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Ecumenical Bible Week: reading & praying together

It began in 2014 as an effort to tap into the ecumenical collaboration of IEC2012. The different traditions would read, pray and celebrate the Bible together over one week.

2016.05.06.

‘Her death is a huge cross for her family’: Bishop

Sr Clare's "life and death have posed questions for many of her contemporaries – what is worthwhile doing in life, what makes a beautiful person, who we want as our idols?”

2016.05.03.

500 transition year students at RDS faith gathering

Students hear personal testimonies from WYD participant seriously injured in traffic accident and from Richard Moore who was blinded by a plastic bullet as a child.

2016.05.01.

Rubicon explores 100 years of Irish faith & culture

The conference brings together leaders from the media, education, politics, the arts, business, social sector and the Churches to learn from one another.

2016.04.12.

Easter Week 1916 set the Irish people on a new path

“A century later and the journey goes on, we are still writing our story, still trying to make real the promise and the dream of 1916" - Bishop Denis Brennan.

2016.03.29.

1916 Rising leaders knew the limits of the Church

“They had courage in abundance to follow their patriotic convictions. But they also drew courage from their faith to know how to live life and face death” - Bishop Leahy.

2016.03.18.

Faith of executed Rising leaders profiled in new book

Friary was chosen as venue for the launch due to the Capuchins’ central role in 1916 and in ministering to the leaders before their execution.

2016.03.10.

‘Catholics shouldn’t apologise for their faith’

Tyrone Gaelic football manager, Mickey Harte, asks “Why should we not be as proud of our Catholic faith as we are of our club colours?”

2016.03.06.

Confirmation candidates explore Tweeting with God

“An easily accessible, navigable and contemporary tool to help young people with questions they have about their faith”.

2016.02.27.

Conference to look at how sport can build faith

“Throughout competitions I recited decades of the rosary praying as I competed. I drew on my faith to empower performance” - Gerard Hartmann.

2016.02.16.

First ecumenical Ash Wednesday service at DCU

The imposition of ashes on our foreheads was living out the life of baptism in the public space and the public square - Archbishop Michael Jackson.

2016.02.13.

Authorities bulldoze church and mosque in Calais

“The destruction of these places of worship is at odds with the fundamental human right to worship freely according to the beliefs and principles of all those in the jungle.”

2016.02.02.

Cardinal Ravasi tweets tribute to David Bowie

“Ground Control to Major Tom/Commencing countdown, engines on/ Check ignition/and may God's love be with you.”

2016.01.12.

Ulster rugby players to speak about their faith

Ruan Pienaar, Wiehahn Herbst and Paul Marshall will be interviewed by the BBC’s Mark Simpson St Anne’s Cathedral in Belfast on 25 January.

2016.01.08.

Boxing champion Tyson Fury speaks of his faith

New WBA, IBF and WBO World Heavyweight boxing champion attributes his success to God: “If God is in my corner then no one can beat me.”

2015.12.01.

Fr Brian D’Arcy publishes his Sunday sermons

"This is the book I didn’t want to write. It is the book the publishers encouraged me to compile for more than 10 years and which I steadfastly resisted.”

2015.11.11.

Pope will visit Kenya, Uganda & CAR in November

The Kenyan bishops have chosen as their theme, “To stand strong in the faith”.

2015.08.29.

Céilí Community evangelisation course begins

Young men and women use home grown Irish community to discern religious vocations.

2015.08.23.

Christian bells to ring out for persecuted Christians

Parishes across Ireland urged to ring their bells for up to fifteen minutes and express solidarity with Christians suffering in the Middle East.

2015.08.15.

High profile Synge Street principal bows out

“There has been a significant increase in those attending Third Level. When I started, 7% went on to third level, last year we sent 78%.”

2015.08.12.

True love for God leads to unity: Shia Imam

The problem is that people love God but in a way that is not right." Some have a "possessive love for God: 'That is my God, not your God': Dr Mohammed Ali Shomali.

2015.08.07.

Great signs of hope for inter-religious dialogue

Strong Irish presence and involvement at first jointly hosted Focolare summer gathering at Hope University in Liverpool.

2015.08.04.

Top Hollywood actors to star in Vatican drama

Television series explores inner struggle between the responsibility of being pope and the miseries of the man chosen as Pontiff.

2015.07.31.

Bishop Doran pays tribute to poetry of WB Yeats

“True art has a close affinity with the world of faith ... art remains a kind of bridge to religious experience”.

2015.07.30.

FF councillor supports church gate collection call

"There are church gate collections virtually every week outside churches and it is a contributing factor in people not attending Mass.”

2015.07.28.

Real vocation of grandparent is to pass on the faith

"With my last breath, please God, I will be passing on the faith," says Catherine Wiley.

2015.07.26.

Reek Sunday pilgrimage to Croagh Patrick is cancelled

Archbishop Neary expresses his disappointment. "I'm not aware that it has ever been cancelled before and I have been climbing this mountain since I was a young lad many, many years ago."

2015.07.26.

‘Preparation and Safety’ is the message

Up to 30,000 Expected to Climb Croagh Patrick for Reek Sunday.

2015.07.25.

Call for worldwide celebration of Grandparents

A dedicated day for grandparents would recognise that “grandparents are the anchor in families - they are anchored by faith.”

2015.07.18.

Pope’s encyclical sells out within first two weeks

Laudato Si is best-seller on non-fiction list in July with a number of other theology and spirituality books proving popular summer reads.

2015.07.17.
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