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The greatest threat to Catholic education is a lack of parental involvement

“The family is the privileged place of encounter and growth – parents are the first teachers, the home is the first school of humanity.”

2019.02.02.

Pope urges Christians: Get involved personally with the poor

“We are so trapped in a culture that induces us to look in the mirror and pamper ourselves, that we think that an altruistic gesture is enough, without the need to get directly involved.”

2018.11.18.

WMoF2018 milestone as 2,500th volunteer registers

Secretary General of WMOF2018, Fr Timothy Bartlett, delighted at having reached milestone in volunteering numbers, but thousands more volunteers needed.

2018.05.02.

Archbishop outlines vision for parish communities of the future

“We must seek the ways to restore the place of God in society and above all in the hearts of our young people.”

2017.12.05.

Longing for a new Pentecost

I have noticed the shoots of this new springtime in so many people and places across Ireland – Archbishop Eamon Martin.

2017.07.17.

Archbishop Martin defends Church’s role in public discourse

“When we attempt as Church to speak in the public sphere about the right to life of the unborn, some are quick to point to the scandals and to shameful stories of the past.”

2017.05.09.

Dominican general chapter marks 800 years

It was God who inspired St Dominic to found the Order of Preachers and put preaching at the heart of their mission: Pope Francis.

2016.08.05.

Young People are carrying out Christ’s teachings: McVerry

"I think they are living the gospel of Jesus, the gospel message of caring and compassion, even though they may not be coming to church.”

2016.06.24.

Pope Francis baptises 26 babies in Sistine Chapel

In new book, Pontiff states “The Church does not exist to condemn people, but to bring about an encounter with the visceral love of God’s mercy.”

2016.01.11.

Archbishop Martin opens novena to St John Vianney

"The Christian, even in really difficult situations, can never give into hopelessness, nor can the Christian give in to judgmentalism towards others."

2015.08.05.

Pope pledges to study the lot of the middle classes

Hammer and sickle crucifix "was not offensive to me" Pope states as he pays tribute to Fr Luís Espinal's protest art.

2015.07.14.

Pray for a miracle at October Synod: Pope Francis

Pontiff prays that Church might find new and effective solutions to the problems of the contemporary family.

2015.07.07.

Bishop Smith decries lack of debate over CFR bill

The search for equality in our society will not be advanced by undermining the very cornerstone on which a just and stable society is built.

2015.05.04.

Primate urges Church to rekindle missionary zeal

Irish faithful urged to imitate St Patrick and the great Irish missionary endeavours of past centuries and become 'missionaries of mercy' for today's world.

2015.03.18.

Pope affirms women on International Women’s Day

Two projects whose work benefits women and their communities receive ‘Women: Sowers of Development’ prize at Vatican event.

2015.03.09.

Armenian Church in Ireland recalls 1915 genocide

Historian uses archives to shed new light on the genocide which saw one and a half million Armenians 'eradicated' by the Ottoman Empire.

2015.03.02.

Archbishop concerned over levels of violence

"A society which loses a sense of God’s mercy slips into a climate of negativity and violence, of harshness and vindictiveness.”

2015.02.23.

Week of Prayer for Christian Unity 2015

Official inaugural ceremony will take place on Sunday afternoon at 3pm in St Bartholomew’s Church Dublin.

2015.01.17.

Crosscare centre provides 35 beds for homeless

New residence in Dublin will enable 26 long-stay residents have a permanent base for six months and will also offer nine emergency beds every night.

2014.12.18.

Primate launches online calendar for Advent

New features incorporated into the calendar include a ‘Thought for Today’ voiced by contributors including members of the hierarchy.

2014.11.26.

Trócaire mustn’t become secularised in its ethos

Motivation must be the spread of the Kingdom of God through the building up of human solidarity and a more just world: Bishop McKeown

2014.11.15.

SIGNIS gets Vatican recognition for media role

“In order to efficaciously offer her contribution to culture, evangelisation has to include all means of communication" - head of the Pontifical Council for the Laity.

2014.10.27.

Limerick diocese readies for decline in priests

After this month's ordination Limerick will wait five or six years more for another ordination.

2014.07.12.

‘Faith is more than knowing the catechism by heart’

Archbishop Martin addresses up to 800 people from Ireland and UK at national charismatic renewal conference.

2014.06.29.

Pope and Archbishop of Canterbury meet in Rome

Two Church leaders pledge to continue joint efforts to combat human trafficking.

2014.06.17.

Pope weeps for crucified Christians

Laments that “In some countries you can still go to jail for possessing a Gospel.”

2014.05.04.

New bishop warns of shallow promises in bling and botox

Episcopal ordination of Bishop Donal McKeown of Derry in St Eugene's Cathedral.

2014.04.07.

Vatican pilgrims get free pocket editions of Gospel

Edition includes a prayer by Blessed John Henry Newman and the Chaplet of Divine Mercy.

2014.04.06.

Numbers for RCIA in Dublin biggest so far

64 catechumens and 9 candidates from 18 different nationalities welcomed.

2014.03.11.

Pope Emeritus attends consistory in St Peter’s

Pope warns “Whenever a worldly mentality predominates, the result is rivalry, jealousy, factions.”

2014.02.23.
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