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Spiritual fill-up of Divine Mercy has enduring appeal

“People are wounded, are hurting. They come to Divine Mercy to receive God’s healing.”

2019.02.23.

4 Corner Festival looks towards a “forgiving Belfast”

It is beginning the process of “putting people together” to find a common identity.

2019.02.08.

There is only ‘us’ – revealing this truth is the work of reconciliation

Irish experience of reconciliation in focus at Swedish ecumenical conference addressed by Catholic and Church of Ireland bishops.

2018.11.16.

Church leaders pay tribute to Good Friday Agreement in Rome

“There are no quick fixes,” but the accord “gave us the opportunity – the breathing space – to look for goodwill”: Archbishop Richard Clarke.

2018.05.23.

Santa and Confessions in high demand at mall

Sacrament of Confession has not gone out of fashion says Shannon PP.

2017.12.08.

Irish priest’s foundation having transformative effect in Kenya

Shalom Centre invited by UN to discuss possible strategic contributions it can make in helping with the creation of Africa's Great Green Wall.

2017.11.24.

Catholic priest explains Luther in Presbyterian church

Christians are rediscovering a monk who was a Catholic, a reformer, a figure around whom much unity in faith is being re-forged, comments Bishop of Down and Connor, Noel Treanor.

2017.11.11.

Reconcile the Reformation and build Church Unity

I am convinced that in the midst of an increasingly secular world, we in the various Christian traditions are called to combine our efforts, says Archbishop Eamon Martin

2017.10.09.

Reek Sunday – part of a faith that is a living reality

The lessons we learn on this mountain need to be rooted in our everyday routine: great and unselfish teamwork when the person who finds the going tough is granted a helping hand; when the one who stumbles and falls is set on their feet again; when the climber who is confused is welcomed back.

2017.07.30.

Man who has carried 12-foot cross through 176 countries visits Ireland

Keith Wheeler has been travelling around the world with his cross for over thirty years as a pilgrim of peace with a message of reconciliation and love.

2017.05.30.

Derry’s Catholic and CofI bishops undertake joint walk for peace

Between 27 to 29 April, Bishops Donal McKeown and Ken Good will undertake a 30-mile walk together to promote reconciliation and highlight their shared Christian heritage.

2017.04.25.

Archbishop Eamon Martin calls for mechanism of truth for families of disappeared

“Today I appeal again to the conscience of anyone who can help ... so that the agonising wait of the remaining families can be shortened and their loved ones can at last have a Christian burial.”

2017.04.10.

Please pray for peace process, asks Archbishop of Armagh

“Lord Jesus Christ, you are the way of peace. Come into the brokenness of this land with your healing love.”

2017.04.09.

Fatima statue visit is an opportunity to pray for peace and healing

“We are reminded of the value of peace by the passing of Martin McGuinness, who threw away weapons of war for an embrace of peace and how we have all prospered as a result.”

2017.03.22.

Pope apologises for role Catholics played in Rwandan genocide

God’s forgiveness is sought for the sins and failings of the Church and its members, including priests and nuns who “succumbed to hatred and violence, betraying their own evangelical mission”.

2017.03.21.

Primate “nervous” of any reconstruction of the border

“We want to say as bishops our firm ‘no’ to a harsh language and remind our politicians that their vocation is to work for the common good and exercise their leadership through the careful practice of compromise and agreement.”

2017.02.28.

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.

Government urged to play role in finding peace for Syria

Syrian peace delegation visits Ireland as UN says it is “extremely concerned” about the estimated 275,000 civilians trapped in “horrific conditions” in Aleppo.

2016.11.30.

‘Conflict and injustice have taken a toll on Jerusalem’

“No individual, family, community or nation is exempt from the duty to live in justice and to work for peace” Archbishop Eamon Martin tells Bishop William Hanna Shomali of the Latin Patriarchate of Jerusalem.

2016.09.16.

Knock concert to be streamed live on Pope’s channel

Composed by Dubliner Willie Hughes, 'The Story of Love' will be watched by a global audience over the weekend of 15-16 October.

2016.08.17.

Sinn Fein MLA says peace walls will be removed by 2023

“By removing a peace wall we open a door to a new shared space and I believe we should be ambitious in our efforts.”

2016.08.11.

Irish-born Bishop of Dallas appeals for peace in wake of shootings

"All lives matter: black, white, Muslim, Christian, Hindu. We are all children of God and all human life is precious.”

2016.07.10.

‘The scale of the conflict & casualties should scare us’

At Battle of the Somme service, Bishop Colton urges people to champion an outlook that builds bridges, includes rather than excludes, welcomes rather than alienates, and fosters reconciliation, justice and peace.

2016.07.04.

War chaplain Fr Donal O’Sullivan remembered at Masses

Prayers offered at Masses in the Diocese of Kerry for world peace and for people everywhere who serve in the army of their country.

2016.07.03.

Rathdowney set for Festival of Faith

John McAreavey and Joanne O’Riordan to share their stories and talk about how faith has played a part in their lives and helped them overcome adversity.

2016.06.23.

British Church leaders urge vote for good of all

The EU came together after Europe was broken “beyond description” by war, and has contributed, until recently, to more social care than at any time in European history.

2016.06.16.

Primate to lead 20km pilgrimage for peace in Rome

The “pervasive crime, gangland killings and continued threat of paramilitary violence" as well as poverty & homelessness shows "much still needs to be done to create a culture of life & prosperity for all."

2016.06.14.

NI bishops pay tribute to EU’s role in peace process

The “valuable work carried out to date to build new relationships across these islands must not be undermined.”

2016.06.09.

NICCOSA raises child poverty with SDLP leader

Party urged to make addressing child poverty and the widening gap between rich and poor the first priority of the programme of Government in the next Assembly.

2016.04.05.

Religious & cultural legacy of 1916 leaders recalled

“We must commemorate 1916 in a way that respects all past differences and does not glorify violence retrospectively" - Bishop John Buckley.

2016.03.20.
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