Category: News

PRESS RELEASE – ‘Future Families: Challenges for Faith and Society’

14th April, 2018 - All are invited to discuss the challenges to the varying configurations of family today - and the role of faith in meeting those.

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‘We want an Authentic Church’ – Young People to Church Leaders

Church leaders should be 'transparent, welcoming, honest, inviting, communicative, accessible, joyful and interactive' according to a conference of young people in Rome.

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‘Will you cry out?’ – Pope Francis to the Young

'You have it in you to shout!' said the pope - the day following major youth demonstrations against gun violence and gun fetishism in all major US cities.

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Pope to visit Dublin in August 2018

What will Pope Francis be saying to a vastly changed Ireland in August 2018?

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Wexford priest to ban non-Mass-goers from Confirmation?

A Wexford priest, Fr Patrick Banville, has declared that "for Confirmation families, participation in Sunday Eucharist is not optional, it’s absolutely essential”

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Marie Collins insists Pope Francis received Chilean victim’s letter in 2015

Pope Francis did receive victim testimony on the complicity of Chilean Bishop Barros in sexual abuse, in 2015 - according to Marie Collins.

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‘Let lay people run parishes’ – US priests’ call to bishops

NCR reports that declining numbers of priests have prompted US Catholic clergy to call upon bishops to let lay people lead parishes.

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Cardinal O’Malley on Pope Francis in Chile – ‘Great Pain’

Cardinal Sean O'Malley, advisor to the pope on clerical sexual abuse, appears to question Pope Francis's judgement.

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ACI supports WACI call for Pope Francis to meet with Marie Collins

ACI supports We are Church Ireland in calling for Pope Francis to meet with Marie Collins on his visit to Ireland this year.

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Most Irish Catholic diocesan websites fail on ‘financial transparency’: WACI

Colm Holmes of We Are Church Ireland reports that almost two thirds of Irish Catholic diocesan websites post no data about diocesan finances. 

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