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“Give children back their childhood.”

Phone ban helps children reclaim their childhood, says school principal

2018.06.22.

Expert warns of social media addiction

The problem with children checking their phones at 2.00 a.m. is they “go to bed buzzing and can’t get to sleep”. The next day they are completely exhausted, not performing their best at school and so their confidence is knocked. “It’s a whole cycle.”

2018.06.01.

Corpus Christi processions are about hope, blessings and communion

We bring the presence of Jesus on to our streets to bring hope, to be a blessing and to build up communion: communion with Jesus Christ, a communion that then binds us together to build wider communion and community.

2017.06.19.

Philippine bishops assail Duterte’s “reign of terror”

“To keep silent in the face of evil is to be an accomplice” bishops warn as death toll passes 7,000 killings in just seven months.

2017.02.07.

WYB programme celebrates Sr Consilio’s healing love

Well-known broadcaster, Miriam O’Callaghan, described Mercy nun at Cuan Mhuire’s 50th anniversary celebration as “a living saint”.

2016.11.29.

Founder of Cuan Mhuire Trust writes book on spirituality

Sr Concilio’s book shows us how we can discover a place of peace, unconditional love and joy – a harbour within.

2016.11.12.

Fr McVerry Says That When You Serve The Poor, God Will Find You

“When you serve the poor, help the suffering or those in need, God will find you,” Fr Peter McVerry tells Transition Year students in County Tipperary.

2016.10.05.

Tribute to Cuan Mhuire’s role in breaking tide of addiction

“Today in Cuan Mhuire, there is a message of hope. Addiction need not be the last word. We can do something about it” - Bishop Brendan Leahy.

2016.09.13.

Relics of St Maximilian Kolbe to visit Dublin

The Saint’s relics will visit Ireland on 1 - 2 October 2016 to mark the 75th anniversary of his martyrdom in Auschwitz in 1941.

2016.09.12.

Drugs epidemic has potential to cause “utter havoc” – McVerry

In a new one-hour television documentary ‘Peter McVerry: A view from the Basement’, which will air on RTÉ One tonight, the Jesuit priest tells the Government, “We ignore the drug problem at our peril.”

2016.09.06.

‘Temperance prevents excess getting a grip’

“It has become so difficult for people to resist the culture of artificial and chemical enhancement for all kinds of performances and entertainment” - Bishop Éamonn Walsh.

2016.02.05.

Door of Mercy is path to encounter mercy of Jesus

"We have tried to institutionalise God’s mercy and many of those in our institutions have experienced them as anything but merciful” - Archbishop Martin.

2015.12.21.

Primate pays tribute to Padre Pio at Knock pilgrimage

Seven modern 'dolors': abortion, neglect of the earth, displacement of refugees, trafficking, addiction, assisted suicide or euthanasia & indifference.

2015.09.21.

Primate affirms role and message of Pioneers

Alcohol is a factor in half of the suicides in Ireland and more people die each day from alcohol-related problems than on our roads.

2015.07.20.

Crosscare centre provides 35 beds for homeless

New residence in Dublin will enable 26 long-stay residents have a permanent base for six months and will also offer nine emergency beds every night.

2014.12.18.

Concern over planned removal of Fr Matthew statue

Author and former alcoholic “saddened” by decision to move statue of sobriety priest from Dublin's O'Connell Street.

2014.12.02.

Prisons cannot be seen as mere “dumping grounds”

Archbishop Eamon Martin marks the opening of Prisons Week by suggesting that our prisons should be places where lives can be changed and turned around for the better.

2014.11.17.

President opens Cuan Mhuire Lumen Initiative

“There are many, many citizens around this country who remain eternally grateful to Cuan Mhuire."

2014.09.16.

Three permanent deacons ordained in Dublin

Church has yet to discover fully the place of the diaconate within it: Archbishop Martin.

2014.06.22.

Drink culture must be confronted Archbishop warns

Pope Francis pays tribute to the work of the Pioneers in a letter to mark 115th anniversary.

2013.09.30.

Number of Schoolchildren Getting Drunk Down Slightly

Dublin to host major international conference on addiction and spirituality.

2013.09.24.

Merchant’s Quay poised to serve 100,000 meals to homeless

2012 was a difficult year financially for MQI.

2013.09.08.

Concern over increased spending on alcohol

Irish people spent €6.35 billion on alcohol in 2012 new figures reveal.

2013.08.29.

Pioneers support plan to ban alcohol sponsorship in sports

CEO would like to see other sources of revenue tapped into.

2013.07.31.

Legalising drug use will not help addicts Pope warns

Pontiff denounces "dealers of death" who profit from drug-addicted

2013.07.26.

Prayers and Reflections for those affected by addiction – IBDI

The Irish Bishops Drugs Initiative (IBDI) have a launched a pocket booklet of prayers and reflections for those affected by addiction

2013.02.06.
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