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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.

Bishops warn of possible law suits if MarRef passes

"Will those who sincerely believe that marriage is between a man and a woman be forced to act against their faith and conscience?” - Bishop Martin Drennan.

2015.05.17.

Primate reiterates opposition to referendum proposal

The Church is not trying to hurt or offend anyone, “We simply want to respect the dignity of difference between male and female” - Archbishop Eamon Martin.

2015.05.14.

Every child should have its ‘mammy and daddy’

"Will the terms ‘father’ and ‘mother’ have any real meaning in the future?" - Bishop Phonsie Cullinan.

2015.05.12.

Memorial service for children killed in 1916

President Higgins suggests Ireland can best remember the children killed in 1916 by ensuring that today's children fulfill their potential in peace and security.

2015.05.07.

Parents concerned about impact of advertising

New research commissioned by the Mothers Union shows four in five parents (80%) in Great Britain are concerned about the commercialisation of childhood.

2015.04.15.

Bishops express solidarity with suffering Syrians

Since 15 March 2011, 210,000 people have been killed in the war in Syria, one million injured, and more than 4 million people have fled the country.

2015.03.15.

Reflect before you change marriage: bishops

"Mothers and fathers bring different, yet complementary, gifts and strengths into a child's life".

2015.03.11.

We have a duty to care for the elderly: Pope

Pope Francis encourages healthcare professionals and medical students to specialise in palliative care.

2015.03.06.

BAI revises Code of Programme Standards

"You need robust rules and referees that will stick to them,” Family and Media Association warns.

2015.02.03.
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