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Irish exorcist makes Late Late Show appearance

“Some people who will have persistent thoughts of committing suicide could be oppressed by an evil spirit.”

2019.02.18.

Focus Ireland rejects “normal” homelessness label

“We believe homelessness is not something that is happening to someone over there that we can ignore. It is completely bound up with the high rents that people are facing, it is the young people not being able to buy or rent homes, it’s the people in mortgage arrears” – Mike Allen, Focus Ireland

2019.01.16.

Remembering WMOF and visit of Pope Francis

While there was much debate as to the numbers of pilgrims who attended the events of WMOF between 21 and 26 August 2018, the figures collated as WMOF wound down its operations show that 499,000 attended the wide variety of events.

2018.12.27.

WMOF documentary to feature on RTÉ

“We filmed in the months leading up to it and from the day [Pope Francis] arrived. That is captured and the highs and lows, the anticipation and the preparation for the event and then Croke Park and the days in the RDS and the papal mass” – Ciara Nic Chormaic.

2018.12.13.

President honours Sr Mary Killeen’s work with the poor

Since 1976, Sr Mary Killeen has introduced education, health, and community services programmes to the slums of Mukuru in Nairobi, helping over 170,000 people to become self-sustainable.

2018.12.02.

RTÉ television to air documentary on Fr Tony Coote

‘Walking the Walk’ follows the charismatic Dublin priest from his diagnosis last March to the completion of his inspirational walk from Letterkenny to Ballydehob to raise money for Motor Neurone Disease.

2018.11.28.

NBSCCCI CEO warns processing of abuse cases must be quicker

Concerns over the length of time the statutory authorities and the Vatican take to respond when an allegation against a priest is reported.

2018.10.30.

Wanted: Lough Derg pilgrims to share their experiences

“It is lovely to see young people engaging with their faith and Lough Derg adapting to the times to a certain degree as well.”

2018.10.17.

Priest’s epic journey raises more than €150K so far

“I have great faith.  I often think of the prophet Abraham who never reached the promised land and yet he remained faithful to what he was asked to do in the mission of life."

2018.07.21.

WMOF2018 has already exceeded all records – Bishop Nulty

In his homily for Sunday's televised Aifreann na Clainne, the Bishop of Kildare & Leighlin warned that "The pursuit of the material is miles away from gospel values.”

2018.07.16.

The Lord is still calling men to the priesthood, says Bishop Cullinan ahead of Vocations Sunday

We are not victims of chance or swept up in a series of unconnected events. On the contrary, our life and our presence in this world is the fruit of a divine vocation, says Pope Francis.

2018.04.21.

Catholic schools succeed beause they are catholic, says Bishop of Killaloe

The Catholic education system has been so successful because it is catholic in the true sense of the word ... It is inclusive, outward looking and thoroughly excited to share the Good News with all and sundry.

2018.02.05.

Papal visit likely to culminate in Phoenix Park Mass

Archbishop Diarmuid Martin reveals likely cost of Pope Francis’ visit in August 2018 for the World Meeting of Families will be over €20m.

2017.12.19.

Aifreann nua ag tús Aidbhint – New Irish language Mass launched today

It is my hope that this new edition of An Leabhar Aifrinn Rómhánach will serve those who celebrate the liturgy in Irish, and that it may help to strengthen our Irish language as a living language of prayer

2017.12.03.

GAA star Joe Canning to visit Aleppo with UNICEF

“When I was there last year I met this family where the nine-year-old son, who has four sisters and a mother, is the man of the house because the husband got killed in the war.”

2017.11.07.

Reach out on World Mission Sunday

“Reach Out and Spread the Joy” thinking about the work of Irish missionaries abroad

2017.10.20.

Fr Peter McVerry Gives Guarded Welcome for use of Bedsits to Solve Homeless Crisis

One of the country’s leading homeless campaigners has said that he is in favour of temporarily bringing back bedsits – but only if they are of ‘acceptable quality’. Fr Peter McVerry made his comments when interviewed this week on Newstalk Radio. The single room accommodation was outlawed in 2013 because so many of the single

2017.09.16.

Crowds flock to Knock in the hope that Our Lady would appear

More than 2,000 extra pilgrims were at the Marian Shrine, following teenager’s claim that Our Lady would appear at 3 pm.

2017.06.12.

Religious are cut to the heart by negative media

“The same old clichés are still being trotted out and caricature images of ‘nuns’ repeated ad nauseam” – Sr Una Agnew.

2017.05.22.

Galway parish offers ‘drive-thru’ Ash Wednesday

“It is like Jesus who went out to where people were and he gave them an invitation. We are doing the same; we ask people would they like to live a holy Lent,” said Fr Paddy Mooney, PP.

2017.03.02.

Bishop Walsh pays tribute to Cardinal Connell’s “passion and courage”

Expressing his condolences, Pope Francis recalled the late Archbishop of Dublin’s many contributions to the Church in Ireland, especially in the area of philosophical studies.

2017.02.24.

BAI issues formal warning to RTÉ over biased abortion coverage

Third complaint against The Ray D’Arcy Show upheld.

2016.12.23.

Happy 80th Birthday, Reality!

“May it continue to be a source of hope and light for many years to come,” says Redemptorist Provincial.

2016.12.17.

Charlie Bird to Address Special Meeting on Missionaries Hosted by the Diocese of Kerry

Former RTE special correspondent will speak in Kerry about his experience of visiting missionary projects in the Philippines and Korea.

2016.10.06.

Mass of canonisation of Mother Teresa today on RTÉ One

Archbishop Martin will be interviewed by Dame Anne Widdecome in a BBC 'Songs of Praise' special on Sunday evening which also features interviews with Loreto Sisters about Mother Teresa’s time in Dublin.

2016.09.04.

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.

Cleared priest warns bishops over anonymous accusations

“I have received a detailed signed retraction and admission that lies were told and a signed apology. My legal fees were paid and a generous donation was paid to my nominated charity, Aware.”

2016.06.07.

Nuala O’Loan critical of anti Catholic bias in media

“Journalists on occasion have abandoned the careful, nuanced use of language in favour of wild sweeping assertions which ... encourage virulent anti-Catholicism.”

2016.04.24.

Pope ordains 11 to the priesthood on Vocations Sunday

‘God has committed some work to me which he has not committed to another. No one is unimportant to God.'

2016.04.18.

New book explores role of faith in the Rising

Archbishop Diarmuid Martin launches '1916: The Church and the Rising' at the Capuchin Sacred Heart Hall in Dublin.

2016.04.01.
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