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Working to retain the Eighth gave people courage to speak up

Prompt and generous response to Catholic Comment appeal for ‘Catholic Voices’ in the media for WMOF18.

2018.07.27.

Pope visits flagship Focolare town Loppiano

A sense of humour is the human attitude closest to the grace of God, advises pontiff.

2018.05.11.

Communicating the family can be counter-cultural, says Archbishop Eamon Martin

Archbishop Eamon Martin is convinced that a constructive culture of engagement, rather than a pointless culture war, is the best way to ensure that the voice of faith, communicating the Family, can be heard.

2018.04.19.

Pope calls for dialogue over North Korea’s nuclear weapons programme

Comments follow recent war of words between North Korean leader Kim Jong-un and the US President Donald Trump over their respective nuclear weapons capability.

2018.01.09.

Catholic priest explains Luther in Presbyterian church

Christians are rediscovering a monk who was a Catholic, a reformer, a figure around whom much unity in faith is being re-forged, comments Bishop of Down and Connor, Noel Treanor.

2017.11.11.

Pray for Asia’s Christians this month, asks the Pope

On this continent, where the Church is a minority, the challenges are intense. We must promote dialogue among religions and cultures - Pope Francis

2017.11.05.

Honour McGuinness legacy by finishing his work

Former US President calls on people of Northern Ireland to finish the work of peace “so we can all have a future together”.

2017.03.24.

Focolare hosts party for Syrian refugees

Language of love creates event like ‘meeting of two families’ in Kildare.

2016.10.21.

Pope and Anglican leader send Limerick bishops on joint mission

“Catholics and Anglicans will work together to give voice to our common faith in the Lord Jesus Christ,” say Pope Francis and Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, in Common Declaration.

2016.10.08.

Catholic priest installed as ecumenical canon in CofI cathedral

Historic appointment in Belfast cathedral strengthens the common mission to "witness to Christ and promote reconciliation, peace and unity."

2016.10.01.

Faith leaders gathered in Assisi plead for world peace

Pope Francis warns humanity against “the deafening silence of indifference and selfishness” before the cry of those who live under the threat of bombs and plead for peace.

2016.09.21.

Not all Muslims are violent Pope Francis stresses

"If I speak of Islamic violence, I must speak of Catholic violence... and no, not all Muslims are violent, not all Catholics are violent. It is like a fruit salad; there's everything."

2016.08.02.

Pope’s reference to Armenian genocide sparks Turkish outburst

"May God preserve the memory of the Armenian people. Memories should not be watered down or forgotten; memory is a source of peace and of the future."

2016.06.27.

Focolare gathering to focus on mercy in politics & climate justice

In the current climate of mistrust, Focolare's message of dialogue and unity has a vital role to play in forging "bonds of understanding" between people says Focolare Co-director.

2016.06.23.

New centre for dialogue between faith and reason planned

The Notre Dame-Newman Centre for Faith and Reason will not be just an intellectual debating centre, but will also “work in the formation of an active and committed faith community of young people”.

2016.06.21.

NI bishops pay tribute to EU’s role in peace process

The “valuable work carried out to date to build new relationships across these islands must not be undermined.”

2016.06.09.

More dialogue between state & faiths urged

Head of the Church in England and Wales, Cardinal Vincent Nichols, gives address at symposium on St Thomas a Becket at Lambeth Palace.

2016.05.28.

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.

Pope’s apostolic exhortation on the family due today

Guide on document states: “The Pope's vision of society is inclusive. Such inclusion involves the effort to accept diversity, to dialogue with those who think differently..."

2016.04.08.

Pray with the Pope via new ‘Click to Pray’ app

The vision and motto of the Apostleship of Prayer's Click To Pray app is “Together, we make a difference every day.”

2016.03.05.

Pope calls for global effort on migration crisis

There is a need for “for mid-term and long-term planning which is not limited to emergency responses” Pontiff warns diplomatic corps.

2016.01.12.

Bishops from sixteen Churches explore unity

40 churchmen pray for safe release of Orthodox Bishop of Aleppo, Mar Gregorios Yohanna Ibrahim, kidnapped in 2013 and the release of Metropolitan Boulos.

2015.12.12.

Redemptorist’s role in NI peace process recalled

Across our community, our churches and our conflict Fr Gerry Reynolds CSsR forged new relationships so that old differences could be resolved.

2015.12.05.

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.

“We share in the grief of the entire city of Paris”

Church leaders call for prayers to be said in churches across the country today for those killed and injured in the "barbaric and monstrous attacks" in Paris.

2015.11.15.

Pluralist Ireland needs a new theory of pluralism

Religions must respect legitimate autonomy of the secular order. Imposing a political programme in the name of God is making yourself into God.

2015.11.05.

Catholics & Lutherans issue declaration on full unity

Unique ecumenical document - ‘Declaration on the Way: Church, Ministry and Eucharist’ - marks a pathway towards greater visible unity between two Churches.

2015.11.02.

‘The Church needs to listen and converse more’

Preparation for Limerick's synod in 2016 continues as diocese hears from business, sporting, local government and arts communities.

2015.10.15.

Bishop Leahy makes preparations for Synod 2016

‘Limerick: What is our Mission?’ will bring together people from the world of business, the arts, sport, politics, the heads of third level colleges and city councillors.

2015.10.12.

Mercy theme for World Communications Day

Good communication is never merely the product of the latest or most developed technology but realised through deep interpersonal relationship.

2015.09.30.
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