We are deeply honoured that Pope Francis will come to our country to participate in this universal Church celebration of faith and joy, as well as of the contemporary challenges which face families. - Irish Bishops
The Catholic Church is contributing much to society and to the development of the country, especially through education, hospitals and other charitable works such as with the handicapped and drug addicts.
Archbishops of Canterbury and Westminster express deep concern at what they call “unprecedented, punitive and discriminatory” taxation of Christian Institutions.
Meeting between Pontiff and the husband and daughter of Asia Bibi, the Pakistani Christian sentenced to death for alleged blasphemy, as well as Nigerian Rebecca Bitrus, who escaped from Boko Haram after two years in captivity.
Over 2,500 students from 70 different schools perform three pieces which have been specially written for the World Meeting of Families in August.
Catholic Church and Trade Unions demonstrate how social, religious and civic engagement is declining in the EU due to the lack of “common free time and free Sundays”.
Nine new members appointed to the Commission, and seven of the previous members reappointed including Jesuit, Fr Hans Zollner and Mgr Robert Oliver from Boston.
“This meeting comes a week after a bishops’ retreat in Knock focusing on Laudato Sí. It also comes as the Irish parliament voted to end climate damaging fossil fuel exploration."
The ‘24 Hours for the Lord’ initiative is a moment of grace which invites the entire Church community to celebrate the sacrament of Reconciliation in the context of Eucharistic adoration.
Always remember the victim at the centre of this evil crime; the enslaved person who demands our action in combating trafficking - Cardinal Nichols
The Nuncio urged the Religious to be prophetic voices in spite of the great challenges that exist in the world of today.
A photograph shows Marie Collins handing a letter written to the Pope by Juan Carlos Cruz, detailing Karadima's abuse and Barros' role, to Cardinal Sean O'Malley.
Archbishop Charles Scicluna has been tasked with examining new information in the case of Bishop Juan Barros who has been accused by victims of Fr Fernando Karadima of covering up the priest's sexual abuse.
If we concede ground on abortion, the very same arguments will be used to justify ending the lives of frail elderly people and people with significant disability. This is the final frontier.
“I am convinced that they are doing serious harm to the Catholic Church by their emphasis on rules and regulations and sacramental punishments” – Fr Gabriel Daly OSA.
Pope Francis fully recognises the egregious failures of the Church and it's clergy who abused children and the devastating impact those crimes have had on survivors and their loved ones.
Pope Francis performs impromptu marriage ceremony at 36,000 feet over Chile."This is what’s missing in the world, the sacrament of marriage. I hope this motivates couples to marry," he tells couple.