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Environmental action on the agenda at Knock on Saturday

Guest speakers at the event will be Trócaire’s head of policy and advocacy, Lorna Gold, and the former president of Mater Dei, Fr Dermot Lane.

2019.05.13.

As drought becomes more common, Pope says access to water is a human right

"The aridity of the planet is extending to new regions, and more and more are suffering as a result of the lack of water."

2019.03.23.

Young Irish Catholics travel to Panama for WYD2019

Group of 30 young people from Dublin will arrive in Panama this Friday (18 January) and will stay with families in a host parish, where they will take part in a social justice programme with local parishioners.

2019.01.15.

Former Green Party leader warns of homelessness, climate change

Former Government Minister and Green Party leader ordained to the priesthood at Christ Church Cathedral in Waterford.

2018.09.10.

Interfaith prayer for planet is powerful witness to global family

“The planet is our home, home for all of us, regardless of what faith or background we come from.”

2018.08.31.

Reflecting on Pope Francis’ visit to WMOF in Ireland

A day of rich celebration for the Catholic faithful. We were very proud of our Catholic identity together – Portlaoise parish.

2018.08.30.

Irish bishops farewell oil and gas investments

“Avoiding further climate change and protecting our common home requires a major shift away from highly polluting fossil fuels towards cleaner renewable energy.”

2018.08.25.

McAleese commends “timely and hope-filled” book on Pope Francis

“If Vatican II opened the windows of the Vatican to let the air in, Pope Francis is tearing down its walls to allow the Church to move out and confront the suffering, exclusion and marginalisation of so many.”

2018.08.06.

A female first: Catholic universities choose woman as their president for next three years

Accepting the post, Dr Capeloa Gil said she would “work to make the power of the few the strength of the many”.

2018.07.31.

The planet is “on the brink of an unprecedented global catastrophe”

Pope Francis is due today to address Vatican conference ‘Saving Our Common Home’, hosted by the Dicastery for Integral Human Development.

2018.07.06.

Reduce reliance on fossil fuels Pope tells oil executives

“There is no time to lose: We received the earth as a garden-home from the Creator; let us not pass it on to future generations as a wilderness.”

2018.06.10.

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.

Celebrate Water on National Holy Wells Day

Organisers of the annual National Holy Wells Day (NHWD) invite people to visit their local holy well and pray there for the protection and fair distribution of water.

2018.05.16.

Pope gives his blessing to Formula E racing and electric vehicles generally

Formula E features high-performance streamlined electric powered cars that are more environmentally friendly.

2018.04.15.

President Higgins pays tribute to OLA and SMA missionaries

“You have been wonderful ambassadors for Ireland and for your faith. By your actions you have humbled us, and by your words you now draw the attention of our country to climate justice.”

2018.03.27.

Catholic network dedicated to promoting Laudato Si visits Ireland

“This meeting comes a week after a bishops’ retreat in Knock focusing on Laudato Sí. It also comes as the Irish parliament voted to end climate damaging fossil fuel exploration."

2018.02.17.

Missionary congregations discuss future challenges

As part of its centenary celebrations, the Missionary Society of St Columban held an international colloquium in Dalgan Park last week aimed at mapping out the future direction of mission in the Church.

2018.02.13.

Momentum gathers to combat plastic pollution

Let's cut down on waste says Eco Congregations Ireland.

2018.02.02.

Making ‘Laudato Si’ a lived reality

The 'Greening of the Church' must come from both the top and the bottom.

2017.12.01.

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.

Vatican fountains switched off as effects of drought hit Rome

The crisis is partly as a result of this year’s unusually hot summer – temperatures in Rome are expected to hit 38 ˚C this week – but a crucial factor is that the Lazio region, in which Rome lies, has experienced two exceptionally dry winters in a row.

2017.07.31.

Irish missionary highlights destructive impact of mining in Amazon

The world is living in a culture of bankruptcy that is moral, ethical, spiritual, political and cultural, Columban Fr Peter Hughes tells NJPN annual conference.

2017.07.26.

President Trump and family meet Pope Francis

“During the cordial discussions, satisfaction was expressed for the good existing bilateral relations between the Holy See and the United States of America, as well as the joint commitment in favour of life, and freedom of worship and conscience” – The Holy See Press Office.

2017.05.25.

Dominican Ecology Centre gears up for busy retreat season

Programme of activities at Co Wicklow convent will explore issues highlighted by Pope Francis in his encyclical Laudato Si.

2017.02.15.

Dublin liturgy marks World Day of Prayer for all Creation

“We need a conversation which includes everyone, since the environmental challenge we are undergoing, and its human roots, concern and affect us all” - Pope Francis.

2016.09.01.

Irish missionary priest ordained Bishop of Mzuzu

Originally from Co Tipperary, Bishop John Ryan joined the Kiltegan order in 1970. Since 1978 he has been involved in pastoral work in Malawi and in teaching mathematics at the University of Mzuzu,

2016.08.30.

The path of Christian faith is still alive in Ireland: Nuncio

"We literally follow the paths traced by our ancestors, women and men of faith, who kept that faith despite the opposition they faced, despite poverty and discrimination and emigration and famine."

2016.07.31.

Ozone layer around the earth shows some recovery

Faith communities have a vital role to play bringing about the transformative change Pope Francis calls for in Laudato Si.

2016.07.03.

Four religious congregations divest from fossil fuels

“These divestment commitments represent an important step towards fulfilling the promise and the call of Laudato Si."

2016.06.19.

Laudato Si seminar highlights biodiversity loss in Ireland

"The Pope is showing tremendous global leadership in the area of biodiversity" - Dr Liam Lysaght from the National Biodiversity Data Centre.

2016.06.11.
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