“From our extensive experience it is clear the immigration system is crying out for reform,” says Catherine Cosgrave, Managing Solicitor, Immigrant Council of Ireland.
Those interested in entering the poetry competition are encouraged to explore a local to global perspective and reflect on Ireland’s own history of hunger and migration.
"A substantial number of young people do not ask the Church for anything because they do not see it as significant for their lives."
“The lessons we have learned in the European Union during the 2015 migration crisis should serve to remind us of the need to address migration in a cooperative and comprehensive manner. ”
“He was a man of deep faith and a devoted Catholic but also one who was critical when necessary” - Archbishop Diarmuid Martin
Addressing the congregation at Raheen parish in Limerick in his New Year’s ‘World Day of Peace’ homily, Bishop Brendan Leahy warned the faithful to be particularly vigilant to avoid exploitation of women and children.
The objective of the competition is to encourage students to use their writing and mobile skills to look at a topical issue which is relevant to Catholic Social Teaching and resonates with Columban mission.
“I am grateful to the Supreme Court for reminding us, during these unsettled and cynical times, of what we must be about as a culture, namely, a society that both protects the person and allows his or her talents to flourish.”
“We believe that by helping to resettle the most vulnerable, we are living out our Christian faith and ‘welcoming the stranger’ as Jesus has challenged us to do.”
Christians had a duty to accept refugees with compassion and acceptance, he said, citing Pope Francis, who had urged Catholics to accept refugees in their countries.
“The world is watching as we abandon our commitments to American values. These actions ... lower our estimation in the eyes of the many peoples who want to know America as a defender of human rights and religious liberty”.
Pope Francis has focused on the theme of ‘Child Migrants, the Vulnerable and the Voiceless’ in his message for World Day of Migrants and Refugees which is marked this weekend on Sunday 15 January 2017.
Border controls masquerading as migration policy are “a pathetic response to a moral challenge”.
President of the International Catholic Migration Commission, Peter Sutherland, will be the keynote speaker.
We should not view migrants just from the standpoint of their status but "as people whose dignity is to be protected and are capable of contributing to progress": Pope.
Former director of the bishops' Refugee and Migrant project warns that enforced idleness is unnatural and corrosive of dignity; people need to be allowed to work.
Senator Rónán Mullen among eighty politicians from around the world to discuss the persecution of Christians in the Middle East with Pontiff.
“The current mass movement of people into Europe represents the most serious displacement crisis the European Union has faced in recent times."
Ecuador – together with other countries bordering the Amazon – has an opportunity to become a teacher of integral ecology.
“We can see from many current crises that no amount of policy will deter people from migrating," Bishop John Kirby said at the launch of 'Welcoming the Stranger' in London.
Some 81,900 people left Irish shores between April 2013 and April 2014 though it appears the number of people emigrating has begun to fall.
US Conference of Catholic Bishops launches National Migration Week 2015 today.
Message for ‘World Day of Peace’ tackles human slavery, migration, slave labour, organ trafficking, those forced into prostitution, and child soldiers.
Statement marks International Human Rights Day with a call to protect the human rights of those living in poverty, asylum seekers and the trafficked.
Undocumented’s family life in the US often curtailed by daily stress and constant fear of arrest and deportation.
On behalf of the Irish people, President pays tribute to the “courageous” health workers, doctors and nurses, battling to contain the virus.
Archbishop Eamon Martin elected president of Irish Bishops Conference.
Dialogue with social, economic, education, culture, spiritual groupings sought on a shared vision for Irish society.
US Catholic bishops, Mercy Sisters and other charities call for a more humane response to those crossing Mexican border.
Theme of migration very much part of national story and defined us as a society and people.