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ACP appeals to bishops to dialogue over crisis in Irish Church

“This is not a time for wringing our hands in frustration or for sitting on our hands in despair. We need to talk. We need to work together. We need to stop deferring decisions that need to be made now.”

2018.11.20.

Alive editor rails against fake Gospel and perverted teachings

In relation to the shortage of priests in the Church, Fr Brian McKevitt said it was no wonder there was a shortage, as no young man would want to join “an outfit that doesn’t even believe in itself or doesn’t believe in its own mission”.

2018.10.23.

“Tolerance is never the fruit of rejection of the other”

In his homily at a Mass to open the academic year, Archbishop Diarmuid Martin warns that removing the Church entirely from Irish education could be “a deliberate misreading of Irish history”.

2018.09.26.

Poll shows two-thirds of Irish in favour of married priests

The survey of 875 adults took place at 64 locations across the country, between 23rd July and 6th August.

2018.08.13.

The sacredness and preciousness of every human life

Ciara Ferry continues her weekly series looking back at the week’s coverage of the forthcoming referendum. This week, Ciara looks at Senator Catherine Noone and her attack on the Church.

2018.04.08.

People of faith – key in referendum on 8th Amendment

Cross-denominational response to the 8th amendment looks at life issue from a specifically Christian perspective.

2018.04.07.

Methodist Minister proposes day to remember victims of Troubles in Northern Ireland

“Together across our community we might come together, each of us and all of us, from all sectors including the churches and acknowledge our part in the hurt, the grief and the pain of the past 48 plus years.”

2017.08.26.

Primate “taken aback” by victims’ claim he fobbed them off

“I have always maintained that the Catholic Church must fully accept its responsibilities to those who have suffered abuse."

2016.09.29.

Primate offers prayers for Orlando shooting victims

Pope Francis expresses horror and condemnation at act of senseless hatred and the dreadfully high number of innocent victims.

2016.06.13.

‘We should cherish our system of primary education’

Archbishop of Cashel & Emly pays tribute to the commitment of teachers and parents, as well as the boards of management, and the facilities available to children today.

2016.06.13.

Fr Brian D’Arcy urges CDF to end ‘medieval’ practices

Bishops, priests and nuns urge Pope Francis to change unfair methods, such as anonymous denunciations, for investigating unorthodox views.

2016.04.29.

Nuala O’Loan critical of anti Catholic bias in media

“Journalists on occasion have abandoned the careful, nuanced use of language in favour of wild sweeping assertions which ... encourage virulent anti-Catholicism.”

2016.04.24.

High Court decision “profoundly disquieting”: bishops

“It’s time for antiquated and discriminatory attitudes towards unborn babies with disabilities to end.”

2015.12.01.

Top Hollywood actors to star in Vatican drama

Television series explores inner struggle between the responsibility of being pope and the miseries of the man chosen as Pontiff.

2015.07.31.

200,000 German Catholics depart Church in 2014

22% rise on the departure of 178,805 Catholics in 2013. Only 2,809 entered the Church in 2014 and 6,314 were readmitted.

2015.07.19.

Three bishops address marriage referendum

“A society that identifies the two parties in marriage as spouse I and spouse II has lost sight of a deep truth of human nature" - Archbishop Neary.

2015.05.10.

‘Criminal Minds’ actor to receive St Pio Award

Tony and Emmy-winning actor and director Joe Mantegna to be honoured at inaugural St Pio Foundation awards.

2015.05.09.

Leaders of reform groups to meet in Limerick

Forty representatives from around the world include Austrian couple excommunicated for holding private Masses without a priest.

2015.04.12.

Clergy seek to reduce road carnage with blessing

Special ceremony to take place at religious services on Easter Sunday throughout County Mayo.

2015.03.28.

Boston Globe launches new catholic news website

“We saw an opportunity to fill a need. There’s a real hunger" - Boston Globe Editor Brian McGrory.

2014.09.04.

SF misrepresented Bishop’s pro life position

Bishop John McAreavey "appalled" by damaging assertion in political literature.

2014.04.18.

New Irish book looks at Pope’s first year in office

Collection of essays will be presented to Pope Francis in Rome next week.

2014.03.07.

Bishops host major conference on migration

Archbishop welcomes forum in which to "calmly and rationally" look at all dimensions of migration.

2014.02.20.

Leaders of Ordinariates meet in Rome

"Each ordinariate is different, but we share a common goal and a lot of the challenges we face are common ones."

2014.02.20.

Inaugural Tom O’Gorman Memorial Lecture announced

First lecture will be given by the author and journalist, John Waters.

2014.02.09.

New CEO announced for Church Safeguarding Board

Teresa Devlin will take up her new role on 1 February.

2014.01.08.

Archbishop Martin to receive Vincentian Charism Award

Recognition of Archbishop's leadership in addressing child protection within the Church.

2013.11.26.

Pope Warns Against Spiritual Harassment and Theological Brainwashing

"The fundamental challenge is not a technological one ... but of bringing people to Christ."

2013.09.24.

Historian slates media’s ‘intolerance and disregard’ of Catholic positions

Fordham University professor critical of "enthusiastic misinterpretation of the Second Vatican Council.”

2013.08.22.
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