Advent (from ‘ad-venire’ in Latin or “to come to”) is the Church season encompassing the four Sundays and weekdays leading up to the celebration of Christmas.
Pope Francis urges a “lonely” “self-absorbed” Europe to recover its soul
On Saturday 22 November His Holiness Pope Francis appointed Bishop Kieran O’Reilly SMA as Archbishop of Cashel & Emly. Bishop O’Reilly succeeds Archbishop Dermot Clifford whose resignation was accepted by Pope Francis on the grounds of age. Welcoming the announcement Arcbishop Eamon Martin, Archbishop of Armagh, said: “I congratulate Bishop Kieran O’Reilly SMA on his […]
Since becoming Bishop of Elphin in July 2014, I have had the opportunity to visit quite a few parishes and schools. The idea has gradually taken shape that I would share some thoughts with you, the people of the diocese, on our contribution to the education of our children, which is so important to […]
Church leaders meet chair of the Social Development Committee Alex Maskey MLA, and Sinn Féin delegation on welfare reform
Church leaders appeal to politicians not to allow the urgent needs of the poorest to become a hostage to the wider political impasse.
“Vocations to the priesthood and religious life are firmly on the agenda of the Irish Catholic Church and any opportunity for a group like this to come together to discuss and to plan for vocations strategies is to be welcomed” – Bishop Donal McKeown
Mission Sunday will be celebrated throughout the world on Sunday 19 October 2014.
All stakeholders in post-primary education are invited to engage in a conversation on the important issues raised in this text
· Cura crisis pregnancy service received 1,745 client contacts in 2013 150 crisis pregnancy counsellors attended the 28th National Conference of CURA, the crisis pregnancy support service, which was established by the Irish Catholic Bishops’ Conference in 1977. The two-day conference took place in Malahide, Co Dublin. Following-on from last year, the 2014 theme ‘The […]
· Pope Francis imparts his Apostolic Blessing on ‘Day for Life’ celebrations in Ireland · The Catholic Church will continue to call for a society without abortion which loves and cares for all life equally · The world needs to hear loud and clear the Gospel message about a culture of life – the horrific […]