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Irish missionary priest appeals over scandal of child brides

“It seems the male-dominated culture and religious mores are created by paedophiles to satisfy their sexual demands and desires. Such cultural and religious practices have to be outlawed and the laws implemented.”

2017.03.29.

Dublin’s two archbishops celebrate St Laurence O’Toole

St Laurence O’Toole’s integrity as a man of God, rather than any political agenda, permitted him to have influence in society.

2016.11.14.

Christians urged to work for abolition of death penalty

“The commandment, ‘Thou shalt not kill’ has absolute value, and concerns both the innocent and the guilty,” Pope Francis said on Sunday.

2016.02.22.

Make this a ‘Mercy’ Christmas Primate appeals

A ‘Mercy’ Christmas challenges us to ask whether we have done enough to make peace, to help relieve poverty, hunger, homelessness and the plight of refugees.

2015.12.25.

Iona welcomes EU Parliament vote against surrogacy

“This vote is very welcome. Surrogacy, whether commercial or not, unavoidably turns children into commodities" - David Quinn.

2015.12.20.

Westminster accredited as Living Wage employer

Cardinal Nichols praises voluntary accreditation scheme saying it allows employers show they value their employees.

2015.11.04.

Ombudsman warns of normalisation of euthanasia

If euthanasia becomes normalised, people who may not appear to have quality of life may feel pressurised to end their lives - Emily O'Reilly.

2015.10.20.

Oppose assisted suicide bill Cardinal Nichols urges

“Helping someone to commit suicide compromises the fundamental human dignity of both parties involved. Assisted suicide is assisted killing.”

2015.09.04.

VE Day reminds us of our responsibilities: COMECE

“The fact that we owe our freedom to others means that this commemoration brings us face to face with our own responsibilities. Freedom and responsibility are inseparable.”

2015.05.09.

Christians are called to be people who treasure life

“I cannot celebrate the light of Christ without thinking of those students in Kenya singled out to be killed precisely because of their Christian identity" - Archbishop Martin.

2015.04.05.

Cardinal Turkson pays tribute to Irish solidarity

“We all have a part to play in protecting and sustaining our common home,” the President of the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace said in his keynote address on Pope Francis's “integral ecology”.

2015.03.29.

First ever day of prayer against human trafficking

Bishop McAreavey calls for law to criminalise the purchase of sex to be enacted quickly in the Republic of Ireland.

2015.02.09.

Pure in Heart appoints new general manager

One of the teachers at a school in Galway recently said, ‘I believe my students might never hear this message again’.

2015.01.21.

Group of sixteen bishops highlight Gaza suffering

Tens of thousands of families lack adequate shelter while the blockade "dramatically impedes rebuilding" and contributes to desperation, bishops warn.

2015.01.17.

‘What can we do to tackle scandal of trafficking’

Catholic Primate says New Year's resolution should include personal and public awareness of what trafficking is and how it can be prevented.

2015.01.01.

Pope’s address challenges Europe’s politicians

To shake off its malaise, he said, Europe needs to recover a sense of values and mission, one foundation for which is religious conviction.

2014.11.27.

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.

Pope Francis calls for an end to death penalty

In a speech to members of the International Association of Criminal Law Pontiff highlights need to combat human trafficking and corruption.

2014.10.26.

Killing in name of religion a grave sacrilege: Pope

"May no one use religion as a pretext for actions against human dignity and against ... the right to life and the right to religious freedom!"

2014.09.22.

Stop using trafficking victims as ‘human shields’

Government challenged by two senators to reform its handling of asylum applications.

2014.09.18.

Senators seeking reform of asylum system

Vicar General of Kildare & Leighlin warns that children at Montague centre are growing up in an institution which is like an open prison.

2014.09.16.

Cardinal-elect will reinforce Church’s justice mission

CSAN lauds Archbishop Nichols as "a consistently powerful advocate of social justice.”

2014.02.22.
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