"This latest move is further evidence of the disregard the US administration has for the lives of vulnerable people." – Éamonn Meehan
Former rugby international player Ronan O'Gara, Norah Casey from Dragon's Den, abuse survivor Marie Collins, and Tyrone manager Mickey Harte among the speakers at Pastoral Congress for WMOF18.
“Last weekend’s collection will enable us to reach even more people with life-saving aid. The support of the Catholic Church in Ireland will make a significant contribution to saving lives in East Africa over the coming weeks.”
If the Fossil Fuel Divestment Bill is passed, Ireland will be the first country to ban investment of public money into the fossil fuel industry, says Trócaire director.
Trócaire's work would not be possible without the generosity of parishioners, students, teachers, clergy, volunteers and supporters who believe passionately in remembering those less well off than themselves – Trócaire’s Kevin Donnelly.
Archbishop Eamon Martin said he had been told about people of all ages who are reaching out in love and charity to the poor and needy, to the sick and elderly, to the anxious and the troubled.
As Pope Francis visits Greece, Trócaire expresses deep concern at the recent EU-Turkey deal that facilitates large-scale return of asylum seekers to Turkey.
If Syeda Ghulam Fatima is named Aurora Prize Laureate, Trócaire will share the award with the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan & the Bonded Labour Liberation Front.
Last year public donated €23 million to programmes which benefited 2.4 million people in 24 countries according to annual report.
'Summit of Consciences for the Climate' focuses on citizen involvement. Meanwhile Trócaire disappointed that Climate Bill shelved till after summer recess. "This latest delay will see us lose yet more time completing legislation on what is the most pressing issue facing the planet today," says Trócaire Executive Director.
Beatification is not only a fitting tribute to his work, "it is also a powerful message of solidarity to those who continue to put their lives at risk to speak out against injustice".