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Oireachtas committee decides to keep prayer for Dáil and Seanad

Public opinion is divided on the issue, with 42 per cent in favour of scrapping the prayer, 42 per cent who want to retain it, and 16 per cent who “don't know”.

2017.04.01.

Prayer is our first response to vocations crisis, Pope tells Die Zeit

One of the things I pray for every day is a sense of humour! – Pope Francis.

2017.03.13.

All set for Divine Mercy conference

People come for healing, peace and consolation, and community and fellowship – Don Devaney, Divine Mercy Conference.

2017.02.17.

Refuse to settle for mediocrity Pope urges in Lenten message

“For those corrupted by love of riches, nothing exists beyond their own ego. Those around them do not come into their line of sight.”

2017.02.08.

Extended play for The Pope Video

The Pope's intentions are universal so, in the videos, we use a universal visual language that all people can understand.

2017.02.06.

Week of Guided Prayer can foster ecumenism

“We encourage parishes offering the Week to include their local Church of Ireland, Methodist and Presbyterian groups” – Office for Evangelisation and Ecumenism.

2017.01.13.

Miracle of sun in Fatima proves existence of supernatural world

Surge in interest among Irish pilgrims visiting Marian shrine during centennial year. Pope Francis confirms visit to shrine on 13 May, 100th anniversary of first apparition.

2017.01.06.

Bishop elect ‘humbled and shocked’ at Killaloe appointment

49-year-old Fr Fintan Monahan will be installed as bishop at the Cathedral of Ss Peter and Paul in Ennis on Sunday 25 September.

2016.08.08.

Three men ordained to the priesthood over the weekend

Describing prayer as the wellspring of all Christian life, Bishop Kelly said this was the example Jesus showed and priests' whole being and every utterance must be founded on prayer.

2016.07.25.

Prayers for persecuted Christians at Tyburn Convent

On the Feast of Our Lady of Fatima, ecumenical prayer service for suffering Christians and a reflection on what can be done to help them.

2016.05.12.

Pray with the Pope via new ‘Click to Pray’ app

The vision and motto of the Apostleship of Prayer's Click To Pray app is “Together, we make a difference every day.”

2016.03.05.

Authorities bulldoze church and mosque in Calais

“The destruction of these places of worship is at odds with the fundamental human right to worship freely according to the beliefs and principles of all those in the jungle.”

2016.02.02.

Bishop Browne launches new Ógra Beo programme

Faith-based parish programme is geared towards post primary young people.

2015.10.18.

Grandparents can play a key role in catechesis

Bishop Brendan Leahy urges grandparents to help their grandchildren in the faith at 2015 Catholic Grandparents Pilgrimage in Knock.

2015.09.15.

Mount Mellary recalls grotto apparitions 30 years on

Apparitions took place at the Grotto over nine consecutive days from 16 - 24 August 1985.

2015.08.17.

Pope urges true welcome for divorced & remarried

"They are not excommunicated, and should not be treated as such, but rather must be encouraged, with their families, to participate in the Church’s life."

2015.08.06.

Hundreds turn out to venerate relic of St Teresa of Avila

St Teresa's walking stick at monastery in Firhouse this morning, and Carmelite monastery in Delgany Co. Wicklow this afternoon before continuing tour to south and west of Ireland.

2015.07.21.

Pray for a miracle at October Synod: Pope Francis

Pontiff prays that Church might find new and effective solutions to the problems of the contemporary family.

2015.07.07.

Tragedy struck “at a beautiful moment in their lives”

Archbishop Diarmuid Martin leads prayers and condolences for Berkeley victims saying "These young men and women were the products of what is best in Irish families".

2015.06.21.

Lough Derg season opens

Up to 15,000 pilgrims visit Lough Derg every year (mainly from May to September) and this has been steady for the last number of years.

2015.04.29.

Women entering UK convents hits 25 year high

From a low point of 7 in 2004, the numbers have steadily increased to a high point of 45 in 2014.

2015.04.23.

Community gathers in support of Buckley family

“We have all been deeply touched by the unconditional love expressed by John and Marian for their daughter Karen” - Bishop Crean.

2015.04.16.

Poor Clares welcome new member from Philippines

New member of Carlow community was influenced by an Irish missionary priest and the Legion of Mary.

2015.04.10.

St Teresa of Avila can help renew consecrated life

Pope Francis marks 500th anniversary of the Spanish nun, mystic and reformer of the Carmelite Order's birth in March 1515.

2015.03.30.

Irish dioceses participate in ’24 hours for the Lord’

Special opportunities will be available in dioceses for prayer and confession over today and tomorrow.

2015.03.13.

Liam Lawton’s mission: get congregations singing 

Sacred music composer and singer calls for resources to be put into contemporary Christian music.

2015.02.27.

New Sister professed for Dominicans in Cabra

"Our freedom is not license but has within it the demands and choice of personal and communal responsibility.”

2015.02.22.

Role for the community in caring for sick: Archbishop

Dublin seminar provides concrete suggestions on how to structure the pastoral care of the sick in a parish in today’s world.

2015.02.08.

Bishop calls for prayer on Feast of the Holy Family

"Church must always offer a place of welcome to families in all circumstances, especially to those who find themselves in difficulties."

2014.12.28.

Nightfever gets young people praying

A non-confrontational outreach to young people out on a Friday or Saturday night in pubs, clubs or cinemas.

2014.11.05.
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