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Irish schoolgirl writes song in support of PREDA

Róisín Seoighe entered song competition after viewing ‘Kids Behind Bars’ which gives an insight into the plight of vulnerable and destitute children in the Philippines.


Two priests and two deacons ordained on Epiphany

“It is possible to create safe spaces for those who think alike and who may come to feel that because they are like-minded they have discovered to right way.”


Bishops recall Ad Gentes in mission month

Ad Gentes “Put the missionary agenda firmly at the heart of the life of the Church” - Archbishop Kieran O'Reilly SMA.


Presidential award for missionary Sr Miriam Duggan

Three Irish missionaries recognised on Presidential Distinguished Service Awards for 2015.


Kerry missionary wins Mgr Hugh O’Flaherty Award

Redemptorist Fr Seán Myers serves a community in a Brazilian parish which is over half the size of Ireland.


Tributes paid to Irish missionary killed in Liberia

24-year-old Director of the Liberia Mission of the Franciscan Works charity arrived in West African country in February 2013.


Children’s Choir perform Presentation Brother’s work

Bro Michael McKeown’s music performed by over 1,000 children of the National Children’s Choir and Orchestra at packed National Concert Hall performances.


Family relieved as Irish priest released from captivity

Delight in Co Mayo as missionary Fr Billy Sheridan SMA, who was kidnapped north-west Nigeria, released unhurt.


Archbishop O’Reilly launches book by WMI director

“Each one of us is asked to leave our comfort zones and reach out to others to spread the joy of the Gospel. But in order to evangelise, we need first to be evangelised ourselves."


Nominations invited for Mgr Hugh O’Flaherty Award

The 2015 recipient will be announced in late August and presented with the award on Saturday 31 October during the 8th Hugh O’Flaherty Memorial Week.


Calls for Co Limerick-born priest to be beatified

Fr Liam Hayes dedicated his life to the poor of Obera where he set up homes for children and adults with severe physical and intellectual disabilities as well as a hospice.


Hopes fading for kidnapped Syrian prelates

Hope of their release remains, although the passing of every week and month “makes this more difficult” Nuncio in Syria states.


New biography charts Irish priest’s role in Nigeria

"Here was a man of total commitment to the missionary cause to which he devoted his life. That shines through in every phase of his life,” Bishop Colm O’Reilly.


Religious urged to get involved in tobacco row

Japan Tobacco International planning to take the Government to court over its attempts to introduce plain tobacco containers.


Award for priest who serves death row inmates

Fr Pat Murphy, a member St Patrick's Missionary Society in Kilteegan, is to be honoured for his ministry with inmates at Kirikiri maximum security prison in Lagos.


Three Jesuit deacons ordained in Dublin

“We will not heal those whose lives have drifted from Jesus Christ by throwing books of dogma at them," warns Archbishop Martin.


Irish priest’s role in Toronto education recalled

Spiritan priest Fr John Geary made “an incredible contribution to Catholic education in the city of Toronto”.


Senator pays tribute to Irish missionary priest

Fr Liam Hayes SVD founded homes in Argentina for some of the world’s most forgotten people.


Missionary concerned by statelessness of migrants

More than 50 million stateless people around the world today are prey to exploitation.


Primate warns some want to rob Church of hope

Archbishop Eamon Martin concelebrates Mass in Italy to mark 1,400th anniversary of death of St Columbanus.


Bishop Leahy announces 2016 synod for Limerick

Synod will take place over three days bringing together 400 delegates who will set out a path for renewal for the Church in Limerick.


More catholic missionaries die from Ebola

Misean Cara donates €15,000 to catholic hospital in Liberia to prevent spread of virus.


Augustinians in Ireland launch vocations drive

Order recognises need for time and resources to promote vocations.


Elderly Religious going through a ‘very difficult time’

Congregations urged to check whether elderly members are experiencing bullying.


Irish missionary to receive International Caring Award

Society of African Missions priest recognised for promoting peace and reconciliation in Kenya.


Theologian provides fresh insights into 6th century saint

Conference launches preparations to mark 1,400th anniversary of St Columban's death.

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