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Church pews sit empty in Northern Italy as religious services banned to halt virus spread

“Live this difficult moment with the strength of the faith, the certainty of hope and the ardour of charity,” said the pope in a message to all those affected by the coronavirus outbreak.

2020.03.09.

BAI rejects complaint over negative comments regarding Funeral Mass and the Rosary

“It is very disappointing when media agendas succeed in trampling over and insulting faith practice," - Martin Long, Director of the CCO.

2019.12.22.

Death of Eugene Greene opens wounds and raises questions

“While at all times honouring the wish of those survivors who may not want to be contacted by the Church, I wish to offer my support and invitation to meet with anyone who has suffered abuse.”

2019.03.11.

A grave matter: Church funerals denied to priests accused of abuse, says ACP

Is it contrary to Canon Law to insist that funerals of priests accused of abuse must take place in private chapels?

2018.12.01.

New pastoral centre for Newtownpark parish

"We want to be bringing people into the Church as much as possible. This new pastoral centre is going to really help us to do that.” – Fr Dermot Leycock

2018.10.29.

Archbishop Kieran O’Reilly believes Permanent Diaconate will benefit Church

“It is going to become more and more a normal feature of life ... because many of those ordained will be coming in contact with us at funerals and weddings, baptisms, etc.”

2017.02.19.

Church in better shape to meet future says Bishop Leahy

“As Pope Francis says, it’s not just an era of change that we are in, it’s a change of era. We must change with it and create a Church that is more ready and better prepared to meet the future than we have the past” – Bishop Leahy.

2016.12.22.

8 permanent deacons to be ordained for Dublin

First ever meeting of permanent deacons, candidates for the permanent diaconate and their wives from all around Ireland.

2016.06.04.

Bishop urged to facilitate sympathising at funerals

A booklet is currently being drawn up on funeral liturgies in Kerry but it does not have suggestions how to deal with those wishing to sympathise with the bereaved.

2015.10.26.

CofI neighbours mind cars while Catholics at Mass

Spate of car break-ins unites religious communities in Co Fermanagh town in gesture of security and solidarity.

2015.09.27.

Killarney Cathedral forced to keep gates padlocked

“We have seen some cars parked inside the Cathedral grounds at half eight in the morning and left there until six in the evening.”

2015.08.16.

Diocese of Meath issues priests with guidelines for funerals

Secular songs, poems and texts devoid of a Christian content banned.

2013.08.14.
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