The Family Centre at Knock Shrine is organising a special Mass to mark Organ Donor Awareness Week 2017.“The Mass is a celebration for all who have been saved, and indeed for those whose loved one were organ donors and wish them and their wonderful legacy to be remembered,” said Monica Morley, director of the Family Centre. “It is...

The Pioneer Association has launched a fundraising appeal to raise €100,000 in advance of the withdrawal of the Irish Jesuits at the end of this year. The Pioneers Total Abstinence Association of the Sacred Heart was founded in 1898 by a Dublin Jesuit, Fr James Cullen, to address the damage being caused by excess alcohol. In 2015 the...

Ireland’s most senior Churchman has expressed the hope that an end to the political impasse in the North will be the legacy of Martin McGuinness who has died aged 66.Archbishop Eamon Martin also paid tribute to Mr McGuinness as a “man of prayer”. The archbishop said that he had “no doubt” that Mr McGuinness’...

Staff ReporterA ‘me first’ mentality lies at the range of social ills, including a reported rise in racist incidents, a leading priest-campaigner on immigration has said.Describing racism as an side-effect of an ‘every man for himself’ approach to society, Fr Alan Hilliard told The Irish Catholic, “Whether we like it...

The “heartbroken” family of Derry footballer Ryan McBride is being supported in their grief by the community’s “spirituality of presence”, according to their parish priest.The hugely respected Derry City captain died suddenly on Sunday when he went for a nap after training. He leaves his father Lexie, sisters Colleen...

Taoiseach’s Enda Kenny’s St Patrick’s Day comments in the White House have been welcomed by chaplains to the Irish community in the US.Speaking alongside US President Donald Trump the day before St Patrick’s Day, Mr Kenny said of the saint: “He too of course was an immigrant. And though he is, of course, the patron...

Staff ReporterThe Pope’s representative in Ireland has said that revelations about scandals in the Church should trigger a “deeper conversion” within Irish Catholicism.Papal Nuncio, Archbishop Charles Brown said that “the life of the Church on this Earth is not the story of perfection, it is always a mixed story of triumph...

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