A large crowd packed Dublin’s Marianella centre for the final Mass of Rathgar’s Redemptorist community.“For 42 years we Redemptorists have ministered to people in the Rathgar-Terenure-Churchtown area,” Fr Ciarán O’Callaghan, rector of the centre, told The Irish Catholic. Describing their ministry as “...

Democracy is in danger, Zambia’s bishops warmZambia’s multiparty democracy is at risk, the country’s bishops have said. While applauding how the nation “even with the persistent culture of intolerance in our politics, Zambia is still a functional multiparty democracy with a plural political...

Sir Terry Wogan spent his final hours surrounded by his family who held prayers before his death, it has been reported. Paying tribute to the broadcasting legend, Fr Brian D’Arcy told The Irish Catholic that Terry was a “wonderful” man.Acknowledging that the broadcaster was a self-described atheist, Fr D’Arcy insisted...

A local Catholic agency intends to stand by the US city of Flint, Michigan during its public health crisis, the organisation’s president and CEO has said.Vicky Schultz, of the Flint-headquartered Catholic Charities of Shiawassee and Genesee Counties, says the city developed water problems when it stopped purchasing treated Lake Huron water,...

Limerick looks to Paris for inspirationLimerick diocese is looking to Paris for inspiration in dealing with the fall off in vocations.Bishop Brendan Leahy led a delegation of clergy from the diocese to the French capital to learn from their approach to the declining numbers of priests. “We decided to go to Paris...

Europe’s leading human rights body has called ISIS atrocities “genocide”.The Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe has passed a resolution by 117 votes to 1, which included the statement “States should act on the presumption that Da’ish (ISIS) commits genocide”.The resolution “Foreign fighters in...

Renua election candidates have accused Fine Gael of acting on false pretences by continuing to claim special allowances for Lucinda Creighton and other former party members.“Each political party gets a certain amount of money from the State in respect of each TD and senator to support the work of parliamentarians,” Ms Creighton’s...

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