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Homeless crisis increasing, says Simon Dublin

“There continues to be a surge in people who desperately need help with housing. Additional housing must be delivered at a more accelerated rate."

2018.09.26.

Court ruling weakens protection for patients in a permanent vegetative state

“Our care for those in such situations is the test of our common humanity and our solidarity with some of the most fragile of our brothers and sisters." – Bishop John Wilson.

2018.08.01.

Alarm at proposal to impose abortion provision on local GP surgeries

“This is not about trust; it is politicians using trust and compassion as a means for bringing in unrestricted abortion on demand,” Medical Alliance for the Eighth warns.

2018.04.22.

Abortion and healthcare

Ciara Ferry continues her weekly series looking back at the week’s coverage of the forthcoming referendum. This week, Ciara looks at abortion and healthcare.

2018.04.15.

Proposed abortion law is in no way restrictive: Iona Institute

“In the first 12 weeks of pregnancy no medical reason for abortion whatsoever need be offered. Perfectly healthy women will be aborting perfectly healthy babies. How is this ‘healthcare’?" - Maria Steen.

2018.03.28.

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.

National Church collection in aid of 25m facing famine in East Africa

In the Turkana region in the north of Kenya, around 30 per cent of people are severely malnourished, warns Trócaire.

2017.07.11.

Work of Irish sisters in Tanzania brings hope to HIV sufferers

“You have not lived today until you have done something for someone who can never repay you.”

2016.12.02.

Two nuns murdered in Mississippi

Police found the bodies of Sr Paula Merrill of the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth and Sr Margaret Held of the School Sisters of St Francis in Milwaukee and are investigating robbery as a possible motive.

2016.08.27.

Donations to Trócaire continue to rise

Last year’s Trócaire Lenten campaign raised almost € 8.3 million, which was about a 4 percent increase on the 2014 figure of €8 million.

2016.06.18.

Euthanasia is not palliative care: COMECE

“Intentionally bringing on the death of a patient, even if he asks for it, does not constitute caring for him.”

2016.03.11.

‘There is no moral justification for a lack of housing’

Many vulnerable sectors of Irish society have been let down, Bishop Buckley warns & urges voters to quiz election candidates on 8th Amendment.

2016.02.14.

Primate pays tribute to those in consecrated life

Though their numbers are smaller today, Irish religious still make “an immense contribution” to Ireland and the world by living their particular apostolates and charisms.

2015.08.16.

Tax cuts will not deliver a fairer society SJI warns

Think tank urges Government to invest in social infrastructure and services which "will pave the way for a more sustainable and equitable future".

2015.07.15.

Religious orders’ contribution to Limerick honoured

“It was very moving to hear the councilors speak from the heart of their own personal stories of indebtedness to orders and congregations” - Bishop Brendan Leahy.

2015.06.18.

President pays tribute to missionaries’ selfless work

Last year, 356 missionary projects were approved for funding by Misean Cara, which is financed by up to €14 million from Irish Aid.

2015.05.28.

Church leaders respond to referendum outcome

No vote was "a principled vote. People, I hope, will respect that” - Archbishop Diarmuid Martin.

2015.05.24.

Cork & Ross marks Peru mission’s 50th anniversary

The Irish priests became known locally as Los Padrecitos - the Little Fathers - as they helped turn a desert slum into a thriving urban centre.

2015.05.15.

Women entering UK convents hits 25 year high

From a low point of 7 in 2004, the numbers have steadily increased to a high point of 45 in 2014.

2015.04.23.

Pope lashes out at the “stink of a corrupt society”

Workplace exploitation, the unemployed's loss of dignity and the need for good politics highlighted by Pontiff in Naples address.

2015.03.22.

Mother Mary Aikenhead on path to sainthood

Pope Francis declares Irish foundress of Religious Sisters of Charity Venerable.

2015.03.19.

Rock band lends its backing to coffee from Haiti

Irishman Conor Murphy, who works with speciality coffee roasters La Colombe Torrefaction, convinces Arcade Fire to support charity coffee called RaRa.

2014.12.27.

Current model of healthcare isn’t working: Archbishop

Call for nurses to be given "rightful social and economic recognition” at XIX World Conference of Catholic Nurses Guild.

2014.09.24.

More aid required as Ebola crisis deepens

City of Liberia put under quarantine resulting in 75,000 people being sealed into a densely-packed slum.

2014.09.23.

Millionth Syrian crosses border into Lebanon

Sheer number of refugees is having a devastating impact.

2014.04.08.

EU policies producing poverty and unemployment

New study reveals disturbing levels of poverty and deprivation in seven EU countries.

2014.03.31.

Missionary does Omagh run for South Sudan

"Living in Ethiopia is like living in America compared to South Sudan.”

2014.03.30.

Healthcare system needs urgent reform: Archbishop

New Whitty Wing at Dublin's Mater Hospital blessed.

2014.03.02.

Volunteer Mission Movement tribute at House of Lords

VMM's contribution to international development highlighted.

2013.11.06.

Further aid aimed at preventing Syrian ‘catastrophe’

Contribution recognises unprecedented scale of the crisis - Minister Costello.

2013.10.08.
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