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Bishop John McAreavey calls for prayers for peace in the Middle East

Bishop John McAreavey calls for prayers for peace in the Middle East

I therefore invite everybody to join in solidarity with all who are suffering in the Middle East and to pray, both personally and at Masses, for peace and justice in these lands. – Bishop McAreavey

Pope Francis receives the new Irish Catholic Catechism for Adults from Director of Veritas, Maura Hyland

Pope Francis receives the new Irish Catholic Catechism for Adults from Director of Veritas, Maura Hyland

On Thursday, 26 June, Maura Hyland, Director of Veritas, presented Pope Francis with a copy of the newly published Irish Catholic Catechism for Adults.

Extraordinary Synod on the Family in October 2014

Extraordinary Synod on the Family in October 2014

The Pastoral Challenges of the Family in the Context of Evangelization

Annual Reek Sunday Pilgrimage

Annual Reek Sunday Pilgrimage

  The annual Croagh Patrick or Reek Sunday pilgrimage this takes place this year on on Sunday 27 July 27. The Sacrament of Reconciliation will begin on the summit at 7:30am and continue until 2:00pm. The first Mass on the summit will be at 8:00am and every half hour thereafter until the last Mass which […]

Please, thanks and I’m sorry – Address by Archbishop Diarmuid Martin at conference for ‘Marriage and Family at the Heart of the Parish’

Please, thanks and I’m sorry – Address by Archbishop Diarmuid Martin at conference for ‘Marriage and Family at the Heart of the Parish’

“The family is the natural and fundamental group unit of society and is entitled to protection by society and the State” – Archbishop Diarmuid Martin

The Irish Catholic Catechism for Adults

The Irish Catholic Catechism for Adults

  The Irish Catholic Catechism for Adults is a new resource from the Irish Episcopal Conference. Designed to complement the Catechism of the Catholic Church, it is adapted for an Irish audience and written in accessible, easy-to-understand language. The Adult Catechism responds to the proposal made by the Irish National Directory for Catechesis, Share the […]

Imprisoned Overseas – article by Brian Hanley, ICPO Caseworker and Family Support Officer

Imprisoned Overseas – article by Brian Hanley, ICPO Caseworker and Family Support Officer

Read the article below by Brian Hanley, Caseworker and Family Support Officer with the Irish Council for Prisoners Overseas. Brian is currently undertaking prison visits and information work in Australia, visiting Irish prisoners and immigration centres in Sydney, Darwin and Perth.  Some ten years ago I travelled to San Diego on my J1 working holiday. […]

Launch of Towards Peace spiritual support service

Launch of Towards Peace spiritual support service

Towards Peace offers spiritual support for survivors of abuse by Church personnel. The service is for those whose faith has been damaged by abuse and who wish to continue their search for meaning and for God.

World Communications Day 2014

World Communications Day 2014

The 48th World Day of Social Communications will be celebrated on Sunday 1 June 2014, the Solemnity of the Ascension of the Lord and the Sunday before Pentecost on the theme ‘Communication at the Service of an Authentic Culture of Encounter’. In his message for World Communications Day Pope Francis asks: “How, then, can communication […]

Conference: Marriage and Family at the Heart of the Parish

Conference: Marriage and Family at the Heart of the Parish

The Council for Marriage and the Family of the Irish Bishops’ Conference will host a one-day conference on Saturday 14 June on the theme ‘Marriage and Family at the Heart of the Parish’. The conference is offered to leaders in parishes and dioceses, and others exercising faith and pastoral leadership, including parents, grandparents, teachers, members […]

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