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Pope Francis announces Laudato Si’ Week

“What kind of world do we want to leave to those who will come after us, to children who are growing up?" the Pontiff asks in a video message.

2020.03.05.

‘Lent is a time of ecological conversion’

Bishop Leahy says that by focusing on Lent in terms of ecological conversion, we are taking steps that benefit not just ourselves and society but we are building up our community for the future.

2020.03.03.

Trócaire planning more Laudato Si’ workshops as first event sells out

“The idea is that we equip parishes to bring Laudato Si' to life in local parish communities,” says Jane Mellett of Trócaire.

2020.03.01.

Green theme for Catholic Schools Week 2020

“The theme for Catholic Schools Week this year encourages us to see that we all have a responsibility to care for the earth, not just for our own future, but for the future of every one of God’s creatures,” says Fr Paul Connell.

2020.01.23.

Be conscious of throwaway mentality this Christmas – Primate

“I can’t understand why people would choose to attack Greta Thunberg. She is passionate about what she believes; she is only a young girl and she is speaking prophetically to the world and what do we do – we attack her. We attack her message."

2019.12.24.

Pray for success of Pan-Amazonian Synod

‘I encourage the faithful to pray for the success of this synod, the purpose of which is to serve the good of humanity,’ said Bishop Alan McGuckian, Chair of the Irish Bishops’ Council for Justice and Peace.

2019.10.13.

Laudato Tree project aims to create corridor of trees across Africa

“I think this project could especially catch the imagination of the young people of Ireland, in their youth groups, schools, colleges and workplaces,” said Archbishop Eamon Martin.

2019.10.06.

“It is time to revive our missionary genes”

Archbishop Eamon Martin launches the Extraordinary Month of Mission and urges dioceses, congregations and young people to support the ‘Laudato Tree’ project.

2019.10.02.

Bishops back today’s school strike on climate change

“My key message today is: wherever we call home it is incumbent on all of us to live responsibly, and in a sustainable way, always thinking of our neighbour” – Bishop Alan McGuckian, chair of the Bishops’ Council for Justice and Peace.

2019.09.20.

Batty scheme raises thousands for Catholic overseas aid projects

“I love that they are making a difference on so many levels – here and in the developing world.”

2019.08.17.

Green transformation for Vatican gardens

The Vatican is reducing the use of chemicals in its gardens, and has already reduced its water consumption.

2019.08.12.

Moon landing anniversary should inspire even greater steps for humanity, says Pope Francis

“More dignity for the weak, more justice among peoples and more future for our common home.”

2019.07.22.

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.
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