Priests and laity currently studying the Catechism of the Catholic Church travelled from various parts of Ireland to St Patrick’s College, Maynooth, for a celebration to mark the Year of Faith last week.The day of prayer included a talk by Cardinal William Levada, Prefect Emeritus of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, who was...

The Pro Life Campaign (PLC) has said it was “disgusting but entirely predictable” that the British Pregnancy Advisory Service (BPAS) would attempt to “exploit the new abortion law in Ireland with a view to establishing abortion clinics here”.Responding to the organisation’s prominent advertisement in The Irish Times...

A call to establish safeguarding children committees in every parish in the Diocese of Cloyne was endorsed by Bishop William Crean at the second biennial Safeguarding Children Conference last month.The conference heard that the work associated with fully implementing the comprehensive safeguarding children policies and procedures in the diocese...

Jesuit social justice campaigner Fr Peter McVerry is to be awarded the Freedom of the City of Dublin.Lord Mayor of Dublin Oisín Quinn nominated Fr McVerry along with Irish rugby star Brian O’Driscoll.Responding to the announcement, Pat Doyle CEO of Peter McVerry Trust said “Peter McVerry Trust is delighted that our founder is set to...

Fr Patrick Devine, a native of Frenchpark, Co. Roscommon, received the 2013 International Caring Award in Washington DC last week for creating enduring peace settlements in East Africa.Fr Devine was recognised for over 20 years of conflict resolution and reconciliation work in Kenya through the Shalom Centre, which he established in 2009. The...

Carlingford and Omeath parish in Co. Louth will mark the Year of Faith with FaithFest, a three day event running from Tuesday, November 12 to Thursday, November 14.The festival will begin with a ‘Youth Evening’ on November 12 at 7.30pm in St Laurence’s Church, Omeath featuring a presentation by the Michaela Foundation (...

Irish soccer legend Roy Keane’s prayers were answered this week when he was named the Republic’s new assistant manager.The former international star previously revealed he puts his faith in the hands of God and regularly credits “the man upstairs” with taking care of him.“I do not go around making out that I’m...

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