An Taoiseach Enda Kenny made a commitment in 2007. that he would never introduce abortion legisation to Ireland. This stands in stark contrast to his current position, with the Fine Gael/Labour coalition Government now proposing draft abortion legisation. In April 2007, in advance of the General Election that year, a spokesman for Fine Gael...

“Mission is not over, it is evolving”, this was the message from Sally Roddy, Vice President, of the IMU Executive Council at the official opening and blessing of the new Irish Missionary Union (IMU) centre in Dublin. The IMU, an umbrella group for 83 missionary organisations, has opened an interpretative centre in Westland Square, off Pearse...

On Trinity Sunday, St Patrick’s College, Maynooth celebrated the ordination of eight deacons, who are in the last phase in the formation of a seminarian before his ordination to the priesthood. Archbishop Diarmuid Martin was the principal celebrant. From l-r, back row: Rev. Willie Reynolds SJ, Rev. Prof. Michael Mullaney (Vice President), Rev....

The Sligo Parishes Cluster hosted a Camino to the churches of Sligo town as part of a Festival of Faith last week. The Camino was just one of many events which ran over the nine days of the festival, organised to celebrate the Year of Faith. This is the first time a Festival of Faith has been held in Sligo according to Colette Furlong catechist...

Following seven months of restoration work, the Church of the Sacred Heart in Castletownbere, Beara, Co. Cork will host a re-dedication ceremony on Friday, June 14 at 7.30pm celebrated by Bishop Bill Murphy. The church was built in 1907 and after over 100 years of wear and tear it needed extensive renovation, such as re-slating the roof, the...

Dean Maguirc College, Carrickmore, Co. Tyrone, a co-educational post-primary Catholic Maintained School of 500 pupils is celebrating the publication of its inspection report carried out by ETI (Education and Training Inspectorate) in March 2013. The college was awarded the top descriptor, ‘Outstanding’ for overall performance and is one of only a...

A group of  lay people, sent as delegates by parishes throughout the Armagh archdiocese, has been in formation and training during the past four months, in preparation for the setting up of a newly constituted Diocesan Eucharistic Adoration Committee. This was organised and conducted by members of the National Committee of the Apostolate of...

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