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Space for Grace: Stories from the Catholic Chaplaincy at Queen’s University Belfast is the title of a new book by Dominic O’Reilly which will be launched by Father John Harris OP on Tuesday 4 October. Dominic is a freelance writer from Newcastle, Co Down and was formerly a student and part of the chaplaincy welcome team at […]

(Vatican Radio) Pope Francis received representatives from the various Catholic aid agencies and charitable organizations under the leadership of the Pontifical Council Cor unum working in Iraq, Syria, and other countries in the region affected by the ongoing conflicts in both Syria and Iraq. The Pontifical Council Cor unum is the Pope’s special instrument for carrying out […]

(Vatican Radio)  Pope Francis sets off on a three-day Apostolic Journey to Georgia and Azerbaijan on Friday, as a continuation of the pastoral visit he began to the Caucuses region with his trip to Armenia last June. Ecumenical challenges will be at the heart of his encounters in Georgia, alongside the task of encouraging the […]

(Vatican Radio)  Pope Francis greeted the faithful from the Italian dioceses of Ascoli Piceno, Otranto, and Nonantola who are on pilgrimage to Rome for the Jubilee of Mercy, at the conclusion of his Wednesday General Audience. The Holy Father greeted Bishop Giovanni D’Ercole and the faithful of his Diocese of Ascoli Piceno, which was hard-hit […]

(Vatican Radio)  The theme for the Church’s 2017 World Day for Social Communications was published on Thursday. The theme or motto chosen for this event is: “Fear not, for I am with you” (Is 43.5). Communicating hope and trust in our time. The Vatican Secretariat for Communications issued this following statement on the theme Numbness […]

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September 28, 2016

English Summary of Pope’s General Audience ‘The good thief helps us to understand how we should approach God: with awe and not fear, with respect for God’s power and infinite goodness. When we approach him in this way, we entrust ourselves to his mercy, even in the darkest of moments.’ Here is the Vatican-provided English-language […]

Pope at Audience: Are You Suffering? Look to the Cross Reminds Faithful That Nothing Separates Us From the Love of God For the sick, suffering, or even incarcerated, don’t forget to look to Christ Crucified on the Cross, who is God with us. The Pope offered this reflection today during this morning’s General Audience, when […]

Pope’s Telegram for Death of Former Israel President Shimon Peres ‘As the State of Israel mourns Mr Peres, I hope that his memory and many years of service will inspire us all to work with ever greater urgency for peace and reconciliation between peoples.’ Below is a Vatican-provided translation of the telegram of condolences Pope […]

Religious faith remains a central part of a large portion of peoples’ lives, however later in life, opportunities to act out this faith become limited due to mobility or health issues. The Knights of Saint Columbanus aim to change this through the launch of their new charitable project, titled Rekindling Faith. The project has been set […]

Speaking on Tuesday 27 September, Archbishop Diarmuid Martin, the Archbishop of Dublin, said that Catholic educational institutions – especially the most prestigious – must find ways to assist the disadvantaged. He said, “Investment in the human capacity of the disadvantaged is a non-renounceable contribution to building a society which wishes to cherish equality for its young […]

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