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Bishop clarifies Church appeal on opt-out students

“Our concern is that in schools we are involved in, if religious education is not taken as a subject, we would want the issue of ethics, heritage and so on, to be considered,” says Bishop Leahy.

2018.07.20.

Proposed abortion law goes further than earlier drafts

The new General Scheme narrows the scope of conscientious objection, gives a more limited definition of viability post birth, and extends the demarcation of ‘fatal foetal abnormality’ for several weeks past birth.

2018.07.19.

Focus Ireland helps record number of homeless people

We need to ensure the money is spent wisely, but it is not the most significant cost. The most significant cost is to the people involved and to the fabric of our society – Focus Ireland Life President and Founder, Sr Stanislaus Kennedy.

2018.07.19.

Theologian hails Irish ecclesiology for a Church in crisis

“In effect, a synodal Church seeks to invert the pyramid, to create a sense of all being on the road together” – Mgr Dermot Lane in his address to launch book by Jesuit theologian Fr Gerry O’Hanlon.

2018.07.18.

Ireland’s progress slow on Sustainable Development Goals

“Much greater urgency and political leadership will be required if we are to ensure the transformative change that the SDGs envisage by 2030” – Suzanne Keatinge.

2018.07.18.

Irish Church needs radical overhaul in its outreach to young people

Archbishop Diarmuid Martin ordains two new priests, Frs Dominic Binh Viet Nguyen and Paul Binh Xuan, for Salesian order at St Patrick's College Maynooth.

2018.07.17.

Veritas and Dealz unveil papal souvenirs

Discount retailer says of ‘Lolli-Pope’ – “The product range is a bit of fun and Dealz is confident that people will find the fun in the product.”

2018.07.17.

DUP MP raps Bishop McKeown over his Fahan Street appeal

“You cannot claim to love your country and at the same time cause pain and destruction to the people who live there.”

2018.07.16.

WMOF2018 has already exceeded all records – Bishop Nulty

In his homily for Sunday's televised Aifreann na Clainne, the Bishop of Kildare & Leighlin warned that "The pursuit of the material is miles away from gospel values.”

2018.07.16.

Eritrea and Ethiopia reach peace deal

"People are really hopeful. The ordinary people always wanted this peace."

2018.07.15.

Another first! Ireland first in world to divest from fossil fuels

“Ireland is sending a clear message that the Irish public and the international community are ready to think and act beyond narrow short-term vested interests.”

2018.07.15.

Catholic majority to continue in US Supreme Court

Two days after accepting President Trump's nomination, Judge Brett Kavanaugh was helping the Church feed the homeless on the streets of Washington, DC.

2018.07.14.

Primate welcomes stamps marking papal visit

An Post expects huge interest in the stamps, one featuring Pope Francis and the depicting a family scene.

2018.07.14.

Trócaire backs “historic” bill banning trade with illegal settlements

“It is the first legislation of its kind in the European Union. The world is watching and it is huge for the Palestinian people and historic for them,” says Senator Frances Black.

2018.07.13.

Parish is your best bet if you still need ticket to the Pope

There will be no further allocation of tickets to the Papal Mass in the Phoenix Park and the public will not gain access without a ticket, say WMOF organisers.

2018.07.13.

Glenstal rings bells for feast day

The bells, named Benedict, Scholastica, Joseph and Columba, were decorated and ready to be blessed before Mass on Wednesday, St Benedict’s Day.

2018.07.12.

Bishops of Derry condemn violence

Attacks on people in any part of our community are an affront to our society and deserve our unqualified condemnation, Bishop McKeown and Bishop Good said in a joint statement.

2018.07.12.

One in four households living in energy poverty in Ireland

“People are already trying to pay back huge energy bills after the ‘Beast from the East’ hit and now, with further hikes on top of that, many simply won’t be able to cope” – Bishop Denis Nulty.

2018.07.11.

VoF question if Vatican is serious about women in leadership roles

“We call on the Vatican to publicly announce any vacancies, openly list required qualifications for vacant positions and implement transparent selection and hiring policies.”

2018.07.11.

Pope Francis “has gradually been putting women into positions of power”

Cardinal Kevin Farrell, Prefect of the Dicastery for Laity, Family and Life tells Intercom "the Roman Curia is overloaded with clerics, and it shouldn’t be like that.”

2018.07.10.

Pope’s Mass in Phoenix Park booked out

Half a million free tickets for closing Mass of WMOF2018 snapped up in less than two weeks.

2018.07.10.

Priest spat on and assaulted by Orangemen in Glasgow

“No march that ends with such scenes should be allowed on that route in future.” – Mike Russell, Scottish National Party

2018.07.09.

One in ten priests worldwide supported by Aid to the Church in Need

"Our job is primarily to support the Church in those places where it does not have the material resources to carry out its pastoral activities or where Christians are suffering from oppression, persecution and violence.”

2018.07.09.

Two Catholics score for Three Lions to give England a World Cup win

England’s two goal scorers against Sweden are Catholics: Harry Maguire and Dele Alli.

2018.07.08.

Christian presence in Middle East under threat, says Pope

"A Middle East without Christians would not be the Middle East."

2018.07.08.

Compulsory registration of EU citizens in UK will mostly hit Catholics

The Church’s concern in this matter is justified as the majority of EU citizens in the EU are Catholic, and safeguarding their rights is a priority for the Catholic Church.

2018.07.07.

Single parents often better off not working

The high cost of childcare means that nearly one in five lone parents are better off not working.

2018.07.07.

The planet is “on the brink of an unprecedented global catastrophe”

Pope Francis is due today to address Vatican conference ‘Saving Our Common Home’, hosted by the Dicastery for Integral Human Development.

2018.07.06.

Pope appoints first lay man to head up a Vatican dicastery

Award winning Italian journalist Paolo Ruffini has been appointed Prefect of the Dicastery for Communications.

2018.07.06.

Hate crime on the rise in Ireland, but our laws don’t address the problem

Because there is no legal definition of hate crime in Irish law, such crimes aren’t systematically recorded. The immediate consequence is that victims are left exposed to continued attack.

2018.07.05.
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