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Gooch pays tribute to “incredible hero” Mgr Hugh O’Flaherty

Kerry footballer launches new novel based on the true story of the Irish priest who is considered to be one of the most significant figures in Catholic resistance to Nazism.

2018.11.07.

Culture night exhibition to show Church in Dublin’s response to disasters

According to Dublin diocesan archivist, Noelle Dowling, some of the material on display on Friday night includes photographs and letters of thanks and appreciation from Vietnam, which suffered devastation during 20 years of war from 1955 until 1975.

2017.09.20.

Loreto Sister awarded Monsignor Hugh O’Flaherty Memorial Award

“At a young age and with a bright future ahead of her in Ireland, she decided instead to dedicate her life to those in need in what was already then a virtual war zone.”

2017.09.02.

Ireland has “a duty to reach out to” refugees with compassion

Fr Shay Cullen describes Hugh O’Flaherty International Humanitarian Award as “a statement that all life is precious ... and each has invaluable dignity and every one is worth saving”.

2016.11.08.

Relics of St Maximilian Kolbe to visit Dublin

The Saint’s relics will visit Ireland on 1 - 2 October 2016 to mark the 75th anniversary of his martyrdom in Auschwitz in 1941.

2016.09.12.

Bridgettine Day to mark canonisation of Mother Elisabeth Hessleblad

Swedish nurse who converted to Roman Catholicism and founded the Bridgettine Sisters saved the lives of a number of Jewish people during the Holocaust.

2016.08.21.

Eco theologian pays tribute to Columban centenarian

Fr Dan Fitzgerald returned home to Nenagh in 1989 after serving in the Philippines during World War II and later in the diocese of Hanyang in China.

2016.07.04.

Call for Europe to act on its “founding values” for refugees

“Europe has the power to save and protect people. It’s a just question of political will to provide safe ways for people to enter Europe without risking their lives.”

2016.06.09.

Bishops of England & Wales reflect on EU Referendum

“The outcome will have consequences for the future not only of the United Kingdom, but for Europe and for the world.”

2016.05.02.

Nominations invited for Mgr Hugh O’Flaherty Award

The 2016 recipient will be announced in late August and the award will be presented on 5 November during the 9th Hugh O’Flaherty Memorial Week.

2016.04.10.

New film celebrates life of Irish missionary nun

“What was it about the life she had lived that made her into the person she was at 100 years of age - so vital and energetic and joyful and generous.”

2016.03.04.

Cleric & WWII veteran awarded Légion d’Honneur

91-year-old Canon Robert William Marsden "put his life at risk like tens of thousands of other Irish” French Ambassador said.

2016.01.30.

Memorial to be erected to honour Mgr O’Flaherty

Irish priest hero's role in saving 6,500 Jews and Allied soldiers during World War II to be marked next May.

2015.11.22.

Annual Service of Remembrance for war dead

There is not a village, or town, in any county in Ireland that did not suffer losses in World War I - Revd Michael Roemmele in his homily at St Patrick's Cathedral.

2015.11.09.

Kerry-born priest receives Mgr O’Flaherty award

85 year old Redemptorist missionary from Fossa has been tirelessly serving the people of northeast Brazil for over 55 years.

2015.11.07.

Kerry missionary wins Mgr Hugh O’Flaherty Award

Redemptorist Fr Seán Myers serves a community in a Brazilian parish which is over half the size of Ireland.

2015.08.24.

Death of US Catholic peace activist Jerry Berrigan

A prophet and a peacemaker, Berrigan's legacy is simple: "God is peace. Peace is God" - Bishop Thomas Costello.

2015.08.03.

VE Day reminds us of our responsibilities: COMECE

“The fact that we owe our freedom to others means that this commemoration brings us face to face with our own responsibilities. Freedom and responsibility are inseparable.”

2015.05.09.

Nominations invited for Mgr Hugh O’Flaherty Award

The 2015 recipient will be announced in late August and presented with the award on Saturday 31 October during the 8th Hugh O’Flaherty Memorial Week.

2015.05.03.

Christians in Syria feel abandoned by world

ISIS has begun killing some of the 150 Christians taken hostage from villages in northeast Syria.

2015.02.27.

The Auschwitz Jesuit Priest of Divine Mercy

"Although Jews were the main victims of Nazi barbarism, the people of Poland were not spared."

2015.01.28.

Six candles recall Jews who died in Holocaust

President and Foreign Affairs Minister attend National Holocaust Memorial Day to honour those who perished.

2015.01.26.

Angelina Jolie meets Pope after Unbroken screening

Vatican spokesman praises biopic of Louis Zamperini for showing “positive human and spiritual values, in particular forgiveness.”

2015.01.09.

Pope’s address challenges Europe’s politicians

To shake off its malaise, he said, Europe needs to recover a sense of values and mission, one foundation for which is religious conviction.

2014.11.27.

98-year-old priest links Columbans to founder

Fr Dan Fitzgerald, who will celebrate the 75th anniversary of his ordination in December, served six years in China with Bishop Edward Galvin.

2014.11.07.

Pope Francis defends Pius XII’s wartime record

In wide-ranging interview, Pope says persecution of Christians today “stronger than in the first centuries of Church.”

2014.06.14.

Papal tribute for D-Day soldiers’ ‘heavy sacrifice’

Pope entrusts path of peace to St Teresa Benedicta of the Cross and Virgin Mary.

2014.06.07.

Study of history is important for the Church: Pope

Collaboration with researchers of every culture and religion contributes to dialogue between Church and modern world.

2014.04.15.

New play commemorating Mgr O’Flaherty opens in Kerry

This year marks 50th anniversary of the death of the priest who saved thousands in WWII.

2013.10.30.

Nominations sought for Mgr Hugh O’Flaherty Award

Award honours Irish priest’s role in saving the lives of 6,500 Jews and allied prisoners of war during World War Two.

2013.08.12.
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