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Pope accused of heresy – but are his critics divorced from pastoral reality?

The Pontiff's accusers say that the words and actions of Pope Francis amount to a comprehensive rejection of Catholic teaching on marriage and sexual activity, on the moral law, and on grace and the forgiveness of sins.

2019.05.05.

Pope asks for forgiveness for abuse and exploitation

"Lord, sustain and increase this state of shame and repentance and give us the strength to commit ourselves so that these things never happen again and justice may be done.”

2018.08.27.

Cliff Richard “poured my heart out” to God after allegations

Famous singer speaks of forgiveness during a dark period in his life.

2018.08.12.

Knock concert to be streamed live on Pope’s channel

Composed by Dubliner Willie Hughes, 'The Story of Love' will be watched by a global audience over the weekend of 15-16 October.

2016.08.17.

Philip Cairns’ mother prays for soul of Eamon Cooke

Alice Cairns would like to know where Philip is and “give him a Christian burial and just put an end to it. We are all waiting for thirty years.”

2016.06.18.

Nuncio welcomes hundreds of pilgrims to Lough Derg

"Let it not be said of us that we were stingy or miserly in showing mercy to others in this Year of Mercy."

2016.05.07.

We must not “close down in fear”: Bishop Leahy

The instinct would, understandably, be to pull back and close in on ourselves but that would give in to those behind such attacks, who want separation, mistrust and fear.

2016.03.24.

Pope opens his fourth year with message of mercy

“We need to be aware of our sins and have the courage to drop the stones that we aim at others and think about the wrong we do”.

2016.03.14.

We must show mercy to others & forgive them

“It means not keeping grudges, not seeking revenge, but letting mercy and forgiveness guide our attitudes and actions” - Bishop Philip Boyce.

2016.03.01.

Pope asks people of Moyross parish for prayers

“How beautiful; tell your parishioners to pray for me," Pope responds to image of 'Our Lady Undoer of Knots' from the shrine of Corpus Christi Church in Limerick.

2016.02.25.

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.

Pope asks for forgiveness for Christian divisions

Pontiff will travel to Sweden in October for a joint ecumenical commemoration of the start of the Reformation.

2016.01.27.

Archbishop Eamon launches online Advent Calendar

“This year, the beginning of our Catholic new year will coincide with our preparations for a Jubilee Year of Mercy."

2015.11.24.

Pope asks forgiveness for the Church’s scandals

“I would like, in the name of the Church, to ask for forgiveness for the scandals which recently have fallen both on Rome and the Vatican.”

2015.10.15.

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.

New priest ordained for the diocese of Derry

"Sow generously in season and out of season. Leave worries about the growth to the Lord," Bishop Donal McKeown tells newly ordained Fr Seán O'Donnell.

2015.06.15.

Retrouvaille hears powerful forgiveness testimony

Couple who both spent time on death row for crimes they did not commit tell Retrouvaille leaders that "forgiveness is the only way, in marriage too."

2015.06.05.

Church leaders “acutely aware” of cost of divisions

"Threat to social cohesion arising from growing socio-economic inequality is a particular concern, notably in its implications for the younger generations."

2015.03.28.

Angelina Jolie meets Pope after Unbroken screening

Vatican spokesman praises biopic of Louis Zamperini for showing “positive human and spiritual values, in particular forgiveness.”

2015.01.09.

Evangelicals and Catholics drawing closer

There is a recognition that evangelisation exists across all denominations.

2014.08.01.

Regina coeli: Jesus remains with us

Pope Francis tells crowds, "He is always with us, and even now is here with us in the Piazza. The Lord is with us!”

2014.06.02.

24 Hours celebrates prayer and community: Bishop Nulty

"People need to see confession as something that can make their lives whole again."

2014.03.29.

Dioceses set for 24 hours for the Lord

Kildare & Leighlin, Cork & Ross, and Kerry to host 24 hours of confessions.

2014.03.25.

Faith can never be imposed Archbishop warns

Reaching out to those outside the Church is not about “a checklist of morality.”

2014.02.24.

Hundreds gather to pray and remember Tom O’Gorman

Tom was a “people person, par excellence” - Dr Joseph McCarroll.

2014.01.17.

Church leaders encourage NI politicians to peace-build

Though the deadline for the Haass negotiations may have passed, the responsibility to work for the common good remains.

2014.01.09.

Bishops concerned by NI groups who reject dialogue

"Our communities cannot afford a return to conflict."

2013.12.05.
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