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Go out and vote next Friday. Abstention is not an option.

Voting No is an expression of real compassion, both for women and for their unborn babies.

2018.05.21.

Sponsor a student and change a life for good

You can help prevent someone with enormous potential from dropping out of college just because they can’t afford the day-to-day expenses of student life.

2018.05.21.

Elphin mourns beloved Bishop Christy

Bishop Christopher Jones of Elphin worked tirelessly in the service of God and of the people of God in his diocese and further afield.

2018.05.20.

Referendum campaign continues as polling day draws near

Ciara Ferry reports on this last Sunday before the referendum.

2018.05.20.

Pope will visit Capuchin Day Centre in Dublin in August

Homeless clients “very excited” and can’t believe pontiff is coming to visit them, says Brother Kevin Crowley.

2018.05.19.

Pilgrimage of hope and peace to Ulster and Irish war graves

“The pilgrimage will be a witness to hope and will enable us to forge even greater friendships and work yet harder for peace together in the future.”

2018.05.19.

One-third of wild bee species in Ireland threatened with extinction

Appeal to public on World Bee Day to provide food, shelter and safety for bees.

2018.05.18.

Archbishop of Dublin praises single parents who witness to life

“In future it is possible that small minority parties of a coalition government could demand that abortion legislation be extended as part of a programme for government,” says Archbishop Diarmuid Martin.

2018.05.18.

Tributes paid on death of playwright Tom Murphy

Archbishop Neary highlighted Tom Murphy’s contribution to the work of the International Commission on English in the Liturgy, while Michael D. Higgins said the playwright's themes “were universal in their reach”.

2018.05.17.

Pioneers elect new president

“I would hope to pick up and continue on with the good work that has already been begun by our past Presidents,” Matt Boylan said. “We have to accept and move along with the changes that are taking place in our Association.”

2018.05.17.

Celebrate Water on National Holy Wells Day

Organisers of the annual National Holy Wells Day (NHWD) invite people to visit their local holy well and pray there for the protection and fair distribution of water.

2018.05.16.

Women speak out about the effects abortion had on them

Former Taoiseach, John Bruton, has once again urged people to vote No in the referendum.

2018.05.16.

Taoiseach opens first new Catholic secondary school for over 30 years

"True diversity must include the catholic religion," Leo Varadkar stresses as he pays tribute to religious congregations' contribution to education and healthcare.

2018.05.15.

Consultant obstetrician concerned over “false allegation”

According to Dr Mary Holohan the “medical needs of the mother do not require removal of the Eighth Amendment” but “there appears to be a campaign strategy to create a contrary impression."

2018.05.15.

Calls for action and for prayer as referendum date looms ever closer

“Pray that Ireland will continue to earnestly support and care for the right to life of the unborn child.”

2018.05.14.

Could this man be the Church’s first official Afro-American Saint?

An escaped slave, Fr Augustus Tolton become America’s first black diocesan priest in 1886 thanks to the help of an Irish Augustinian, Fr Peter McGirr from Co. Tyrone.

2018.05.14.

“The truth will set you free” – World Communications Day 2018

There is a challenge to ensure that Christ’s message continues to be communicated in a rapidly developing media age, where “fake news” can seem plausible.

2018.05.13.

Stand up for Life rally hits the streets of Dublin

Ciara Ferry sums up the referendum debate that has taken place over the past week, when obstetricians on both sides of the debate spoke out.

2018.05.13.

Tree cheers for Trócaire, Rwanda and you

A very impressive tree nursery, set up by villagers with the help of Caritas and Trócaire, is responsible for thousands of environmentally important and economically beneficial trees in southern Rwanda.

2018.05.12.

Referendum is not about maternal healthcare say Obstetricians

Last chance to “Stand up for life” at monster rally in Dublin today.

2018.05.12.

Pope visits flagship Focolare town Loppiano

A sense of humour is the human attitude closest to the grace of God, advises pontiff.

2018.05.11.

Don’t be silenced by Google Ad ban say No campaigners

Ad ban will affect No side 100% more than Repeal side as mainstream media “dominated by Yes side talking points,” says Iona.

2018.05.11.

Celebratory evening in recognition of the late Canon Liz McElhinney

The Revd Stephen McElhinney said: “My mother’s special ability was to notice; she had a unique ability to connect with people but also to notice the world in which she lived, which left her invigorated physically, mentally and spiritually.”

2018.05.10.

Catholic ethos in schools must be defended – Archbishop Diarmuid Martin

“What we need is variety in patronage, improvement in the quality of all schools and that is where real opportunity will arise,” the Archbishop said.

2018.05.10.

Final resting place sought for relic found in London

“We often come across some weird and wonderful things on clearances, but we were definitely not expecting to find a bone fragment of an apostle” - James Rubin, owner of Enviro Waste.

2018.05.09.

Ninth Rosary Relay for Priests aiming for 10 million

Marion Mulhall founded worldpriestday.com in response to St John Paul II’s announcement of a World Day of Prayer for the Sanctification of Priests.

2018.05.09.

“This is a watershed moment in Irish society” – Bishop Crean

Seven bishops issue pastoral letters on Eighth Amendment over bank holiday weekend in a bid to influence more people to vote No in the upcoming referendum.

2018.05.08.

Over 18,000 now registered for WMOF2018

Registrations for the ninth World Meeting of Families in Dublin this August are rising fast while volunteer numbers have now exceeded over 3,000, organisers reveal.

2018.05.08.

Four more church leaders defend the right to life

Please pray that the people of our country will choose to speak out in defence of life, the life of every innocent child growing in their mother’s womb.

2018.05.07.

Pray with the Pope this month for the mission of the laity

Let us give thanks for the lay people who take risks, who are not afraid and who offer reasons for hope to the poorest, to the excluded, to the marginalised.

2018.05.07.
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