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Try to keep up with modern technology, says CGA founder

Grandparents need to communicate faith by combining life experience with the technology that is intrinsic to their grandchildren’s lives, according to Catherine Wiley.  

2019.04.05.

Digging Deeper initiative to rekindle understanding of Mass

“So that as we get to celebrate the life death and resurrection of Christ, which is the Eucharist, at Easter time, we will have that huge understanding and that in some sense we will rise with the Lord.”

2019.03.15.

Religious educators of young people can learn from Don Giussani

The Church should no longer be satisfied “with simple recognition of fragments of residual faith that are still present from one generation to the next. They are important, but insufficient today to build strong faith.”

2019.02.14.

Was Alive-O was a dead duck? Catechetical crisis revealed.

Less than a quarter of Irish Catholic teenagers surveyed were able to correctly name the Trinity as “Father, Son and Holy Spirit”, says survey author.

2018.09.08.

Catholic schools must remain alert to inequalities in educational system

Archbishop Eamon Martin tells Irish Catholic education conference: "In a Catholic school, religion is not an added extra to be fitted in during break time or twilight hours or registration."

2017.10.27.

Prayers for Italy’s quake victims as death toll reaches 247

“When I arrived at the break of day, I saw a destroyed village, screams, death... We are truly in a desperate situation" - Bishop Giovanni D'Ercole of Ascoli Piceno.

2016.08.25.

Bishop Nulty welcomes Irish pilgrims to Krakow

"A pilgrim and a tourist may follow the same itinerary, but the pilgrim is on a sacred journey in which God is encountered through people, places and situations.”

2016.07.29.

Secretary General for World Meeting of Families appointed

Fr Timothy Bartlett is director of public and social affairs in the Diocese of Down & Connor and also Secretary to the Northern Bishops.

2016.06.11.

National collection for World Meeting of Families

This weekend’s collection will be followed by another national collection next year and a final one in 2018, all aimed at defraying some of the large costs involved.

2016.05.24.

Hundreds of young Irish pilgrims prepare for WYD

Pilgrims invited to Music Ministry Together weekend to learn music, get to know each other, and gain a deeper understanding of music in the liturgy of the Church.

2016.04.15.

Pope sends Neocatechumenal Way families on mission

Missio ad Gentes (Mission to the nations) begins in fifty places including the diocese of Limerick in Ireland.

2016.03.19.

Students receive Maryvale certificate in catechesis

Two-year programme of study offered through a partnership between the Diocese of Cork and Ross and Maryvale Institute.

2016.03.03.

51st International Eucharistic Congress opens

Some 15,000 people from about 90 countries, and at least 1 million Filipinos, are expected to ‎participate in the event from 24-31 January.

2016.01.24.

Bishops mark 50th anniversary since end of Vatican II

Anniversary is also a time to review, to recommit to renewal and to discern what the Spirit today is saying to the Church.

2015.12.07.

Pope asks forgiveness for the Church’s scandals

“I would like, in the name of the Church, to ask for forgiveness for the scandals which recently have fallen both on Rome and the Vatican.”

2015.10.15.

Primate calls for renewed mission to the family

Challenges currently facing the Irish Church are a springboard of opportunity for a new evangelisation of the Church in Ireland: Archbishop Eamon Martin.

2015.09.28.

Grandparents can play a key role in catechesis

Bishop Brendan Leahy urges grandparents to help their grandchildren in the faith at 2015 Catholic Grandparents Pilgrimage in Knock.

2015.09.15.

‘Music Ministry Together’ to explore role of music in liturgy

"We are going to have less and less priests in Ireland over the coming years and we will be forced to think outside mass for liturgy. We therefore need to get young people more involved in the church outside of the formal structure of the mass and one of the ways to do this is through music," says international sacred music composer.

2015.07.23.

Primary schools prepare for new RE programme

Grow in Love programme, replacing Alive O, will be rolled out in Catholic primary schools from September 2015.

2015.06.20.

Good response to pilot station Radio Maria Ireland

"Initially we will reach out to those devoted to the Church, but once we are established we hope to bring lukewarm Catholics back to faith."

2015.06.20.

Bishop Leahy draws lessons from Referendum result

"We haven’t perhaps communicated sufficiently the art of critical discernment in the light of the Gospel and faith," says bishop of Limerick.

2015.05.30.

Church must reach out to those in irregular situations

Experience of failure & struggle cannot be irrelevant in arriving at the way we proclaim the Church’s teaching on marriage & family.

2015.05.12.

Church must listen to married couples: Archbishop

The sacrament of marriage is a sacrament given for the building up of the Church.

2015.03.05.

Pure in Heart appoints new general manager

One of the teachers at a school in Galway recently said, ‘I believe my students might never hear this message again’.

2015.01.21.

Limerick synod could herald new age of hope

Delegates who attended Saturday’s gathering will remain on the synod journey right up to 2016.

2014.11.19.

Nightfever gets young people praying

A non-confrontational outreach to young people out on a Friday or Saturday night in pubs, clubs or cinemas.

2014.11.05.

Synod needs to show how teaching can develop

Archbishop Diarmuid Martin briefs journalists in the Vatican on Saturday, halfway through the Synod discussions.

2014.10.13.

 Irish grown community offers training for “missionary disciples”

Just two places left in month long course in Westmeath.

2014.08.09.

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.”

2014.02.21.

Cardinal Levada concerned by catechism-lite Catholics

Former CDF Prefect gives catechesis address in Maynooth.

2013.11.05.
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