Saint Patrick’s College, Maynooth, this week welcomed fourteen new seminarians to start their training for the priesthood.
The Vatican’s Philatelic and Numismatic Office has unveiled a special postage stamp which it is releasing two days before Pope Francis officially declares Mother Teresa a saint. The philatelic office has said it will print and sell a maximum of 150,000 sheets of 10 stamps each. A number of events are planned around the […]
Pope Francis announced on Wednesday the establishment of a Dicastery for Laity, the Family and Life. The Prefect of the new Dicastery will be the Irish-born Bishop Kevin Joseph Farrell, currently serving as Bishop of Dallas. In his Apostolic Letter the Pope wrote that the new Dicastery will be “governed by special Statutes” and all […]
Pope Francis sent a special message expressing his condolences for the death of Bishop Edward Kevin Daly on Thursday, recalling his generous ministry in the service of peace and justice. The message was read by Msgr. Amaury Medina Blanco – Secretary of the Apostolic Nunziature to Ireland – at the funeral Mass celebrated for Bishop […]
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Statement of Bishop Donal McKeown, Bishop of Derry on the death of Bishop Edward Daly, Bishop Emeritus of Derry
Bishop Daly provided an example of priestly ministry which was exemplary, inspired by service of God and the people he encountered.
The path of Christian faith is still alive in Ireland – Archbishop Charles Brown at annual Croagh Patrick pilgrimage
Homily for Annual Croagh Patrick Pilgrimage 2016
In a series of announcements made in Rome at 12.00pm local time (11.00am Irish time) today, Pope Francis has: Appointed Father Fintan Monahan as Bishop of Killaloe Accepted the resignation on health grounds and on medical advice of Bishop Martin Drennan, Bishop of Galway and Kilmaduagh and Apostolic Administrator of Kilfenora Accepted the resignation […]
All roads lead to Krakow this week for the beginning of World Youth Day 2016. All of the Irish pilgrims have now departed for Krakow with 300 from Dublin, 100 from Limerick, 35 from Kerry, and 50 from Dromore departing on Monday. These pilgrims bring to 1600 the total number from Irish dioceses participating […]
Sixty young pilgrims from the Dioceses of Derry and Clogher have departed from Dublin airport this afternoon for this year’s World Youth Day in Krakow, Poland. Led by Bishop Donal McKeown, Bishop of Derry, the pilgrims will arrive in Katowice Airport later this evening to begin their participation in the ‘Days in the Diocese’ programme. […]