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Archbishop Neary leads celebrations for Knock anniversary

In his homily, the Archbishop told pilgrims that, for many, material success and personal fulfilment have become the goal and purpose of human life.

2019.08.23.

Tree to be planted in Leixlip as memorial to Ana Kriegel

On Sunday Confey parish will host prayer service to console grieving community.

2019.06.28.

FB apologises for “mistake” in blocking Iona advert

Image of 11-week-old unborn baby in the womb is not “violent or graphic content”.

2019.05.24.

Focus Ireland’s #10YearChallenge highlights a decade of government failure

There is a risk people can become desensitised to the depth of this crisis and we must always remember behind each single number is a child, a man or a woman who is homeless and who is suffering.

2019.01.28.

Resolve to make the world a fitter place in 2019, says Trócaire

“In 2019, we are building a movement of people who want to help tackle human rights abuse around the world.”

2019.01.05.

St Laurence O’Toole: 900-year-old lessons for our time

The 12th century Irish saint was heavily involved in the events of his time – but he still found time to go on an annual 40-day prayer retreat.

2018.11.17.

Archbishop pays tribute to Dublin priests’ 1000 years of ministry

“Social media are powerful instruments yet paradoxically they can sadly become a trap for fruitless and at times even nasty internal Church polemics.”

2018.11.13.

Synod discusses the Church’s role in the digital world

Delegates attending Synod assembly see the pastoral care of young people online and in social media, as well as the need for digital missionaries, as a priority.

2018.10.20.

Schools journalism competition on climate change

“It is very clear that good journalism really does matter. Social media has opened the doors to so-called ‘fake news’, widespread anonymous comment, and a scarcity of thoroughly researched news stories.”

2018.10.16.

Social media should be inclusive, #WePray

Let us pray together that social networks may work towards that inclusiveness which respects others for their differences – the Pope’s Intention for June

2018.06.09.

Expert warns of social media addiction

The problem with children checking their phones at 2.00 a.m. is they “go to bed buzzing and can’t get to sleep”. The next day they are completely exhausted, not performing their best at school and so their confidence is knocked. “It’s a whole cycle.”

2018.06.01.

Referendum campaign continues as polling day draws near

Ciara Ferry reports on this last Sunday before the referendum.

2018.05.20.

Don’t be silenced by Google Ad ban say No campaigners

Ad ban will affect No side 100% more than Repeal side as mainstream media “dominated by Yes side talking points,” says Iona.

2018.05.11.

Knock seminar on internet and cyberbullying

“We wouldn’t abandon our children to the streets of Dublin on a Saturday night at twelve o’ clock ... Yet in effect that is what parents are doing when they give their children unfettered access to the internet,” said Jeremy Pagden.

2018.04.12.

Make social media transparency Bill law before Referendum

New bill is merely updating “the electoral laws that were written for the age of posters and leaflets” so that people know who are behind the ads on social media platforms: Deputy James Lawless.

2018.03.23.

We cannot relent on safeguarding – Bishop Leahy

“Failure to recognise and respond appropriately to the complex issues which abuse presents has, at times, compounded the profound and harmful impact on the lives of many young and vulnerable persons.”

2018.01.16.

Pope Francis thanks his 40m Twitter followers

“I want to encourage lay people and Catholics generally to stay involved in social media. You could say it’s a negative environment, there’s a lot of nasty comment, a lot of rough dealings with people. But then we’d abandon that field and let the trolls have it” - Bishop Paul Tighe.

2017.12.13.

“We need unequivocally to reject a culture of violence”

Address criminal drug gangs, moneylenders, violence in the home, against children, sexual violence and violence against people because of their sexuality, as well as hate-talk about immigrants, exhorts Archbishop Diarmuid Martin.

2017.10.03.

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.

Happy Easter Eggs with a gospel story

This very special Easter egg puts Jesus back at the heart of Easter.

2017.03.01.

St Valentine’s Day blessing for engaged couple

Bishop Denis Nulty, president of Accord, will release the Catholic Marriage Care Service’s 2016 figures for marriage preparation and marriage and relationship counselling.

2017.02.14.

Primate outlines vision for parishes and dioceses of the future

“It will be impossible for us to hold on to the ways we lived parish in the past. The parishes of tomorrow will be ‘communities of intentional disciples’ sustained by committed and formed lay people.”

2016.12.06.

Reality magazine celebrates 80 years

“We need a Catholic media to champion the Catholic perspective and to which Catholics can turn for support, information, and guidance."

2016.11.08.

Vocations Ireland expands training

We are refocusing our way of communicating with young people – Vocations Ireland

2016.10.20.

Faith and counselling helped me cope with Columbine

Principal of Columbine High will speak at event in Dublin highlighting mental health awareness on 14 September.

2016.09.09.

Far East magazine appoints its first lay editor

Founded in 1918, the magazine has been in continuous publication for almost one hundred years. Currently it has a circulation of 75,000 copies per issue.

2016.08.02.

Social media, pastoral director and healthcare appointments in Killaloe

Youngest priest in the diocese, Fr Michael Geraghty, who was ordained in 2015, to head up Killaloe's social media engagement.

2016.08.01.

Bishop extols peace of Lourdes to Clogher pilgrims

In contrast to the “holiness, solitude and peacefulness” of the French Marian shrine, daily lives are typically drenched with stories and images from social media, newspapers, magazines, television and films.

2016.07.10.

New look website for Diocese of Kerry

The internet, in particular, offers immense possibilities for encounter and solidarity. This is something truly good, a gift from God: Pope Francis.

2016.05.09.

Too much emphasis on physical perfection: bishop

Church needs to challenge the consumer society which benefits from selling 'things' offering ‘salvation’ on the surface but neglect the inner reality of people’s lives.

2016.03.09.
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