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Pope shares wisdom of global and Irish elderly in new book

It is Pope Francis’s hope that the book will create inter-generational dialogue and he asks young and old to join forces for the betterment of the world.

2018.11.22.

Support the elderly and vulnerable during extreme weather – Archbishop

“The weather forecast for the coming days is expected to be exceptionally cold and to include a significant snowfall. This bad weather will affect and frighten many people across our country.”

2018.02.28.

The wisdom and experience of the elderly

“He calls us to follow Him in every age of life, and old age has a grace and a mission too, a true vocation from the Lord. Old age is a vocation” - Pope Francis

2017.12.10.

The eye of the storm: keep a watch on elderly when Hurricane Ophelia hits

ALONE is calling on members of the public to check on their older neighbours and assist them if they need help during the bad weather

2017.10.16.

New SVP homes for the elderly in Mayo named ‘Housing Project of the Year’

The effort to achieve high quality standards was key to the successful delivery of the project and St Michael’s can only serve as a good practice model for the Society’s housing nationally.

2017.06.18.

Pope expresses his “deep sorrow” for “battered” Aleppo

Papal appeal for peace in Syria as military announces “concentrated air strikes” in Aleppo and nearby areas, targeting insurgent-held areas in the surrounding countryside.

2016.09.29.

Respond! opens new development in Waterford city

Impressive development includes 21 new apartments at St John’s College, with a 10-bed group home and 36 new build one bed apartments overlooking the Folly, costing €12 million.

2016.09.16.

One million over 65s by 2031 SJI highlights

“This level of population ageing will be associated with higher levels of disability and long-term ill-health and now is the time for planning and investment.”

2016.09.05.

We have to break the chain of hate & evil: Archbishop

Archbishop Martin calls for a “coalition of strong people” who “oppose violence on our streets” to challenge “despicable and evil” acts of violence.

2016.04.27.

Pope appeals for return of kidnapped priest

Salesian Fr Tom Uzhunnalil was taken captive on 4 March during the course of a terror attack on a home for the elderly in Yemen.

2016.04.11.

Pope laments “blind & brutal” violence of terrorism

The Easter message speaks especially to those seeking to escape from persecution and poverty.

2016.03.28.

Euthanasia is not palliative care: COMECE

“Intentionally bringing on the death of a patient, even if he asks for it, does not constitute caring for him.”

2016.03.11.

Business must favour dignity of every person: Pope

7,000 businessmen and women from Italy’s largest manufacturing association reflect with Pontiff on the ethics of doing business.

2016.02.28.

Poor health, no money and loneliness top concerns

ALONE research shows respondents were most concerned about being able to maintain independence on the state pension and finding themselves lonely.

2016.02.20.

Irish bishop pays tribute to Filipino contribution

"I want to thank you for the contribution so many Filipino people to our parish communities and in the care of the sick and the elderly."

2016.01.28.

Respond! converts seminary into housing for elderly

€12m redevelopment includes 21 new apartments in the college, a 10-bed group home, and 36 one-bed apartments and a range of support services.

2015.11.09.

Limerick listening process highlights six themes

Feedback from 4,000 questionnaires sets out challenges ahead for the Church and selects themes for 2016 Limerick Diocesan Synod.

2015.10.09.

Elderly must be included in social housing: Alone

The number of older people coming to ALONE in need of housing increased by 90% in 2014.

2015.10.06.

Pope defends Church’s teaching on marriage

God’s dream for his creation is to see it fulfilled “in the loving union between a man and a woman, rejoicing in their shared journey, fruitful in their mutual gift of self”.

2015.10.05.

Do not abandon the victims of this crisis: Pope

On Syria and Iraq Pontiff appeals, “We need to find a solution, which is never a violent one, because violence only creates new wounds”.

2015.09.18.

Grandparents can play a key role in catechesis

Bishop Brendan Leahy urges grandparents to help their grandchildren in the faith at 2015 Catholic Grandparents Pilgrimage in Knock.

2015.09.15.

Church is not just a Church of the perfect: Archbishop

"We remember in our prayers those who have had to flee from their homelands that they may find peace through the welcome of believers in Jesus Christ."

2015.09.13.

UK parliament votes down assisted suicide bill

“I welcome Parliament’s recognition of the grave risks that this bill posed to the lives of our society’s most vulnerable people” - Archbishop Peter Smith.

2015.09.12.

Killarney Cathedral forced to keep gates padlocked

“We have seen some cars parked inside the Cathedral grounds at half eight in the morning and left there until six in the evening.”

2015.08.16.

“Right to die will quickly become duty to die”

Bishop of Shrewsbury expresses serious concerns over new private members' bill on assisted dying due to be introduced into British parliament in September.

2015.08.03.

Euthanasia and assisted suicide devalue life

“Laws which permit people to give suicide assistance are dangerous" warns disability campaigner and founder of Hope Ireland, Dr Kevin Fitzpatrick.

2015.06.08.

Caritas worker killed in Syrian city of Aleppo

“Aleppo has been cut off for 16 days, with no telecommunications, Internet or electricity... with mortar shells hitting the city every day.”

2015.04.09.

Emigration has left older people ALONE

This St Patrick’s Day, ALONE are asking emigrants to remember older people left at home who may be feeling isolated.

2015.03.14.

We have a duty to care for the elderly: Pope

Pope Francis encourages healthcare professionals and medical students to specialise in palliative care.

2015.03.06.

Pope warns criminals against using religion

External forms of piety without “a real conversion are not enough to be considered in communion with Christ and his Church”.

2015.02.23.
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