2019 was the year in which the number of registered charities passed ten thousand. Over half (53 per cent) of them, are in the ‘benefit to the community’ category and the next biggest grouping is ‘advancement of education’ while relief of poverty or economic hardship makes up 8.7 per cent.
The bishop said he was unclear whether parishes can actually have the baptism before the party. He went on to explain that he is not sure whether the legal restrictions have changed or if further clarification is forthcoming.
The Church in Dublin will be enriched the more it welcomes the idealism and the generosity that are characteristic of the younger generation – Archbishop Diarmuid Martin.
The bishops are determined to go to Gaza to help remind the small Christian community that they are not forgotten as Christians.
While we acknowledge that points of difference obviously remain, the goal of restoring devolution remains within reach – Ireland’s church leaders.
Spiritual Batteries is designed to be welcoming. There's no pressure, no follow ups, it's easy to invite your friends too, whether they have some faith or none - Edward Barrett-Shortt.
Last weekend about 175 women attended the Shine Retreat, and – unsurprisingly – there are only 20 tickets left for the 2-day retreat Blessed Is She.
Funeral for Stephen Marron – the affable father, sacristan and community worker from Castleblaney – takes place on Saturday.
Care for others requires more than policy and funding: it requires a true sense of community. The fight against poverty and exclusion must involve all of us - Archbishop Martin.
Huge community effort in Clondalkin sees enactment of Christmas story five times each day this weekend, bringing patrons inside the story to 'Bethlehem'.