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Lead us not into temptation?

Italian bishops introduce new translation of line from the Lord's Prayer, but Irish bishops have no immediate plans to change the wording.

2018.11.17.

St Laurence O’Toole: 900-year-old lessons for our time

The 12th century Irish saint was heavily involved in the events of his time – but he still found time to go on an annual 40-day prayer retreat.

2018.11.17.

There is only ‘us’ – revealing this truth is the work of reconciliation

Irish experience of reconciliation in focus at Swedish ecumenical conference addressed by Catholic and Church of Ireland bishops.

2018.11.16.

‘Prosperous Crozier’ goes on public display at National Museum

“It is a reminder of our rich Christian heritage, providing a wonderful link to life in the Irish Church over a millennium ago,” says Jesuit.

2018.11.16.

SVP launches Annual Appeal

SVP said that 6 weeks ahead of Christmas it is already receiving an average of 1000 calls for help to offices around the country every day.

2018.11.15.

President marks 25th anniversary of unveiling of Caravaggio painting at the National Gallery of Ireland

“This rediscovered masterpiece has a special place in the gallery and we remain indebted to the Irish Jesuit community for their continued generosity in making the work available on loan” – Sean Rainbird, Director of the National Gallery of Ireland.

2018.11.15.

UK Cardinal backs anti-trafficking conference in Nigeria

Organised by the Santa Marta Group (preventing human trafficking and modern slavery), the conference has as its theme ‘Church and state working together to restore dignity to trafficked persons’.

2018.11.14.

Prayer vigil today at Pakistan’s Dublin Embassy for Asia Bibi

The Church in Chains group has organised the vigil to highlight the “dreadful injustice” to Asia Bibi who is “still effectively a prisoner”, and that her life and that of her family are “in grave danger”.

2018.11.14.

Nuns’ side of the story must be told

Bishop Denis Nulty publicly acknowledges and recognises contribution of Mercy Sisters and religious generally to Irish life and culture, and to life and culture far beyond Irish shores.

2018.11.13.

Archbishop pays tribute to Dublin priests’ 1000 years of ministry

“Social media are powerful instruments yet paradoxically they can sadly become a trap for fruitless and at times even nasty internal Church polemics.”

2018.11.13.

Royal Irish Academy to host lecture on St Columbanus and the making of modern Europe

Columbanus, born c.550 on the Carlow/Wexford border, is the best known of the many Irish missionaries who re-evangelised Europe during the Middle Ages.

2018.11.12.

“To remember the dead is important to the practice of our faith.”

Can we learn from their shared sacrifice, a full century after the so-called “war to end all wars’? asks Archbishop Eamon Martin in an interfaith service in Belfast.

2018.11.12.

Tribute to Emma Mhic Mhathúna at Maynooth graduation

Archbishop Martin describes 37-year-old mother of five as a “woman of deep faith” who made "a deep impression right across the country”.

2018.11.11.

Media conference to focus on award winning documentaries

The conference will feature master classes by John Sweeney of the BBC, Carlo Bonini of La Repubblica, independent filmmaker Sinead O'Shea and Amy Molloy from Independent.ie.

2018.11.11.

Catholic primate to address Remembrance Sunday service in Belfast

The vast majority of the 300,000 men from this island who served in the “war to end all wars” were Catholics, as were the majority of the more than 49,000 Irishmen who died in the conflict.

2018.11.10.

No price lists for sacraments, warns Pope

“Celebrations must be beautiful, not worldly, because worldliness depends on the god of money, which is idolatry.”

2018.11.10.

New resting place for the heart of St Laurence O’Toole

Archbishop Michael Jackson to bless and dedicate relic of Dublin’s patron Saint at a service of Festal Choral Evensong in Christ Church Cathedral on 14 November.

2018.11.09.

640 doctors voice concern over GP-led abortion service

General practice is not the appropriate setting in which to deliver abortion, because of the lack of capacity in an already overstretched environment, lack of training and concerns over availability of ultrasound.

2018.11.09.

Mercy sisters launch new film about founder

The 23-minute film highlights the actions of Catherine McAuley who challenged the existing structures of the Church and society at the time, and continued her works of mercy through the establishment of the Sisters of Mercy in 1831.

2018.11.08.

Large online congregation expected for All Souls Mass

“The Light Up a Memory Mass is a lovely way to remember loved ones who are always in our thoughts.”

2018.11.08.

Children’s Grief Centre wins National Lottery Good Causes Award

“Children often find it difficult to express their feelings through language so by providing them with clay and paint, sand and crayons, we allow them to choose their own form of expression” – Sr Helen Culhane of the Children’s Grief Centre.

2018.11.07.

Gooch pays tribute to “incredible hero” Mgr Hugh O’Flaherty

Kerry footballer launches new novel based on the true story of the Irish priest who is considered to be one of the most significant figures in Catholic resistance to Nazism.

2018.11.07.

Irish Jesuit honoured by Zambian government

Fr Michael Kelly (89) from Co. Offaly conferred with the Order of Distinguished Service for his work in developing strategies for HIV prevention.

2018.11.06.

COMECE issues new reflection on the future of work

“The spread and use of new technologies has increased autonomy, but for many it has also led to an intensification of work, shrinking the space for life in family and society.”

2018.11.06.

No room for pro-life conscience in Sinn Féin as party suspends West Meath TD

“Peadar Tóibín’s decision to vote against the legislation is a serious breach of the party’s rules and he has now been suspended for a period of six months.”

2018.11.05.

Human rights workers in Brazil now at risk following election of new president

“The election of a person with extremist opinions on a range of issues – from women to minorities to the environment – will further destabilise Latin America, as what happens in Brazil affects the entire region.”

2018.11.05.

Crosscare take delivery of Pope’s car, registration 182-D-9093

The vehicle was donated to the charity to help its work with homeless families.

2018.11.04.

Church must start from scratch, says Bishop of Limerick in Boston College address

"If in the past we didn’t see things through the eyes of injured children and young people, today we undoubtedly have moved a long way in that direction.”

2018.11.04.

Frances Black on tour to win backing for Israeli settlement trade ban

“We see this as a human rights issue. Trócaire have been calling for a ban on Irish trade in Israeli settlement goods since 2012 and we are delighted that Senator Black has put forward this bill.”

2018.11.03.

Ireland centre stage at international prophetic economy conference

“We have to cease destroying and harming our planet if we want a good and not life-threatening future.”

2018.11.03.
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