Religious leaders warn against violence in Kenya’s electionsLeaders from all faiths have called for peace and security during Kenya’s August 8 elections, a time associated with severe acts of violence.The Chairman of the Kenya Conference of Catholic Bishops’ issued a joint statement with several religious leaders, urging security...

Charismatic RTÉ personality and “man of Faith” Marty Morrissey is set to make his debut appearance at the Knock annual novena next month. With the theme ‘Living Life to the Full’ the National Novena to Our Lady of Knock will run from Monday, August 14 until Tuesday 22. Mr Morrissey will speak on Wednesday 16 and sport...

Christian pilgrims can once again visit one of the Faith’s holiest sites. The restored tomb in which Jesus’ body is believed to have been buried following his crucifixion has been reopened following extensive restoration and conservation work.Housed in the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem’s Old City, it was closed for...

Comments by Archbishop Diarmuid Martin at a conference in Germany are helpful neither to Irish Catholics nor to relations between Church and State in Ireland, a leading academic has said.Describing as “distorted” the archbishop’s assessment of the origins of the distinctly Catholic character of independent Ireland and the...

President praises church famine appealPresident Michael D. Higgins has paid tribute to the decision by the Irish Catholic Bishops’ Conference to organise special collections at churches across Ireland this weekend, to raise funds for people affected by the famine in East-Africa. He called on all Irish citizens and organisations to take this...

Staff reporterA senior barrister has called on Church leaders to speak out with confidence for Christian values in the run-in to next year’s World Meeting of Families in Dublin.Writing in The Irish Catholic, Patrick Treacy SC praises Dublin’s Archbishop Diarmuid Martin for his outstanding leadership in tackling child sexual abuse, his...

Last Saturday, Romans awoke to find a provocative image staring out from their neighbourhood newsstands. On the cover of the latest issue of the magazine Millennium, published by the daily Il Fatto Quotidiano, was a traditional depiction of St Sebastian with arrows protruding from his body, but with the head of the Pope, under the title, ‘...

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