WMOF organisers to unveil Papal event ticket plans

Matthew Carlson   Anticipation is growing in Ireland ahead of the World Meeting of Families, with event organisers set to release details tomorrow of how pilgrims can attend WMOF2018 events led by Pope Francis on the last day of the festival. At a press conference tomorrow, WMOF2018 Secretary General Fr Timothy Bartlett, general manager Anne…

World Cup full of Blessings

Matthew
 Carlson   Mexico’s World Cup team experienced a miracle of sorts on Sunday with a stunning victory over Germany, some say because of one faithful grandmother. A girl named Paola of El Paso, Texas posted a video via Twitter of her grandmother blessing the Mexican team moments before the game started on Sunday. The video…

Police raid Chile Church offices in sex abuse investigation

Authorities have raided Church offices in Chile on in an effort to obtain documents relating to the recent sex abuse scandal which has sparked the resignation of more than 30 bishops in the country. During the surprise raid, police seized documents and files relating to the ongoing clergy abuse investigation from the Santiago Ecclesiastical Court…

Study Guide: The Joy of Love
Pope Francis will soon be in Dublin for the World Meeting of Families, and attention is focusing on his teachings and what his message will be to the Church in Ireland. We continue to publish study guides to the Pope’s landmark documents – this week The Joy of Love (Amoris Laetitia) by Prof. Eamonn Conway…
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Indonesians activists call to support eco-friendly parties in elections

The environment has taken centre stage in Indonesia’s regional elections in South Kalimantan after it emerged that the vast majority of mining and palm oil businesses in the province flout environmental laws. According to the Energy and Mineral Resources Ministry as many as 600 out of 700 businesses break the rules. They include contributing to air pollution, mismanagement…

New grounds for discrimination need Govt support

The European Anti-Poverty Network Ireland (EAPN) is calling for the Irish Government to show its full and immediate support for the inclusion of socio-economic status as an additional ground for discrimination under current Irish equality legislation. The ground will ensure that those who have experienced discrimination and exclusion based on their housing status, address, income…