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Vatican’s doctrinal assessment of US nuns ends

CDF confident that LCWR has made clear its mission to ... foster a vision of religious life centred on the Person of Jesus Christ and rooted in Tradition of the Church.


Poor Clares welcome new member from Philippines

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


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.


First Carmelite ordained in York since Reformation

Fr Ged Walsh studied for the priesthood in Dublin, and representatives of the Carmelites in Ireland were present at his ordination.


New ‘Samuel’ vocations group starts in Cork

New programme will compliment the existing Irish vocations programme ‘ExploreAway’ which some people are not ready for.


Primate open to idea of a national synod

The Church in Ireland is on a “journey inwards and a journey outwards” which “may in time lead to a national synod”: Archbishop Eamon Martin.


Primate warns some want to rob Church of hope

Archbishop Eamon Martin concelebrates Mass in Italy to mark 1,400th anniversary of death of St Columbanus.


Number of nuns globally continues to drop

Europe shows biggest decline having lost 9,051 religious women.


Vocations Sunday underlines call of every Christian

Coadjutor bishop of Armagh encourages prayers for vocations.


Rise in vocations in England and Wales

Nearly 100 men and women entered seminaries and religious houses in 2013.


World’s oldest nun attends Pope’s Mass in Vatican

107-year-old Italian Camillian Sister has lived through the pontificates of 10 popes.


Archbishop appeals over Neknomination

Young people under pressure from peers, complex culture of social media, and culture of drink.


Emmy award winner launches new documentary on nuns

$400,000 documentary aims to show the "energy, commitment and joy among American nuns."


Creating a culture of vocation ‘essential’ says vocations director

Irish delegates attend major European Vocations Service conference in Rome.


New head of CORI pledges to promote Religious life

The new director general of the Conference of Religious of Ireland has said one of his priorities will be to promote and develop religious life in Ireland.

Capuchin Fr Peter Rodgers (68) replaces Ursuline Sr Marianne O’Connor as head of the umbrella body which represents 9,000 men and women religious in [...]

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