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Priest in Ireland says flooding in Kerala is severe

The situation in Kerala is considered the worst, and that area was also severely affected one year ago when rain and floods killed 480 people.

2019.08.21.

The world’s 1.5 million seafarers remembered on Sea Sunday

"Isolation and depression, combined with a lack of a supportive environment, affects the mental health of seafarers, sometimes with tragic and heart-breaking consequences."

2019.07.15.

Ninth priest from abroad as Kildare and Leighlin prays for vocations

Fr Ciprian Matei, from the Archdiocese of Bucharest, Romania, is to become Curate (CC) in Portlaoise parish.

2019.05.29.

Persecution of Christians in Middle East and North Africa is close to genocide, says UK report

“Widespread evidence shows that today, Christians constitute the most widely persecuted religion.”

2019.05.04.

Over 200 million Christians worldwide in constant risk of persecution

According to the Church in Chains Global Guide, the situation is noticeably worsening in India as Hindu extremists attack churches in rural areas every week and under President Xi’s religious clampdown in China.

2018.10.03.

Caritas India struggles to respond to Kerala flood crisis

In the space of three weeks, Kerala received 30 per cent more rain than it would normally receive in the space of a year – and the rainy season isn't over yet.

2018.08.21.

New documentary on Irish Presentation nun

‘Sister India’ recounts the story of Sr Loreto Houlihan, a 91-year-old Irish missionary, who has spent 70 years teaching in India.

2018.04.10.

Nuncio joins Presentation bicentenary celebrations in Killina-Rahan

The Presentation Sisters “were true pioneers in providing education to people so long denied this basic fundamental right”.

2017.10.10.

Kildare and Leighlin to welcome first of many priests from Romania

“It is my express intention to keep all our 117 churches open. This won’t happen without support from outside Ireland. This won’t happen without lay people taking a greater role of leadership in their local faith communities,” said Bishop Nulty.

2017.08.24.

Over €2 million spent on Edmund Rice projects

“ERD will ensure people living in poverty are at the centre of everything we do and every decision we make”.

2017.08.16.

Irish missionaries continue to be relevant

"Our true success is reflected in the lives that are changed for the better in places that face extraordinary challenges, such as South Sudan, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Malawi, and parts of Kenya and India. It is inspiring to see a life transformed due the active care and belief of a missionary.”

2017.07.05.

Prayer is our first response to vocations crisis, Pope tells Die Zeit

One of the things I pray for every day is a sense of humour! – Pope Francis.

2017.03.13.

Vatican to issue new stamp for canonisation of Mother Teresa

A number of events are planned to mark Pope Francis' canonisation of the ‘Saint of the Gutters’ on 4 September.

2016.08.09.

Indian priest to serve in archdiocese of Tuam

The sister of Fr Yesudas Kodiveetil from the Diocese of Alleppey in Kerala in South India runs a growing charismatic prayer group in Tuam.

2016.05.25.

Trócaire thanks public for donating over €1m to Nepal

Trócaire and CAFOD reached 300,000 people with vital aid such as food, blankets, tarpaulins, cooking utensils, beds, solar lamps and gas stoves.

2016.04.30.

Pope appeals for return of kidnapped priest

Salesian Fr Tom Uzhunnalil was taken captive on 4 March during the course of a terror attack on a home for the elderly in Yemen.

2016.04.11.

Bishop backs plan to outlaw commercial surrogacy

A UN study on transnational surrogacy in 2012 said reproductive tourism in India is a $400-$500 million business via 3,000 fertility clinics.

2015.11.01.

High profile Synge Street principal bows out

“There has been a significant increase in those attending Third Level. When I started, 7% went on to third level, last year we sent 78%.”

2015.08.12.

Pope prays for victims of Nepalese earthquake

Irish aid agency GOAL has dispatched an emergency response team to assist in relief efforts as Nepal comes to terms with at least 1,300 deaths.

2015.04.26.

Violence leaves India’s Christians fearful

Church and civic leaders warn “These acts of violence are not isolated incidents."

2014.12.22.

Presentation Sisters leave Mullingar after 190 years

At their peak, the PBVM's schools in the town were catering for 1,000 pupils.

2014.11.24.

British convert and foundress declared Venerable

Mother Mary Veronica of the Passion founded the Sisters of the Apostolic Carmel, a Discalced Carmelite Third Order for women based in India.

2014.07.10.

New biopic planned on Blessed Teresa of Kolkata

The film, which has been titled ‘I Thirst’, will be released in 2015.

2014.02.12.
2013.07.15.
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