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MLA’s meet Church Leaders

Church leaders meet chair of the Social Development Committee Alex Maskey MLA, and Sinn Féin delegation on welfare reform

Church leaders appeal to politicians not to allow the urgent needs of the poorest to become a hostage to the wider political impasse.

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Diocesan Vocations Directors Conference concludes in Maynooth

“Vocations to the priesthood and religious life are firmly on the agenda of the Irish Catholic Church and any opportunity for a group like this to come together to discuss and to plan for vocations strategies is to be welcomed” – Bishop Donal McKeown


Mission Sunday 2014: ‘That They May Have Life’

Mission Sunday will be celebrated throughout the world on Sunday 19 October 2014.

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Catholic Education at second-level in the Republic of Ireland, Looking to the future

All stakeholders in post-primary education are invited to engage in a conversation on the important issues raised in this text

The Teen’s Midwife addresses Cura’s 28th National Conference

· Cura crisis pregnancy service received 1,745 client contacts in 2013 150 crisis pregnancy counsellors attended the 28th National Conference of CURA, the crisis pregnancy support service, which was established by the Irish Catholic Bishops’ Conference in 1977. The two-day conference took place in Malahide, Co Dublin. Following-on from last year, the 2014 theme ‘The […]

Building a culture of life – homily for ‘Day for Life’ Sunday by Archbishop Eamon Martin

· Pope Francis imparts his Apostolic Blessing on ‘Day for Life’ celebrations in Ireland · The Catholic Church will continue to call for a society without abortion which loves and cares for all life equally · The world needs to hear loud and clear the Gospel message about a culture of life – the horrific […]

The Cry of the Earth: A Call to Action for Climate Justice

The Cry of the Earth: A Call to Action for Climate Justice

A Pastoral Reflection on Climate Change by the Irish Catholic Bishops’ Conference

Irish Catholic Catechism for Adults

Irish Catholic Catechism for Adults

Some suggestions on how parishes might use the Irish Catholic Catechism for Adults

Day for Life 2014: Protect and Cherish Life #livelife

Let’s all be builders of a better world. Let’s protect and choose life!

Support for Christians in Iraq and the Middle East

Support for Christians in Iraq and the Middle East

On 10 September 2014, Pope Francis, in his greetings in various languages following the catechesis of his general audience, addressed, among others, the Arab-speaking faithful and in particular those from Syria and the Middle East, to remind them that the Church, following the example of her Master, excels in mercy: “she faces hatred with love, vanquishes […]

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