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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.

Lineup for National Novena in Knock announced

Cardinal Timothy Dolan of New York and Primate of All Ireland, Archbishop Eamon Martin, among speakers at this year's novena.

2015.07.16.

Pope praises women of Paraguay at Caacupe

In his homily at the shrine of the Virgin of Caacupe, the Pope linked his admiration of Paraguayan women with his devotion to Our Lady.

2015.07.12.

Elber Twomey says faith has sustained her

Young Irish mother lost her husband, son and unborn child to a suicidal driver in England while on a family holiday in 2012.

2015.07.11.

Atheist Ireland objects to revamped Angelus on RTÉ

Editor of Religious Programmes at RTÉ, Roger Childs, rejects contention that the Angelus is biased in favour of Catholics.

2015.06.27.

‘No room for complacency’ on child safeguarding

Five more priests in Dublin the subject of allegations of historical child sexual abuse though the overall number of allegations shows a drop over the last two years.

2015.06.13.

Pope cautions against faith based on visionaries

“We are close to coming to a decision," the Pontiff told press on flight back to Rome from Sarajevo regarding the investigation into the alleged Marian apparitions at Medjugorje.

2015.06.10.

ACN gave €100m in aid to persecuted Christians

Charity provided eight schools in Dohuk and Erbil in Kurdish northern Iraq to where 120,000 Christians fled last summer after attacks by so-called Islamic State.

2015.06.10.

Prince Charles attends ‘milestone’ ecumenical service

IRA murder of Lord Mountbatten helped Prince understand suffering and the "agonies borne by so many others in these islands.”

2015.05.21.

President Higgins attends rededication of St Mel’s

“Sunday mornings we have bigger congregations than we have been seeing for a considerable time. Our webcam is reaching people far from Longford.”

2015.05.18.

Parents concerned about impact of advertising

New research commissioned by the Mothers Union shows four in five parents (80%) in Great Britain are concerned about the commercialisation of childhood.

2015.04.15.

1916 centenary offers chance to rediscover values

Easter proclamation “would hardly have meant that in respecting differing lifestyles we prioritise adults over children” - Bishop Leahy.

2015.04.08.

Christians are called to be people who treasure life

“I cannot celebrate the light of Christ without thinking of those students in Kenya singled out to be killed precisely because of their Christian identity" - Archbishop Martin.

2015.04.05.

Limerick teenagers impress Synod consultation

Bishop Leahy issues open invitation to young people and all others to participate in the renewal of the Church locally through the Limerick Diocesan Synod.

2015.03.31.

Bishops highlight freedom of conscience & religion

Action is necessary in order to protect young people from being attracted to organisations that seek to impose cultural supremacy by violence.

2015.03.23.

Primate urges Church to rekindle missionary zeal

Irish faithful urged to imitate St Patrick and the great Irish missionary endeavours of past centuries and become 'missionaries of mercy' for today's world.

2015.03.18.

Knock miracle cure let’s people know ‘God is there’

Marion Carroll was cured of her multiple sclerosis by the 'living Christ in the Eucharist'.

2015.03.14.

Mickey Harte extolls values of 50s and 60s Ireland

“It was not a time of plenty, but it was spiritually rich” recalls Tyrone football manager.

2015.03.07.

Archbishop launches new Facebook page for Lent

The theme of Trócaire’s 2015 Lenten campaign is ‘Fighting drought and hunger caused by climate change’.

2015.02.18.

“We must be open to the new ways God wants for us”

Synod is “a spiritual experience of journeying together to renew and deepen our own commitment to our faith" Bishop Leahy explains.

2015.02.09.

Role for the community in caring for sick: Archbishop

Dublin seminar provides concrete suggestions on how to structure the pastoral care of the sick in a parish in today’s world.

2015.02.08.

Stephen Fry’s rant about God is ‘naive’: priest

Denying the existence of God solves nothing and certainly doesn’t remove the problem of suffering or explain where it comes from: Fr Brian McKevitt.

2015.02.01.
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