Archbishop Eamon Martin has launched a specially commissioned Advent calendar on the homepage of the Irish Catholic bishops’ website www.catholicbishops.ie. Archbishop Eamon said, “I am delighted to launch our new Advent calendar which each day up to Christmas Eve will reveal Advent information and prayer resources by clicking on a virtual numerical door in our online […]
Sharing the Good News is a new monthly one page newsletter from the Catholic Communications Office. This newsletter, for the benefit of parishioners, will be published monthly to promote Church teaching and the pastoral work of bishops as well as the councils, agencies, offices and initiatives of the Bishops’ Conference.
“In this Exhortation I wish to encourage the Christian faithful to embark upon a new chapter of evangelization marked by this joy, while pointing out new paths for the Church’s journey in years to come.” – Pope Francis (Evangelii Gaudium)
Every 21 November, the Memorial of the Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary, is the annual day that the Catholic Church commemorates the hidden life of cloistered and contemplative religious throughout the world. This liturgical feast of Our Lady is very dear to Christians in the East who have celebrated it since the sixth century.
The Council for Research and Development sought to establish a profile of Diocesan priests currently in ministry across the 26 dioceses of Ireland.
Faith in Action: Supporting Women in the face of HIV is the theme of a conference to be hosted by Trócaire and Maynooth College to mark World AIDS Day 2013. Details: Date and time: Thursday 5 December 2013 from 6.30pm to 8.30pm. Venue: Renehan Hall, Saint PAtrick’s College, Maynooth, Co Kildare Speakers will include: Mildred […]
One of the first issues considered by the Second Vatican Council, and the matter that had the most immediate effect on the lives of individual Catholics, was the revision of the liturgy. The central idea was that there ought to be greater lay participation in the liturgy. Bishop Leahy reflects, in a video interview, offers a reflection on the importance of Sacrosanctum Concilium.
Invitation to respond to questions on the ‘Pastoral challenges of the family in the context of evangelisation’ for the forthcoming Extraordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops
Cardinal Seán Brady at the launch of The Family Prayer Book in Maynooth, Co Kildare. Pope Francis has announced that in October 2014 an Extraordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops will take place in the Vatican to discuss the theme: ‘The pastoral challenges for the family in the context of evangelisation’. In order […]
(Image above is from November issue of Sharing the Good News) Sharing the Good News is a new monthly one page newsletter from the Catholic Communications Office. This newsletter, for the benefit of parishioners, will be published monthly to promote Church teaching and the pastoral work of bishops as well as the councils, agencies, offices and […]
Every Year a “Year of Faith”: The Catechism of the Catholic Church on its 20th anniversary Address by Cardinal William Levada, Prefect emeritus of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, Vatican City, at Saint Patrick College, Maynooth, Co Kildare on Thursday 31 October 2013 I am grateful for the invitation from the Steering Committee […]