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“Tolerance is never the fruit of rejection of the other”

In his homily at a Mass to open the academic year, Archbishop Diarmuid Martin warns that removing the Church entirely from Irish education could be “a deliberate misreading of Irish history”.

2018.09.26.

Taoiseach opens first new Catholic secondary school for over 30 years

"True diversity must include the catholic religion," Leo Varadkar stresses as he pays tribute to religious congregations' contribution to education and healthcare.

2018.05.15.

Significant reduction in number of allegations reported to NBSCCCI

Bulk of 86 new allegations relate to the period from the 1950s up to the 1990s, with a sharp drop in numbers after the year 2000.

2017.05.24.

Four religious congregations divest from fossil fuels

“These divestment commitments represent an important step towards fulfilling the promise and the call of Laudato Si."

2016.06.19.

153 new allegations dealt with by NBSCCCI last year

Case of abuse reported in 2015 "deserves particular mention as it happened so recently, demonstrating that a risk to children still exists” - NBSCCCI CEO Teresa Devlin.

2016.06.10.

Diocese of Clogher marks Year of Consecrated Life

Bishop MacDaid to preside at special Vespers liturgy to honour the witness of religious who have consecrated themselves to a life of prayer and witness.

2015.11.08.

Primate pays tribute to those in consecrated life

Though their numbers are smaller today, Irish religious still make “an immense contribution” to Ireland and the world by living their particular apostolates and charisms.

2015.08.16.

Migration policy must address needs of migrants

'Welcoming the Stranger: Irish Migrant Welfare in Britain since 1957' shows that policy which endures starts with the people it serves: Bishop Kirby.

2015.07.04.

Audits cast shadow over safeguarding efforts

Responding to the findings of the latest NBSCCCI audits Archbishop Martin said some of the results left him “seriously concerned”.

2015.02.11.

Church’s priority is to protect children: Pope

Everything possible must be done to rid the Church of the scourge of the sexual abuse of minors.

2015.02.06.

Primate launches Year of Consecrated Life in Armagh

Bishop Nulty suggests religious congregations consider having an ‘Open House’ in an effort to allow society gain a deeper understanding of their charism and life.

2015.02.02.

Pope Francis appeals for an end to slavery

Message for ‘World Day of Peace’ tackles human slavery, migration, slave labour, organ trafficking, those forced into prostitution, and child soldiers.

2014.12.11.

Safeguarding practice continues to improve: NBSCCCI

Sixth tranche of audits reviewed 18 religious congregations and found that support for complainants of abuse was inconsistent and not good enough.

2014.10.24.

First catholic secondary school in 30 years opens

Local parents predominantly favoured Le Chéile Trust to educate their children.

2014.09.06.

Archbishop challenges religious to ‘wake up’

"Religious have to learn to share their prayer life with others."

2014.02.06.
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