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Caution needed over anti-abortion protests, Archbishop warns

“I would be particularly cautious about protesting against GPs because everybody is going there, and people go there for all sorts of reasons.”

2019.01.07.

No room for pro-life conscience in Sinn Féin as party suspends West Meath TD

“Peadar Tóibín’s decision to vote against the legislation is a serious breach of the party’s rules and he has now been suspended for a period of six months.”

2018.11.05.

Bishop and priest clash over whether Catholic Yes vote is a sin

According to RTE’s referendum exit poll, almost 9 out of 10 No voters were Catholics while 7 out of 10 Yes voters were also Catholics.

2018.05.29.

“This is a watershed moment in Irish society” – Bishop Crean

Seven bishops issue pastoral letters on Eighth Amendment over bank holiday weekend in a bid to influence more people to vote No in the upcoming referendum.

2018.05.08.

“The crisis is so grave that we need all hands on deck”

Jesuit theologian Fr Gerry O’Hanlon argues that a synodal form of church at all levels is urgently needed to salvage the Catholic faith in Ireland.

2017.01.24.

Hundreds of Catholic scholars sign opposing statements on contraception

“We highlighted that the vast majority of acts of sexual intercourse do not have the biological capacity for procreation and so, contrary to the central claim of Humanae Vitae, cannot have a procreative finality and significance.”

2016.09.21.

Irish Primates welcome Pope’s Amoris Laetitia

"Pope Francis realises that we do not live in a world where ... all that is needed is either to repeat doctrinal formulations or to set these doctrines aside and be ‘pastoral’.”

2016.04.09.

Irish society must be ‘people-centered’: Archbishop

If an unborn child has a life-limiting condition, it would be “inhumane to withdraw the protection of the Constitution to their right to life”.

2016.02.17.

CSTV to live stream Bill O’Herlihy’s funeral

High profile broadcaster described Vatican's treatment of Fr Tony Flannery as an "outrageous injustice".

2015.05.28.

100,000 Christians killed annually for their faith

Ongoing persecution is an issue that unites all Christians Bishop McAreavey tells Joint Committee on Foreign Affairs and Trade.

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.

Yes vote may impact on ACCORD bishop warns

“I have serious concerns about the blunt refusal to give any real guarantees regarding freedom of religion in relation to the referendum."

2015.05.11.

Archbishop Martin warns of growing housing crisis

"In the coming months existing services will experience enormous strain and many of those entering homelessness will be children.”

2015.05.10.

Increasingly difficult to express marriage views

Bishop of Elphin warns that many who support Church's teaching on marriage wonder if they are entitled to express this view publicly anymore.

2015.04.13.

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.

Bishop pleads for information on the Disappeared

“Sadly there may be people in the area that have information which would help in bringing closure to this sorry saga" - Bishop Michael Smith.

2015.03.19.

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.

New priest ordained for Cork and Ross

Ordination of Fr Marius O'Reilly on Sunday is the second for the diocese this year.

2014.11.25.

Franciscans hope new book will prove a bestseller

‘The Simplest Prayer’ includes practical advice on meditation and simple reflections for times of anxiety, weak faith, troubled conscience and letting go.

2014.11.02.

Bishop recalls those who died in 1916

"The longer a voice is suppressed, the stronger the force and resentment that will accompany it when it eventually explodes and has to be heard."

2014.05.08.

Symposium explores Ratzinger’s theology

Over forty scholars gather in Maynooth to discuss pope emeritus' theological anthropology.

2014.04.21.

RTE broadcaster “shocked” by Vatican’s treatment of priest

“What I read of the way he’s been treated makes me ashamed of the actions of those representing my Church.”

2013.09.16.

Vatican cardinal joins freedom of conscience row

A top Vatican cardinal has warned the Government not to compel individuals and institutions to violate their conscience.

2013.07.09.
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