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Jesuit deacon ordained in Co Louth

“Ordinations are much rarer events in Ireland today than 100 years ago, but this beautiful and uplifting celebration is a reminder to all that the Lord never ceases to bring new life to the Catholic community.”

2019.09.16.

Homeless emergency services not fit for purpose – Fr McVerry

“A lot of people don’t feel safe going into emergency one-night hostels because they get robbed, they get assaulted, they are offered drugs,” Jesuit campaigner warns.

2019.02.01.

Jesuit priest says Ireland must tackle its drinking problem

“The worst thing about excessive drinking is not the men it makes drunk but the children that it makes afraid.” – Fr Barney McGuckian

2019.01.04.

Nuns’ side of the story must be told

Bishop Denis Nulty publicly acknowledges and recognises contribution of Mercy Sisters and religious generally to Irish life and culture, and to life and culture far beyond Irish shores.

2018.11.13.

Irish Jesuit honoured by Zambian government

Fr Michael Kelly (89) from Co. Offaly conferred with the Order of Distinguished Service for his work in developing strategies for HIV prevention.

2018.11.06.

Theologian hails Irish ecclesiology for a Church in crisis

“In effect, a synodal Church seeks to invert the pyramid, to create a sense of all being on the road together” – Mgr Dermot Lane in his address to launch book by Jesuit theologian Fr Gerry O’Hanlon.

2018.07.18.

WMOF2018 already setting new records

"We have the highest number of individuals registered of any World Meeting of Families with just over 30,000” WMOF2018 Secretary General, Fr Timothy Bartlett has highlighted.

2018.06.12.

Fr Joseph Mallin SJ, the last surviving child of a 1916 leader, has died

In his last letter before being executed in Kilmainham Gaol, Cmdt Michael Mallin wrote: “Joseph, my little man, be a priest, if you can.”

2018.04.07.

Mary McAleese and a Jesuit Priest become Canons of Christ Church Cathedral

We need Lay Canons from the coal-face secular disciplines of politics and medicine; and Ecumenical Canons from the broad range of Christian and religious traditions.

2017.10.02.

New translation of the missal in Irish due in the autumn: Primate

Archbishop Eamon Martin would like to see more parishes, not just those in the Gaeltacht, introduce regular Sunday worship in the Irish language.

2017.08.08.

Day of wonder in Letterkenny as Raphoe gets new bishop

We stand for universal truths and values that are drawn from our personal encounter with the joy of God’s love.

2017.08.07.

Jesuit joy as Fr Edward Cosgrove ordained

“Poverty in a priest still touches hearts, while ostentation always alienates.”

2017.05.16.

Overflow of joy at Fr Sullivan beatification in Dublin

Faithful to the vow of poverty, he gave immediately to others every gift he received.

2017.05.15.

Jesuit working with gangland ‘Homies’ honoured

Fr Greg Boyle, who is credited with having reduced gangland deaths in Los Angeles, joins President John F. Kennedy, Dorothy Day and Martin Sheen, as a recipient of Notre Dame’s Laetare Medal.

2017.04.04.

Extended play for The Pope Video

The Pope's intentions are universal so, in the videos, we use a universal visual language that all people can understand.

2017.02.06.

“The crisis is so grave that we need all hands on deck”

Jesuit theologian Fr Gerry O’Hanlon argues that a synodal form of church at all levels is urgently needed to salvage the Catholic faith in Ireland.

2017.01.24.

Pope recalls St Stephen’s martyrdom as he prays for persecuted Christians

“Today too the Church, to bear witness to the light and the truth, is experiencing severe persecution in different places, up to the supreme test of martyrdom.”

2016.12.27.

‘Silence’ to get a Vatican debut

Scorsese movie tells the story of two Jesuit missionaries facing violence and persecution in 17th century Japan.

2016.11.25.

Tributes paid to inspirational Irish priest in the US

Former Derry Gaelic footballer, Mgr Laurence E. Higgins, was "a mentor, spiritual leader and confidant to tens of thousands of Catholics and non-Catholics.”

2016.08.30.

Would-be suicide bomber attacks priest during Mass in Indonesia

18-year-old suspect had been sitting in a pew during a crowded Sunday Mass when he suddenly got up and ran towards the altar.

2016.08.29.

Latest figures for homeless children ‘an appalling indictment’

Fr Peter McVerry appeals for emergency legislation to prevent the banks and landlords from evicting families, particularly those with children, into homelessness.

2016.08.23.

Thousands reliant on the Church for food in Aleppo

In many cases people are relying on charity for their food, and the Church has stepped in to help feed those left in Aleppo - regardless of their religion.

2016.08.14.

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.

Taoiseach lines up with ambassadors for ‘Story of Love’ concert

The opening sequence of the concert is a screen presentation of creation with the Sistine Chapel Choir.

2016.08.01.

Jesuit explores suffering and pain in new book

Fr Brian Grogan SJ highlights how as human beings none of us will escape pain or suffering or the effects of evil in the world. The question is - what we do with the pain.

2016.07.28.

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.

Ottawa archbishop ordains Irish Jesuit to diaconate

Eddie Cosgrove SJ from Leitrim will minister as a deacon at St Ignatius Parish, Winnipeg where he will also work in prison ministry.

2016.05.26.

Think before demolishing a house, Jesuit appeals

It makes no sense to put a family in the homeless services or inappropriate accommodation when there is a house that could be used while the new house is being developed.

2016.05.14.

Death of catholic pacifist Fr Daniel Berrigan

He credited Dorothy Day, the co-founder of the Catholic Worker Movement, with introducing him to the pacifist movement and influencing his thinking about war.

2016.05.02.

Actor Jeremy Irons backs Church on abortion

“In a way, thank God the Catholic church does say we won’t allow it, because otherwise nobody’s saying that it’s a sin.”

2016.04.02.
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