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Muddied waters at Trevi Fountain as mayor takes coins from Caritas Italia

Tourists throw about €4,000 into the Trevi Fountain’s pools and cascades every day, which until now has been used to fund Caritas Italia's projects to help Rome's poor.

2019.01.14.

SVP expect no slow down in calls for help in its 175th anniversary year

In Ireland, the Society of St Vincent de Paul receives more than 130,000 calls for assistance a year – about 11 percent more than it did five years ago.

2019.01.07.

Prayer for parishes is this month’s Pope’s intention

Let us pray for our parishes, that they may be places where faith is communicated and charity is seen.

2017.09.10.

Homeless figures reach record levels

This must be seen as a “line in the sand” for the government. “They must see this cannot continue,” says Focus Ireland in week where homeless families were directed to Garda stations for shelter.

2017.05.27.

Look what has started on The Late Late Show

Charity album will raise thousands of euro for SVP.

2016.11.14.

Irish nun among Gazan Catholics greeted by Cardinal Nichols

President of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales praises “witness and strength” of small Catholic community of 170 people out of a total population of 1.8 million.

2016.11.09.

John McAreavey to speak on forgiveness in Knock

Former footballer to give personal testimony about his faith journey following the tragic death of his wife, Michaela.

2016.02.21.

Poor health, no money and loneliness top concerns

ALONE research shows respondents were most concerned about being able to maintain independence on the state pension and finding themselves lonely.

2016.02.20.

Charities to receive Black Santa sit out proceeds

€41,400, the largest amount in the Dublin appeal’s 15 year history, collected in the days running up to Christmas.

2016.02.07.

‘Mad Hair Day’ to raise funds for cemetery children

"Almost 2,000 people, who have nothing, live in the cemetery in Manila; they are born, live and die there”: Jackie Pallas of the Society of Missionary Children.

2015.11.25.

Walk of Light brings Advent message to the capital

“As Christmas approaches with glitter, jingles and lights in shops and streets, we set out and declare publicly and together that Christ is the light that has come into the world."

2015.11.24.

McVerry Trust expects client numbers to double

According to CEO Pat Doyle this year’s client numbers will break all records.

2015.11.19.

Cold Weather Initiative criticised by McVerry Trust

“While families are flooding into homelessness, Ministers are bickering, arguing with one another and disagreeing with one another" - Fr McVerry.

2015.11.05.

Housing not shelter is the answer to homelessness

Inadequate response to crisis makes McVerry Trust question "whether this Government are committed to helping people in homelessness".

2015.10.02.

Pope appeals to laity for more active engagement

Pontiff to celebrate outdoor Mass for over a million pilgrims at World Meeting of Families in Philadelphia.

2015.09.27.

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.

Minister gives back car to SVP after draw win

Skoda Fabia which Minister Kevin Humphreys won in an SVP raffle is worth €18,000.

2015.09.11.

Bishop urges families to pray grace at mealtimes

“It can be very difficult for parents to provide for the material needs of their children" and there are children who live and sleep in very inadequate situations.

2015.08.17.

Tributes paid to Irish missionary killed in Liberia

24-year-old Director of the Liberia Mission of the Franciscan Works charity arrived in West African country in February 2013.

2015.07.19.

Emigration has left older people ALONE

This St Patrick’s Day, ALONE are asking emigrants to remember older people left at home who may be feeling isolated.

2015.03.14.

Planning granted for Nano Nagle centre in Cork

Presentation Sisters want historic 244-year-old South Presentation Centre to be a place that preserves the ethos and philosophy of founder, Venerable Nano Nagle.

2015.03.05.

New cardinals inducted at consistory service

Pope outlines nature of ecclesial service to twenty new prelates.

2015.02.15.

Drastic action needed on Boko Haram: Bishop

Western military intervention is the only viable option in the fight against Nigerian militants, who are now allied to Islamic State.

2015.01.21.

Pope Francis highlights the dignity of the sick

World Day of the Sick message warns against the "great lie" behind ‘quality of life’ arguments that make people think that lives affected by grave illness are not worth living.

2014.12.31.

Fr Ray Kelly launches new album ‘Where I Belong’

Despite becoming an internet sensation, the Co Meath parish priest has no intention of giving up his ministry to concentrate on singing.

2014.12.14.

SVP receives People of the Year Award

Catholic charity's commitment to helping the most vulnerable people in Irish society for 170 years recognised.

2014.12.08.

Soprano and sports stars back mission cookoff!

ONE meal cookery challenge seeks dinner menus to feed a family of six for €5.

2014.06.20.

Vatican pilgrims get free pocket editions of Gospel

Edition includes a prayer by Blessed John Henry Newman and the Chaplet of Divine Mercy.

2014.04.06.

Meaningful Easter Eggs and heavenly chocolates

The Real Easter Egg, having been an “eggs”traordinary success in the UK, is now available in Ireland.

2014.03.05.

Homeless charities welcome cuts reversal

Dublin City Council moves to increase funding to frontline homeless services.

2014.01.16.
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