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Killing of journalist saddens community but strengthens peace resolve

“This is a strong community that will put pressure on those who have brought violence into the community.”

2019.04.20.

Filipino president calls for bishops to be killed

Remarks were made in jest, the President's press office claims – but three priests have been killed in targeted attacks this year.

2018.12.08.

Bishops of Derry condemn violence

Attacks on people in any part of our community are an affront to our society and deserve our unqualified condemnation, Bishop McKeown and Bishop Good said in a joint statement.

2018.07.12.

Trócaire’s human rights garden scoops Gold at Bloom2018

Garden sought to “shine a light" on people being evicted from lands in Central America, extractive industries polluting natural resources like water in Zimbabwe, and the work of human rights defenders in Israel/Palestine.”

2018.06.06.

Women’s Interfaith Council in Nigeria honours Irish missionary

Sr Kathleen McGarvey helped set up WIC in 2010 to enable Muslim and Christian women tackle issues of common concern such as health, literacy, unemployment and violence – both domestic and interreligious.

2017.10.31.

Cast out fear with Gospel love, says Bishop of Limerick

To counter terrorism, we must “keep reminding each other of high ideals and have the courage to speak of them and promote them”.

2017.06.09.

US bishops “deeply troubled” by Trump’s new executive order

“We believe that by helping to resettle the most vulnerable, we are living out our Christian faith and ‘welcoming the stranger’ as Jesus has challenged us to do.”

2017.03.08.

Fr Shay Cullen wins 2017 German Shalom Award

Prize will be presented to Irish Columban missionary on behalf of the Preda Foundation on 4 May in the Catholic University of Eichstätt-Ingolstadt in Germany.

2017.02.14.

US bishops express opposition to executive order on refugees

“The world is watching as we abandon our commitments to American values. These actions ... lower our estimation in the eyes of the many peoples who want to know America as a defender of human rights and religious liberty”.

2017.02.01.

Pope Francis condemns “homicidal madness” misusing God’s name

In his annual new year’s address to the diplomatic corps, Pontiff stresses need to promote peace in a time of mass migrations, economic stagnation and violent extremism.

2017.01.10.

Courage of unarmed Gardaí praised by Bishop of Elphin

“Being unarmed does seem to suggest that, as a matter of policy, Gardaí will seek to respond to crime in a non-violent way. By doing this, they contribute to reducing the level of violence, rather than escalating it.”

2017.01.03.

Limerick is a standout city for active nonviolence

Thanks to the contribution of many to active nonviolence, Limerick is now a city that is beginning to sing a song of co-operation and regeneration, new vitality and effective management, artistic, sport and cultural renewal.

2017.01.02.

Dublin’s two archbishops celebrate St Laurence O’Toole

St Laurence O’Toole’s integrity as a man of God, rather than any political agenda, permitted him to have influence in society.

2016.11.14.

Primate cites NI peace process as an example of hope in Bethlehem

"We intensify our plea for mutual understanding and a just and lasting peace for this land which has known too much conflict, too much pain and division," Archbishop Eamon Martin tells Bethlehem's mayor.

2016.09.14.

Pope shocked by ‘barbarous’ killing of Fr Jacques Hamel

“The Catholic Church has no other weapons but prayer and brotherhood among all peoples.”

2016.07.27.

Pope Francis deplores acts of terrorism in Munich and Kabul

“At this time, our spirit is once more shaken by the sad news relating to the deplorable acts of terrorism and violence which have caused suffering and death.”

2016.07.25.

Church leaders express sadness and determination following Nice attack

Counterbalance with love this awful crime, appeals Primate.

2016.07.16.

Irish-born Bishop of Dallas appeals for peace in wake of shootings

"All lives matter: black, white, Muslim, Christian, Hindu. We are all children of God and all human life is precious.”

2016.07.10.

Archbishop recalls Veronica Guerin 20 years after her murder

“She paid a high price and her family and friends suffered an unimaginable loss. Her integrity gives her still today a noble place our recent history.”

2016.06.27.

“We pray for the people of the city of Orlando”

Attack in Pulse nightclub "reminds us yet again of the dreadful intent of terrorists" - Bishop Brendan Leahy.

2016.06.15.

Archbishop laments loss of respect for life

At a Mass to celebrate the visit of the relics of St Anthony, Archbishop Martin criticised “unscrupulous people” who feel that “their financial supremacy can authorise them to take life through violence and exploitation”.

2016.06.14.

Bishop Treanor decries threats to Belfast priest

“To intimidate clergy, social and community workers and all those who are working tirelessly and peacefully in the service of their local community ... is a weak and cowardly act."

2016.06.08.

Primate defends constitutional commitment to mother & unborn

"How could anyone in the name of compassion or choice remove the right to life of an innocent unborn child?" - Archbishop Eamon Martin at Rosary Rally in Knock.

2016.06.05.

We have to break the chain of hate & evil: Archbishop

Archbishop Martin calls for a “coalition of strong people” who “oppose violence on our streets” to challenge “despicable and evil” acts of violence.

2016.04.27.

Those who gave their lives for Irish freedom recalled

We must never betray the ideals which inspired those who took part in the Rising or let them be watered down through cynicism or mediocrity: Archbishop.

2016.04.25.

Martin O’Rourke’s efforts to change his life recalled

"Can we hope that Martin’s tragic death may help bring some societal and political response to counter the type of violence which took Martin’s life?"

2016.04.23.

We must stand together rejecting culture of violence

President Higgins, civic and political representatives, members of the diplomatic corps joined religious leaders to remember the victims of the Brussels attacks.

2016.04.20.

COMECE hails Pope’s ecumenical visit to Lesbos

Pope Francis says visit aims to “express closeness & solidarity" to the displaced & the citizens of Lesbos & the people of Greece "who are so generous in their welcome”.

2016.04.14.

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.

Pope laments “blind & brutal” violence of terrorism

The Easter message speaks especially to those seeking to escape from persecution and poverty.

2016.03.28.
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