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Mary McAleese wins Europe’s richest theology prize for her study of canon law

Publisher of book form of thesis says Ms McAleese’s analysis charts a distinct and worrying sea change in the attitude of the Holy See to its obligations under the Convention on the Rights of the Child.

2019.08.27.

Sacraments are not conveyor belts but moments of faith

Archdiocese of Dublin seeks the advice of parents, guardians, teachers and parish personnel to improve the preparation and celebration of the sacraments.

2019.02.09.

Pope prays for seas “littered by endless fields of floating plastic”

Describing the threat to the planet's oceans as an “emergency”, Pontiff warns “We need to pray as if everything depended on God’s providence, and work as if everything depended on us.”

2018.09.04.

Four new deacons for Dublin

"The ministry of a deacon is a ministry of personal integrity." – Archbishop Diarmuid Martin.

2018.06.04.

Archbishop Kieran O’Reilly believes Permanent Diaconate will benefit Church

“It is going to become more and more a normal feature of life ... because many of those ordained will be coming in contact with us at funerals and weddings, baptisms, etc.”

2017.02.19.

Breastfeeding at Mass gets papal blessing

His Holiness baptises 28 infants during a joyful – if noisy – Sistine Chapel Mass.

2017.01.09.

Thousands participate in online homage to St Mother Teresa

Collaboration between Church Services TV and Heaven's Road FM "showed the power of the web for evangelisation" and as "a compelling tool for extending the Mission of the Church".

2016.09.13.

Five parishes in Kerry diocese without a resident priest

Over the coming year the diocese will see Sean Jones ordained a priest - exactly ten years since the last priestly ordination in Kerry.

2016.07.05.

Rathdowney set for Festival of Faith

John McAreavey and Joanne O’Riordan to share their stories and talk about how faith has played a part in their lives and helped them overcome adversity.

2016.06.23.

8 permanent deacons to be ordained for Dublin

First ever meeting of permanent deacons, candidates for the permanent diaconate and their wives from all around Ireland.

2016.06.04.

Build up respect across traditions: Archbishop

CofI Primate appeals to people to do more to respond to the “plight and devastation of those who carry the cross of suffering in the Middle East."

2016.02.23.

Catholic schools unfairly criticised Bishop argues

The vast majority of Catholic primary schools are not oversubscribed, which means they accept all students whose parents apply for admission.

2016.02.04.

Pope Francis baptises 26 babies in Sistine Chapel

In new book, Pontiff states “The Church does not exist to condemn people, but to bring about an encounter with the visceral love of God’s mercy.”

2016.01.11.

Catholic schools must be a choice in pluralist Ireland

Baptising children simply to be able to attend a specific school is an abuse of baptism Archbishop Diarmuid Martin warns.

2015.12.08.

PP warns only catholic parents can choose to divest

The real demand in Ireland is not for secular schools but for school places and providing adequate places is the responsibility, not of the Catholic Church, but of the State.

2015.08.20.

14 ordinations to priesthood underway in Irish Church

Nine new deacons and 14 ordinations to the priesthood contribute to a "remarkable year" for Maynooth.

2015.06.01.

Prince Charles attends ‘milestone’ ecumenical service

IRA murder of Lord Mountbatten helped Prince understand suffering and the "agonies borne by so many others in these islands.”

2015.05.21.

Regular Mass attendance at 20% in Down & Connor

"Parents and grandparents today need our ongoing support and challenge to live up to the promises they undertake on behalf of their children” - Bishop Treanor.

2015.05.20.

IMO doctors call for palliative care for babies

“We are delighted with the support of the IMO membership for standardised peri-natal palliative care protocols" - Jennifer Kehoe, spokesperson for One Day More.

2015.04.14.

Exclusion of pro-life views from NI debate criticised

Primate warns the Church will mount a “robust defence” of the right to life of mothers and unborn babies diagnosed with fatal foetal abnormalities.

2015.01.12.

Bishop Doran launches pastoral letter on education

"Schools have to look to the education of the whole person, without ignoring the essential needs of the economy."

2014.11.20.

Possible reform of annulment process outlined

Cardinal Francesco Coccopalmiero favours letting individual bishops make nullity decisions after careful consideration, based largely on the credibility of the couple.

2014.10.12.

Thirst for faith in China is strong: priest editor

Director of weekly catholic newspaper in Macau sees rising interest and fervour in religion.

2014.10.11.

Vocations a priority for new Bishop of Elphin

Pope Francis asks Bishop Kevin Doran to give special care to the marginalised, the poor, those in prison and the sick.

2014.07.14.

“The Church is where we learn what holiness means”

Archbishop Martin dedicates new altar in Dublin parish.

2014.04.07.

Confession should not be like a torture – Pope Francis

Pontiff urges pilgrims to look up the date of their baptism and celebrate it.

2013.11.16.
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