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Saying farewell to CatholicIreland News

“We chronicled green shoots growing up in the Church. Consistently we have looked at the good that we, Christians, the Church, are doing in Ireland and the world,” said CI News editor Susan Gately.

2020.09.30.

Pope Francis to sign new encyclical on 3 October in Assisi

Bishop of Assisi, Domenico Sorrentino, has said the town awaits the pope’s visit with “emotion and gratitude”.

2020.09.11.

“Pandemic shows us how dependent we are on the earth for our survival”

Bishop Larry Duffy of Clogher issues Pastoral Letter for the Season of Creation.

2020.09.08.

Irish bishops offer resources for Season of Creation 2020

The Irish Catholic Bishops’ Conference has listed on its website some resources for use in dioceses, parishes and in the home during the Season of Creation 2020.

2020.08.21.

Catholic economist on an ethical, post-pandemic recovery

"Human rights must be respected in such a time," Fr Paul Daisuke Narui SVD.

2020.07.11.

New book by acclaimed Irish theologian to be launched online

Due to the ongoing Covid-19 restrictions on public gatherings, ‘Theology and Ecology in Dialogue: The Wisdom of Laudato Si’ by Fr Dermot Lane will be launched via webinar by scripture scholar Fr Kieran O'Mahony.

2020.06.17.

Jesuit urges people to celebrate National Holy Wells Day

According to Fr Brian Grogan, within Irish culture holy wells remain places to visit to ask for healing and solace in times of difficulty and personal need. “Such times are with us now both in Ireland and globally due to the coronavirus.”

2020.05.25.

New book by Irish theologian marks Laudato Si anniversary

‘Theology and Ecology in Dialogue: The Wisdom of Laudato Si’ by Fr Dermot Lane seeks to build bridges between theology and ecology.

2020.05.21.

LC exam is not the “be-all and end-all” Bishop tells students

Diocese of Limerick will host an online liturgy for Leaving Cert students on the evening of the day their exams were due to start.

2020.05.18.

Mark the fifth anniversary of Laudato ‘Si with special prayer, suggests Bishop O’Toole

On the fifth anniversary of the publication of Pope Francis’s landmark encyclical letter, Laudato ‘Si, Bishop Mark

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2020.05.17.

Pope Francis talks to The Tablet about COVID-19 pandemic

Pontiff pays tribute to the “saints who live next door” describing the doctors, volunteers, religious sisters, priests and shop workers who continue to perform their duty as “heroes”.

2020.04.09.

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.
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