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Monsignor Horan and Archbishop Joseph Cunnane stand in front of Basilica with spire under construction

40 years of Knock Basilica remembered with re-dedication ceremony on 16 July

A special ceremony of re-dedication will take place at Knock Basilica on Saturday 16 July to mark 40 years of the original dedication of Knock Basilica on 18 July 1976. The Basilica has recently been completely modernised and transformed into a warm and welcoming sacred space with top of the range technology incorporated to facilitate […]

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Archbishops of Armagh to lead young people on Somme Centenary Pilgrimage from 22-24 June

The Archbishops of Armagh, Archbishop Eamon Martin and Archbishop Richard Clarke, are leading a group of young people on a special centenary pilgrimage to significant sites at the Battle of the Somme from Wednesday 22 – Friday 24 June. The Battle of the Somme also known as the Somme Offensive, was a battle of the First World War fought […]

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Lough Derg: Island of Quiet Miracles

This book is timely in bringing the story of Lough Derg up to date and it complements the many books already available to readers. Is it a joy to read. – Bishop Liam MacDaid

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Bishops call for prayers following Orlando shootings

The Archbishop of Armagh and the Archbishop of Dublin have issued statements on the Orlando shootings calling for prayers for those killed and injured, and for those who are now mourning. Archbishop Eamon Martin said: “Like many people across Ireland I have been greatly shocked and saddened when hearing of the shootings today in Orlando, Florida.  Many […]

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Summer General Meeting of Bishops concludes in Maynooth

Issues discussed during the Bishops’ Conference General Meeting include World Youth Day, vocations, and supporting persecuted Christians, refugees and migrants.


God, Full of Mercy – Theme of 2016 Irish Church Music Association Summer School

This year’s programme includes a blend of contemporary and traditional choral pieces with emphasis on psalms, the sacraments, ritual and music for the liturgical year in schools. The workshops will provide opportunities to develop the skills of cantors, organists and instrumentalists in addition to parish choirs and folk groups.


Ordination to the Diaconate in Maynooth

Congratulations to the nine seminarians who were ordained as deacons by Bishop William Crean, Bishop of Cloyne, on Sunday 29 May. The deacons are: Rev. Michael Byrne (Dublin) Rev. William Caulfield (Ferns) Rev. Aidan Gallagher (Tuam) Rev. Sean Jones (Kerry) Rev. Declan Lohan (Galway) Rev. John Magner (Cloyne) Rev. Barry Matthews (Armagh) Rev. Evan O’Brien […]

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Pope Francis confirms date and theme for Ireland’s World Meeting of Families

Pope Francis has decided that the World Meeting of Families will be held in Dublin on 22 to 26 August 2018, with the theme “The Gospel of the Family: Joy for the World”.

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National collection for World Meeting of Families takes place this weekend

The joy of love experienced by families is also the joy of the Church – Pope Francis

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