At the conclusion of the Summer 2013 General Meeting of the Irish Catholic Bishops’ Conference in Maynooth, bishops have published the following statement addressing issues discussed during their three-day meeting: A time to uphold the right to life Year of Faith: World Day Celebrating Evangelium Vitae (The Gospel of Life) Towards Healing Counselling & Support
Do not settle for a comfort zone and a routine, Bishop-Elect Denis Nulty told priests at jubilee celebrations in St Patrick’s College, Maynooth on 10 – 11th June 2013. “The dominant theme in the still very young pontificate of Pope Francis is ‘the periphery’, ‘the frontiers’ and ‘the outskirts’. In that detention centre, speaking to
Misean Cara, which works with Ireland’s missionaries, managed €16 million from Irish Aid during 2012. The group’s annual report 2012 reveals that it received 467 applications and distributed €14.5 million to its members in 48 countries. There are around 90 members ranging from Augustinian Fathers to Medical Missionaries of Mary to Volunteer Missionary Movement (VMM).
The Society of St Vincent de Paul (SVP) has called on the Central Bank to publish baseline data to take money lending out of the shadows. SVP members are becoming increasingly alarmed at the prevalence of money lenders in the communities they serve. Of particular concern is that vulnerable households are being offered money by
We are at a defining moment for our country, according to Catholic Bishops who issued a statement on the proposed abortion laws on the second day of the June General Meeting of the Irish Catholic Bishops’ Conference in Maynooth. “The Gospel challenges us to work for a world in which the dignity and beauty of
The Government must stop misrepresenting its proposed abortion legislation as restrictive and face up to the dangers in its abortion plan, Pro Life Campaign spokesperson Caroline Simons told the National Vigil for Life this afternoon. The Vigil in Merrion Square was the largest ever pro-life demonstration in the country and one of the biggest gatherings
As citizens and as Christians, committed to a society that cherishes the dignity and value of every human life, we cannot fail to be alarmed at the number of deaths by suicide occurring across Northern Ireland at present. Since the Good Friday Agreement was signed fifteen years ago, we have significantly reduced the threat to
This may be the last opportunity to protest before legislation is introduced to allow abortion, and organisers of the Pro Life vigil today, have appealed to the public to “drop” what they are doing, and join them at Merrion Square this afternoon, to register their opposition to the government’s abortion proposals. “This is the time
The Minister of State for Trade and Development, Joe Costello, has paid tribute to the “enormous work” done by Irish missionaries throughout the world. Speaking to ciNews following his address to the ‘Mission, Today and Tomorrow’ conference in All Hallows in Dublin, Minister Costello said, “We feel that the work that they are doing is very
The Redemptoristine sisters are rejoicing in Dublin as Pope Francis has recognised their founder as venerable. Sr Gabrielle broke what she called the “wonderful news” to the community on Tuesday that Pope Francis had recognised their Italian founder Sister Maria Celeste Crostarosa. The Pope approved eight decrees in total of which four were founders of
Blessed are you among women, and blessed is the fruit of your womb (Lk 1:42) Last Friday was the Feast of the Visitation of Our Lady. It commemorated her trip to the Hill Country in Judaea to greet her cousin Elizabeth who, though getting on in years, was expecting a child, who was to become
“Working with almost 1,000 Irish prisoners in the UK, we are extremely concerned about the effect these proposals will have on our clients. Prisoners – including those with learning disabilities and mental health issues – will no longer have access to legal aid to address grievances about their treatment that cannot be addressed through the
A member of the singing sensation, The Priests, says that the people of his two parishes are “very much part of the journey” and when he sings, he brings them with him. Fr Martin O’Hagan is part of the internationally acclaimed classical music group called the Priests, made up of three Catholic priests from Northern
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Ní raibh fios ar bith ag muintir na hEorpa faoi’n Seapáin go dtí gur scríobh Proinsias Xavier litir ‘na bhaile ó’n tir sin. Agus is tréan an chumhacht chun idirghuí atá aige go fóill. Scríobhann Brian Mac Eochagáin SJ faoi shaol Phroinsiais Xavier, naomh coimirce na misiún.
Seo cúntas faoi Aenghus Chluain Eidhneach, díthreabhach agus scoláire léannta a chuir le chéile ‘Féilire na Naomh’thart faoin bhliain 800. I gcomhoibriú le Naomh Mael Ruain chuir sé an díolaim chlúiteach ‘Martarlaig Tamhlachta’ le chéile sa bhliain 792. Seán Ua Cearnaigh a scríobh.
Díolaim de dhánta, de liricí agus de rainn thraidisiúnta na Gaeilge ar théamaí spioradálta a léiríonn oidhreacht na Gaeilge sa réimse seo. Ciarán Mac Murchaidh a chuir in eagar. Aistriúcháin go Béarla ar na téacsanna san áireamh.
Is as an Fhionlainn do Katri atá ina cónaí lena fear céile Noel agus a dtriúr páiste i gcomhluadar ceannródaíoch Camphill (Greenacres) gar do Dhún Droma i ndeisceart Bhaile Átha Cliath. Tá an comhluadar lonnaithe in dá theach atá gar dá cheile, agus saothraíonn siad glasraí orgánacha. Tá ceardlanna mósáice agus fíodóireachta idir lámha acu
Ceann d’ócáidí móra na bliana 1592 ar Mhór-Roinn na hEorpa ab ea bunú Choláiste na nGael i Salamanca na Spáinne. Ag cur san áireamh an caidreamh a bhí idir an tír seo agus an Spáinn san am sin, ní hiontas é go mbunófaí Coláiste Éireannach i gcathair úd an chultúir, Salamanca. Seán Ua Cearnaigh a
Is ministir Preispitéireach í an tOirmhinneach Ruth Patterson, atá ina stiúrthóir ar Restoration Ministries i mBéal Feirste. Nochtann sí anseo roinnt gnéithe tábhachtacha gur cheart smaoineamh orthu agus pobal ag saothrú chun an aontacht a lorg san éagsúlacht.’
Thug an tAth. Pádraig Ó Croiligh cuairt ar Rwanda i bhFómhar 2000 chun freastáil ar tionól na nEaspag ar an athmhuintearas. Déanann sé cur síos anseo ar an méid a chonaic sé.
In 1987 tháinig seachtar fear óg le chéile leis an Athair Benedict Groeschel, a bhí ina Chaipisíneach, chun ord úr a bhunú, Bráithre Proinsiasacha na hAthnuachana. Bhí siad ag iarraidh Naomh Proinsias a leanúint go dlúth i gcroílár na hEaglaise agus go háirithe i seirbhís na mbocht. Tá siad díreach tar éis teacht ar misean
I gceartlár an uafáis a bhí á fhulaingt i gcámpa Auschwitz sheas fear amháin amach agus d’ofráil sé a bheatha féin a thabhairt ar son duine eile. Nuair a d’fhiafraigh ceannaire an chámpa de ‘cé thú féin?’, dúirt sé; ‘Is sagart caitliceach mé.’ An tAthair Maximilian Kolbe a b’ainm dó. Seán Ua Cearnaigh a scríobh.