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National Evangelisation Teams marks 15 years in Ireland

“It is my prayer that all the lay faithful will realise that we are all called by Baptism and Confirmation to be a part of a new springtime for the faith.”

2019.06.08.

Young Canadian missionary to Ireland is laid to rest

Ted Andrews longed for priesthood but faced challenge of terminal illness “with Jesus and one day at a time”.

2019.05.02.

Course prepares foreign priests for challenge of mission in Ireland

Orientation course for pastoral workers teaches sensitivity to local Irish context. “Society is quite sensitive to what you say. It is a big challenge and you have to be conscious not to step on the people’s toes.”

2019.03.29.

Popular local priest is to be new bishop in Monaghan

“He works easily with others and has no illusions about the pastoral challenges facing the Irish and universal Church today.”

2018.12.09.

Irish schools take part in Children’s Day of Mission Prayer

Encouraging children to pray for other children is a key part of the work of the Society of Missionary Children.

2018.10.13.

“The campaign to protect the lives of unborn children has only just begun”

Bishop Leo O'Reilly of Kilmore speaks to pilgrims in Knock about the outcome of the abortion referendum and pays tribute to “the army of people, young and old, who campaigned to retain the Eighth Amendment”.

2018.06.19.

Movie on Sister Clare Crockett sells out in Derry cinema

Standing ovation greets premier of movie about Irish missionary nun who died in earthquake.

2018.04.20.

Public prayer is vital to win referendum

Former MEP appeals for support for Rosary at the Mass Rock initiative which takes place on 18 March 2018 all over Ireland.

2018.03.10.

Missionary congregations discuss future challenges

As part of its centenary celebrations, the Missionary Society of St Columban held an international colloquium in Dalgan Park last week aimed at mapping out the future direction of mission in the Church.

2018.02.13.

Ireland’s oldest Catholic mission magazine celebrates 100 years

The Far East magazine is holding a competition for young journalists which invites students (aged 15-18 inclusive) to write an article or make a video report on the topic: ‘Migrants Are Our Neighbours’.

2018.01.09.

Kildare parish links with Siberia

Visiting priest puts his Siberian parish in the hearts of Irish people.

2018.01.05.

Twenty three Catholic missionaries killed in 2017

"Those who were killed are only the tip of the iceberg, as the list of pastoral workers or Catholics, assaulted, beaten, robbed, threatened, as well as Catholic structures vandalised or looted is long," says Fides Agency.

2017.12.30.

“Our life and our presence in this world are the fruit of a divine vocation!”

Pope Francis releases message for 2018 World Day of Prayer for Vocations.

2017.12.06.

Archbishop outlines vision for parish communities of the future

“We must seek the ways to restore the place of God in society and above all in the hearts of our young people.”

2017.12.05.

Schools journalism competition focuses on plight of migrants

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.

2017.10.11.

Archbishop Martin defends Church’s role in public discourse

“When we attempt as Church to speak in the public sphere about the right to life of the unborn, some are quick to point to the scandals and to shameful stories of the past.”

2017.05.09.

Priests who work in our parishes deserve unreserved gratitude – Archbishop

One of the biggest challenges facing the Irish Church at the moment is the shortage of candidates coming forward to priesthood and religious life – Bishop of Ferns.

2017.04.14.

Accident survivor gives testimony of faith and hope

“I believe in the kingdom to come, and I’ll go on till the end of time,” Fergus McCormack tells congregations in Kildare.

2017.03.25.

Work of Irish sisters in Tanzania brings hope to HIV sufferers

“You have not lived today until you have done something for someone who can never repay you.”

2016.12.02.

Your mission is to share your faith every day

In an increasingly secular world, people need to have courage to swim against the tide.

2016.10.24.

Plight of Middle Eastern Christians discussed at Sligo meeting

For the first time Ireland hosts meeting of national directors of Aid to the Church in Need (ACN).

2016.09.30.

Two nuns murdered in Mississippi

Police found the bodies of Sr Paula Merrill of the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth and Sr Margaret Held of the School Sisters of St Francis in Milwaukee and are investigating robbery as a possible motive.

2016.08.27.

We value anybody who has been with us: Columbans

Missionary priests who left over celibacy tell their stories in television documentary which was directed by the wife of one of the 13 ex priests interviewed.

2016.07.23.

One of country’s longest serving nuns receives Papal Medal

Work of Presentation Sister Sr Alphonsus O’Brienw was "overflow of her prayer life" says bishop.

2016.07.19.

Irish aid agencies stress financial rectitude to shore up support

Trócaire and Concern underline their financial transparency and accountability.

2016.07.17.

Daughters of Charity praised for long service in Limerick

In 1940s and 1950s, Governments would not have been in a position to organise social services without support of the volunteer religious orders,

2016.07.17.

Do not be afraid to proclaim your faith: Archbishop Brown

Church is built on young people, Archbishop Brown tells Youth 2000 summer festival.

2016.07.13.

Augustinians to sell Orlagh retreat house

Centre has cost the Order €500,000 over the past three years to keep open and this level of funding cannot be sustained into the future.

2016.05.12.

Hundreds of young Irish pilgrims prepare for WYD

Pilgrims invited to Music Ministry Together weekend to learn music, get to know each other, and gain a deeper understanding of music in the liturgy of the Church.

2016.04.15.

Street Pastors help bring calm to city at night

Drink is at the root of "vast majority of incidents". The entertainment & hospitality industries & stakeholders on the streets "need to address drink issues together".

2016.04.10.
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