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Pope urges the faithful to think about hope for All Saints

All those who preceded us and died in the Lord are there in heaven with God - Pope Francis.


Catholic Grandparents Association founder meets Pope

Grandparents are the wisdom of a family, Pope Francis states.


Pope ranked 4th most powerful person in world by Forbes

Pontiff appeals to people to live the communion of saints by opening up to others.


Nuncio reveals impact of Pope Francis on people’s faith

Archbishop Brown celebrates Festival Mass for the 62nd Wexford Opera season.


Papal message of solidarity with those heavy burdened

Up to 150,000 participate in Family Pilgrimage to the Tomb of St Peter in Rome.


Choral performance to highlight the plight of Syria

Our Lady’s Choral Society to give special performance Karl Jenkins' music.


ACP AGM to discuss new study on Murphy Report findings

Study carried out by a legal expert.


Pope reflects on the gift of faith on World Mission Sunday

Special collection in parishes today to support mission work of the Church.


Bishop pays tribute to 1,500 Irish Catholic missionaries

World Mission Sunday: an opportunity to recommit to the Church’s missionary activity.


Archbishop expresses concern over religious and secular fundamentalism

Housing policies contribute to the formation of immigrant ghettos Archbishop of Dublin suggests.


Labour TD urges Tánaiste to re-open Vatican embassy

Ireland should consider re-appointing a resident ambassador to the Vatican Deputy Michael McNamara suggests.


Bishop Nulty rejoices in year of ‘firsts’ in KandLe

Kildare and Leighlin to ordain seven Permanent Deacons in Carlow on Sunday.


Catholic schools can never be exclusivist – Archbishop

Education is not aimed just at exam results Archbishop highlights at centenary celebrations.


Religious education is a lifelong project – Archbishop

Implementation of Share the Good News has not been “as forceful as is needed.”


Church urged to strip itself of “vanity, arrogance and pride”

Pontiff rails against culture of rejection and throwaway mentality.


Council of Cardinals signals major changes to Pastor Bonus

Vatican’s C8 discuss revised and reformed Curia.


Primate expresses regret at retirement of Bishop Lee

Leader of the Church in Waterford and Lismore steps down due to ill health.


100 Catholic reform movements send letter to Pope

Three Irish groups among organisations seeking radical changes in Church structures.


Drink culture must be confronted Archbishop warns

Pope Francis pays tribute to the work of the Pioneers in a letter to mark 115th anniversary.


Bishop Treanor launches pastoral plan for Down and Connor

Parishes to activate culture of volunteering.


Pope Warns Against Spiritual Harassment and Theological Brainwashing

"The fundamental challenge is not a technological one ... but of bringing people to Christ."


Pope Condemns Deadly Bomb Attacks on Pakistan Church

As many as 78 dead following suicide attacks on Peshawar church.


The First Right of a Human Person is Life Pope Highlights

Pope expresses dismay over throwaway culture that discards human beings not considered valuable.


Heal Wounds and Warm Hearts of the Faithful Pope Urges

The Church is the “home of all, not a small group of select people.”


Irish Church Urged to Move on from its Bickering

Archbishop appeals for serious dialogue about the contribution of faith and religious people.


Archbishop warns against self-centred narcissistic Church

Church must rediscover how to reach out and welcome the sinner and unbeliever.


Archbishop Martin criticises sectarian Catholic blogs

Church needs a media “that is not afraid to expose mistakes and failures."


Pope responds to newspaper’s questions on faith

“Without the Church I would never have been able to meet Jesus,” Pontiff states.


IEC2012 covered costs and made a surplus bishop confirms

International Eucharistic Congress cost a total of €9.5m and made a surplus of €38,057.


100,000 join Pope Francis in prayer vigil for Syria

“Cry out forcefully: violence and war are never the way to peace!” Pontiff urges.

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