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Diocese of Limerick hiring a “Pastoral Outreach and Formation Worker”

Essential requirements for the role(s) available include relevant qualification or experience in catechetics, religious education, theology, leadership, pastoral care or youth ministry.

2020.01.10.

Bishop calls out Nigerian and Western governments for allowing attacks on Christians

“Western nations are not doing enough. They have shown that the resources of Africa are more important than the ordinary people," Bishop Kukah.

2020.01.10.

Funeral Mass celebrated for murdered man from homeless community in Cork

“The next homeless person we meet, we might treat them with a little more sympathy and kindness. For whatever we do to the least of our sisters and brothers, we do it to Jesus” – Fr Howard.

2020.01.10.

Priest speaks out against RIC commemoration

“The idea of celebrating and commemorating the Black and Tans is demonstrative of how out of touch this government is with the grass roots of Irish Citizens” – Fr Paddy Byrne.

2020.01.09.

Students For Life Ireland slams Minister’s abortion comments

“We share the Garda Commissioner’s view ... that the existing legislation around harassment is sufficient and we believe that an introduction of ‘exclusion zones’ would be unconstitutional and undemocratic,” says spokesperson.

2020.01.09.

Marian Finucane’s charity work was “simply outstanding”

Mgr Ciaran O’Carroll, rector of the Irish College in Rome and a first cousin of the esteemed broadcaster, admitted to mourners in St Brigid’s Church, Kill, Co Kildare that the news of her death “came as a dreadful shock”.

2020.01.08.

Twenty-nine missionaries killed during 2019

According to information gathered by Agenzia Fides, 29 missionaries were killed throughout the world including 18 priests, 1 permanent deacon, 2 religious men, 2 nuns and 6 laypeople.

2020.01.08.

Security stepped up following desecration of Cork graves

“There have been a number of smaller incidents of vandalism of graves in that cemetery over recent months but we have never seen anything on the scale of damage that we witnessed last Friday morning" - Cork City Council.

2020.01.07.

Group meets Redemptorists over plight of Fr Tony Flannery

Some of those involved in his “withdrawal” have been “shown up to be a lot less white than they presented themselves, and some of them have become more oppositional, even ‘heretical’, than I or my censored colleagues in the Irish Church ever were”.

2020.01.07.

As tensions escalate following US drone assassination, Pope calls for “self-control”

“I call upon all parties to fan the flame of dialogue and self-control – and to banish the shadow of enmity,” said Pope Francis.

2020.01.06.

Church unity blow as US Methodists to split over same-sex marriage and gay clergy

“It became clear that the line in the sand had turned into a canyon. This protocol graciously allows us to continue to live out the mission of making disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world, albeit in different expressions,” says Methodist Bishop Thomas Bickerton.

2020.01.06.

Parish Facebook account deleted after Health Minister criticises pro-life post

"As Catholics we are unapologetically pro life and are proud and honoured to stand up for the voiceless," said the Tullamore Parish Facebook post that prompted an apology.

2020.01.05.

2020 is UN WHO International Year of the Nurse and Midwife

“Nursing and Midwifery embodies the best of human endeavours, positively contributing to the health and well-being of so many lives," says European Federation of Nurses Associations President, Elizabeth Adams.

2020.01.05.

Archbishop Diarmuid Martin “saddened” by news of Marian Finucane’s death

“Today there are thousands of children and young adults who are alive because of their [Marian and her husband, John's] work," Melanie Verwoerd, former South African Ambassador to Ireland.

2020.01.04.

SVP annual Christmas raffle in Cork gives donated car

The winner of this year’s car is Eoin Duggan from Ballincollig, with runners-up from around County Cork receiving cash prizes from €500-€1,500. 

2020.01.04.

Execution video of 11 Christians claimed by group linked to IS

"These baptized are martyrs. They have not betrayed the Gospel," - Cardinal Sarah.

2020.01.03.

Pope Francis apologises after striking wrist of woman who grabbed his arm

“Love makes us patient,” says Pope. “So many times we lose patience, even me, and I apologise for yesterday’s bad example.”

2020.01.03.

Popular chastity speaker Jason Evert live in Dublin this month

The main event will be on Thursday 15 January at 7.30 p.m. in Merrion Road Church, Blackrock, Dublin.

2020.01.03.

Women must be respected and honoured, states Pope Francis

Women’s bodies must be freed from consumerism. They must be respected and honoured, said Pope Francis in his homily on the first day of the year, which is dedicated to the figure of Mary, Mother of God.

2020.01.02.

Tullamore parish apologises for hurt caused by Christmas Eve IVF message

The post and Facebook page have since been removed and a new post on the parish website includes an apology for any hurt caused and states that all children are cherished and God-given.

2020.01.02.

Bishop Noel Treanor highlights wish for peace to continue in Northern Ireland

Peace cannot and should not be taken for granted and is a precious value that requires cultivation and tending in every generation.

2020.01.01.

“Racism and intolerance are dangerous explosives” – Archbishop Martin

In their World Day of Peace homilies, the Archbishops of Armagh and Dublin focus on racism, fear of the immigrant, ecological conversion, the Rosary and Brexit.

2020.01.01.

“After 50 years of priesthood – I would do it all again”: Fr Brian D’Arcy

"I made the decision to be a priest and to stay a priest. I can look back on life and say that anything I have done, I have done for the right reasons – the decision may be right or wrong, but I did the best I could to make a right decision.”

2019.12.31.

WMF2018 company owes half the figure reported by media

Company set up to run the WMF2018 and Pope Francis’ visit to Ireland owes €2.5m not €4.5m as quoted in media reports.

2019.12.31.

Mount Merrion to host Dublin Diocesan World Day of Peace Mass on Wednesday

This path of reconciliation is a summons to discover in the depths of our heart the power of forgiveness and the capacity to acknowledge one another as brothers and sisters, says Pope Francis.

2019.12.30.

Church should consider divesting some parish centres to wider community, says Cavan priest

“There are people who object to these community centres being owned by the Church, in the same way as there are people who object to the fact that so many schools are church-owned,” said Fr Oliver O’Reilly.

2019.12.30.

Gongs galore as five Northern Irish priests named in Queen’s New Years Honours list.

"The Priests Charitable Trust has been able to assist several charitable causes and, as long as we sing, will continue to do so," say Frs Eugene O'Hagan, Martin O’Hagan and David Delargy.

2019.12.29.

Turbulent priest, St Thomas Becket to feature in major British Museum exhibition in 2020

"You can find images of his murder in churches across Latin Christendom, from Germany and Spain, to Italy and Norway. Becket was, and remains, a truly European saint," says Lloyd de Beer of the British Museum.

2019.12.29.

Annual Wexford fast raises €51,000 for local charities

The annual fast began twenty-eight years ago and has since raised an estimated €750,000 for worthy causes.

2019.12.28.

Unwanted presents can be given to Crosscare at Pro Cathedral in Dublin

Crosscare will give unwanted items to people living with very little, as well as the homeless.

2019.12.28.
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