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Irish nun appointed by Pope Francis to Pontifical Council for Culture

Sr Pat Murray is a Loreto nun from Dublin and is currently Secretary of the International Union of Superiors General (UISG), a Rome-based worldwide organization of Superiors General of Institutes of Catholic Women Religious.

2019.11.16.

Maynooth poised for dynamic role in 21st century as it celebrates 225th anniversary, says primate

"Maynooth’s potential for encounter and exchange is unique: three partner institutions, side by side on this historic campus, perfectly situated in one of most attractive towns in this country - the possibilities for study, research, community building and dialogue are endless."

2019.11.10.

Church in England and Wales urges support for children in care

Campaign will encourage Catholic parish communities to consider those children who are vulnerable and marginalised, and specifically the critical need for children in care to find adoptive and foster parents.

2019.11.06.

The Pope Video – November 2019

Dialogue and reconciliation in the Middle East

2019.11.05.

Amazon Synod backs ordination of married men

The recommendation to lift the restriction on ordaining married men limits it to those who are already permanent deacons and to the Church in the Amazon.

2019.10.29.

Prayers for Purfleet: Archbishop of Armagh appeals for help to end human trafficking

“Let us resolve to raise awareness, to keep our eyes open and to cooperate at all levels of society for an end to this evil in our midst,” says Archbishop Eamon Martin of Armagh.

2019.10.28.

Synod on the Amazon to vote on Final Document

Document requires a two-thirds majority to pass. It unclear if it will be voted on paragraph by paragraph or as a whole.

2019.10.26.

Smaller, ‘top class’ seminary discussed for Maynooth

We have been reflecting and discerning...about the future of first-class provision of philosophical, theological and pastoral formation for the whole Irish Church - Archbishop Eamon Martin

2019.10.26.

St Conleth’s leads the way with new parish app

“The creation of an App is very much part and parcel of what it is to be a modern parish in the always connected world that we are all part of.”

2019.10.23.

Mission Sunday celebrations led by Archbishop O’Reilly in Thurles today

Archbishop Kieran O’Reilly SMA will celebrate a dedicated Mass for World Mission Sunday in the Cathedral of the Assumption in Thurles in Co Tipperary, at 12 p.m.

2019.10.20.

Mission Conference and Mass in NI this weekend

The response to Pope Francis’ Extraordinary Missionary Month has been hugely successful in the Catholic Church across the world - The Irish News.

2019.10.19.

Bishop believes young people see through abortion industry’s lies

The worship of individual choice, separated from any obligation to the common good, had led to a widespread acceptance of the right to choose to end human life in the womb – Bishop Michael Router.

2019.10.16.

Cardinal Newman among five new saints canonised in Rome

‘The Lord sets our hearts free and heals them if only we ask Him,’ said Pope Francis in Rome yesterday.

2019.10.14.

‘Newman wished for a well-instructed Catholic laity’

Ahead of the canonisation of Cardinal John Henry Newman on Sunday, Archbishop Diarmuid Martin of Dublin spoke at the Irish College in Rome about the Saint’s relevance in Ireland today.

2019.10.12.

Students invited to take part in journalism competition

The Columban Schools Journalism competition is in its third year and the title for 2020 is “Tackling our Throwaway Culture”.

2019.10.10.

Bishop Duffy welcomes Clogher’s vocations as a sign of hope

Two men are beginning their studies for the priesthood this autumn and a third is embarking on the permanent diaconate.

2019.10.09.

Vatican to offset Synod’s carbon emissions

The Synod is expected to generate carbon emissions of 572,809kg. In compensation, forestry licenses for the reforestation of ​​50 hectares in the Amazon basin will be purchased.

2019.10.08.

Synod on the Amazon opens with papal rebuke to mockers

In his address, Pope Francis hit out at the “mocking comments” made by some about the feathers worn by an indigenous man at the Synod’s opening Mass on Sunday.

2019.10.08.

Bishops decry prevalence of domestic violence

In a pastoral letter issued for the Church’s annual ‘Day for Life' the Bishops express concern over the number of terrible cases of domestic abuse in Ireland in recent years which have led to extreme violence and murder.

2019.10.07.

“It is time to revive our missionary genes”

Archbishop Eamon Martin launches the Extraordinary Month of Mission and urges dioceses, congregations and young people to support the ‘Laudato Tree’ project.

2019.10.02.

The Pope Video – October 2019

Missionary spring in the Church

2019.10.01.

Pope Francis accepts Bishop Eamonn Walsh’s resignation

Tributes paid to Dr Walsh's roles with the Irish Bishops Drugs Initiative, the Bishops’ Commission for Pastoral Care, Cura, and as Apostolic Administrator of the Diocese of Ferns.

2019.10.01.

Put finance back in the service of the economy: IMF chief

At the Faith and Life convention in Belfast, Dr Michel Camdessus, who was appointed by John Paul II to serve on the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace, suggests five “paths of humanity” that could contribute towards a universal common good.

2019.09.30.

Vatican calls for greater action to combat trafficking

Pope Francis and Cardinal Pietro Parolin highlight the work done by church initiatives such as Talitha Kum and the Santa Marta Group in fighting this global scourge.

2019.09.28.

Primate to lead special prayer service ‘For Ireland and for Humanity’

Archbishop Eamon Martin appeals to the faithful to join him in commemorating two papal visits at the Papal Cross near Drogheda, Co. Louth.

2019.09.27.

Bishop Brennan urges welcome for migrants

We are all urged to adopt a decided stance and course of action summed up in four simple verbs: welcome, protect, promote and integrate, says Bishop Denis Brennan.

2019.09.25.

Murphy Report anniversary is a reminder of “dark and pain-filled chapter”

Since the publication of the report in 2009 there has been a decline in the number of child abuse allegations coming to the attention of the Diocesan Child Safeguarding and Protection Service.

2019.09.22.

Bishops back today’s school strike on climate change

“My key message today is: wherever we call home it is incumbent on all of us to live responsibly, and in a sustainable way, always thinking of our neighbour” – Bishop Alan McGuckian, chair of the Bishops’ Council for Justice and Peace.

2019.09.20.

About that gift – Pope sends explanatory letter regarding relics to Constantinople

"The joining of the relics of the two brother Apostles can also serve as a constant reminder and encouragement that, on this continuing journey, our divergences will no longer stand in the way of our common witness and our evangelising mission."

2019.09.14.

We need to challenge throwaway attitude towards the elderly, warns Bishop of Elphin

“A society that has no room for the elderly or discards them because they create problems has a deadly virus.”

2019.09.09.
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