in the womb – Bishop Michael Router.

2019.10.16.

Crosscare report identifies challenges for returning emigrants

‘Coming Home In Crisis' shows how emigrants returning to Ireland in unplanned or crisis situations are more likely to end up homeless and experience significant challenges accessing housing, financial and health supports.

2019.10.15.

Ardagh and Clonmacnois seeks submissions for 2020 Assembly

“For the listening process to be robust I am now inviting views from parishioners from across the diocese in order to determine what are the most important issues facing the Church in the coming years, and how should we best respond.” - Bishop Duffy.

2019.10.15.

New Bishop of Clonfert consecrated in Loughrea

‘God is real, Christ is alive, He is present, He wants to befriend each one of us, forgive us, heal us, free us, involve us in the loving community of faith and make our lives better,’ said Bishop Michael Duignan in his first address as a member of the Irish hierarchy.

2019.10.14.

Cardinal Newman among five new saints canonised in Rome

‘The Lord sets our hearts free and heals them if only we ask Him,’ said Pope Francis in Rome yesterday.

2019.10.14.

Budget 2020 is ‘a failure for struggling households’, says SVP

‘We don’t believe that this budget protects those most vulnerable in the event of a No-Deal Brexit,’ says SVP national president Kieran Stafford.

2019.10.13.

Pray for success of Pan-Amazonian Synod

‘I encourage the faithful to pray for the success of this synod, the purpose of which is to serve the good of humanity,’ said Bishop Alan McGuckian, Chair of the Irish Bishops’ Council for Justice and Peace.

2019.10.13.

Pro Life Campaign challenges HSE on alternatives to abortion

HSE helpline must ensure support for abortion alternatives is genuine – Pro Life Campaign Ireland

2019.10.12.

‘Newman wished for a well-instructed Catholic laity’

Ahead of the canonisation of Cardinal John Henry Newman on Sunday, Archbishop Diarmuid Martin of Dublin spoke at the Irish College in Rome about the Saint’s relevance in Ireland today.

2019.10.12.

Irish government and UCD criticised ahead of Newman canonisation

Newman was one of the great literary figures of the 19th century and the founder and first rector of the university now known as UCD.

2019.10.11.

Alpha Ireland Conference to ‘equip Church for mission’

We are so pleased to welcome these inspiring speakers from home and abroad to help us all continue the path from maintenance to mission in our parishes and communities – Dominic Perrem.

2019.10.11.

“Non violence is not just about anti-war rhetoric”: Cardinal Turkson

The Prefect of the Vatican’s Dicastery for the Promotion of Integral Human Development gave the keynote address to the Autumn Conference of AMRI in Dublin titled “Mission Today in Our Common Home”.

2019.10.10.

Students invited to take part in journalism competition

The Columban Schools Journalism competition is in its third year and the title for 2020 is “Tackling our Throwaway Culture”.

2019.10.10.

Bishop Duffy welcomes Clogher’s vocations as a sign of hope

Two men are beginning their studies for the priesthood this autumn and a third is embarking on the permanent diaconate.

2019.10.09.

Brexit remains “terrifyingly unclear” warns Archbishop Jackson

“The people of the Border are fast becoming a pawn in a politics of cynical neglect and atrophy of understanding," Dr Jackson said in his presidential address to the Dublin and Glendalough Diocesan Synod.

2019.10.09.

Vatican to offset Synod’s carbon emissions

The Synod is expected to generate carbon emissions of 572,809kg. In compensation, forestry licenses for the reforestation of ​​50 hectares in the Amazon basin will be purchased.

2019.10.08.

Synod on the Amazon opens with papal rebuke to mockers

In his address, Pope Francis hit out at the “mocking comments” made by some about the feathers worn by an indigenous man at the Synod’s opening Mass on Sunday.

2019.10.08.

Bishops decry prevalence of domestic violence

In a pastoral letter issued for the Church’s annual ‘Day for Life' the Bishops express concern over the number of terrible cases of domestic abuse in Ireland in recent years which have led to extreme violence and murder.

2019.10.07.

Bishop Router offers to mediate in Drogheda feud

“I or indeed any priest or religious in this area would be willing to mediate between the different factions if that would assist to bring the feud to a halt.”

2019.10.07.

Laudato Tree project aims to create corridor of trees across Africa

“I think this project could especially catch the imagination of the young people of Ireland, in their youth groups, schools, colleges and workplaces,” said Archbishop Eamon Martin.

2019.10.06.

Bishops concerned by intolerance towards immigrants

Statement follows Pope Francis' unveiling in St Peter's Square of a sculpture depicting 140 refugees crammed aboard a small raft.

2019.10.06.

Irish bishops’ statement ahead of ‘Day for Life’

“The Word of God neither ages nor ceases to be relevant, no matter what changes occur in our society.”

2019.10.05.

Poor Clares offer healing for the soul through new song

“This simple poem touched people who read it so deeply that we thought that a musical setting to the words could make it more widely accessible.”

2019.10.05.

Bishop John Sherrington comments on Tafida Raqeeb Ruling

“I, along with many others, have held this family in my prayers and will continue to pray that Tafida and her parents are strengthened by the presence and mercy of God, and by the support of all who know and love her.”

2019.10.04.

Cinemas across Ireland to show film telling story of pro-life conversion

“The pro-life people of Ireland have suffered greatly in recent years, fighting against the culture of death, against misinformation and seemingly against the tide of public opinion,” says Abby Johnson, protagonist.

2019.10.04.
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