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Catholic activists arrested in Washington DC, following protest against US immigration policy

“Cruelty toward the suffering and bullying the most vulnerable should not be national policy and we cannot allow it to continue.”

2019.07.20.

Theologian seeks urgent revision of Draft National Energy and Climate Plan

A report published by the Central Statistics Office (CSO) in August 2018 showed that Ireland was way off track in reaching its carbon reduction targets, Fr Sean McDonagh has warned.

2019.03.22.

Columbanus Way set for big increase in pilgrim numbers

Large parts of the route will be mapped in 2019 and a smartphone app will be launched in mid 2019 that will allow pilgrims to negotiate the pilgrim trail.

2018.12.31.

Fund for Irish missionary priest attacked in Peru

Any money raised will go to the parish to pay the builders whose wages were stolen from Fr Desmond and any surplus will be spent on improving school facilities.

2018.06.05.

Student whose parents fled war-torn Kosovo wins journalism prize

As part of the Columban Centenary (1918-2018) celebrations, students aged between 15-18 were invited to write an article or make a video on the theme ‘Migrants are our Neighbours’.

2018.03.20.

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.

Irish missionary highlights destructive impact of mining in Amazon

The world is living in a culture of bankruptcy that is moral, ethical, spiritual, political and cultural, Columban Fr Peter Hughes tells NJPN annual conference.

2017.07.26.

A.K. Shalom Award presented to Irish missionary in Germany

State-sanctioned executions of people suspected of being drug users or dealers in the Philippines have reached a high of about 8,000 since 30 June 2016.

2017.05.10.

Columban Fr Shay Cullen to receive prestigious Dutch award

2017 Martin Buber Award recognises missionary’s work, through the PREDA Foundation, helping children and women targeted by paedophiles and sex traffickers.

2017.05.02.

Seven Irish Columbans among 84 modern-day martyrs of Korea who may be beatified

All seven had the opportunity to flee, but chose to remain with their flock – it is for this reason that they are considered martyrs by the Church.

2017.02.13.

Vocations Ireland expands training

We are refocusing our way of communicating with young people – Vocations Ireland

2016.10.20.

Bikers descend on Mount Melleray monastery

The monastery chapel was packed to full capacity with bikers but also the families of bikers who had lost their lives in motorcycle accidents.

2016.09.22.

Tributes to oldest Columban priest at funeral Mass

Fr Dan Fitzgerald was one of the oldest surviving Columbans and a direct link to the founders of the Society. He worked at one stage as secretary to Bishop Edward Galvin in China.

2016.08.21.

Eco theologian pays tribute to Columban centenarian

Fr Dan Fitzgerald returned home to Nenagh in 1989 after serving in the Philippines during World War II and later in the diocese of Hanyang in China.

2016.07.04.

New entity will replace IMU and CORI this month

Formation of the Association of Missionaries and Religious of Ireland (AMRI) in mid June as IMU and CORI bow out.

2016.06.02.

Eco theologian warns of over consumption of meat

To reach a healthy level of meat consumption, US citizens need to cut their intake by two-thirds & the Irish should eat half as much meat as we do.

2016.02.22.

Maynooth confers degrees to mark Columban’s 1400th

Three honourees recognised for their contribution to the continuation of the work and mission of St Columban in the 21st century.

2015.12.01.

Trinity College chapel hosts lecture on Laudato Si

Columban missionary Fr Sean McDonagh to give lecture in TCD and lead summer school on Clare Island exploring the beauty of God's creation.

2015.06.28.

Religious urged to get involved in tobacco row

Japan Tobacco International planning to take the Government to court over its attempts to introduce plain tobacco containers.

2015.03.04.

Missionary concerned by statelessness of migrants

More than 50 million stateless people around the world today are prey to exploitation.

2014.12.06.
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