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US bishops welcome Biden’s repeal of travel ban

After President Joe Biden on his first day in office revoked a travel ban from certain Muslim-majority and African countries, leading US bishops praised the move. “We welcome yesterday’s Proclamation, which will help ensure that those fleeing persecution and seeking refuge or seeking to reunify with family in the United States will not be turned…

Senator Mullen calls for ‘National Voluntary Collection’ as part of mother and baby home redress

Senator Rónán Mullen has proposed a national voluntary collection be organised which would allow individuals and families to contribute to a redress package for pregnant women and children who spent time in mother and baby or county homes. Speaking in the Seanad this week about the Report, Senator Mullen said Judge Murphy’s report painted “a…

MyFaith programme triumphs over trials

The MyFaith programme for sacramental preparation has gone from strength to strength despite the lockdown, Dr Dermot Ryan of Ossory Diocese told The Irish Catholic. MyFaith is a programme of sacramental preparation which aims to allow children to work towards the celebration of the sacraments alongside their parents, with the support of their parishes. It’s…

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107-year-old Nancy Stewart and her Mass mission

107-year-old Meath woman Nancy Stewart has made it her mission to attend online Masses in each of Ireland’s 32 counties. Attending two or three Masses a day, she’s well underway to accomplishing her goal. Speaking to The Irish Catholic, her granddaughter Louise Coghlan had only praise for the service that most churches are providing, describing…

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Australian agency admits €1.2 billion error in reporting Vatican bank transfers

Australia’s financial crime watchdog agency said it over-estimated by the equivalent of more than €1.24 billion the amount of money transferred from the Vatican to Australia between 2014 and 2020. According to The Australian, a daily newspaper, “A computer coding error is believed to be the source of the miscalculation”, with financial transfers involving Italy…

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