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Don’t take peace for granted: Archbishop Clarke

Church leaders attend ecumenical carols with students from both communities in Armagh.


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.


Quiz political leaders on their vision of hope: Clarke

Church of Ireland Primate gives presidential address at Armagh diocesan synod.


Change guest list for next year’s Synod: ACI

“In a more equal Church there would be lay people involved in determining the guest list as well as on it,” married couple tell ACI conference.


Primate appeals to NI’s politicians over new talks

Archbishop Martin says courageous and creative leadership needed to secure the peace.


Church leaders seek clarity on NI welfare reform

Uncertainty over Bill “creates fear and anxiety for those who are dependent on welfare payments.”


Euthanasia can become a “duty to die”: Archbishop

On Church's Day for Life, Bishops cite inspiring example of Kerry teenager Donal Walsh and urge people to 'live life!'


Church’s future lies in small faith communities: priest

Fr Neal Carlin sets out the story of the Columba Community in Derry in new book.


Call for RTE to overturn LW transmitter shutdown

Move will adversely affect rural, elderly and housebound listeners who depend on Long Wave broadcast of Mass on Sundays.


Bishops highlight conditions in Direct Provision centres

Archbishop Eamon Martin elected president of Irish Bishops Conference.


Pope Francis accepts Cardinal Brady’s resignation

Retiring Primate of All Ireland says highlight of his life was to have taken part in the conclave that elected Pope Francis.


Archbishop urges participation in Rosary initiative

Rosary Sunday (5 October) coincides with the ‘Day for Life 2014’ and the 60th anniversary of the Rosary Rally.


Cardinal Brady confirms resignation sent to Rome

“I look forward to the day when my resignation will be accepted.”


Church must place survivors at its centre

"A Church which talks about a preferential option for the poor must show unflinchingly a preferential option for those who have been victims of abuse" - Archbishop Martin.


Bishop in solidarity call for those hit by recession

Annual Corpus Christi procession in Cork celebrates 89th anniversary.


Church evangelisers must engage with social media

Bishop Trevor Williams and Archbishop Eamon Martin address Soul Waves Radio conference.


Vocations Sunday underlines call of every Christian

Coadjutor bishop of Armagh encourages prayers for vocations.


Canonisation of John XXIII and John Paul II goes global

Vatican prepares for transmission of unique ceremony across all digital and media platforms.


Archbishop launches online calendar for Lent 2014

"Our new Lenten calendar is a resource to assist the faithful in preparing for Easter.”


Archbishop Eamon Martin meets Catholic journalists

Media personnel discuss the ‘challenges and opportunities’ for Catholic journalists in Ireland.


Pope Francis appoints Bishop McKeown Bishop of Derry

"Bishop Donal brings many gifts to his new role": Archbishop Eamon Martin.


Too many young lives lost to depression: Archbishop

"Creeping despair and emptiness ... has tragically taken the lives of too many of our young people through suicide.”


Future Primate still optimistic about NI peace process

Failure to broker a deal has damaged Northern Ireland's reputation internationally.


Pope challenges all to become ‘citizens of the digital world’

Church needs to be concerned for, and present in, the world of communication, Archbishop Eamon Martin affirms.


GAA star praises Catholic schools ahead of CSW Mass

RTÉ radio and television to broadcast liturgy celebrated by Archbishop Eamon Martin in Drogheda.


CSW celebrates “unique” Catholic vision of the child

Bishop Brendan Kelly speaks ahead of the launch today of Catholic Schools Week 2014.


Archbishop pleads for safety on the roads

NI facing a "road safety emergency" senior PSNI officer warns.


Bishops’ online Advent calendar proving popular

Positive feedback and 5,000 hits in just twelve days.


Bishops launch new online Advent calendar

Faithful urged to make time to pray alone and with loved ones during Advent.


Don’t glamourise teen suicide future Primate appeals

Archbishop Martin concerned that “glamorising” suicide could trigger copycat tragedies.

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