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Theologian hails Irish ecclesiology for a Church in crisis

“In effect, a synodal Church seeks to invert the pyramid, to create a sense of all being on the road together” – Mgr Dermot Lane in his address to launch book by Jesuit theologian Fr Gerry O’Hanlon.

2018.07.18.

Veritas and Dealz unveil papal souvenirs

Discount retailer says of ‘Lolli-Pope’ – “The product range is a bit of fun and Dealz is confident that people will find the fun in the product.”

2018.07.17.

WMOF2018 has already exceeded all records – Bishop Nulty

In his homily for Sunday's televised Aifreann na Clainne, the Bishop of Kildare & Leighlin warned that "The pursuit of the material is miles away from gospel values.”

2018.07.16.

Primate welcomes stamps marking papal visit

An Post expects huge interest in the stamps, one featuring Pope Francis and the depicting a family scene.

2018.07.14.

Parish is your best bet if you still need ticket to the Pope

There will be no further allocation of tickets to the Papal Mass in the Phoenix Park and the public will not gain access without a ticket, say WMOF organisers.

2018.07.13.

VoF question if Vatican is serious about women in leadership roles

“We call on the Vatican to publicly announce any vacancies, openly list required qualifications for vacant positions and implement transparent selection and hiring policies.”

2018.07.11.

Pope Francis “has gradually been putting women into positions of power”

Cardinal Kevin Farrell, Prefect of the Dicastery for Laity, Family and Life tells Intercom "the Roman Curia is overloaded with clerics, and it shouldn’t be like that.”

2018.07.10.

Pope’s Mass in Phoenix Park booked out

Half a million free tickets for closing Mass of WMOF2018 snapped up in less than two weeks.

2018.07.10.

Christian presence in Middle East under threat, says Pope

"A Middle East without Christians would not be the Middle East."

2018.07.08.

Pope Francis denounces silence in the face of injustice towards migrants

Vatican City, Jul 6, 2018 / 05:54 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Francis called on Catholics to speak out in the face of injustice towards migrants at a Mass commemorating the fifth anniversary of his trip to Lampedusa at St. Peter’s Basilica July 6. “The Lord promises refreshment and freedom to all the oppressed of our

2018.07.06.

The planet is “on the brink of an unprecedented global catastrophe”

Pope Francis is due today to address Vatican conference ‘Saving Our Common Home’, hosted by the Dicastery for Integral Human Development.

2018.07.06.

Pope appoints first lay man to head up a Vatican dicastery

Award winning Italian journalist Paolo Ruffini has been appointed Prefect of the Dicastery for Communications.

2018.07.06.

The Pope Video – July 2018

Priests and their Pastoral Ministry

2018.07.03.

Less than 20,000 tickets left for papal Mass in the Phoenix Park

As of Monday morning, over 480,000 tickets out of 500,000 had been booked for the closing Mass of the World Meeting of Families 2018.

2018.07.03.

Archbishop O’Reilly leads celebrations to mark Columbans’ centenary

The Columbans have left “an amazing legacy” and have made “an amazing investment in people” - Dr Mary McAleese.

2018.07.01.

WMoF not fazed by “Nope to the Pope” campaign

“We are working hard to make the World Meeting of Families 2018 a joyful and welcoming event for all those attending.”

2018.06.29.

Bishop Nulty urges farming families to be alert to farm safety

“The numbers dying are still too great; the occasions of death are still too familiar; the column inches in newsprint, national and provincial, are still too frequent” - Bishop of Kildare & Leighlin warns.

2018.06.27.

Hundreds of thousands already booked to see Pope Francis

Knock Shrine event, Croke Park Festival of Families and RDS Congress booked out. 285,000 already signed up for WMOF2018 closing Mass in Phoenix Park.

2018.06.26.

Nine ordained to priesthood by Archbishops of Armagh and Tuam

“Now we are blessed that the Church in Nigeria is generously sending her missionaries back to us. It is a wonderful exchange ... and the reality of today is that in many ways Ireland is ripe for mission and new evangelisation.”

2018.06.26.

Tickets for Papal events available on Monday

Pope Francis to visit Knock and the Phoenix Park in Dublin on Sunday 26 August.

2018.06.23.

Our world begs for unity, says Pope Francis

Pope Francis gives the homily at the service marking the 70th anniversary of the World Council of Churches.

2018.06.22.

Call for lay volunteers to speak up about their faith

“As pilgrims and media from all over the world turn towards Dublin for the World Meeting of Families in August, we at Catholic Comment are preparing a team of media speakers to help throw light on the message of Christ and of the Church, before and during this momentous event.”

2018.06.21.

Canon Thomas Deenihan appointed by Pope as new Bishop of Meath

"Catholic schools are not a notion or an ideology but, rather, Catholic schools are the schools in our own parishes that serve and are part of the local communities and that teach and welcome the local children.”

2018.06.18.

All must be active agents in the “changed era” Church

We need to share what we are living of God – to be witnesses who generate life, bringing Christ to birth in people, Bishop of Limerick tells ecumenical gathering of clergy.

2018.06.17.

Author urges parents to prioritise fight against climate change

It is the story about doing everything we can for the sake of our children's future, says Dr Lorna Gold.

2018.06.17.

Nenagh schoolgirl wins Papal vestment design competition

Jane Boland's design depicts so much that’s positive and important in our ever changing world – creativity, community, embracing different cultures, nature, and technology, says World Missions Ireland.

2018.06.15.

WMOF2018 already setting new records

"We have the highest number of individuals registered of any World Meeting of Families with just over 30,000” WMOF2018 Secretary General, Fr Timothy Bartlett has highlighted.

2018.06.12.

Pope Francis will recite the Angelus at Knock on 26 August

Details of Pontiff’s much anticipated visit to Ireland for the World Meeting of Families in August officially unveiled by Archbishops Diarmuid and Eamon Martin.

2018.06.12.

Reduce reliance on fossil fuels Pope tells oil executives

“There is no time to lose: We received the earth as a garden-home from the Creator; let us not pass it on to future generations as a wilderness.”

2018.06.10.

Social media should be inclusive, #WePray

Let us pray together that social networks may work towards that inclusiveness which respects others for their differences – the Pope’s Intention for June

2018.06.09.
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