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“Christmas is a time for family life”: Cardinal Farrell

Prefect of the Vatican’s new Dicastery for Laity, Family and Life has said he believes Pope Francis’ visit to Ireland will change some of the negativity here towards the Catholic Church.

2016.12.28.

WYB programme celebrates Sr Consilio’s healing love

Well-known broadcaster, Miriam O’Callaghan, described Mercy nun at Cuan Mhuire’s 50th anniversary celebration as “a living saint”.

2016.11.29.

‘Real challenge today is not atheism but idolatry’

Archbishop of Tuam stresses that Corpus Christi procession ought to be a reminder that Jesus Christ can never be confined to a tabernacle or a Church building.

2016.05.31.

Primate pleas for information on the Disappeared

“Even at this late stage, the remaining families can experience the consolation of being able to offer a Christian burial to their loved ones”.

2016.03.21.

Archbishop Martin decries gangland violence

“Premediated shooting in public places even in the presence of terrified children and innocent bystanders only degrades the humanity of those who do it.”

2016.02.08.

Redemptorists leave Marianella after 50 years

“Our ministries continue to thrive despite difficulties like older age, lack of vocations."

2016.01.19.

World Day of Prayer for Peace-‘makers’

“Men, women and children suffer because of weapons of mass destruction and we fail to respond, seduced by weapons of mass distraction.”

2016.01.01.

Sometimes it’s difficult to say “Happy Christmas”

Bishop of Ossory says it is hard to wish a 'happy Christmas' knowing it will not be a happy Christmas for the sick, the unemployed, the bereaved, the troubled.

2015.12.24.

Blessed Teresa of Calcutta to be canonised

“At the age of 18, Blessed Teresa came here to study English and begin her life as a nun with the Loreto Sisters in Dublin” - Archbishop Eamon Martin.

2015.12.19.

‘Ireland is still marked by a very strong family culture’

Archbishop suggests it is too simplistic to infer that an authentic Christian culture of marriage has disappeared on the basis of the referendum.

2015.10.13.

Trócaire welcomes Govt decision on 4,000 refugees

It is “heartening to see that priority will be given to unaccompanied minors and that family reunification will be supported” - Eamonn Meehan.

2015.09.11.

Archbishop Martin opens novena to St John Vianney

"The Christian, even in really difficult situations, can never give into hopelessness, nor can the Christian give in to judgmentalism towards others."

2015.08.05.

California bishop presides at Mass for Irish students

“Jesus has compassion on those who mourn because the death of a loved one is never without pain for families. This is especially true of parents who lose a child": Pope

2015.06.18.

“War never again!” is Pope’s call in Sarajevo

There are those who wish to incite and foment an atmosphere of war deliberately for the purpose of selling arms Pontiff warns.

2015.06.07.

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 appeals on behalf of the Disappeared

“Some families are living a long Good Friday and it is difficult for them to know the Easter promise of resurrection.”

2015.03.30.

Catholic delegation meets NI Minister for Justice

“It is simply frightening that this document from the Minister would even consider it an option that a terminally ill child would receive no intervention after it is born."

2015.01.16.

ACP writes to Pope Francis about Fr Tony Flannery

The CDF has never communicated directly with Fr Flannery or afforded him an opportunity to explain his position, ACP leadership tell Pontiff.

2014.12.20.

Pope to visit Sri Lanka and Philippines

Pontiff told reporters in May he wished to visit the Philippines as a gesture of solidarity with the victims of Typhoon Yolanda.

2014.07.30.

Churches seek to work together to reduce suicide risk

Two cross-border initiatives taking place in Derry over 9-10 October on suicide.

2013.10.08.

Archbishop launches new book on Dublin’s Mater Hospital

“Healthcare cannot be selective or preferential – it must reach out to every human being."

2013.09.29.
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