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Pope authorises pilgrimages to Medjugorje

Vatican spokesman, Alessandro Gisotti, has warned that official pilgrimages should not be “interpreted as an authentication of well-known events, which still require examination by the Church”.

2019.05.14.

Irish priest to challenge diocese in US Supreme Court

Fr John Gallagher alleges he was pushed out of his parish by Bishop Gerald Barbarito and the Diocese of Palm Beach because he refused to cover up for another priest’s sexually inappropriate behaviour with a child.

2019.03.05.

Primate hits out at Viganò for hijacking WMOF2018

“I felt our World Meeting of Families had been hijacked in a way by this particular letter,” Archbishop Eamon Martin says of controversial 25 August missive calling on Pope Francis to resign.

2018.10.23.

Family is basic unit of society, WMOF Pastoral Congress hears

In supporting the family, the State cares for its citizens, but also strengthens and nurtures the foundations of society itself – Archbishop Eamon Martin.

2018.08.23.

Worldwide response to clerical child abuse needed, says Pope

“The heart-wrenching pain of these victims, which cries out to heaven, was long ignored, kept quiet or silenced. But their outcry was more powerful than all the measures meant to silence it.”

2018.08.21.

Pope Benedict XVI is on a “pilgrimage towards home”

“It is a great grace for me to be surrounded in this last, sometimes a little tiring, piece of road, by such love and goodness that I could not have imagined,” Pope Benedict

2018.02.10.

Pope Francis thanks his 40m Twitter followers

“I want to encourage lay people and Catholics generally to stay involved in social media. You could say it’s a negative environment, there’s a lot of nasty comment, a lot of rough dealings with people. But then we’d abandon that field and let the trolls have it” - Bishop Paul Tighe.

2017.12.13.

Cathedral dedicated to Mother Teresa on her 20th anniversary

Ceremony at St Teresa Cathedral in Pristina attended by the Kosovo President Hashim Thaçi and religious leaders from Kosovo and Albania.

2017.09.06.

Pope Francis appoints Irish priest to CDF role

Mgr John Kennedy from Dublin is to oversee the disciplinary section of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith which processes clerical sex abuse cases.

2017.04.05.

History of Britain’s largest Catholic university to be chronicled in new book

The book will trace the history of St Mary’s, from its foundation by the Church to provide teachers for the poor, to its current status as Britain’s premier Catholic university.

2017.04.02.

Pope appoints ‘pastoral’ envoy for Medjugorje

The Holy See is still studying the apparitions in Medjugorje and so far has made no pronouncement on them.

2017.02.17.

Monsignor Fernando Ocáriz is the new leader of Opus Dei worldwide

New leader, who has visited Ireland, is “calm and cheerful”, with very strong grasp of theology.

2017.01.27.

First woman head of Vatican Museums appointed

The Vatican Museums include the Sistine Chapel and more than 50 different galleries with 200,000 objects in its collections, 20,000 of which are on public display. There are 27,000 square feet of frescoes, and 4.35 miles of exhibit space.

2016.12.29.

Pope Francis to celebrate Mass for martyred Fr Hamel

“Will there be an Islamic conquest of Europe?” asks Cardinal Christoph Schönborn of Vienna on Sunday.

2016.09.14.

Little institutional support for intellectual debate in the Church

ACP founder responds to Archbishop's criticism over the lack of catholic intellectuals by warning "there’s little if any acceptance in the leadership of our Church for the free flow of ideas".

2016.06.16.

New research centre honours Benedict XVI

St Mary’s University, Twickenham in London officially opened the Benedict XVI Centre for Religion and Society on 5 May.

2016.05.15.

Message of hope needs to be heard more than ever

In his Easter homily, the Primate of All Ireland reminds the faithful - “We are the Easter people and Alleluia is our song." Tá Críost éirithe! Go deimhin, tá sé éirithe!

2016.03.27.

St Mary’s Uni and John Paul II Foundation team up

Partnership will see St Mary’s work with JP2F4S to develop new initiatives and approaches to sports education.

2016.02.29.

Pope Francis remembers Brother Roger of Taizé

Papal message marks 75th anniversary of Taizé’s foundation; centenary of Brother Roger's birth; and the tenth anniversary of his death.

2015.08.20.

200th anniversary of the ordination of St John Vianney

Dublin parish to honour Curé d’Ars’ feast day and his priesthood with a novena.

2015.08.02.

Cardinal Pell speaks about role of laity in Cork

Pope Francis' "support is indispensable" to the Secretariat for the Economy Australian Prefect states.

2015.07.09.

Pope cautions against faith based on visionaries

“We are close to coming to a decision," the Pontiff told press on flight back to Rome from Sarajevo regarding the investigation into the alleged Marian apparitions at Medjugorje.

2015.06.10.

New commission to speed up abuse appeals

New college is aimed at tackling the backlog of appeals by accused clerics.

2014.11.12.

Big Bang compatible with divine Creator: Pope

"God created human beings and let them develop according to the internal laws that He gave to each one so they would reach fulfilment.”

2014.10.30.

Cardinal Brady confirms resignation sent to Rome

“I look forward to the day when my resignation will be accepted.”

2014.08.16.

American Catholic TV host for Charismatic Conference

Up to 1,000 people are expected to attend conference themed 'The Joy of the Gospel'.

2014.06.19.

Nuncio sees springtime in Irish Church after purification

New generation of Catholics will lead Church forward into next decade.

2014.06.04.

Irish priest in CDF recalls Benedict’s resignation

Dubliner Mgr John Kennedy recalls his time working under Cardinal Ratzinger.

2014.02.12.

400 priests laicised by Benedict XVI for abuse

Figures show Vatican stepped up efforts to remove clerical abusers in recent years.

2014.01.18.

Bishop Eamonn Walsh to head up new Office for Clergy

Role involves co-ordinating theological, pastoral formation and care of Dublin’s priests, deacons and seminarians.

2013.09.13.
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