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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.


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.”


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”.


Militants destroy catholic church in Aden

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


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."


End of an era for Bon Secours Sisters in Belfast

Departure of Sr Consilia Dennehy brings to a close congregation's presence in the city after 143 years.


Pope urges closer cooperation on climate change

“Science & technology have placed in our hands unprecedented power: it is our duty towards humanity, the poor and future generations, to use it for the common good.”


Bishop slams sin of filing false tax return

"Attitudes lead to actions" Bishop Kevin Doran tells Elphin pilgrims on annual diocesan pilgrimage to French shrine of Lourdes.


By 2031 there will be one million over 65s in Ireland

“We are focusing far too much on the performance of the economy and not nearly enough on issues such as aging, social housing and sustainability" - Dr Seán Healy.


Global Mercy youth leaders meet in Dublin

“For me Catherine McCauley was a real icon, a feminist icon, in the way she challenged the status quo of her time and prioritised supporting vulnerable women and girls."


OLA Provincial elected new president of IMU

"The IMU has a responsibility to do what we can to keep mission alive in this country as we struggle with the many questions posed to our faith and missionary commitment."


President Higgins attends Mass for Romero

Desperate attempts by thousands of refugees to cross the Mediterranean is a challenge to ‘Christian’ Europe, which demands a coordinated and compassionate response.


Church leaders seek to end migrants’ exploitation

Under a plan to be published on Wednesday, the EU is expected to impose migrant quotas on the 28 countries of the Union.


Vatican warns of human-induced climate change

Conference statement says, "Human-induced climate change is a scientific reality, and its decisive mitigation is a moral and religious imperative for humanity."


Up to six million turn out for papal Mass in Manila

Pope tells pilgrims that young people need their care so they will not be “robbed of hope and condemned to life on the streets.”


First Irish shrine to ‘Our Lady Un-doer of Knots’

Papal Nuncio, Archbishop Charles Brown, to concelebrate Mass in Corpus Christi Church in Moyross with Bishop Brendan Leahy.


Bishops hold WWI commemoration in Verdun

"We remember the fallen and are still numbed by recollection of the scale of the human loss the conflict engendered: almost 1 million soldiers died in the Battle of Verdun."


SJI accuses Govt of protecting rich in budgets

Call for large corporations to pay at least 6% of their profits in corporation tax.


Call for ‘fair play’ for poor as World Cup kicks off

Catholic Church hands Brazilian government “Ten Rules for fair play and justice for all".


SVP slams European Commission over austerity

Social Justice Ireland critical of the “democratic deficit” in the EU and Ireland.


Trócaire shortlisted for human rights film awards

Food Not Fuel relates the struggles of the indigenous Mayans in Guatemala.


Government urged to place people’s rights at the heart of decision making

Put people, not economies first, say Amnesty, SVP and Social Justice Ireland.


Cardinal Tagle pays tribute to Columbans in Philippines

Fr Shay Cullen’s Preda Foundation celebrates its 40th anniversary.


Abuse survivors slate ACP’s ‘mistake’ euphemism

Exclusion of elderly priests from ministry because of a 'mistake' in earlier life questioned.


Call for perpetrators of violence to be shamed in order to protect Irish society

Archbishop Martin addresses members of the judiciary at a Mass to mark the start of the new law term.


Pope reassures rape victim with personal telephone call

"It was like being touched by the hand of God" mother of six enthuses.


Vatican cardinal joins freedom of conscience row

A top Vatican cardinal has warned the Government not to compel individuals and institutions to violate their conscience.


Govt should introduce a universal pension: SJI

Government should increase basic social welfare rates by €5 in Budget 2014. This is essential because the value of basic social welfare payments has fallen when measured against average weekly earnings across all employment sectors since the downturn began.  The Old Age Pension system should be replaced with a universal [...]


School costs too much – St Vincent de Paul

It’s not rocket science – school costs too much. This was the simple message SVP Social Justice brought to the Oireachtas Committee which yesterday launched their Tackling Back to School Costs report. While SVP welcomes the Joint Oireachtas report on the costs of education it is impatient to press on and [...]


Social Justice Ireland Policy Briefing on Budget 2014

Social Justice Ireland Policy Briefing on Budget 2014 argues that: There should be no more cuts in expenditure in Budget 2014. A minimum effective corporate tax rate (6%) and a maximum effective income tax rate (45%) should be introduced. Tax credits and welfare rates should rise by €5 a week. Budget 2014 [...]

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