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Documentary claims CIA bankrolled Rosary priest Fr Patrick Peyton

According to ‘Guns & Rosaries’ producer, “Fr Patrick Peyton was involved in a covert campaign, funded by CIA dollars, to combat leftist political movements in Latin America in the early 1960s.”

2019.03.22.

Human rights workers in Brazil now at risk following election of new president

“The election of a person with extremist opinions on a range of issues – from women to minorities to the environment – will further destabilise Latin America, as what happens in Brazil affects the entire region.”

2018.11.05.

Venezuela’s bishops back indigenous peoples of Amazon

Indigenous peoples of the area and environmental organisations have spoken out against the ongoing destruction of the Amazon, but they have been met with silence and violence.

2018.04.13.

Over €2 million spent on Edmund Rice projects

“ERD will ensure people living in poverty are at the centre of everything we do and every decision we make”.

2017.08.16.

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.

Christian are the most persecuted

“Christian responses to persecution are almost always nonviolent and, with very few exceptions, do not involve acts of terrorism,” states recent report.

2017.04.27.

Marie Collins takes CDF chief to task over treatment of abuse commission

“It appears that for you, the concern that the local bishop might feel disrespected far outweighs any concern about disrespecting the survivor.”

2017.03.15.

Donations to Trócaire continue to rise

Last year’s Trócaire Lenten campaign raised almost € 8.3 million, which was about a 4 percent increase on the 2014 figure of €8 million.

2016.06.18.

Tributes to Francis on third anniversary of election

Cardinal Vincent Nichols and We Are Church Ireland commend Pope on the vitality and freshness that he has sustained over the past three years.

2016.03.13.

Pope hints at contraception leeway over Zika crisis

Pontiff warns that abortion is an absolute evil but avoiding pregnancy isn't in particularly difficult circumstances such as Paul VI's authorisation to nuns threatened with rape.

2016.02.19.

Irish reform leader wrote to Pope about Romero

Brendan Butler co-founded the Irish El Salvador Support Committee in 1979. Last year he wrote to Pope Francis asking him to hurry on Monsenor Romero's cause.

2015.06.09.

Nominations invited for Mgr Hugh O’Flaherty Award

The 2015 recipient will be announced in late August and presented with the award on Saturday 31 October during the 8th Hugh O’Flaherty Memorial Week.

2015.05.03.

Jesuit honours Archbishop Romero’s witness

"Romero saw the struggle for justice in his country as a struggle against forces that were not simply political and economic, but demonic."

2015.02.16.

Jesuits expel popular US priest known for peace activism

Failure to obey provincial's command to live in Baltimore community results in expulsion after 32 years in the order.

2014.01.08.
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