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“God is really present on our streets this Christmas, but do we recognise him?”

Archbishop Diarmuid Martin ponders implications of Irish people’s expressed concern that the celebration of Christmas has become too commercial.

2018.12.25.

Catholic schools must remain alert to inequalities in educational system

Archbishop Eamon Martin tells Irish Catholic education conference: "In a Catholic school, religion is not an added extra to be fitted in during break time or twilight hours or registration."

2017.10.27.

Enjoy the gift of togetherness, says President

When we light the Christmas tree in Áras an Uachtaráin, we remember the bereaved who are finding this Christmas difficult; we remember those on the edge, the marginalised in our society, our homeless people, and those who are worried about keeping a roof over their families’ heads.

2016.12.11.

Drugs epidemic has potential to cause “utter havoc” – McVerry

In a new one-hour television documentary ‘Peter McVerry: A view from the Basement’, which will air on RTÉ One tonight, the Jesuit priest tells the Government, “We ignore the drug problem at our peril.”

2016.09.06.

Relics of St Anthony return to Ireland

Outpouring of devotion by thousands of devotees expected in Cahir, Killarney, Knock, Sligo, Dublin, Longford, Derry and Armagh.

2016.05.17.

Pope brings 12 Syrian refugees with him to Rome

The Vatican will take care of the costs involved in housing and looking after these Muslim refugees.

2016.04.17.

McVerry lauds Youthreach’s second chance education

“Youthreach transmits fundamentally important values that the student has a value as a person regardless of past achievements.”

2016.04.04.

Ireland in 2016 needs a new social ethic: Archbishop

"People of belief and people with a secular inspiration must learn again to how speak with one another constructively and respect one another."

2016.03.15.

Walk of Light brings Advent message to the capital

“As Christmas approaches with glitter, jingles and lights in shops and streets, we set out and declare publicly and together that Christ is the light that has come into the world."

2015.11.24.

Church must adapt to change with vision & courage

Archbishop Martin calls for Church to free itself from positions of the past including control of schools and institutions.

2015.11.09.

NI instability erasing hope from lives: Church leaders

An “unacceptable level of child poverty” is affecting over 100,000 children, roughly 6% of Northern Ireland’s population and “constitutes a real crisis”.

2015.09.22.

Primate pays tribute to those in consecrated life

Though their numbers are smaller today, Irish religious still make “an immense contribution” to Ireland and the world by living their particular apostolates and charisms.

2015.08.16.

Timor Leste celebrates 500 years of Catholicism

The Church has provided great spiritual, human and material support to the people making a decisive contribution towards Timor Leste’s process of liberation.

2015.08.14.

Yes vote was show of solidarity towards gays: Bishop

Iona Institute chairman calls on Irish Church “to start teaching its teachings”.

2015.05.25.

Conference focuses on role of women in Church

Rome Synod ought to be addressing issues such as the child sex ratio in India and interfaith marriages according to Dr Astrid Lobo Gajiwala.

2015.04.19.

Primate’s tribute to President’s ethics initiative

“The Christian vocation is to seek out and accompany those who suffer a long ‘Good Friday’, and open to them the promise of resurrection."

2015.04.06.

Pope prays for Syria and Kenya in Urbi et Orbi

"May the international community not stand by before the immense humanitarian tragedy unfolding in these countries."

2015.04.06.

Primate urges Church to rekindle missionary zeal

Irish faithful urged to imitate St Patrick and the great Irish missionary endeavours of past centuries and become 'missionaries of mercy' for today's world.

2015.03.18.

Primate welcomes demise of academic selection

“No young person should be turned away from a Catholic school on the basis of their mark in an entrance test at the age of ten or eleven”.

2015.01.27.

CofI dioceses seek €150,000 for Gaza hospital

Archbishop of Dublin, Dr Michael Jackson, to launch Advent Appeal for Al Ahli Hospital on Tuesday.

2014.11.21.

True pluralism embraces faith’s contribution

Archbishop Martin calls for greater inclusiveness of the disadvantaged in the Irish educational system at a graduation Mass for St Patrick's College.

2014.11.01.

President deplores level of homelessness

Sophia Housing’s new Tubbercurry project provides 56 accommodation units for people with an intellectual disability.

2014.10.26.

SVP rejects criticisms over Galway LBGT funding

Amach! group invites Bishop Drennan to meet members and hear about their work and plans.

2014.09.05.

Concerns over aspects of Korean papal visit

Columban critical of planned visit to controversial Kkottongnae centre, a care home for 4,000 physically and mentally disabled people.

2014.08.07.

Archbishop lashes shameful level of homelessness

Difficulty in accessing social protection payments linked to escalating homelessness crisis.

2014.07.24.

Church must seek out all victims of abuse

No room for exclusivity within the Church Archbishop Martin warns in Australian address.

2014.07.22.

Most Catholic schools are inclusive: Archbishop

"There is no divine right to a Catholic near-monopoly in education in Ireland."

2014.05.01.

First Catholic amalgated school a “landmark”

Catholic education still has a vital place in the Irish educational system - Archbishop.

2014.04.02.

Presentation Sisters’ Foundress declared Venerable

1,200 members of the congregation around the world celebrate Irishwoman's step towards canonisation.

2013.11.01.
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