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2018.05.21.

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.

New documentary on Irish Presentation nun

‘Sister India’ recounts the story of Sr Loreto Houlihan, a 91-year-old Irish missionary, who has spent 70 years teaching in India.

2018.04.10.

Catholic schools succeed beause they are catholic, says Bishop of Killaloe

The Catholic education system has been so successful because it is catholic in the true sense of the word ... It is inclusive, outward looking and thoroughly excited to share the Good News with all and sundry.

2018.02.05.

Catholic schools called to be a family of families – Bishop Monahan

Catholic Schools Week – the annual all-Ireland celebration of Catholic education – runs from 28 January to 4 February.

2018.01.27.

Boxes of prayers for Catholic Schools’ Week

Bishop of Kildare and Leighlin invites school communities to pray and place prayer petitions in box in school prayer spaces.

2018.01.19.

‘He was devoted to his own family and the SVP family’

Tributes paid to former national vice president and SVP spokesman, Professor John Monaghan, who has died aged 73.

2018.01.17.

Shalom Centre continues to make strides in peacebuilding in Africa

“When my children come back from school every day, they tell of their experiences of new friends from other ethnic communities whom they knew as enemies before. They now play together, sit together, share meals, plant ‘peace trees’ together… but they say, they have learnt this new way of co-existence through the peace clubs."

2017.12.27.

Pope Francis appoints Bishop Brendan Kelly as Bishop of Galway

A native of Craughwell, and a priest of longstanding, dedicated service in the diocese of Galway, is returning to his roots - Archbishop Eamon Martin.

2017.12.11.

Archbishop outlines vision for parish communities of the future

“We must seek the ways to restore the place of God in society and above all in the hearts of our young people.”

2017.12.05.

New Catholic secondary for Athlone and Roscommon

Coláiste Chiaráin is a symbol of the reality that Church and State work in the same space and serve the same people, says Bishop Doran

2017.11.26.

Irish priest’s foundation having transformative effect in Kenya

Shalom Centre invited by UN to discuss possible strategic contributions it can make in helping with the creation of Africa's Great Green Wall.

2017.11.24.

Charities welcome modest improvements in Budget

Social Justice Ireland (SJI) stated that Budget 2018 has given modest improvements for some but failed to get to grips with the scale of the crises needing to be addressed.

2017.10.12.

Nuncio joins Presentation bicentenary celebrations in Killina-Rahan

The Presentation Sisters “were true pioneers in providing education to people so long denied this basic fundamental right”.

2017.10.10.

Catholic schools must not be a source of division

At a Mass to mark the beginning of the new school year, Archbishop Diarmuid Martin warns that a narrow one-size-fits-all financial model can easily become a straitjacket for disadvantaged schools.

2017.09.26.

Red hat for Bishop Nulty as €10m college extension gets under way

Extended but never modernised, during the freezes of 2010 and 2011, some of the rooms were no warmer than 4 °C.

2017.08.13.

Investment not tax cuts for better future for all

Most people want to see reductions in healthcare waiting lists, increases in social housing provision and reliable high-speed broadband across rural Ireland. To achieve this means there should be no net tax cuts in Budget 2018 – Social Justice Ireland.

2017.06.29.

Galway mayor finds that SVP homework club is top of the class

“Our volunteers are very reliable, which is essential when providing this necessary service. They help build friendly relationships between children and parents living in direct provision with members of the community. Our volunteers add to the good spirit and positive attitude to learning that is created in our homework club” – Jim Walsh, SVP.

2017.06.19.

New book highlights Nano Nagle’s contribution to social justice

“From the poverty-stricken and colonial context of 18th century Ireland, Nano Nagle lit a flame for freedom through education, leaving us a legacy that continues to grow and expand into the complex world of the 21st century.”

2017.06.13.

You have a Christian duty to vote on 8 June, Northern Irish bishops tell Westminster electorate

A fundamental responsibility of every follower of Jesus is to transform the world with hope. Every vote in favour of a more just, peaceful and caring society is a concrete and personal expression of that hope.

2017.05.29.

Deletion of Rule 68 may result in monolithic-type state education

CPSMA AGM told that deletion of Rule 68 “may have unwittingly edged us closer to a situation whereby the State is no longer providing for education through a plurality of providers, but is itself providing a monolithic-type state education”.

2017.03.07.

Cistercian College Roscrea to close its doors to students

Contribution of the Cistercian College in the areas of Catholic education, sport, politics and public service, business as well as in other key facets of Irish life, has been immense.

2017.02.19.

Focus on care for the earth in Catholic Schools Week 2017

“Catholic education has played a key role in the integration of new communities into Ireland and is one of the most valuable things we have” – CPSMA

2017.01.28.

“Vast majority of Catholic schools enrol all applicants”

The CPSMA, the CPS and Iona Institute react to Education Minister’s proposed changes to the school admission system.

2017.01.17.

Pope Francis condemns “homicidal madness” misusing God’s name

In his annual new year’s address to the diplomatic corps, Pontiff stresses need to promote peace in a time of mass migrations, economic stagnation and violent extremism.

2017.01.10.

Child poverty increasing – Barnardos

“It is clear to us the economic recovery isn’t being felt by all as we are supporting parents who are under huge strain to meet the needs of their children because of the absence of appropriate quality public services” – Fergus Finlay, Barnardos.

2017.01.05.

Pioneering advocate for children with special needs honoured

Irish missionary, Sr Mary Sweeney, established St Joseph’s School for the Hearing Impaired in Sierra Leone and has given education, skills training and life opportunities to children with a disability in a developing country.

2016.12.14.

Founder of Culture of Life Africa to speak in Dublin

“The threat of the Culture of Death is now real and imminent ... in the form of population control measures being emphatically proposed, promoted and propagated from one nation to the next.”

2016.11.23.

‘Traveller identity must be protected & assigned legal protection’

Archbishop Diarmiud Martin pays tribute to Fr Derek Farrell as “a true friend of the Travelling People” who did not seek any great publicity for himself but placed his talents fully at the service of the Travellers and their place in society.

2016.09.30.

Archbishop calls for less divisive debate on school patronage

“The demand for Catholic schools is strong. The demand for other forms of patronage is growing. The process of diversification is still too slow.”

2016.09.28.
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