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Global Catholic population grows for third consecutive year

Europe was the only continent to see a drop in its Catholic population, down by 240,000.

2018.10.21.

Christian presence in Middle East under threat, says Pope

"A Middle East without Christians would not be the Middle East."

2018.07.08.

Commonwealth leaders urged to promote common good

The biennial meeting of the Commonwealth nations is taking place in London and Windsor from 16 - 20 April.

2018.04.18.

Catholic schools succeed beause they are catholic, says Bishop of Killaloe

The Catholic education system has been so successful because it is catholic in the true sense of the word ... It is inclusive, outward looking and thoroughly excited to share the Good News with all and sundry.

2018.02.05.

Ireland’s oldest Catholic mission magazine celebrates 100 years

The Far East magazine is holding a competition for young journalists which invites students (aged 15-18 inclusive) to write an article or make a video report on the topic: ‘Migrants Are Our Neighbours’.

2018.01.09.

Martin Luther did us all a favour – theologian

“He looked at the Church around him and saw that it was full of superstitions like the buying and selling of indulgences, cheap ways of getting into heaven" - Augustinian Fr Gabriel Daly.

2017.11.03.

Women’s Interfaith Council in Nigeria honours Irish missionary

Sr Kathleen McGarvey helped set up WIC in 2010 to enable Muslim and Christian women tackle issues of common concern such as health, literacy, unemployment and violence – both domestic and interreligious.

2017.10.31.

Census 2016 tells us that ‘Catholic Ireland’ label still applies

Roman Catholics form the largest religious denomination in the Republic of Ireland according to the latest figures released from the April 2016 census, but the percentage of people identifying as belonging to the church is falling

2017.10.13.

Catholic caucus for UK Labour Party at Brighton next week

There are 3.8 million Catholic voters in England and Wales and Labour will ignore them at its peril.

2017.09.18.

Ale to the Chief! Texan PP is the toast of US brewers

It’s hard to put into words what winning the Ninkasi means to us.

2017.07.17.

Devotees of Fr John Sullivan struck by relative’s uncanny resemblance to him

Church of Ireland Primate describes beatification as a “day of celebration and joy” in the context of the “unending need for reconciliation in Ireland”.

2017.05.17.

Overflow of joy at Fr Sullivan beatification in Dublin

Faithful to the vow of poverty, he gave immediately to others every gift he received.

2017.05.15.

New plan unveiled to attract more Catholics to join PSNI

Included in the plan is an advertising campaign which will target “cold spots” across Northern Ireland where it has proven particularly difficult to attract people from the Catholic community.

2017.04.09.

Sinn Fein MLA says peace walls will be removed by 2023

“By removing a peace wall we open a door to a new shared space and I believe we should be ambitious in our efforts.”

2016.08.11.

Belfast priest proud of family role in Battle of the Somme

Rector of Holy Cross Church in Belfast, Fr Gary Donegan, has revealed that his great grand-uncle fought with an Irish Regiment at the Somme and was later decorated for his courage.

2016.07.02.

Holy Family were refugees Cork bishops highlight

As the country prepares to welcome refugees, we are "challenged to engage with the poverty, homelessness sub-standard accommodation that many are living in".

2015.12.21.

Pope praises Uganda’s treatment of refugees

Pontiff calls for “good and transparent governance, integral human development and a wide and just distribution” of Africa’s goods.

2015.11.28.

Bishop Leahy welcomes WMF2018 announcement

New catholic preschool & primary school religious education curriculum launched as well as religious education programme 'Grow in Love'.

2015.09.29.

NI instability erasing hope from lives: Church leaders

An “unacceptable level of child poverty” is affecting over 100,000 children, roughly 6% of Northern Ireland’s population and “constitutes a real crisis”.

2015.09.22.

Irish-born comedian awarded papal knighthood

Comic Jimmy Cricket announced by tweet that the Pope had made him a papal knight for services to charity.

2015.09.21.

Thanksgiving Mass for The Tablet’s 175th anniversary

International Catholic weekly is the second oldest surviving journal in the UK after The Spectator.

2015.05.17.

Ecumenical Bible Week begins on Pentecost Sunday

Representatives of Ireland's main Christian churches will explore and study the application of the Word of God to life and culture through 32 events at 15 venues.

2015.05.08.

Archbishops decry ongoing homeless crisis

Catholic and Church of Ireland Primates give joint blessing to sculptor Tim Schmalz’s seven foot bronze work depicting Jesus as a homeless man sleeping on a park bench.

2015.05.02.

Church leaders “acutely aware” of cost of divisions

"Threat to social cohesion arising from growing socio-economic inequality is a particular concern, notably in its implications for the younger generations."

2015.03.28.

Passion play makes its return to Ballylinan

Cast of up to 130 people to act out the Passion while over 100 people are involved in preparing sets, costumes and various production tasks.

2015.03.20.

Concern as Catholic numbers in the PSNI drop

“Unless further initiatives are taken regarding the composition of the police service we could be witnessing a reversal of Patten.”

2015.03.15.

Catholic schools are the most socially inclusive

Research shows Catholic schools have been the leaders in areas such as social inclusion, special needs and Traveller education.

2015.03.13.

Church seeks accommodation of religious belief

“Our laws as they stand are having an unjust and disproportionate impact on those of religious faith" - Bishop Treanor.

2015.02.25.

Archbishops honour Jesuit on path to sainthood

“Many people believe his prayers have brought the healing power of God into their lives and his tomb is visited daily by those who seek his help.”

2015.02.18.

Postpone confirmation until 16 urges Bishop Leahy

Confirmation often appears like a “pre-fabricated cultural package of Irish heritage we are born into" to be discarded later in life as part of our throwaway culture.

2015.01.22.
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