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Pope Francis announces Laudato Si’ Week

“What kind of world do we want to leave to those who will come after us, to children who are growing up?" the Pontiff asks in a video message.

2020.03.05.

Advocate of keeping sex until after marriage to visit Ireland

Rob Kowalski, who advocates abstaining from sex until after marriage, is to tour Ireland during Easter.

2020.03.05.

Baths in Lourdes shut over Coronavirus

French shrine says its first concern will always be the safety and health of its pilgrims and its working community.

2020.03.04.

Clonmel students celebrate JPII Award

Students set about equipping their local church with a camera to film and livestream via the internet, making the local Mass available far and wide.

2020.03.04.

Accuracy of Irish homeless stats questioned

The January homeless figures were back up to 10,271 after a one-month dip in December 2019.

2020.03.03.

‘Lent is a time of ecological conversion’

Bishop Leahy says that by focusing on Lent in terms of ecological conversion, we are taking steps that benefit not just ourselves and society but we are building up our community for the future.

2020.03.03.

End “unfair” two-child cap on welfare payments, say bishops to UK Chancellor

“Catholic charities have first-hand experience of how the limit can put essentials such as food, rent and utility bills beyond reach, with devastating consequences,” says Bishop Moth.

2020.03.02.

Peter Sutherland was “a great European and a great world statesman”

Baron Patten of Barnes paid tribute to the former Attorney-General of Ireland and patron of the Jesuit publication 'Studies' in his address on the 'Future of Liberal Democracy'.

2020.03.02.

Drain your holy water fonts, says HSE coronavirus guidance to churches

Pastoral care can be provided over the telephone/skype if resources permit, says HSE calling on priests not to make visits to those at risk of carrying the COVID-19 virus.

2020.03.01.

Trócaire planning more Laudato Si’ workshops as first event sells out

“The idea is that we equip parishes to bring Laudato Si' to life in local parish communities,” says Jane Mellett of Trócaire.

2020.03.01.

Candles of atonement lit in cathedrals and churches across Ireland

Speaking about the annual Day of Prayer for Survivors and Victims of Abuse, Archbishop Eamon Martin said he believed reparation and repentance need to be part of the ongoing life and prayer of the Church.

2020.02.29.

#LivingLent initiative launched by Archbishop Eamon Martin

The objective of our Lenten digital initiative is to assist our spiritual preparation for the joy and hope of the Easter season – Archbishop Eamon Martin.

2020.02.29.

Catholic formation platform launched in Ireland

Our mission is clear. We want to send well-formed Catholics into the world to carry out their apostolates, follow their vocations, and rebuild the Church, says Co-founder Edward Barrett-Shortt.

2020.02.28.

Asia Bibi “held hand of Christ” in prison

During my detention, I held the hand of Christ. It is thanks to him that I have stayed standing, says Asia Bibi.

2020.02.28.

Bishops respond to NI Office consultation on same-sex religious marriage

The bishops express concern that people might be “compelled to provide a service which de facto promotes same-sex marriage”. This could mean that civil registrars and others might indirectly be denied “their legitimate right to freedom of religion, expression and conscience.”

2020.02.27.

UCD researchers seek experiences of no voters in Irish referenda

Researchers want to hear what these people experience in their workplace, school or local community when they express their views on the issues, or from those who might now question their Yes vote when they see how laws are implemented or education campaigns conducted.

2020.02.27.

Ireland to join African Development Bank

The African Development Bank (ADB) Group aims to support sustainable economic development and social progress in its regional member countries, all of which helps to reduce poverty.

2020.02.26.

Women disproportionately impacted by climate change and human rights abuses

“This year, Trócaire’s Lenten campaign will help support women around the world who are struggling to protect their families from intimidation, violence, hunger and drought" - Trócaire CEO, Caoimhe de Barra.

2020.02.26.

Clogher Diocese to discuss how to sustain living parishes into the future

Meetings to be held across Clogher’s seven Pastoral Areas during Lent which will inform future planning at parish, pastoral area and diocesan level.

2020.02.25.

Bishop warns that every community is now badly affected by drug addiction

“There is also increasingly the threat of violence towards the family as gangs threaten the relatives of addicts to pay their debts.”

2020.02.25.

L’Arche Ireland “greatly saddened and shocked” by Vanier revelations

Internal inquiry finds that Jean Vanier, who founded L'Arche, had "manipulative and emotionally abusive" sexual relationships with six women in France between 1970 and 2005.

2020.02.24.

New Wicklow pastoral centre to help pass on message of Christ to next generation

“The Church must reach out to new generations, to a new culture. It must be in touch with the new anguishes and challenges of people. It must reach out to those who are marginalised and abused,” said Archbishop Diarmuid Martin.

2020.02.24.

More than 1,000 pilgrims have completed the Bray Celtic Camino

"It appears to be the most popular Camino route in Ireland – we are getting people travelling from England and the United States to complete it," says Joe Maguire

2020.02.23.

Blessed John Sullivan – a model of an ecumenical saint

"Catholics must learn from the faith and the expressions of faith and holiness in other Churches," says Archbishop Diarmuid Martin of Dublin.

2020.02.23.

Former Archbishop of Canterbury promotes Jubilee principle

Lord Williams of Oystermouth says Churches should give a lead in promoting a fast from flying, from long distance travel or from buying new clothes.

2020.02.22.

Irish Hospice Foundation to host workshop on loss and bereavement

Every year roughly 400 people take part in the workshops.

2020.02.22.

Christians are “all marked men and women”, Nigerian bishop warns

Are we in a war? Yes. But what would Christ have us do? The only way He has pointed out to us is the non-violent way. It is the road less travelled, but it is the only way, said Bishop Matthew Kukah.

2020.02.21.

Viatores Christi will celebrate six decades of lay mission and development 

The mission of Viatores Christi is to work in solidarity with partner organisations to improve the lives of local people by improving access to basic services.

2020.02.21.

Lower homeless figures need further analysis, says Focus Ireland

There were month-on-month decreases across all demographic and accommodation categories represented in the Department of Housing’s reports.

2020.02.20.

Fr Ray receives threats for dancing with the stars

However, others say the dancing priest has brought nothing but joy and fun to the show, and that he is a good representative of the Catholic Church.

2020.02.20.
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