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Ashley Bratcher, star in pro-life film, in exclusive interview

I was one of those people who was middle of the road. I didn’t really know what happened during an abortion procedure. When Abby described it I just thought how blinded I had been – Ashley Bratcher.

2019.11.12.

Irish bishops’ statement ahead of ‘Day for Life’

“The Word of God neither ages nor ceases to be relevant, no matter what changes occur in our society.”

2019.10.05.

Cinemas across Ireland to show film telling story of pro-life conversion

“The pro-life people of Ireland have suffered greatly in recent years, fighting against the culture of death, against misinformation and seemingly against the tide of public opinion,” says Abby Johnson, protagonist.

2019.10.04.

New book tells the story of Ireland’s connections with Lourdes

Among the tens of thousands of Irish who have visited the shrine are President John F Kennedy, Grace Kelly, Brendan Behan and Seamus Heaney.

2019.08.24.

UK 2050 net zero target for greenhouse gases welcomed by bishops

“In achieving this target, we must all play our part, and I’m proud that the Catholic community has taken a leading role in showing what can be achieved.”

2019.05.06.

The Pope Video – December 2018 – In the service of the transmission of faith

"For those who are involved in the service and transmission of faith..."

2018.12.19.

The Pope Video – November 2018 – In the Service of Peace

"We all want peace. It is desired above all by those who suffer its absence".

2018.11.07.

The Pope Video – October 2018 – The Mission of Religious

Pope Francis: "Religious, with their prayer, poverty, and patience, are essential to the Church’s mission".

2018.10.18.

The Pope Video – October 2018 – #PrayForTheChurch

Pope Francis: "I renew the invitation to everyone to pray the Rosary every day in October..."

2018.10.10.

The Pope Video – September 2018 – Young People in Africa

Pope Francis: "...If young people don't have the possibility of education, what future can they have?"

2018.09.05.

VIDEO: Pope in Ireland ahead of his visit – WMOF 2018

Pope Francis: ‘I’m excited to return to Ireland’

2018.08.22.

Compulsory registration of EU citizens in UK will mostly hit Catholics

The Church’s concern in this matter is justified as the majority of EU citizens in the EU are Catholic, and safeguarding their rights is a priority for the Catholic Church.

2018.07.07.

Heritage of Ireland’s Mass rocks in danger of being lost

Dr Hilary Bishop appeals to the Irish public for help in locating Mass rocks.

2018.04.28.

Oxfam labels Ireland as a tax haven

Analysis shows that Ireland would fail the EU’s blacklisting criteria

2017.11.30.

Bishop links crisis in democracy in Ireland to abortion push

"If you are pro-life and a Students Union president, you will have a hard time in Ireland. Where is freedom of speech?” asks Bishop Phonsie Cullinan.

2017.11.01.

New Franciscan novices and noviciate in Killarney

The friary, which over many years had been the novitiate of the Irish Franciscans, is now an inter-provincial novitiate, with novices coming from Ireland, Great Britain, Germany and Holland.

2017.08.17.

Fewer travel to the UK for abortions

In 2016 3,265 women travelled from Ireland to England to have an abortion, down from 3,451 in 2015 and 3,735 in 2014. This represents a continual decline in the numbers since 2001, when the number of Irish abortions was 6,673.

2017.06.15.

Catholics have lower breastfeeding rates says report

Irish newspapers reported on Catholics’ lower incidence of breastfeeding as presented in a new international study published in BMJ Global Health Journal.

2016.12.15.

Oxfam lists Ireland as tax haven

Ireland is part of a toxic global tax system servicing the very wealthiest while ordinary people pay the price and lose out on essential public services – Jim Clarken, Oxfam Ireland.

2016.12.14.

Bishop Brendan Leahy says papal visit to Limerick “would be magnificent”

Pope Francis’ visit to Ireland will inject new energy into the process of regenerating the Church, which will be beneficial for the faithful but will also prompt those who are disillusioned to look again and see it as the Church of mercy and caring that Pope Francis wants it to be.

2016.12.11.

Missionaries helped 2.5 million in 2015

"Missionaries have always had the unique foresight and commitment to target the world’s most difficult challenges" - Heydi Foster, CEO of Misean Cara.

2016.07.05.

Every Life Counts questions UN committee abortion ruling

"It is appalling to see the UN Committee on Human Rights pressing for abortion on disability grounds. Surely very sick babies deserve special protection not abortion" - Tracy Harkin.

2016.06.10.

Commemorating shouldn’t consist just in looking back

"The authors of the 1916 Proclamation were men of faith who dreamed dreams of hope for Ireland and for the Irish people," Archbishop Diarmuid Martin.

2016.03.27.

Ireland in 2016 needs a new social ethic: Archbishop

"People of belief and people with a secular inspiration must learn again to how speak with one another constructively and respect one another."

2016.03.15.

Political parties must give a real voice to citizens

Archbishop Martin tells MacGill Summer School "A democratic political system must not limit the role of citizens to voting in elections and referendums."

2015.07.29.

Abortion drone is a “cheap publicity stunt”: PLC

“Every other day, there seems to be a new set piece stunt from a different pro-choice group, all with the goal of pushing for more abortion in Ireland.”

2015.07.07.

Bishop Storey addresses 1916 Mass at Arbour Hill

Decade of Commemorations presents a vital opportunity for every part of the Church on this island, not only to remember the past, but to create and shape the future.

2015.05.07.

‘Ethical remembering’ course on Irish history

Jesuit recommends cross-community education and training course at TCD about the 1912-1922 period in Irish/British history.

2015.04.21.

One of Ireland’s newest citizens thanks Church group

Church worker from Uzbekistan receives Irish citizenship after fifteen years.

2014.01.21.
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