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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.

Special Twitter emoji for Pope’s visit to Ireland

It features an image of Pope Francis in front of the Irish flag. Another emoji will feature the Pope in front of Knock Shrine.

2018.08.14.

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.

Ad encouraging binge drinking is “scandalous”

In the last year alone, a Kildare priest personally knew of three young people, one of whom had just completed his Leaving Cert, who went abroad to celebrate and never came home alive.

2018.06.08.

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.

Cardinal Ravasi tweets tribute to David Bowie

“Ground Control to Major Tom/Commencing countdown, engines on/ Check ignition/and may God's love be with you.”

2016.01.12.

UK cinemas ban Lord’s Prayer advert

“I find it extraordinary that cinemas rule that it is inappropriate for an advert on prayer to be shown in the week before Christmas when we celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ."

2015.11.26.

Pro Life Campaign runs ‘month for life’ in October

Focus of the National Conference will be "confidently and unapologetically" working to defend the 8th Amendment, Ireland’s Life Equality Amendment.

2015.10.03.

Pope creates dicastery to oversee communications

New Secretariat for Communications will act as umbrella for nine communications offices including Pontifical Council for Social Communications and Vatican Radio.

2015.06.28.

Kilmore Pastoral Centre marks 10th anniversary

New website will support and promote the activities of the pastoral centre as well as other pastoral initiatives throughout the diocese of Kilmore.

2015.03.03.

Primate launches online calendar for Advent

New features incorporated into the calendar include a ‘Thought for Today’ voiced by contributors including members of the hierarchy.

2014.11.26.

Church leaders take stand for threatened people of Iraq

Holy See's permanent observer to the UN says international community beginning to act but in the long run "a dialogue of reconciliation and acceptance of diversity" is needed.

2014.08.10.

Search for kidnapped Nigerian girls scaled down

More than 69 days since schoolgirls were taken from their school by Boko Haram.

2014.06.23.

Archbishop Eamon Martin meets Catholic journalists

Media personnel discuss the ‘challenges and opportunities’ for Catholic journalists in Ireland.

2014.02.27.
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