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Biodiversity celebrated at the Phoenix Park

"Simple actions like mowing your grass less often, retaining soft landscaping over hard paved surfaces, and letting the odd flowering weed spring up in your garden here and there can have can be hugely beneficial to pollinators."

2019.09.15.

Environmental action on the agenda at Knock on Saturday

Guest speakers at the event will be Trócaire’s head of policy and advocacy, Lorna Gold, and the former president of Mater Dei, Fr Dermot Lane.

2019.05.13.

Theologian seeks urgent revision of Draft National Energy and Climate Plan

A report published by the Central Statistics Office (CSO) in August 2018 showed that Ireland was way off track in reaching its carbon reduction targets, Fr Sean McDonagh has warned.

2019.03.22.

A very green St Patrick’s Day message from President Higgins for 2019

“On this special day let us renew our commitment to equality, social justice and care for all our vulnerable people, so many of whom continue to struggle for the very necessities of life.”

2019.03.16.

Author urges parents to prioritise fight against climate change

It is the story about doing everything we can for the sake of our children's future, says Dr Lorna Gold.

2018.06.17.

Pope gives his blessing to Formula E racing and electric vehicles generally

Formula E features high-performance streamlined electric powered cars that are more environmentally friendly.

2018.04.15.

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.

Laudato Si captures cry of the poor and cry of the earth: Robinson

Former president presented copy of 'Laudato Si: An Irish Response' to Pope Francis during meeting between the Pontiff and the Elders in the Vatican on Monday

2017.11.08.

World is now living with the reality of climate change, warns eco theologian

We need to stop talking about the threat of climate change and realise it is no longer a threat but an occurrence taking place right now.

2017.09.19.

Vatican fountains switched off as effects of drought hit Rome

The crisis is partly as a result of this year’s unusually hot summer – temperatures in Rome are expected to hit 38 ˚C this week – but a crucial factor is that the Lazio region, in which Rome lies, has experienced two exceptionally dry winters in a row.

2017.07.31.

Medical Missionaries of Mary campaign against rising tide of plastic pollution

Let ours be a time remembered for the awakening of a new reverence for life, the firm resolve to achieve sustainability, the quickening of the struggle for justice and peace – Pope Francis.

2017.06.05.

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.

Ozone layer around the earth shows some recovery

Faith communities have a vital role to play bringing about the transformative change Pope Francis calls for in Laudato Si.

2016.07.03.

New entity will replace IMU and CORI this month

Formation of the Association of Missionaries and Religious of Ireland (AMRI) in mid June as IMU and CORI bow out.

2016.06.02.

Diocese of Kerry celebrates ‘Earth Week’

Eco theologian Fr Sean McDonagh SSC will give a lecture in Tralee and launch his new book ‘On Care for Our Common Home’.

2016.04.18.

New film to raise awareness of Sr Dorothy Stang

“We wanted to demonstrate an authentic witness to the commitment to 'integral ecology' advocated by Pope Francis."

2016.02.25.

Eco theologian warns of over consumption of meat

To reach a healthy level of meat consumption, US citizens need to cut their intake by two-thirds & the Irish should eat half as much meat as we do.

2016.02.22.

John McAreavey to speak on forgiveness in Knock

Former footballer to give personal testimony about his faith journey following the tragic death of his wife, Michaela.

2016.02.21.

World Day of Prayer for Peace-‘makers’

“Men, women and children suffer because of weapons of mass destruction and we fail to respond, seduced by weapons of mass distraction.”

2016.01.01.

‘The Church needs to listen and converse more’

Preparation for Limerick's synod in 2016 continues as diocese hears from business, sporting, local government and arts communities.

2015.10.15.

Nuncio mulls personal liberty & natural moral law

Warns against the “atomistic, individualistic and deracinated existence” which has become increasingly prevalent in many parts of the Western world.

2015.10.07.

Pope Francis highlights environment in US

“Climate change is a problem which can no longer be left to a future generation” Pontiff warns in White House address.

2015.09.24.

Pope Francis and Castro discuss the environment

Papal visit coincides with the 80th anniversary of the renewal of diplomatic relations between the Republic of Cuba and the Holy See.

2015.09.21.

Dublin conference on the impact of climate change

Professor John Fitzgerald, chair of the advisory committee to the Government on the environment, will address the conference on ‘Ecology and Economics’.

2015.09.17.

Irish Church marks World Day of Prayer for Creation

“It demonstrates to our elected representatives that protection of creation is important to us” - Bishop John McAreavey.

2015.09.01.

Bishop urges families to pray grace at mealtimes

“It can be very difficult for parents to provide for the material needs of their children" and there are children who live and sleep in very inadequate situations.

2015.08.17.

Benedictine nun’s anti-mining advocacy honoured

Sr Stella Matutina's campaigning on behalf of the rights of the native peoples of Mindanao recognised by City of Weimar human rights award.

2015.08.09.

Proclaim Good News of all of Creation: Bishop Kelly

Bishop of Achonry leds the annual pilgrimage to Máméan last Sunday and urged the faithful to look after and preserve God's handiwork.

2015.08.06.

President Higgins to address Paris climate summit today

'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.

2015.07.21.

Bishop questions arguments based on emotion

“It is not for us to judge people, but that doesn't mean that we should not make objective moral judgements,” Bishop Kevin Doran.

2015.07.10.
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