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Archbishop Martin appeals for support for Food Banks

Two new food banks opened by Crosscare in 2015 in Glasnevin and Darndale as demand for assistance remains high.

2015.12.02.

Redemptorists launch annual Limerick hamper appeal

Appeal on behalf of Limerick's poorest began 33 years ago and more than 6,000 hampers were donated across the city and county last Christmas.

2015.11.30.

Bishop launches Kerry funeral guide & pastoral plan

Five-year pastoral plan (2016-2020) outlines the diocese’s priorities and is a response to the increased appetite for ongoing training.

2015.11.23.

Pope celebrates Mass at conclusion of Synod

Pope warns of followers of Jesus who are able to speak about him but live far from his heart, which is reaching out to those who are wounded.

2015.10.26.

ACCORD worked with 60,000 people last year

The canonisation of married couple Blessed Louis and Zèile Martin, parents of St Thérèse of Lisieux, is the first in the history of the Church.

2015.10.18.

Archbishop’s tribute to Pope’s ability to think anew

Launching a book by Rev Gordon Linney, Archbishop Diarmuid Martin pays tribute to the Pontiff’s ability to “say things in a different way”.

2015.10.02.

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.

Renewal will see families ministering to families

Irish Church may “look at the way we do marriage preparation and to what extent our families are involved in preparing new families for marriage” - Primate.

2015.08.26.

Pope urges true welcome for divorced & remarried

"They are not excommunicated, and should not be treated as such, but rather must be encouraged, with their families, to participate in the Church’s life."

2015.08.06.

Theology should be done at coal face of experience

Bishop Kevin Dowling of Rustenburg in South Africa tells CORI AGM that to restate and reaffirm traditional ideals for marriage is the easy part.

2015.06.17.

Tusla withdraws funding for Accord’s courses

Funding withdrawal will apply from January 2015 and will “undermine a vital service provided to women and men preparing for marriage”.

2015.05.13.

Yes campaign misunderstand ‘equality’: Primate

If society imposes a 'new orthodoxy' of 'gender-neutral' marriage... what will we be expected to teach children in school about marriage?

2015.05.03.

Parishes given seeds to plant new vocations

Up to 600 parish representatives join Bishop Buckley and members of Cork & Ross' religious orders to mark the Year for Consecrated Life.

2015.04.30.

Increasingly difficult to express marriage views

Bishop of Elphin warns that many who support Church's teaching on marriage wonder if they are entitled to express this view publicly anymore.

2015.04.13.

Irish families to launch global campaign at the UN

Initiative aims to end disability discrimination caused by ‘incompatible with life’ label.

2015.03.10.

Children & Family Relationships bill before Cabinet

Legislators urged to press for amendments to bill over concerns about its impact on family life.

2015.02.17.

Church’s priority is to protect children: Pope

Everything possible must be done to rid the Church of the scourge of the sexual abuse of minors.

2015.02.06.

Massive response to Crosscare food appeal

120 tonnes of non-perishable food donated to help those in need this Christmas.

2014.12.22.

42 more families became homeless in November

New figures released by Focus Ireland show the number of homeless families in Dublin alone rose to 450 over the first 11 months of this year.

2014.12.17.

IBDI plea for an alcohol free St Patrick’s Day

Parental influence more significant than peers in young people's attitude to alcohol.

2014.03.15.
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