“We appreciate and value you all for staying with us!” Archbishop Diarmuid Martin of Dublin tells all those who help Crosscare, his diocesan social services charity.
“The Society of St Vincent de Paul in Ireland has faced many challenges over its 176 years in the country. But the current COVID-19 pandemic is probably one of the most difficult,” said new president, Rose McGowan.
“Joy is a perfect word as Mary’s Meals bring so much joy to the children, their families, their teachers, their communities,” said organiser Patricia Friel.
Under Operation Faoisimh, An Garda Síochána has recorded a 25 per cent increase in reports of domestic abuse compared to the same period last year. Already, many refuges are at full capacity – Kelley Bermingham, Community Officer with Saint Patrick’s Cathedral.
Every year roughly 400 people take part in the workshops.
The mission of Viatores Christi is to work in solidarity with partner organisations to improve the lives of local people by improving access to basic services.
We seem to be embracing in the name of tolerance and diversity an illiberal liberalism whereby for ideological reasons we stifle expressions of identity and culture – Bishop William Crean.
Every aspect of the pilgrimage is prayer-filled, said spiritual director, Fr John Gilligan
‘Keep it local’ ethos allows volunteers the flexibility to provide the necessary help for people in their area.
The most asked question at the Ploughing was “Is Pope Francis coming to Ireland?” That has not been confirmed yet – not even by Bishops Denis Nulty and Fintan Monahan who visited the World Meeting of Families 2018 stand on the first day.
“We can all be guilty of getting caught up in the build-up to Christmas as we reunite with friends and family, but it is important to remember that many older people have no friends or family to reunite with” – Sean Moynihan, CEO, ALONE.
'The All Ireland Behind Barbed Wire' airs on RTE Radio today and tells the story of the unique GAA football match between Kerry and Louth in Frongoch in July 1916.
“Whether it be the women we meet on the street or the other volunteers and permanent staff, my life is richer from having met them all" - Ruhama volunteer.
Newstalk radio documentary looks at the plight of children with special needs abandoned because their families don't have the means to take care of them.
Everything possible must be done to rid the Church of the scourge of the sexual abuse of minors.
New programme will compliment the existing Irish vocations programme ‘ExploreAway’ which some people are not ready for.
150 volunteers visit more than 200 elderly who would otherwise be isolated or lonely.
Those affected include people in low-paid employment and the self-employed.