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Filipino president calls for bishops to be killed

Remarks were made in jest, the President's press office claims – but three priests have been killed in targeted attacks this year.

2018.12.08.

Reach out on World Mission Sunday

"Become missionary disciples, ever more passionately devoted to Jesus and His mission, to the ends of the earth."

2018.10.21.

Bishops may be willing to allow priests who father children to stay

“All reasonable and fair options should be considered as possible, so this neither rules in or rules out various outcomes” – Mgr Gearoid Dullea, executive secretary to the Irish Bishops’ Conference.

2018.04.14.

Taking away right to life from the unborn is a “shocking” step – bishops

Repealing Article 40.3.3 will leave unborn children “at the mercy of whatever permissive abortion laws might be introduced in Ireland in the future”.

2018.03.07.

ACP gathering is deadly serious about plight of priests

How can the last priests in Ireland survive the final years of their lives with comfort, esteem and affection?

2016.11.18.

ACP disquiet over selection process for new bishops

Priests' representatives question why the papal nuncio, Archbishop Charles Brown, refuses to meet them to discuss their concerns.

2016.08.20.

New law tackles bishops’ handling of abuse cases

The new Apostolic Letter ‘Come una madre amorevole’ (As a Loving Mother) is an attempt to make bishops accountable for their handling or mishandling of abusive priests.

2016.06.06.

ACP urge Irish bishops to hold a national synod

“The Church is at a cross-roads,” he said, “and we could get stuck at the cross-roads unless we decide to respond proactively”.

2016.05.22.

Bishops urge MLAs to reject NI abortion amendment

Amendment to the Justice Bill that would permit the direct and intentional killing of unborn children with life limiting conditions, up to the moment of birth.

2016.02.10.

‘We must engage with our past and our future’

Bishops refer to 1916 centenary commemorations and the coming general election in Christmas messages.

2015.12.23.

Urgent need to stop more families becoming homeless

Bishops mark International Human Rights Day with a call to redouble efforts to prevent more deaths of homeless people on our streets.

2015.12.10.

Bishops’ finances rally as deficit turns to surplus

Financial surplus of €616,091 recorded in 2014 compared to deficit of €103,076 in 2013.

2015.10.29.

Report to highlight scale of persecution of Christians

Aid to the Church in Need to publish ‘Persecuted and Forgotten? A Report on Christians oppressed for their Faith 2013-15’.

2015.10.11.

Boring long sermons? Tell the priest!

Homiletic directory gives guidelines for preaching but the most important thing is 'authenticity of preaching' says Director of Priory Institute, Fr John Littleton.

2015.07.03.

‘No room for complacency’ on child safeguarding

Five more priests in Dublin the subject of allegations of historical child sexual abuse though the overall number of allegations shows a drop over the last two years.

2015.06.13.

“The Church today cannot cling to the status quo”

“If you want to be a fisher of people you have to push the boat out": Bishop Donal McKeown.

2015.04.07.

Priests influential in bishops selection: Nuncio

“There is no group that is more influential in the process than priests. They are even more influential than bishops."

2015.02.27.

Survey shows majority want women deacons

Two spokespeople for lay reform groups urge Irish bishops to call a national assembly to discuss the role of women in the Church.

2014.10.31.

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.

2014.10.22.

Bishops promote prayers for peace initiative

Prayers include the prayer of St Francis, a prayer by Cardinal Newman, and a prayer at bedtime.

2014.07.28.

Bishops concerned by NI groups who reject dialogue

"Our communities cannot afford a return to conflict."

2013.12.05.

Bishops and superiors urged to show sensitivity in appointments

Spiritan calls for more dialogue when clerical appointments are being made.

2013.10.16.

Bishops call on parishes to celebrate Day for Life

‘Care for Life: It’s Worth It’ focuses on care for unborn and mothers, the elderly and the suicidal.

2013.10.03.

Focus on marriage and the family at Maynooth conference

The family that prays together, stays together Cardinal Brady highlights.

2013.09.29.

Future Primate pays tribute to the women of Ireland

15,000 pilgrims in Knock for Feast of the Assumption and the Consecration of Ireland.

2013.08.16.

UK bishops disappointed at legalisation of gay marriage

Archbishops Nichols and Smith warn legislation is “a watershed” which heralds "profound social change.”

2013.07.19.

Bishops consider challenge to abortion bill

Catholic Bishops consider possible constitutional challenge to the Government’s Protection of Life During Pregnancy bill.

2013.07.09.
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