Human and Social Promotion

Working document for Synod on youth presented The ‘Instrumentum Laboris’ of the Synod of Bishops on young people scheduled for later this year, was released at a press conference in the Vatican on June 19.     The ‘Instrumentum Laboris’ or the working document of the upcoming Synod of Bishops on youth, scheduled from October […]

Pope: We should never fear to learn more about the universe Pope Francis on Thursday addressed participants in the Vatican Observatory Summer School in Astrophysics, which this year is studying “Stellar Variability in the Era of Large Surveys”. By Robin Gomes “To know the universe, at least in part; to know what we know and […]

Bishops announce establishment of a new Council for Life At the Summer 2018 General Meeting of the Irish Catholic Bishops’ Conference, which concluded yesterday 13 July in Saint Patrick’s College, Maynooth, bishops announced plans to establish a new Council for Life. The role of the new council will be to advise and advocate for the […]

Statement of the Summer 2018 General Meeting of the Irish Catholic Bishops’ Conference The Summer 2018 General Meeting of the Irish Catholic Bishops’ Conference concluded this evening in the Columba Centre, Saint Patrick’s College, Maynooth.  Please see below issues discussed by the bishops at their meeting: World Meeting of Families in Ireland, 21 to 26 […]

Father Tomás Surlis appointed Pro-Rector of the Seminary at Saint Patrick’s College, Maynooth The Trustees of Saint Patrick’s College, Maynooth have appointed Reverend Dr Tomás Surlis as Pro-Rector of the Seminary at Saint Patrick’s College, Maynooth, for a period of five years, effective from 1 August 2018.  In welcoming the appointment Archbishop Eamon Martin, Chairman of […]

Pope hopes FIFA World Cup will be an occasion of dialogue and encounter Pope Francis looked ahead to a month of top class football during his General Audience expressing his hope the FIFA World Cup Russia will favour solidarity and peace among nations.   By Linda Bordoni   Pope Francis has expressed his hope that […]

‘The pro-life cause in Ireland is now more important than ever’ – Archbishop Eamon Martin ‘Every human life is beautiful, every human life is sacred, every human life is precious. This remains true after the referendum result,’ Archbishop Eamon Martin has said. The Archbishop of Armagh and Primate of All Ireland was speaking during Mass […]

A Pastoral Message from Bishop Kevin following Referendum on 8th Amendment As we awake to the reality that Irish people have voted by a significant majority for abortion, my thoughts go out to the thousands of good people, across our Diocese and across the nation, who worked so hard to protect the right to life […]

Pope Francis appeals for Pontifical Mission Societies As the General Assembly of the Pontifical Mission Societies gets underway on May 28th, Pope Francis appeals for spiritual and financial support for the Societies’ important work of providing aid to local Churches. By Devin Watkins Pope Francis released a video message on Monday appealing for Christians around […]

Pope urges respect for moral norms regarding human life Pope Francis on Monday addressed representatives of the World Federation of the Catholic Medical Associations (FIAMC) ahead of their 25th world congress in the Croatian capital Zagreb. By Robin Gomes Pope Francis on Monday encouraged Catholic doctors to continue being faithful and consistent in their commitment […]


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