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Cardinal Parolin speaks at World Economic Forum in Davos

The Vatican Secretary of State, Cardinal Pietro Parolin, on Wednesday participated in a discussion at the World Economic Forum in Davos. The Holy See’s chief diplomat said Pope Francis has given three goals for Vatican [...]

Pope Francis: ‘Christian life is a daily struggle against temptation’

Pope Francis on Thursday invited the faithful to let themselves be drawn by Jesus pointing out that Christian life is a daily struggle against temptation. Speaking during the homily at morning Mass in the Casa [...]

Dates released for Knock Shrine pilgrimages in 2017

Knock Shrine, Ireland’s National Marian Shrine, has released its calendar for pilgrimages in 2017. Knock pilgrimage season takes place between April and October. Organised pilgrimages will take place every weekend during the pilgrimage season. Some [...]

Holy Land Coordination wraps up pilgrimage with call for action

As the group of Catholic Bishops who make up the “Holy Land Coordination” wrap up this year’s pilgrimage, it is calling for justice and peace in the Holy Land and reminding the rest of us [...]

Father Tom Deenihan on Catholic Schools Week 2017

Catholic Schools Week 2017 will be celebrated from Sunday 29 January until Saturday 4 February on the theme 'Catholic schools: Learning with Pope Francis to care for our common home'. Father Tom Deenihan from the [...]

Pope Francis reflects on Christian hope and asks for prayers for Week of Prayer for Christian Unity

Pope Francis during his Wednesday General Audience continued his catecheseis on Christian hope and asked for prayers for this Week of Christian Unity. Below find the Pope's English language remarks: Dear Brothers and Sisters:  In [...]

Week of Prayer for Christian Unity begins today

A fragment of the Berlin wall, in the shape of a cross, is being used as a symbol of the need for reconciliation during the annual Week of Prayer for Christian Unity which begins today [...]

CPSMA responds to Minister Bruton’s school admission policy proposal

The Catholic Primary Schools Management Association has broadly welcomed the public consultation process on school admission policies announced by the Minster for Education and Skills, Richard Bruton TD. However, it noted that the issues arising [...]

Catholic Schools Partnership welcomes Minister Bruton’s announcement of a consultation regarding schools admissions

The Catholic Schools Partnership (CSP), an umbrella body for Catholic schools, has welcomed the announcement today by the Minister for Education & Skills Richard Bruton TD of a consultation process regarding the role of a [...]

Episode One of ‘Faithcast’ – new podcast from

Faithcast is our new fortnightly podcast from, the news source for the Irish Catholic Bishops' Conference. Presented by Brenda Drumm, Faithcast is a mixture of interviews and news snippets from the Catholic Church in [...]