With space for 50 families, the new Crosscare centre at the Mater Dei Institute in Dublin has opened and is beginning to house vulnerable people.This follows the move of DCU students to St Patrick’s College, leaving the space open to be used as emergency temporary accommodation run by the Catholic charity. The project is part of a...

Technology-savvy priests are unlikely to put away their smartphones any time soon, despite advice from the Vatican’s liturgy chief.Speaking in Rome’s Angelicum University last week, Guinea’s Cardinal Robert Sarah warned that while it may be practical and convenient to pray the daily prayer of the Church on mobile phones or other...

The Jesuit Refugee Service has opened a new multi-purpose resource centre designed to create a safe space to support asylum seekers in adapting to their new surroundings in Ireland.Seomra Fáilte was opened in the Balseskin Reception Centre in Dublin in July and offers a range of activities to newly arrived refugees and long-term residents in...

A Loreto sister originally from Co. Antrim has received the highest honour granted by the Peruvian state in recognition of her contribution to education.Sr Patricia McLaughlin, who has been ministering in Peru since 2000, has been presented with the 2017 Palmas Magisteriales Award on behalf of the Fe y Alegria School where she is the founding...

Women affected by rape are due to share their stories at public meetings next week, to explain why they believe abortion is not the answer when a child is conceived in rape. Unbroken Ireland, an initiative which gives a voice to those impacted by pregnancy after rape, is hosting the events in Dublin and Cork.“Our voices are never heard...

60 years of faithful serviceFr Michael Reaume of the Society of Mary (Marianists) celebrated his 60th jubilee from his first profession in Dayton, Ohio.Fr Reaume was born in Illinois and raised in Ohio, he has spent decades serving the Church in Dublin in roles such as: vocations and formations director; religious instructor, chaplain and IT...

Staff ReporterIreland has enough Catholic schools and doesn’t need more, the head of Ireland’s largest teaching union has said. Mr John Boyle, president of the INTO, later said he was referring only to Catholic primary schools.Mr Boyle also said that despite what the Archbishop of Dublin has said about divestment he doesn’t...

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