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VAT on ebooks for school children is unfair, says SVP

“These costs contribute to financial stress and worry in low income households and can cause a negative and stressed attitude towards education.”

2019.08.16.

Lough Derg pilgrim numbers increase for first time in more than a decade

“People are talking more about the blessing of this place and the help and the comfort and the compassion of God that it offers.”

2019.08.16.

Prayers for Nora Quoirin and her family

“We really do believe that the situation is not hopeless, no matter how difficult it is, and that Nora is in the hands of our loving Father in Heaven.”

2019.08.15.

Bishop of Derry expresses Brexit concerns on Vatican Radio

“Those who are leading Brexit have to recognise not just the benefits for East Sussex but the challenges for West Derry.”

2019.08.15.

Bishop Nulty pays tribute to “indispensable” Poor Clares

“They are an invaluable powerhouse of prayer for the wider diocese and indeed much further afield.”

2019.08.14.

Jesuit priest celebrates Golden Jubilee

“He always brought integrity, justice and balance to the causes which he espoused.”

2019.08.14.

Brexit is being led by English nationalism, bishop warns

“We don’t want to go back to a new hard border right behind my bishop’s residence.”

2019.08.13.

Bishop Doran concerned by underage drinking

“If we expect our young people to behave responsibly and safely, then we have to begin by behaving responsibly ourselves.”

2019.08.13.

Green transformation for Vatican gardens

The Vatican is reducing the use of chemicals in its gardens, and has already reduced its water consumption.

2019.08.12.

Crosscare publishes guide for those getting Leaving Cert results tomorrow

The guide was published by the social services arm of the Dublin Archdiocese and looks at a range of options for those awaiting their exam results.

2019.08.12.

SVP introduces cashless collection boxes

Irish society is becoming increasingly cashless, and the way charities are collecting donations is changing to reflect this.

2019.08.11.

Pope Francis blesses new statue of Our Lady of Knock

The new processional statue will be formally unveiled later this month as part of events to mark the 140th anniversary of the Knock apparitions in 1879.

2019.08.11.

Unusual installations in Church of England cathedrals

"We hope that, while playing adventure golf, visitors will reflect on the bridges that need to be built in their own lives and in our world today."

2019.08.10.

Trócaire support is sew good for Kenyan mother

“I have learned to be independent, and I know that by working hard I can make life much better for me and my children.”

2019.08.10.

Time to start putting links in EMM2019 prayer chain

“When we pray together, we share in God’s love. We’re inspired to make the world a better place.”

2019.08.09.

Hallelujah! Going to Mass is good for you, say TCD researchers

“If religious attendance facilitates older people to maintain a larger social circle with continued social engagement, alternative ways to socialise will be necessary as we develop into a more secular society.”

2019.08.09.

British Social Attitudes report signals decline in religion

According to the report, two non religious parents pass on their lack of religion, while religious parents have a 50:50 chance of passing on their beliefs.

2019.08.08.

Trócaire helps almost three million in world’s poorest countries

“There is much to be positive about ... [but] many challenges remain. Human rights are increasingly under threat in many parts of the world, while the dangers brought about by climate change are rising,” said Bishop William Crean.

2019.08.08.

Pope pens letter of encouragement to priests

“Many have shared with me their outrage at what happened and frustration that ‘for all their hard work, they have to face the damage that was done, the suspicion to which it has given rise’.”

2019.08.07.

Calls for review of policy to tackle homeless crisis

“A review should look at both the successes and the things that need to change ... This includes actively building social housing, taxing those who hoard building land and better protecting the rights of tenants facing eviction” – Mike Allen.

2019.08.07.

Ugandan well to be dedicated to Diocese of Clogher

“Having worked in Africa myself, I know the immense value placed by people and communities on clean drinking water and its impact on their lives” – Bishop Larry Duffy.

2019.08.06.

Mass at Holy Year Cross goes ahead despite vandalism

Priest describes vandalism as “a form of persecution and evil” and blames disturbed or troubled individual or individuals for “grotesque actions”.

2019.08.06.

Bishops call for action after US mass shootings

“The plague that gun violence has become continues unchecked and spreads across our country.”

2019.08.05.

Read all about it: SVP WordPower book scheme reaches thousands of children

Reading from a young age provides many benefits including greater development of a child’s imagination, concentration levels, linguistic ability and self-confidence.

2019.08.05.

Longford church suffers second vandalism attack

“Let there be no ambiguity, this is not a victimless crime.”

2019.08.04.

Killing of Amazon indigenous leader denounced

The killing has been described as the “fruit of hate campaigns perpetrated against Indigenous peoples”.

2019.08.04.

Urlaur Pattern expected to draw big crowds tomorrow

“It happens every 4th August, no matter what day it is and people will come back from wherever they are living now to be here for the pattern day.”

2019.08.03.

Bishop urges care on the roads this Bank Holiday

“We all share a responsibility to protect human life on our roads.”

2019.08.03.

Kilcummin parishioners continue protest over loss of parish priest

A petition containing 1200 signatures was delivered to Bishop Ray Browne of Kerry calling on him to reverse the decision that makes Kilcummin one of five parishes without a resident priest.

2019.08.02.

Clonmel Holy Year Cross pilgrimage to go ahead despite vandal attack

Parishioners were dismayed and disgusted this week when they learned that someone had spray-painted swastika symbols on the cross and nearby oratory.

2019.08.02.
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