Prayers for Italy's quake victims as death toll reaches 159
“When I arrived at the break of day, I saw a destroyed village, screams, death... We are truly in a desperate situation" - Bishop Giovanni D'Ercole of Ascoli Piceno.
Maynooth to undergo review of policies and independent audit
Trustees order seminary authorities to evaluate and review policy relating to “the appropriate use of the internet and social media”.
Jewish and Muslim leaders defend Christianity in Middle East
To end hatred, self-destruction and fratricidal conflict is the main challenge for all involved in interfaith dialogue.
Fathers4Justice storm Rose of Tralee festival
Man dressed as a priest wanted to highlight the plight of separated fathers who have difficulty in gaining access to their children.
Crosscare survey highlights role of GAA in lives of emigrants
The social aspects of the GAA club are of “particular benefit to recent Irish emigrants, contributing to a sense of belonging and promoting well-being when far away from friends and family”.
President Higgins recalls sectarian attacks of civil war era
IRA killed 13 protestants in a series of attacks around the towns of Bandon, Clonakilty and Dunmanway in Co Cork in April 1922.
Latest figures for homeless children 'an appalling indictment'
Fr Peter McVerry appeals for emergency legislation to prevent the banks and landlords from evicting families, particularly those with children, into homelessness.
Benedict XVI Centre to study religious non-belief
Grant of £2.3 million for a three-year project on the theme ‘Understanding Unbelief’ which will be funded by the John Templeton Foundation (JTF).
Dioceses of Dublin & Glendalough celebrate 800 years
Key events planned to mark Church of Ireland's United Dioceses' eight centuries of joint history beginning this October.
Bishop calls for serious review of marriage preparation
Dr Kevin Doran hits out at banks for pushing families into homelessness and contributing to the pressure on marriages.
Bishops in Wales slam negative media reports on refugees
“Over the past few weeks and months we have witnessed an unprecedented polarisation of attitudes on immigration and refugees, culminating in a dramatic and repugnant rise in race hate crime since the referendum.”
Birmingham announces plans for St Patrick’s Festival 2017
Last year Birmingham City Council announced cuts to grants for festivals including the St Patrick’s Day festival in the city which seriously threatened its future.
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