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Ahead of Red Wednesday “horrific reality” of persecuted Christians highlighted

“We state definitively that those who do not respect freedom of thought, conscience and religion must be held to account” – Chair of the Council for Justice and Peace of the Irish Catholic Bishops’ Conference, Bishop Alan McGuckian.

2018.11.27.

Dublin to hold parish food appeal for Crosscare next weekend

The generosity of parishioners last year meant that 10,000 emergency hampers were distributed to those most in need before Christmas.

2018.11.26.

St Laurence O’Toole: 900-year-old lessons for our time

The 12th century Irish saint was heavily involved in the events of his time – but he still found time to go on an annual 40-day prayer retreat.

2018.11.17.

New resting place for the heart of St Laurence O’Toole

Archbishop Michael Jackson to bless and dedicate relic of Dublin’s patron Saint at a service of Festal Choral Evensong in Christ Church Cathedral on 14 November.

2018.11.09.

New pastoral centre for Newtownpark parish

"We want to be bringing people into the Church as much as possible. This new pastoral centre is going to really help us to do that.” – Fr Dermot Leycock

2018.10.29.

Nineteen babies born into homelessness in one year

Depaul saw a particularly large increase in families accessing its services in both Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland.

2018.10.18.

Emma Mhic Mhathúna RIP – her faith sustained her says priest at funeral

Priest thanked Emma for the hope she expressed: “that people are good and have a capacity to learn from mistakes and that what happened to you should not happen to any other woman in our land.”

2018.10.11.

Standing room only as Finglas West bids farewell to beloved church building

The Church of the Annunciation, one of Ireland's largest church buildings, capable of holding more than 3,000 people, is now falling into disrepair. It will be replaced by a new 350-seat church more suited to the needs of the parish today.

2018.10.08.

Homeless crisis increasing, says Simon Dublin

“There continues to be a surge in people who desperately need help with housing. Additional housing must be delivered at a more accelerated rate."

2018.09.26.

Archbishop says Irish Church needs to reflect “with urgency” on the future

The Church in Ireland must work towards becoming “more authentically the Church of Jesus Christ in a culture that is different”.

2018.09.09.

Homelessness caused by poor policy choices – Focus Ireland

There were 9,891 people living in hotels, bed and breakfasts and family hubs in July, up from 9,872 people in June, with 43 more children homeless in July than in June.

2018.09.06.

“Let us begin again!” – Bishop of Limerick

The Irish Church, Bishop Brendan Leahy has suggested, is a Church that has faced the evil within, has worked tirelessly to cast it out and put stringent measures in place to protect against its return.

2018.09.04.

Dublin parishes charged with drawing up an agenda for renewal following Pope’s visit

"One challenge facing the Church in Ireland is that of discerning where the essentials of the Christian life lie and how our institutions witness to what is essential."

2018.09.03.

Pope asks for forgiveness for abuse and exploitation

"Lord, sustain and increase this state of shame and repentance and give us the strength to commit ourselves so that these things never happen again and justice may be done.”

2018.08.27.

Dublin Camino for WMOF2018

Seven churches involved in ecumenical endeavour.

2018.08.19.

Tradition and biodiversity for WMOF garden

Artists and craftspeople have created a holy well and sculptures for the garden at Saint Damian's Monastery in Dublin.

2018.08.06.

Four new deacons for Dublin

"The ministry of a deacon is a ministry of personal integrity." – Archbishop Diarmuid Martin.

2018.06.04.

Words of comfort from the UK

“May God bless Ireland and its generous hearted people. May that love, in every family, be a protection for the unborn, whatever the law may now permit.”

2018.05.31.

Pope will visit Capuchin Day Centre in Dublin in August

Homeless clients “very excited” and can’t believe pontiff is coming to visit them, says Brother Kevin Crowley.

2018.05.19.

WMoF2018 milestone as 2,500th volunteer registers

Secretary General of WMOF2018, Fr Timothy Bartlett, delighted at having reached milestone in volunteering numbers, but thousands more volunteers needed.

2018.05.02.

The Risen Lord is among us, says Diarmuid Martin

Jesus is risen and is with us and He helps us to be people of life and light in a time marked by many dimensions of darkness.

2018.04.02.

The Papal visit will strengthen, comfort and challenge us

Pope Francis comes to challenge us all to be with those families that struggle and fail, says Archbishop Diarmuid Martin in Palm Sunday homily.

2018.03.26.

Crosscare’s community café aims to help those feeling isolated

“Unfortunately a rising tide does not lift all boats! Many of the issues people have when accessing the food bank are not being addressed with the improving economy” - Michael McDonagh.

2018.02.21.

Jesus fulfils the norms but he also does things that shock, says Archbishop Diarmuid Martin

We invoke the healing power of Jesus on the sick among us, remembering in our prayers all those who suffer sickness or anguish or addiction or pain or isolation and loneliness.

2018.02.12.

Deliverance from oppresssion is at the heart of Christian Unity Week 2018

When we encounter God together we encounter each other as brothers and sisters in Christ, as beloved family

2018.01.22.

Dublin’s Filipinos prepare for Christmas with Simbáng Gabi devotions in Church Street

"Naturally, everyone wishes to be at home for Christmas. It is good however that you can celebrate something of family and tradition here in Ireland," Archbishop Martin tells his Filipino flock

2017.12.18.

Energy price increases knock the joy out of Christmas says SVP

This is a particularly difficult time for families worrying about upcoming Christmas expenses and getting through the winter months when energy bills are at their highest.

2017.12.04.

Get designing – you have a month!

Artists have until 20th December to enter vestment design competition.

2017.11.25.

Homeless crisis worsens

Focus Ireland warned that these two new sets of figures clearly show that the homeless crisis is continuing to deepen with less than five weeks to Christmas.

2017.11.23.

Dublin in a Decade – Archbishop reflects on parish prospects with fewer priests

Without the continued support of religous orders, Dublin could face a 70% drop in the number of its priests by 2030

2017.11.20.
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