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Peter McVerry Trust welcomes Housing First programme

“Working to address your issues from a stable home with the help of a highly skilled, professional multi-disciplinary team is much more successful than trying to do so from a congregated setting like emergency homeless accommodation or living rough on the streets.”

2018.09.27.

Calls for action and for prayer as referendum date looms ever closer

“Pray that Ireland will continue to earnestly support and care for the right to life of the unborn child.”

2018.05.14.

Sr Frosty joins the Poor Clares

It was snow fun for members of the enclosed contemplative community during a break in last week’s bad weather.

2018.03.05.

Welcome home! Brendan Kelly installed as Bishop of Galway

The Bishop could never imagine, as a child collecting funds for the building of the cathedral, “a day like this, presiding here ... at this great banquet of life and joy and welcome”.

2018.02.12.

Pope Francis appoints Bishop Brendan Kelly as Bishop of Galway

A native of Craughwell, and a priest of longstanding, dedicated service in the diocese of Galway, is returning to his roots - Archbishop Eamon Martin.

2017.12.11.

Homeless crisis worsens

Focus Ireland warned that these two new sets of figures clearly show that the homeless crisis is continuing to deepen with less than five weeks to Christmas.

2017.11.23.

GAA star Joe Canning to visit Aleppo with UNICEF

“When I was there last year I met this family where the nine-year-old son, who has four sisters and a mother, is the man of the house because the husband got killed in the war.”

2017.11.07.

SVP youth in Knock

“My sense of young people is they are willing to listen if you have something to say. They give you a listening ear, you don’t get dismissed when you are talking about social justice and fairness and goodness. .."

2017.09.16.

Reek Sunday is “very much a family occasion” – Bishop Monahan

Special focus on the family in preparation for World Meeting of Families 2018 as pilgrims invited to wear a special sticker as a symbol of bringing families with them in prayer as they made their ascent to the summit.

2017.08.01.

Weekend’s ordination in Oranmore is a first for Co. Galway parish

Deacon Declan Lohan, a former barrister, is to be ordained a priest for service in his home diocese of Galway, Kilmacduagh and Kilfenora.

2017.07.19.

Galway mayor finds that SVP homework club is top of the class

“Our volunteers are very reliable, which is essential when providing this necessary service. They help build friendly relationships between children and parents living in direct provision with members of the community. Our volunteers add to the good spirit and positive attitude to learning that is created in our homework club” – Jim Walsh, SVP.

2017.06.19.

Knock blesses pencil cases and exam students

“It is aimed at giving the students a sense of hope and encouragement but also a sense of calm and control over their exam process ... and to remind them of the idea that God is with them,” said Andrea Lynch, a youth minister at Knock.

2017.05.25.

Bishop Casey funeral attended by 1,600

“Prayer led him to peace and trust and to the confidence that the past was in safe hands and the future was also in safe hands. God had turned his wounds into wisdom” – Bishop Martin Drennan.

2017.03.17.

Delight as Poor Clares and Adoration Sisters receive new members

“An environment of survival withers the hearts of our elderly, taking away their ability to dream. In this way, it cripples the prophecy that our young are called to proclaim and work to achieve” – Pope Francis.

2017.02.07.

Help for young people making decisions in life

Cardinal Martini began Samuel Groups in Italy in 1989. Each year for the following decade he brought together about 200 young people in his diocese of Milan for monthly meetings on Sunday afternoons.

2016.12.01.

Galway City councillor puts down motion inviting Pope Francis to Galway

A visit by Pope Francis would have the same impact as that of Pope John Paul II in 1979, says Cllr Pearse Flannery.

2016.11.15.

Founder of Cuan Mhuire Trust writes book on spirituality

Sr Concilio’s book shows us how we can discover a place of peace, unconditional love and joy – a harbour within.

2016.11.12.

New diocesan administrator appointed in Galway

Bishop Martin Drennan's “dedicated ministry” to the diocese over the past 11 years recognised while the “high affection” he was held in by both priests and the public is highlighted.

2016.08.14.

Limerick’s cultural renaissance will continue Bishop pledges

"Limerick is on the rise. It has rediscovered its wonderful voice and will continue to celebrate that long into the future.”

2016.07.23.

Young people set off for World Youth Day

Irish young people travelling overland to WYD - already en route.

2016.07.21.

Homeless charities welcome rent supplement increase

Peter McVerry Trust believes the Government must still bring forward legislation to link rents to the Consumer Price Index before the year end.

2016.06.29.

Bishop Willie Walsh to launch memoirs in Roscrea

Near death experience prompted retired Bishop of Killaloe to reflect on his own life, his faith and his ministry for over fifty years.

2016.04.21.

New Irish translation of Roman missal welcomed

An Leabhar Aifrinn will be published by Veritas later this year and has been hailed by Bishop Martin Drennan, chair of the bishops' Council for Liturgy.

2016.03.15.

Pope’s January video prayer message proves a hit

The focus of the first prayer intention of the New Year is inter-religious dialogue and is “further incontrovertible evidence that Pope Francis is a man of dialogue”.

2016.01.09.

Trócaire’s impact in Kenya praised by Irish delegates

“Thank you Trócaire for not forgetting about me” were the words of one young bed-ridden mother of two.

2015.11.22.

Preparations for WYD2016 pilgrimage underway

Irish dioceses begin publicising "Catholic celebration like no other" which will take place in Poland as US dioceses prepare to bring 3,000 young people.

2015.11.14.

First students graduate from Newman Institute

“Adult faith formation is a vital element in the future development of our Catholic faith” - Bishop John Fleming, Chancellor.

2015.11.07.

Galway abbey launches restoration fundraiser

The Abbey of St Francis was built in 1836 and dedicated to ‘The Immaculate Conception’ - the first church in Ireland to bear this title.

2015.10.17.

The Holy Family were refugees in Egypt: Bishop

“Once again the ugly consequences of war have caused multitudes of good people to take great risks as they seek refuge in foreign lands.”

2015.09.13.

US Franciscans pay tribute to pioneering Irish friars

Delegation from St Francis University trace the footsteps of six friars who left Connemara in 1847 and established one of the most prestigious universities in the US.

2015.06.27.
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