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Ecumenical Way of the Cross highlights sufferers and their carers

Those who need support and those who provide support are foremost in our thoughts, says Catholic Bishop of Limerick, Brendan Leahy.

2019.04.19.

A very green St Patrick’s Day message from President Higgins for 2019

“On this special day let us renew our commitment to equality, social justice and care for all our vulnerable people, so many of whom continue to struggle for the very necessities of life.”

2019.03.16.

Pope urges Christians: Get involved personally with the poor

“We are so trapped in a culture that induces us to look in the mirror and pamper ourselves, that we think that an altruistic gesture is enough, without the need to get directly involved.”

2018.11.18.

Pope lends solidarity to those persecuted for their faith

Meeting between Pontiff and the husband and daughter of Asia Bibi, the Pakistani Christian sentenced to death for alleged blasphemy, as well as Nigerian Rebecca Bitrus, who escaped from Boko Haram after two years in captivity.

2018.02.27.

Irish team to build dairy in Africa over Christmas

Group from Economy of Communion will give hands-on treatment to their project in Burkino Faso.

2017.12.22.

Schools journalism competition focuses on plight of migrants

The objective of the competition is to encourage students to use their writing and mobile skills to look at a topical issue which is relevant to Catholic Social Teaching and resonates with Columban mission.

2017.10.11.

Archbishop of Cashel & Emly calls for more to be done for African famine and refugee crisis

“At a time when a record number of people around the world are displaced by violence, the international community needs to stand behind international law to ensure safety for people who have been forced to flee as a result of famine or civil unrest.”

2017.08.05.

Holy Spirit weaves sacred history with thread of hope

We have to break the vicious circle of anxiety resulting from a constant focus on ‘bad news’, says Pope in World Communications message.

2017.05.26.

What’s this TED? Pope delights techies with talk on need for connectedness

We all need each other, none of us is an island, an autonomous and independent ‘I’ separated from the other, and we can only build the future by standing together.

2017.04.29.

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.

Pope pays tribute to women missionaries

World Mission Sunday calls the church to ‘go out’ as missionary disciples to bring the message of God’s tenderness and compassion to the entire human family.

2016.05.17.

‘Level of solidarity with refugees often inadequate’

At the annual Festival of Peoples celebration, Archbishop Diarmuid Martin stresses that those who contribute to the common good in Irish society have rights.

2016.05.16.

SVP welcomes President’s report on ethics

The importance of locating economic policy within a framework of social values that could create and sustain social cohesion came to the fore in discussions.

2016.02.03.

Pope’s January video prayer message proves a hit

The focus of the first prayer intention of the New Year is inter-religious dialogue and is “further incontrovertible evidence that Pope Francis is a man of dialogue”.

2016.01.09.

Bishop urges book clubs to study Pope’s message

"We remember in a special way during this Christmas season the plight of those Christians who have lost everything for their faith.”

2016.01.04.

Churches can nurture ‘healing conversations’

2016 commemorations have the potential to stimulate much-needed reflection on where we are as a society and what we want to achieve for the future.

2016.01.01.

World Day of Prayer for Peace-‘makers’

“Men, women and children suffer because of weapons of mass destruction and we fail to respond, seduced by weapons of mass distraction.”

2016.01.01.

Cardinal Murphy O’Connor to address Light of Hope

Former Archbishop of Westminster to speak on ‘Pope Francis: Witness to Mercy’ at Kilkenny faith event.

2015.10.04.

Bishops express solidarity with suffering of refugees

“Urgent reform is required to avoid the creation of an unjust two-tier system in which the needs of those waiting for status for many years are overlooked.”

2015.10.02.

Pope urges closer cooperation on climate change

“Science & technology have placed in our hands unprecedented power: it is our duty towards humanity, the poor and future generations, to use it for the common good.”

2015.09.14.

Primate among bishops in Holy Land solidarity visit

Presidents of Bishops' Conferences of Europe visit Holy Land to “express solidarity” with Christians and others suffering there.

2015.09.14.

Christian bells to ring out for persecuted Christians

Parishes across Ireland urged to ring their bells for up to fifteen minutes and express solidarity with Christians suffering in the Middle East.

2015.08.15.

Council of Europe honours Irish missionary nun

Sr Dr Maura Lynch MMM, a doctor-surgeon and obstetrician, recognised for her ground-breaking work with women devastated by obstetric fistula in Africa.

2015.08.11.

Syrian prelate: ‘If you want to help us, help us stay in our homes’

"Must we forget that Saul was converted on the road to Damascus? Wasn't he baptized, confirmed and ordained a priest and sent on his great mission in the world by the Church of Syria that had its beginnings in Damascus?"

2015.07.24.

Pope lashes inequality of ‘throw-away economy’

Visiting Turin, Pontiff calls for a ‘No’ to an economy of waste which excludes persons who do not produce, ‘No’ to corruption and 'No' to the idolatry of money.

2015.06.22.

Euthanasia and assisted suicide devalue life

“Laws which permit people to give suicide assistance are dangerous" warns disability campaigner and founder of Hope Ireland, Dr Kevin Fitzpatrick.

2015.06.08.

Call for solidarity with persecuted Christians

Christians in the Middle and Near East "endure and sustain unspeakable human suffering and degradation, intimidation and displacement" - Archbishop Michael Jackson.

2015.05.31.

President Higgins attends Mass for Romero

Desperate attempts by thousands of refugees to cross the Mediterranean is a challenge to ‘Christian’ Europe, which demands a coordinated and compassionate response.

2015.05.25.

Yes vote was show of solidarity towards gays: Bishop

Iona Institute chairman calls on Irish Church “to start teaching its teachings”.

2015.05.25.

Cardinal Turkson pays tribute to Irish solidarity

“We all have a part to play in protecting and sustaining our common home,” the President of the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace said in his keynote address on Pope Francis's “integral ecology”.

2015.03.29.
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