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Questions remain in the wake of Cardinal Pell conviction

“If we are too quick to judge, we can end up joining the demonisers or the apologists, those baying for blood, or those in denial.”

2019.03.04.

UN General Assembly to endorse Global Compact on Refugees today

“The lessons we have learned in the European Union during the 2015 migration crisis should serve to remind us of the need to address migration in a cooperative and comprehensive manner. ”

2018.12.17.

Aussie bishops refuse to break the seal on Confessional confidentiality

"We are committed to the safeguarding of children and vulnerable people while maintaining the seal. We do not see safeguarding and the seal as mutually exclusive."

2018.09.01.

Australian abuse report produces challenging findings

Final Report of Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sex Abuse questions mandatory clerical celibacy, the inviolability of the seal of confession, and criticises culture of clericalism.

2017.12.17.

Nuncio joins Presentation bicentenary celebrations in Killina-Rahan

The Presentation Sisters “were true pioneers in providing education to people so long denied this basic fundamental right”.

2017.10.10.

Church Support Group hosts international eConference on hope

Viewers in Ireland and the UK can view one of the world’s largest online conferences which will be addressed by a host of high profile international commentators and experts.

2017.08.09.

Families of Irish prisoners abroad suffer says chaplain

“Because of the situation at the moment and the lack of action [on this issue] many prisoners and their families are living lives of quiet desperation,” said Fr Gerry McFlynn.

2017.07.20.

Family is prime motivation for emigrants’ return home

Ireland has recently seen increased numbers of its emigrants returning from abroad, with inward migration of Irish citizens in 2016 up by 74 per cent on the previous year (Central Statistics Office Population and Migration Estimates April 2016).

2017.05.04.

Church Support Group & BBI – The Australian Institute of Theological Education announce partnership

Sydney-based Institute of Theological Education and Bray-based communications and technology services company to offer high quality distance theological education online in Ireland and the UK.

2017.05.02.

Christian are the most persecuted

“Christian responses to persecution are almost always nonviolent and, with very few exceptions, do not involve acts of terrorism,” states recent report.

2017.04.27.

Crosscare backs returned emigrants

Ireland has moved on, people have moved on and sometimes that comes as shock – Crosscare Migrant Project.

2016.11.17.

Pieta boss defends charities

I realised that we needed to have a living Pieta in every community, where we could hold the broken lives of those in suicidal distress. That is how Pieta House began – Joan Freeman.

2016.11.03.

Mercy Sisters leave Co Westmeath town after 154 years

In 1862, the first Mercy Sisters arrived in Rochfortbridge from Tullamore to set up their convent and now 154 years later the last three Sisters are leaving to join Mercy convents elsewhere around the country.

2016.09.19.

Crosscare survey highlights role of GAA in lives of emigrants

The social aspects of the GAA club are of “particular benefit to recent Irish emigrants, contributing to a sense of belonging and promoting well-being when far away from friends and family”.

2016.08.24.

Biography of Irish born Archbishop of Melbourne scoops literary award

Researching the life of Daniel Mannix, 85 year Brenda Niall, who knew Archbishop Mannix personally, was surprised to find how liberal his views were on most issues.

2016.08.13.

Missionaries helped 2.5 million in 2015

"Missionaries have always had the unique foresight and commitment to target the world’s most difficult challenges" - Heydi Foster, CEO of Misean Cara.

2016.07.05.

Nun’s first novel focuses on life of Nano Nagle

86-year-old Presentation Sister pens first novel retelling the story of the remarkable Irishwoman whose legacy is still making itself felt in 23 countries around the world.

2016.06.03.

From South Sudanese refugee to Olympic sprinter

Mangar Makur Chuot will be a member of South Sudan's first-ever Olympic team in Rio.

2016.05.26.

New guide for Irish Fly-In/Fly-Out workers in Australia

Research has shown that FIFO work can have a negative impact on the lives and health of some workers in this field.

2016.04.26.

Two Pallottine students ordained as deacons

Youth 2000 and Medjugorje played a part in vocation stories of Rev Brendan McCarrick sac and Rev Jaimie Twohig sac.

2016.01.17.

Dublin exhibition of the photographs of Fr Browne

Irish Jesuit is increasingly acknowledged as one of the most significant photographers of the 20th century.

2015.08.14.

Mother Mary Aikenhead on path to sainthood

Pope Francis declares Irish foundress of Religious Sisters of Charity Venerable.

2015.03.19.

Cyclone devastates island nation of Vanuatu

Trócaire partners working in affected areas to get aid to people who have lost their homes and are without power and water.

2015.03.16.

Young Irish emigrants open up about emigrating

Minister for the Diaspora launches website providing simple but effective advice and tools to help Irish emigrants deal with the challenges of emigration.

2015.03.06.

English priest appointed Vatican foreign minister

Liverpudlian Archbishop Paul Gallagher succeeds Archbishop Dominique Mamberti, who will take over from Cardinal Raymond Burke at the Vatican’s Signatura.

2014.11.09.

ICPO launches new awareness campaign

Irish prisoners overseas are one of the most marginalised groups of Irish emigrants: Bishop

2014.09.13.

Man charged with abuse of Thai surrogate twins

Debate over commercial surrogacy reignites following latest revelations concerning another Australian couple.

2014.09.04.

Catholic paper declines ad for Mary McAleese talk

Australian catholic newspaper accuses former head of state of having an "agenda" over her views on women's ordination and homosexuality.

2014.08.30.

Couple reject surrogate baby with Down’s Syndrome

Campaign launched to raise funds for Baby Gammy who was left in Thailand by Australian couple.

2014.08.02.

NI institutional abuse inquiry to go to Australia

Nun apologises for some Sisters of Nazareth's physical abuse.

2014.05.21.
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