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Taizé reports five old cases of sexual assault on minors

“If I am speaking today, it is because we owe this to the victims, to those close to them, and to all those who seek at Taizé a space of trust, safety and truth” – Brother Alois, Prior of Taizé.

2019.06.06.

Archbishop recommends five-a-day prayer diet

"I ask you to think of five different people, that the love of Christ may really take root in their hearts."

2019.05.27.

Many hundreds expected at Memorial of Blessed John Sullivan SJ

“We are waiting for that elusive miracle and then we are on to the next stage,” says Vice Postulator of cause for canonisation.

2019.05.12.

Ecumenical Way of the Cross highlights sufferers and their carers

Those who need support and those who provide support are foremost in our thoughts, says Catholic Bishop of Limerick, Brendan Leahy.

2019.04.19.

Spirit radio rides the waves during first 2019 pledge drive

“There are days when we fear that people will get fed up with our pledge drives. But then, answering the phone and talking with listeners, it is clear that our station provides a whole lot of things for people.”

2019.02.10.

“Who cares?” What is important is to be disciples of Jesus

During week of prayer for Christian Unity, Anglican Primate of All England gives lesson in detachment, saying he is not concerned about Anglican priests entering Catholic Church.

2019.01.25.

Ecumenism is not optional says Pope, as unity octave begins

“We just work together and try to provide a Christian witness in a world which is becoming increasingly secular and anti-Church. So I think we feel we have a common purpose.” – Rev Leslie Robinson

2019.01.19.

2018 – a good year for Alpha!

We’re just sitting in amazement watching the green shoots coming from people’s hearts because we all know that we are a mission field in Ireland – Dominic Perrem, Alpha Ireland.

2018.12.21.

There is only ‘us’ – revealing this truth is the work of reconciliation

Irish experience of reconciliation in focus at Swedish ecumenical conference addressed by Catholic and Church of Ireland bishops.

2018.11.16.

Churches make plans for Brexit

“There are core values and practices arising out of the Gospel that will lie at the heart of all the churches’ contributions at every level of engagement, from informing the opinions of individual members, to official contributions by the churches, to governments and institutions.”

2018.10.28.

Primate hints at return visit by Pope Francis – to Northern Ireland

“A visit to Northern Ireland, particularly with our history and with all that we've been through, is going to require a dedicated time,” says Archbishop Eamon Martin.

2018.08.18.

Our world begs for unity, says Pope Francis

Pope Francis gives the homily at the service marking the 70th anniversary of the World Council of Churches.

2018.06.22.

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.

Ecumenical Bible Week focuses on Handing on the Faith

Symposium will include presentations by John Waters on ‘Taking us Back to the Father’, Rev Ginnie Kennerley on ‘The Family Today: Healing and Expansion in Christ’, and Nick Park on ‘Modern Family – Ancient Problems’.

2018.04.25.

Impasse in Northern politics due to indifference says bishop

“In our two communities or in our various communities we are happy enough the way we are and we couldn’t be bothered,” says Bishop Alan McGuckian SJ of Raphoe.

2018.04.11.

Belfast Agreement in focus at Focolare weekend

BBC journalist, Brian Rowan will address annual all-Ireland weekend in Belfast.

2018.04.06.

Big Blue Bus in Ballina

United social outreach in Mayo is a sign of our common Christian commitment, says Bishop of Killala, John Fleming.

2018.02.16.

Traditionalists could set up a schismatic church, warns theologian

“I am convinced that they are doing serious harm to the Catholic Church by their emphasis on rules and regulations and sacramental punishments” – Fr Gabriel Daly OSA.

2018.01.23.

When we build walls against vulnerable, we shut out God

A more publicised Week of Prayer for Christian Unity would "do even more good", says Scripture scholar.

2018.01.20.

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.

Anglican Oriental-Orthodox Commission to meet in Dublin

Sixth meeting of the Commission since its foundation will bring together high profile religious leaders between 23 and 28 October for the first time in Ireland.

2017.10.17.

Journeying together is already step towards unity

Ecumenism is not just doctrinal dialogue, but “a dynamic reality” including all dimensions of our witness to the world, “since we are becoming one while together on the way” – Dr Martin Robra, World Council of Churches.

2017.05.20.

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.

Derry’s Catholic and CofI bishops undertake joint walk for peace

Between 27 to 29 April, Bishops Donal McKeown and Ken Good will undertake a 30-mile walk together to promote reconciliation and highlight their shared Christian heritage.

2017.04.25.

“Is faith in God so problematic?” CofI Primate asks educational establishment

In an address to mark the quincentenary of the Reformation, Archbishop Michael Jackson said the challenge to universities is whether it is still really necessary to be ‘anti-religious’.

2017.02.21.

Inaugural service of Week of Prayer recalls barriers to unity

Journey towards Christian unity is progressing but people need to be more aware of its forward momentum, says authority on ecumenism.

2017.01.20.

Week of Guided Prayer can foster ecumenism

“We encourage parishes offering the Week to include their local Church of Ireland, Methodist and Presbyterian groups” – Office for Evangelisation and Ecumenism.

2017.01.13.

“Tireless and selfless peacemaker” is laid to rest

Bishop Gerard Clifford lived out his motto "May they all be one" says Cardinal Brady.

2016.12.16.

Irish Church leaders among witnesses to historical ecumenical event

“It would have been unimaginable to our parents’ generation to think that the Pope would be joining in the 500th commemoration of Martin Luther,” says bishop of Limerick, Brendan Leahy.

2016.11.04.

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.
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