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Conference focuses on role of women in Church

Rome Synod ought to be addressing issues such as the child sex ratio in India and interfaith marriages according to Dr Astrid Lobo Gajiwala.

2015.04.19.

“Definite link between poverty and ill-health”: SJI

"People’s health is influenced by factors such as poor housing, food security, unhealthy early childhood conditions and poor educational status”.

2015.04.07.

Christians are called to be people who treasure life

“I cannot celebrate the light of Christ without thinking of those students in Kenya singled out to be killed precisely because of their Christian identity" - Archbishop Martin.

2015.04.05.

Cardinal Nichols speaks of Romero’s martyrdom

“Today, in the name of this martyr, we resolve again to be upholders of this God-given dignity of every person.”

2015.03.22.

Conference highlights growth in alcohol abuse

Gastroenterologist specialising in liver disease tells Pioneer conference that cases of cirrhosis of the liver have spiralled in comparison to most other diseases.

2015.03.16.

Diocese of Limerick celebrates Synod Sunday

"Without allowing the concerns and realities of the poor to seep into its veins and consciousness, Church attempts at renewal are but organisational changes."

2015.02.08.

Religious life is called to play an essential role

Christian ethic of self-giving and generosity challenges the Church, which is called never to be self-promoting: Archbishop Martin.

2015.02.03.

Public policy isn’t promoting inclusive growth

Social Justice Ireland warns that the number of people with jobs who are in poverty (the ‘working poor’) remains at very high levels.

2015.01.30.

Gaza conditions are “an assault on human dignity”

Archbishop Kieran O’Reilly and Bishop Ray Browne appeal to Irish people to hear and respond to the cries of the people of Gaza.

2015.01.22.

Group of sixteen bishops highlight Gaza suffering

Tens of thousands of families lack adequate shelter while the blockade "dramatically impedes rebuilding" and contributes to desperation, bishops warn.

2015.01.17.

Marist Mission Ranong thanks Misean Cara

Marist Education and Community Centre provides kindergarten, secondary level education, and child support programmes for Burmese migrant children.

2015.01.15.

Social Justice Ireland calls for Universal State Pension

In 1994, 5.9% of people age 65 or older were ‘at risk’ of poverty. This currently stands at 9.7% of people in this age group.

2015.01.15.

First ever European Year for Development

“‘Development’ is not just about overseas aid. It is not about ‘what we give’ but about ‘how we live’."

2015.01.08.

Over 30,000 young people attend Taizé gathering

Young Orthodox, Catholics and Protestants from 65 countries gather in Czech capital in solidarity and prayer.

2015.01.01.

Massive response to Crosscare food appeal

120 tonnes of non-perishable food donated to help those in need this Christmas.

2014.12.22.

Bishops seek protection of asylum-seekers

Statement marks International Human Rights Day with a call to protect the human rights of those living in poverty, asylum seekers and the trafficked.

2014.12.10.

Irish writer launches new book on Mother Teresa

Saint of the Gutters had a great love of Christmas and Advent in particular.

2014.11.27.

New Irish ambassador meets Pope Francis

Ambassador Madigan looking forward to exploring areas of common interest with the Holy See such as freedom of religion.

2014.11.12.

President Higgins makes Ebola plea in Ethiopia

On behalf of the Irish people, President pays tribute to the “courageous” health workers, doctors and nurses, battling to contain the virus.

2014.11.06.

Pope calls for prayers for forgotten souls

Pontiff marks Feast of All Souls and hails “the anonymous who rest in common graves as unknown saints”.

2014.11.03.

Irish nun concerned about Sierra Leone Ebola crisis

Missionary 'grounded' in Ireland while Ebola rages in West Africa fundraises to help those she ministers to.

2014.10.23.

Climate change is a human crisis: Bishop Crean

'The Cry of the Earth' reminds Catholics in Ireland of their Christian duty to care for the Earth.

2014.10.09.

Bishops and Trócaire take a stance on climate justice

'The Cry of the Earth' pastoral reflection reissued to highlight why and how care of the natural environment is rooted in the Christian faith.

2014.10.05.

Bishop seeks further answers over SVP LGBT donation

Galway bishop says he will continue to support the SVP in their work to alleviate poverty.

2014.09.14.

Amy Huberman teams up with Barnardos

Buckets for Barnardos highlights that one child in ten in Ireland is living in consistent poverty.

2014.09.11.

SVP welcomes President’s ethics initiative

Dialogue with social, economic, education, culture, spiritual groupings sought on a shared vision for Irish society.

2014.08.26.

SVP warns flat rate energy levy will hit poor worst

Levy is clearly out of proportion to low income customers' ability to pay and can be viewed as a regressive tax: SVP.

2014.07.31.

Pope Francis issues ‘Day for Life’ message

Combat culture of death with adequate legal protection Pontiff urges.

2014.07.24.

SVP urges restoration of One Parent Family payment

Families with children, headed by a single parent, have been hardest hit by recessionary measures.

2014.07.07.

16% of Irish adults living in poverty are employed

Numbers living in poverty have increased by 120,000 since beginning of the recession, Social Justice Ireland highlights.

2014.06.30.
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