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Worldpriest Annual Global Rosary Relay

The Annual Global Rosary Relay for the Sanctification of Priests takes place on the feast of the Sacred Heart of Jesus annually when we encircle the world in prayer. Once again we will do this for the ninth year on 28 June 2019.

2019.06.12.

Theme of justice closes Christian unity prayer in Enniskillen

“Justice is not weighing and balancing, as if it could be measured and parcelled out, for justice is a function of love and love can never be measured.”

2019.01.26.

The Church will never seek to hush up child abuse again, promises Pope

“Let it be clear that before these abominations the Church will spare no effort to do all that is necessary to bring to justice whosoever has committed such crimes.”

2018.12.22.

Pope urges Christians: Get involved personally with the poor

“We are so trapped in a culture that induces us to look in the mirror and pamper ourselves, that we think that an altruistic gesture is enough, without the need to get directly involved.”

2018.11.18.

Missionary sister wins Trócaire’s inaugural Romero International Award

Sr Bridget Tighe offers care and support to Palestinian communities in Jordan, Gaza and Jerusalem.

2018.08.20.

LAUDATO SI – Saving our Common Home and the Future of Life on Earth

Two-day International Conference "Saving our common home and the future of life on Earth". Vatican City, 5-6 July 2018, hosted by the Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development.

2018.07.17.

Sixty years of soldiering for peace – Ireland’s unique record of UN service

"We salute all of the brave women and men who serve, and have served, in peacekeeping operations around the world, and pay tribute to those who have made the ultimate sacrifice in the pursuit of peace.”

2018.06.24.

Journeys can’t forget justice

Repeal of the equal protection currently recognised as being owed to the unborn child would open the door to a systematic injustice, whereby the law denies the most basic and essential protections to those fully deserving of such concern.

2018.05.22.

Doctors for Life – Dr Ronan Cleary

Dr Ronan Cleary on the 8th Amendment

2018.05.18.

Doctors for Life – Dr Deidre Gleeson

Dr Deirdre Gleeson on the 8th Amendment

2018.05.03.

Schools’ Journalism Competition 2018 – Columban Missionaries

For the full list of winners see www.columbancompetition.com

2018.03.20.

Laudato Si captures cry of the poor and cry of the earth: Robinson

Former president presented copy of 'Laudato Si: An Irish Response' to Pope Francis during meeting between the Pontiff and the Elders in the Vatican on Monday

2017.11.08.

Schools journalism competition focuses on plight of migrants

The objective of the competition is to encourage students to use their writing and mobile skills to look at a topical issue which is relevant to Catholic Social Teaching and resonates with Columban mission.

2017.10.11.

World Refugee Day, 20 June – The Pope Video: Countries Receiving Refugees

That the countries which take in a great number of displaced persons and refugees may find support for their efforts which show solidarity. Pope Francis - November 2016

2017.06.27.

The Pope Video: Countries Receiving Refugees

The annual Global Rosary Relay for the sanctification of priests on the Feast of the Sacred Heart of Jesus on 3 June 2016 circled the world in prayer once again, in this its seventh year, with more shrines than ever taking part in what is now recognised as a truly significant and powerful devotional initiative within the Catholic Church to recognise and bless the work of priests serving the faithful the world over.

2017.05.31.

As Christians and Americans we should welcome refugees, says Nuncio

Christians had a duty to accept refugees with compassion and acceptance, he said, citing Pope Francis, who had urged Catholics to accept refugees in their countries.

2017.02.03.

That was the moment I realised I was homeless

As part of their annual charity drive, Dublin City University's Media Production Society have interviewed Laura Horan. The DCU student who was homeless as a child tells her story to raise awareness. Video: DCU MPS

2017.01.16.

Courage of unarmed Gardaí praised by Bishop of Elphin

“Being unarmed does seem to suggest that, as a matter of policy, Gardaí will seek to respond to crime in a non-violent way. By doing this, they contribute to reducing the level of violence, rather than escalating it.”

2017.01.03.

Killaloe launches ‘Be Proud of Your Parish’ project

‘’The Diocese of Killaloe is home to some of the most beautiful views, extraordinary vistas and areas of breath taking natural beauty.”

2016.08.18.

Social Justice Ireland highlights poverty linked to income inequality

SJI warns that 18 percent of adults living in poverty in Ireland are employed - the “working poor”.

2016.07.05.

Pope chides those who get rich at expense of poor

Christians err when they think there is a ‘theology of prosperity’ in which God “sees that you are just and gives you much wealth”.

2016.05.20.

Red Nuns and Live Streaming

The Redemptoristine Nuns, an enclosed order based in Dublin, talk about their work and how they connect to the outside world via a live video camera. http://www.rednuns.com/webcam/

2016.05.17.

Diocese of Kerry celebrates ‘Earth Week’

Eco theologian Fr Sean McDonagh SSC will give a lecture in Tralee and launch his new book ‘On Care for Our Common Home’.

2016.04.18.

Business must favour dignity of every person: Pope

7,000 businessmen and women from Italy’s largest manufacturing association reflect with Pontiff on the ethics of doing business.

2016.02.28.

Donations to Trócaire in Tuam hit €8.5m in 20 years

“Staggering” sum for a rural diocese with a population of roughly 140,000 and at a time of economic recession.

2016.02.19.

Trócaire launches 43rd Lenten campaign

“This year’s Trócaire box is a recognition of ordinary people who are doing extraordinary things in the pursuit of justice and a fairer world.”

2016.02.14.

Pope’s January video prayer message proves a hit

The focus of the first prayer intention of the New Year is inter-religious dialogue and is “further incontrovertible evidence that Pope Francis is a man of dialogue”.

2016.01.09.

Militants destroy catholic church in Aden

Church leaders pray "That peace and justice will be restored in Yemen."

2015.12.12.

Trócaire urges Taoiseach to show leadership in Paris

“The fact that these talks are being held when millions along eastern Africa are experiencing chronic food shortages due to drought highlights exactly what is at stake."

2015.11.30.
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