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Pro-life politicians launch local election campaigns this week

New Irish party hoping to field 70 candidates. “Aontú means unity. We hope to heal the divisions that exist in Irish society,” says Aontú leader, Deputy Peadar Toibín.

2019.04.03.

Bishops of Europe pledge to maintain fraternity in face of Brexit crisis

“Brexit should never succeed in breaking the fraternity uniting us with our British brothers.”

2019.03.31.

Don’t be silenced by Google Ad ban say No campaigners

Ad ban will affect No side 100% more than Repeal side as mainstream media “dominated by Yes side talking points,” says Iona.

2018.05.11.

Church leaders express concern for homeless and migrants

“Courageous and decisive plans and sufficient funding to overcome the suffering and the deprivation of those who live on the precarious margins of society” is needed, Archbishop stresses.

2017.12.26.

Christmas messages focus on homeless crisis and direct provision

“Christmas asks of us that we turn from singing carols to raising our voices to ensure the voices of the vulnerable are heard and their needs recognised” - Archbishop Michael Jackson.

2017.12.19.

Bishop links crisis in democracy in Ireland to abortion push

"If you are pro-life and a Students Union president, you will have a hard time in Ireland. Where is freedom of speech?” asks Bishop Phonsie Cullinan.

2017.11.01.

Coptic Pope visits Ireland

Crucial value of human rights, including the freedom of religion and the rights of prisoners, on agenda as Pope Tawadros II meets Irish President.

2017.05.19.

Death of Martin McGuinness announced

Martin McGuinness “made an immense contribution to sustaining peace by reaching out a hand of friendship and reconciliation and being prepared to model alternatives to dispute and division” – Archbishop Eamon Martin.

2017.03.21.

Irish citizens must think about role of religion in Republic’s second century

Faith-based or denominational-based education brings benefits to society and democracy due to the plurality of perspectives it encompasses – Francis Campbell.

2016.11.02.

Church leaders express sadness and determination following Nice attack

Counterbalance with love this awful crime, appeals Primate.

2016.07.16.

Archbishop recalls Veronica Guerin 20 years after her murder

“She paid a high price and her family and friends suffered an unimaginable loss. Her integrity gives her still today a noble place our recent history.”

2016.06.27.

COMECE welcomes Pope’s speech on Europe

Pope Francis stressed the need to move away from a “liquid economy" to create dignified and well-paying jobs.

2016.05.09.

Senator urges next Govt to deliver political reform

“It will be unforgivable if our politicians backslide from their recent commitment to parliamentary reform as a prerequisite for allowing a new government to get going.”

2016.03.28.

Abortion is not just an issue in Ireland: Bishop

Challenges for next government include the inadequacy of some services in hospitals & disability facilities, reduced pay, child poverty, homelessness & crime levels.

2016.02.15.

Lack of European patriotism is threat to EU

Europe has become more integrated legally in the last ten years and more divided politically and spiritually and emotionally, says former Taoiseach.

2016.01.29.

Pope Francis begins six-day visit to Africa in Kenya

“We have a responsibility to pass on the beauty of nature in its integrity to future generations, and an obligation to exercise a just stewardship of the gifts we have received."

2015.11.26.

Council of Europe honours Irish missionary nun

Sr Dr Maura Lynch MMM, a doctor-surgeon and obstetrician, recognised for her ground-breaking work with women devastated by obstetric fistula in Africa.

2015.08.11.

New interactive exhibition on Magna Carta opens

Christ Church Cathedral exhibition explains the significance of Magna Carta from 1215 to the present day and the importance of its special Libre Niger copy.

2015.06.06.

Fr Brendan Purcell concerned for the constitution

Irish philosopher says introducing SSM in Ireland is legally even more catastrophic than it has been in England because of our special constitutional protections for the family.

2015.05.18.

Archbishop made no call for conscience clause

Transcript shows Diarmuid Martin commented on freedom of conscience without making any specific proposal in relation to marriage referendum.

2015.03.25.

Over 30,000 young people attend Taizé gathering

Young Orthodox, Catholics and Protestants from 65 countries gather in Czech capital in solidarity and prayer.

2015.01.01.

Dublin/Monaghan bombings did immense harm

Archbishop leads Mass to mark 40th anniversary of atrocities which left 34 dead.

2014.05.18.

Bishops and superiors urged to show sensitivity in appointments

Spiritan calls for more dialogue when clerical appointments are being made.

2013.10.16.
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