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Church leaders appeal for protection of vulnerable families

“So many parents in our society today feel that they are failing because they cannot provide security for their children” and many are reluctant to ask for help because of stigma and shame.

2018.01.02.

Thousands of Irish children suffer because of health care delays

"The health, well-being and development of too many children is being compromised because of inefficiencies and resource gaps in our public health system" - Barnodos

2017.12.17.

SVP appeals for generous response to collection this weekend

‘Keep it local’ ethos allows volunteers the flexibility to provide the necessary help for people in their area.

2017.12.09.

Focus Ireland launches Christmas Appeal

“We work hard to support families and individuals every day and not just at Christmas, but we depend on donations now more than ever to raise funds so our services can cope with the constantly rising demand.”

2017.11.10.

Focus Ireland makes pre-budget submission

“The latest figures clearly show the homeless crisis is continuing to deepen and the government really needs to have this issue at the top of its agenda” – Focus Ireland.

2017.10.07.

Child homeless census figures alarm SVP

Children aged under four are now the single largest age group experiencing homelessness, with Census 2016 identifying 765 homeless preschoolers.

2017.08.14.

Budget 2018 will be a child poverty ‘litmus test’ for Varadkar

Having a long-term approach to investing in services will prove more beneficial in building a more sustainable equitable society for our children.

2017.07.23.

Marriage preparation begins when children learn to love

Prefect of the Vatican’s Dicastery for Laity, Family and Life addresses international delegates in Ireland for WMOF2018 preparatory meeting.

2017.06.02.

Focus Ireland reveals number of women affected by homelessness doubles

Latest figures show women now account for 42 per cent of the number of adult homeless and this has increased from 34 per cent over the last two years alone.

2017.03.25.

Trump’s refugee ban criticised by Church leaders

The executive order to turn away refugees and to close our nation to those, particularly Muslims, fleeing violence, oppression and persecution is contrary to both Catholic and American values – Cardinal Cupich of Chicago.

2017.01.30.

Child poverty increasing – Barnardos

“It is clear to us the economic recovery isn’t being felt by all as we are supporting parents who are under huge strain to meet the needs of their children because of the absence of appropriate quality public services” – Fergus Finlay, Barnardos.

2017.01.05.

Sr Stan highlights effects of homelessness on children

It breaks my heart to think that up to 2,500 children will be homeless on Christmas day this year – Sr Stan, founder of Focus Ireland.

2016.11.16.

Redemptorist community in Limerick launch annual Poor Campaign

“It’s a big undertaking, but people have always been very generous to us” – Fr Seamus Enright CSsR

2016.11.11.

Action must follow plans of first 100 days of Government – Barnardos

Promising start during Govt's first 100 days in office must now be followed with concrete action, children’s charity warns.

2016.08.16.

Children’s remembrance garden to open in Knock

Garden is to be a place in view of the Shrine for bereaved parents and is dedicated to the memory of all deceased children.

2016.07.09.

Child welfare is ‘silver bullet’ of social policy

Britain's troubled families Tzar addresses SVP seminar and lauds St Vincent de Paul's home visitations.

2016.05.10.

Family is active agent of mission: Bishop Leahy

'Art of accompaniment' of families must not be "outsourced" to a few volunteers in a marriage agency.

2016.03.19.

1.3m people experiencing deprivation in Ireland

230,000 children are at risk of poverty – up 12,000 in a single year warns Social Justice Ireland.

2015.11.29.

Couples do not divorce or separate lightly: Accord

As Ireland marks 20th anniversary of introduction of civil divorce, one in four marriages are ending in separation or divorce.

2015.11.27.

ACCORD worked with 60,000 people last year

The canonisation of married couple Blessed Louis and Zèile Martin, parents of St Thérèse of Lisieux, is the first in the history of the Church.

2015.10.18.

Poor children feel less understood by teachers

Rise Up research uncovers endemic societal inequalities that limit children from achieving their potential according to Barnardos.

2015.09.30.

Do not abandon the victims of this crisis: Pope

On Syria and Iraq Pontiff appeals, “We need to find a solution, which is never a violent one, because violence only creates new wounds”.

2015.09.18.

Pope substantially reforms annulment process

“It will probably not help Catholics who are validly married and who unfortunately are in trouble with their relationship.”

2015.09.09.

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.

Pope urges true welcome for divorced & remarried

"They are not excommunicated, and should not be treated as such, but rather must be encouraged, with their families, to participate in the Church’s life."

2015.08.06.

Real vocation of grandparent is to pass on the faith

"With my last breath, please God, I will be passing on the faith," says Catherine Wiley.

2015.07.26.

“We have sacrificed everything for our faith”

Bishops listen to "heart rending" testimony from Syrian Catholic Archbishop of Iraqi city of Mosul on the plight of his people.

2015.06.11.

Educational alliance of society & the family in crisis

Pope appeals to separated parents not to allow children to bear the weight of the separation and be used as 'hostages against the other spouse'.

2015.05.22.

Fr Brendan Purcell concerned for the constitution

Irish philosopher says introducing SSM in Ireland is legally even more catastrophic than it has been in England because of our special constitutional protections for the family.

2015.05.18.

The family is a privileged place of encounter: Pope

The great challenge facing people today is to learn once again how to talk to one another, not simply how to generate and consume information.

2015.05.18.
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