The EU came together after Europe was broken “beyond description” by war, and has contributed, until recently, to more social care than at any time in European history.
The “pervasive crime, gangland killings and continued threat of paramilitary violence" as well as poverty & homelessness shows "much still needs to be done to create a culture of life & prosperity for all."
The “valuable work carried out to date to build new relationships across these islands must not be undermined.”
World Mission Sunday calls the church to ‘go out’ as missionary disciples to bring the message of God’s tenderness and compassion to the entire human family.
“The outcome will have consequences for the future not only of the United Kingdom, but for Europe and for the world.”
“We must commemorate 1916 in a way that respects all past differences and does not glorify violence retrospectively" - Bishop John Buckley.
“As a society, let us be more determined than ever to work for peace and for the good of each other” - Bishop Noel Treanor.
"This crisis will not end until a political solution is put in place. Through the EU, Ireland has a valuable role to play," says Trócaire Director.
Peace and security policies were at the centre of the debate of the spring plenary assembly of COMECE's bishops in Brussels.
On matters of faith, life and love in new children's book, Pope Francis never comes across as a ‘know-it-all’ - Archbishop Eamon Martin.
Bishop John McAreavey compares land grab to 16th century Irish plantations and calls for recognition of the state of Palestine by Ireland.
The focus of the first prayer intention of the New Year is inter-religious dialogue and is “further incontrovertible evidence that Pope Francis is a man of dialogue”.
Commemoration of 1916 and Battle of the Somme will provide "opportunities for us to deepen our understanding of who we are as a people."
As the country prepares to welcome refugees, we are "challenged to engage with the poverty, homelessness sub-standard accommodation that many are living in".
Light which originated in the Grotto of the Nativity in Bethlehem is being brought to homes, churches, nursing homes and hospitals as sign of peace and unity.
“A city in which one man suffers less is a better city” - Caritas Rome founder Don Luigi Di Liegro.
Church leaders pray "That peace and justice will be restored in Yemen."
"To all those who make unjust use of the weapons of this world, I make this appeal: lay down these instruments of death!"
“We have a responsibility to pass on the beauty of nature in its integrity to future generations, and an obligation to exercise a just stewardship of the gifts we have received."
“This year, the beginning of our Catholic new year will coincide with our preparations for a Jubilee Year of Mercy."
“Here before the door of this Jubilee of Mercy, let us ask that the world discover the ability to weep for its crimes, for what the world does with war.”
Departure of Sr Consilia Dennehy brings to a close congregation's presence in the city after 143 years.
Good communication is never merely the product of the latest or most developed technology but realised through deep interpersonal relationship.
Messianic Jew and former Muslim share their stories promoting reconciliation between Arabs and Jews in churches around Ireland.
Apparitions took place at the Grotto over nine consecutive days from 16 - 24 August 1985.
Nuclear bombings in August 1945 are a “symbol of the enormous destructive power of humanity when it makes a distorted use of scientific and technical progress”.
Chaldean Catholic Church leader publishes prayer to mark first anniversary of ISIS’ overrunning of Christian villages on the Nineveh Plain in August 2014.
"The IMU has a responsibility to do what we can to keep mission alive in this country as we struggle with the many questions posed to our faith and missionary commitment."
Ireland, as a matter of urgency, must play its part in ensuring these goals are adequately financed: Eamonn Meehan of Trócaire.
Larry & Martina Hayes and Lorna Carty were “among those whose lives were stolen from them in a mindless act of violence" - Bishop Doran.