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Trócaire support is sew good for Kenyan mother

“I have learned to be independent, and I know that by working hard I can make life much better for me and my children.”

2019.08.10.

Bishop Larry Duffy answers ‘call within a call’ in Monaghan Cathedral consecration

“Imagine if everyone could find their unique ‘call within a call’; say their personal ‘Here I am, Lord’ and become part of the new evangelisation in Ireland!”

2019.02.11.

Vocations will be a priority for Bishop-elect Duffy

“We have to face the fact that at the moment there are [fewer] priests than we were used to, and this has an effect on how parishes operate. Obviously, there is a whole richness within the laity that hasn’t been tapped into.”

2018.12.11.

President honours Sr Mary Killeen’s work with the poor

Since 1976, Sr Mary Killeen has introduced education, health, and community services programmes to the slums of Mukuru in Nairobi, helping over 170,000 people to become self-sustainable.

2018.12.02.

Irish Farmers Association visits Africa

Self Help Africa was created in the wake of the Ethiopian Famine of 1984/5 to create long-term solutions to hunger and extreme poverty in the region. The IFA supported one of its first actions – the shipment and distribution of 2,000 tonnes of Cara Donegal seed potatoes to famine affected communities in Ethiopia.

2018.11.22.

Either holiness or nothing!

The saints are close to us and they tell us the way of the Beatitudes is not about doing extraordinary things, but about following every day this way that leads us to Heaven.

2018.11.02.

Poll shows 91% of Irish Catholics oppose ban on artificial birth control

Large majorities of Catholics polled in five countries said they believed contraceptives are commonly used among Catholic couples.

2018.08.05.

Peace in South Sudan would be “the greatest gift”, says bishop heading relief effort

“The food they have in these camps is not enough. Some of them get only one meal a day.” – Auxiliary Bishop Daniel Adwok Kur of Khartoum

2018.06.25.

Irish missionary receives Health Education Award

Sr Bernadette Nealon uses WiRED’s health education programmes to train community health workers, who, in turn, train community members in home-based care for the bed-ridden and also trains people who are caring for children at home.

2018.04.03.

Shalom Centre continues to make strides in peacebuilding in Africa

“When my children come back from school every day, they tell of their experiences of new friends from other ethnic communities whom they knew as enemies before. They now play together, sit together, share meals, plant ‘peace trees’ together… but they say, they have learnt this new way of co-existence through the peace clubs."

2017.12.27.

Irish priest’s foundation having transformative effect in Kenya

Shalom Centre invited by UN to discuss possible strategic contributions it can make in helping with the creation of Africa's Great Green Wall.

2017.11.24.

Archbishop pays tribute to Irish missionaries

“They have been wonderful in their ability to contribute. Very often, as missionaries, they just do the work – they are not looking for the limelight.”

2017.10.10.

Another Irish Loreto nun’s work honoured

Sr Mary Owens IBVM acts as executive director of Nyumbani Village, a non-profit, self-sustaining community that supports and cares for both orphans and elders infected with or affected by HIV/AIDS in Kenya.

2017.09.05.

Trócaire says thanks for support for East African appeal

“Last weekend’s collection will enable us to reach even more people with life-saving aid. The support of the Catholic Church in Ireland will make a significant contribution to saving lives in East Africa over the coming weeks.”

2017.07.29.

Irish priest’s peace building and conflict resolution programme expands in Africa

In 2009 Fr Patrick Devine SMA founded the Shalom Centre for Conflict Resolution and Reconciliation. It has now trained over 9,600 community leaders and village elders as peacemakers.

2017.07.28.

National Church collection in aid of 25m facing famine in East Africa

In the Turkana region in the north of Kenya, around 30 per cent of people are severely malnourished, warns Trócaire.

2017.07.11.

Nationwide appeal for aid to help East African famine victims

Trócaire workers are responding to this humanitarian crisis with dedication, courage and selflessness.

2017.07.07.

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.

Bishop Crean chides the world for ignoring East Africa crisis

Over 24 million people currently rely on food aid in South Sudan, Ethiopia, Somalia and Kenya due to a combination of drought and conflict.

2017.06.21.

Irish missionary to lecture on conflict transformation methods at Queen’s

Senator George Mitchell Institute for Global Peace, Security and Justice at Belfast university will host Fr Patrick Devine who established the Shalom Centre for Conflict Resolution and Reconciliation in 2009 in Nairobi, Kenya.

2017.03.14.

Famine in South Sudan

Pope Francis urged people to “commit not to stop at making statements, but also to provide concrete food aid and to allow it to reach suffering populations.”

2017.02.23.

A thank you from Turkana

More than 1,500 children in the Elemi Triangle of northwest Kenya receive at least one meal each day thanks to aid from Ireland.

2017.02.12.

Trócaire says thanks for support in 2016

Trócaire's work would not be possible without the generosity of parishioners, students, teachers, clergy, volunteers and supporters who believe passionately in remembering those less well off than themselves – Trócaire’s Kevin Donnelly.

2016.12.31.

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.

Mother Kevin: a cause for celebration

The Irish woman’s greatest legacy is the Congregation of the Little Sisters of St Francis, which has more than 550 members in Africa today.

2016.11.20.

Archbishop of Cashel & Emly to lead inaugural Mission Walk

Proceeds from the walk will go towards the Love and Hope Centre for people with HIV/AIDS in Nakuru, Kenya. The archbishop will be joined on the day by his Excellency, Mr Richard Opembe, the Kenyan Ambassador to Ireland.

2016.10.13.

First-ever refugee Olympic Team arrives in Rio

“We are running for all refugees” - Paulo Lokoro who is a 24-year-old 800-metre runner.

2016.08.02.

From South Sudanese refugee to Olympic sprinter

Mangar Makur Chuot will be a member of South Sudan's first-ever Olympic team in Rio.

2016.05.26.

Slovakian nun killed in gun attack in South Sudan

Holy Spirit Missionary Sisters ask for prayers for Sr Veronika Rackova “that her blood and death will be like a seed sown for greater peace.”

2016.05.22.

Muslim who shielded Christians dies of his injuries

Tributes paid to 26-year-old Kenyan teacher who shielded fellow passengers when their bus was attacked by Islamist militants last December.

2016.01.24.
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