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“A Church without women in its leadership is a weaker Church”

Arts and Culture Minister Josepha Madigan speaks to We Are Church Ireland forum on why the Catholic Church should open all ministries to women.

2019.02.12.

President honours Sr Mary Killeen’s work with the poor

Since 1976, Sr Mary Killeen has introduced education, health, and community services programmes to the slums of Mukuru in Nairobi, helping over 170,000 people to become self-sustainable.

2018.12.02.

Nuns’ side of the story must be told

Bishop Denis Nulty publicly acknowledges and recognises contribution of Mercy Sisters and religious generally to Irish life and culture, and to life and culture far beyond Irish shores.

2018.11.13.

Mercy Sisters to reveal founder’s unique family relationships for WMOF

YouTube programme will explore Catherine McAuley’s relationship with members of her family as daughter, sister, aunt, adoptive parent, cousin and friend.

2018.07.26.

It’s the end of the day for Catholic charities’ oil investments

“The poor are suffering greatly from the climate crisis and fossil fuels are among the main drivers of this injustice,” says Cardinal Luis Tagle of Caritas Internationalis.

2018.04.30.

Mercy Sisters leave Co Westmeath town after 154 years

In 1862, the first Mercy Sisters arrived in Rochfortbridge from Tullamore to set up their convent and now 154 years later the last three Sisters are leaving to join Mercy convents elsewhere around the country.

2016.09.19.

Five parishes in Kerry diocese without a resident priest

Over the coming year the diocese will see Sean Jones ordained a priest - exactly ten years since the last priestly ordination in Kerry.

2016.07.05.

Packed closing Mass for Scoil Carmel in Limerick

“I really believe that the day was a true celebration of the legacy of 60 years of Scoil Carmel.”

2016.04.26.

Mercy Sisters leave Limerick village after 151 years

One of the first documentaries on Irish television was the Radharc programme ‘The parish with the most vocations in Ireland – Doon, County Limerick.’

2016.03.31.

Sisters speak out against trafficking at UN

Research has shown that “cumulative disadvantage over the life course renders people vulnerable to trafficking".

2016.02.18.

20 religious orders reviewed in safeguarding audits

53 allegations against 44 priests, brothers or sisters between 1941 and 2009 resulted in no convictions.

2015.12.03.

Tribute to Mercy Sisters as they leave Ballyhaunis

"Our celebration is tinged with a certain sadness because we say farewell to the Sisters who were at the very heartbeat of this community over these years".

2015.11.10.

Bishops to issue statement on refugee crisis today

Contribution of religious congregations to the efforts to eradicate human trafficking and provide care and support to victims recognised.

2015.10.01.

Waterford celebration of Year of Consecrated Life

Former East End gangster John Pridmore and the new Bishop of Waterford & Lismore will speak at the Little Sisters of the Poor's special vocations day later this month.

2015.06.04.

NI school remembers nuns killed in car crash

Commemoration Mass held at Mercy Primary School in Belfast and special memorial garden opened at the nuns’ former home.

2015.05.06.

Funeral Mass for two nuns killed in road crash

Priest pays tribute to Mercy Sisters' legacies as enthusiastic educationalists.

2014.10.04.

Two nuns killed in road collision near Newry

Mercy Sisters “struggling to cope with their sudden parting from us.”

2014.10.01.

Increase in number of children crossing into US

US Catholic bishops, Mercy Sisters and other charities call for a more humane response to those crossing Mexican border.

2014.08.06.

Healthcare system needs urgent reform: Archbishop

New Whitty Wing at Dublin's Mater Hospital blessed.

2014.03.02.

Irish nun provides first-hand account from Philippines

"It’s painful to watch," Sr Anne Healy said of her visit to Leyte Island following typhoon Haiyan.

2013.11.14.

Irish agriculture assisting Ethiopian potato projects

Sustainable seed potato production aims to improve livelihoods.

2013.10.31.

Emmy award winner launches new documentary on nuns

$400,000 documentary aims to show the "energy, commitment and joy among American nuns."

2013.10.28.

Fr Kevin Doran resigns from Mater over abortion act

“My issue is ultimately with the Act,” he said of the Protection of Life During Pregnancy.

2013.10.03.

Mercy Sisters unveil lost painting of foundress

Previously undiscovered portrait of Mother Catherine McAuley unearthed.

2013.09.27.

New voluntary catholic secondary school opens in Doon

Preparations underway for move to new campus in February.

2013.09.09.

Mercy Sisters respond to Magdalene fund criticisms

Congregation says Government knew that they would not be contributing financially to compensation scheme.

2013.07.22.
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