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Working to retain the Eighth gave people courage to speak up

Prompt and generous response to Catholic Comment appeal for ‘Catholic Voices’ in the media for WMOF18.

2018.07.27.

Call for lay volunteers to speak up about their faith

“As pilgrims and media from all over the world turn towards Dublin for the World Meeting of Families in August, we at Catholic Comment are preparing a team of media speakers to help throw light on the message of Christ and of the Church, before and during this momentous event.”

2018.06.21.

World Meeting of Families media chief appointed

Helping people to connect with the preparations for the World Meeting will be vital and Brenda Drumm is especially well placed to manage this role with energy, creativity and commitment.

2017.08.20.

Redemptorist decries “unkempt” TDs in the Dáil

Public discourse and the media in Ireland have become “coarse” in recent years warns Fr Tony Flannery.

2017.08.10.

Bishop dismayed by ‘persecution’ of Church in Ireland

“People from abroad are often astonished at the level of antipathy to the Church displayed in our country.”

2017.06.07.

Religious are cut to the heart by negative media

“The same old clichés are still being trotted out and caricature images of ‘nuns’ repeated ad nauseam” – Sr Una Agnew.

2017.05.22.

Archbishop of Armagh gives keynote speech at inaugural Iona Institute Northern Ireland conference

Our faith has a lot to say about the nihilism and despair of a throwaway culture that has driven young people to self-destruction. Our Church’s teachings would seriously question such a limited view of individual rights that would dispute the equality of life of a mother and her unborn baby.

2017.03.27.

Investigative journalism under the spotlight

Speakers at a conference organised by Cleraun Study Centre will include Carol Leonnig, who won a public service Pulitzer Prize in 2014 as a member of a team that released the ‘Snowden Papers’.

2016.10.10.

Rubicon explores 100 years of Irish faith & culture

The conference brings together leaders from the media, education, politics, the arts, business, social sector and the Churches to learn from one another.

2016.04.12.

Too much emphasis on physical perfection: bishop

Church needs to challenge the consumer society which benefits from selling 'things' offering ‘salvation’ on the surface but neglect the inner reality of people’s lives.

2016.03.09.

Church must harness best of new communications

Primate suggests Maynooth offer a theology course specifically tailored for those working in Church communications and religious affairs.

2015.11.06.

Churches shouldn’t rush to abandon their schools

Secularist approach to the study of faiths in new programme 'Education about Religions and Beliefs & Ethics' may even be imposed on faith-based schools.

2015.10.17.

It’s important to remember Tom for how he lived

In victim impact statement, Tom O'Gorman's siblings urge people to remember him for "the warm and beautiful person he was".

2015.08.13.

Pope creates dicastery to oversee communications

New Secretariat for Communications will act as umbrella for nine communications offices including Pontifical Council for Social Communications and Vatican Radio.

2015.06.28.

Vatican prelate responds to FIFA soccer scandal

“Is anyone surprised by this news?” asked Mgr Melchor Sanchez de Toca, director of the Pontifical Council for Culture's sports division.

2015.06.03.

The family is a privileged place of encounter: Pope

The great challenge facing people today is to learn once again how to talk to one another, not simply how to generate and consume information.

2015.05.18.

Parents concerned about impact of advertising

New research commissioned by the Mothers Union shows four in five parents (80%) in Great Britain are concerned about the commercialisation of childhood.

2015.04.15.

Media bias on abortion entrenched claims PLC

Concern over disparity between 33 pro-choice articles and 1 pro-life article that appeared in national papers in the space of a fortnight recently.

2015.03.12.

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.

Catholic education the subject of media caricatures

Glenstal Abbot warns that “The Catholic Church, for the pantomime which the press is keen to promote, is the Wicked Stepmother of every fairy tale."

2015.02.10.

Pope releases World Communications message

Archbishop Eamon Martin, chair of the Bishops’ Council for Communications, welcomes this year’s message from Pope Francis.

2015.01.25.

Nuncio pays tribute to reservoir of faith in Ireland

Archbishop Brown suggests priorities for the Irish church include confession, vocations and promoting the beauty of the faith within society.

2014.12.31.

President of CatholicTV talks faith and media

Fr Robert Reed is the CEO of a major Catholic television network in the US. He has just published his first book. He talks about the saints, priesthood, renewal and 'Renewed'.

2014.11.26.

Mass for Association of Papal Orders in Ireland

Archbishop of Tuam tells Knights and Dames that the Church in Ireland today finds itself “at a rather bewildering crossroads”.

2014.11.11.

Time to rebuild trust between Church & media

"The Church and media share similar goals - to seek out the truth and highlight injustice," Archbishop Eamon Martin tells Radharc Trust awards ceremony.

2014.10.23.

Pope strongly critical of the media’s sins

The sins of the media are misinformation, calumny and defamation.

2014.03.25.

Growing tendency to demonise Catholic viewpoint

New panel of Catholic Comment speakers ready to engage with the media.

2014.03.21.

Archbishop Eamon Martin meets Catholic journalists

Media personnel discuss the ‘challenges and opportunities’ for Catholic journalists in Ireland.

2014.02.27.

Inaugural Tom O’Gorman Memorial Lecture announced

First lecture will be given by the author and journalist, John Waters.

2014.02.09.

Archbishop says faith must retain place in public square

Bringing faith and reason together will lead to a richer debate, future Primate suggests.

2013.10.23.
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