‘Deep ethical vacuum’ in new Govt climate bill

The publication of Ireland’s new draft climate bill has been cautiously welcomed but with “quite serious reservations” from leading Church voices. The draft text of the Climate Action and Low Carbon Development (Amendment) Bill 2020 was published last week, which aims to impose emission limits on sectors. It sets a course for Ireland to become…

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Measuring a missionary’s fruits of peace

World Mission Sunday (18th October, 2020) Together we can do more – Blessed are the peacemakers (Mt 5:9) Chai Brady speaks to Ireland’s OLA provincial about violence, feminism, tackling conflict and the rewarding life of a missionary Measuring the fruits of violence is always easier than those of peace, as often it’s the bomb that…

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Nathan pins his hope on a medal

Country superstar Nathan Carter has revealed his hope that a miraculous medal presented to him by his grandfather which the singer later lost is bringing faith and consolation to whoever found it. Speaking on RTÉ’s The Meaning of Life at the weekend, the Co. Fermanagh-based entertainer said that the medal was a cherished possession that…

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Renewing parish life with 40 hours of Adoration

The people of Newtownstewart in Co. Tyrone completed their annual 40 hours Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament, which was made continuous due to Covid-19. The church’s choice of the number 40 has a biblical origin. The Old Testament and New Testament describe historic events such as the 40-day flood, the 40 years in the wilderness,…

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S. Africa diocese put under apostolic administration of Irish prelate

An Irish missionary prelate has taken over the administration of a South African diocese after an apostolic visitation, meaning the current bishop will just be the diocese’s “spiritual head”. Archbishop Liam Slattery OFM, the retired bishop of Pretoria archdiocese who has spent almost half a century ministering in South Africa, was appointed apostolic administrator of…

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