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Vote with Christian values in mind urges Bishop Doran

Bishop says it does not make any sense for Christians to vote for candidates or parties whose policies are at odds with Christian values.

2019.05.23.

Churches make plans for Brexit

“There are core values and practices arising out of the Gospel that will lie at the heart of all the churches’ contributions at every level of engagement, from informing the opinions of individual members, to official contributions by the churches, to governments and institutions.”

2018.10.28.

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.

Archbishop pays tribute to model public servant

Dr Ken Whitaker was “a true public servant, a man of integrity, a family man and a Christian” – Archbishop Diarmuid Martin.

2017.01.13.

Bishops of England & Wales reflect on EU Referendum

“The outcome will have consequences for the future not only of the United Kingdom, but for Europe and for the world.”

2016.05.02.

New book explores role of faith in the Rising

Archbishop Diarmuid Martin launches '1916: The Church and the Rising' at the Capuchin Sacred Heart Hall in Dublin.

2016.04.01.

Churches can nurture ‘healing conversations’

2016 commemorations have the potential to stimulate much-needed reflection on where we are as a society and what we want to achieve for the future.

2016.01.01.

Same sex marriage vote was an error: Bishop Cullinan

Bishop questions whether the State really cares about marriage in view of the fact that it doesn't have marriage preparation courses.

2015.12.02.

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.

CofI archbishop concerned over plight of refugees

“The common good seems to have gone off our national and ecclesiastical radar over the last half-decade" Archbishop Jackson warns.

2015.10.14.

Pope urges closer cooperation on climate change

“Science & technology have placed in our hands unprecedented power: it is our duty towards humanity, the poor and future generations, to use it for the common good.”

2015.09.14.

Tax cuts will not deliver a fairer society SJI warns

Think tank urges Government to invest in social infrastructure and services which "will pave the way for a more sustainable and equitable future".

2015.07.15.

Pope lashes inequality of ‘throw-away economy’

Visiting Turin, Pontiff calls for a ‘No’ to an economy of waste which excludes persons who do not produce, ‘No’ to corruption and 'No' to the idolatry of money.

2015.06.22.

Three bishops address marriage referendum

“A society that identifies the two parties in marriage as spouse I and spouse II has lost sight of a deep truth of human nature" - Archbishop Neary.

2015.05.10.

Redefining marriage is a mistake: Bishop Doran

Extending civil marriage to include a relationship between people of the same sex will change the meaning of marriage.

2014.11.28.

Killing in name of religion a grave sacrilege: Pope

"May no one use religion as a pretext for actions against human dignity and against ... the right to life and the right to religious freedom!"

2014.09.22.

Have courage “to say no to corruption & lawlessness”

A friend of God is committed to safeguarding life, the environment and nature Pope Francis states in Caserta.

2014.07.27.

Social justice groups meet election candidates

Futures based on the primacy of the market are not likely to be just or fair warns SJI.

2014.05.08.

Appeal to politicians to work together

CofI Archbishop expresses concern over the tension of recent days in Northern Ireland.

2014.05.06.

Bishops urge MLAs to reject marriage equality

Motion implies ties between a child and its mother and father have no intrinsic value for child.

2014.04.29.

Pope urges Church to help reconcile Rwanda

1994 genocide recalled as Rwandan bishops meet Pontiff in Rome.

2014.04.05.

Without water, life is threatened Jesuit warns

Fresh water exemplifies philosophy of Ubuntu: mutual interdependence for collective survival.

2014.03.27.

Call for perpetrators of violence to be shamed in order to protect Irish society

Archbishop Martin addresses members of the judiciary at a Mass to mark the start of the new law term.

2013.10.08.

New book on church patronage of schools in Ireland

Book aims to clarify the terminology used in the debate on denominational education.

2013.09.12.
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