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Advent Thought for the Day 2014

Thought for Today pieces for Advent 2014:  24 December 2014: Bishop Denis Nulty on the Nativity of Our Lord  23 December 2014: Cathal Tobin (aged 10) on The Present  22 December 2014: Harry Casey on Christmas – a day free of the burden of blame  Fourth Sunday of Advent – 21 December 2014: Mary Johnston on […]

Comments by Archbishop Diarmuid Martin at the new Institute of Education at Dublin City University

The new Institute reflects something of how the future of education in Ireland is progressing and how people wish it to progress.    We live in a pluralist society and our education must prepare people to live in and flourish within a pluralist society. Ireland has to strive to offer the best educational system to its […]

New Bishop for the Diocese of Elphin

New Bishop for the Diocese of Elphin

Pope Francis has appointed Father Kevin Doran as Bishop of Elphin, in succession to Bishop Christopher Jones. Click here for the official photographs from today’s announcement in the Diocese of Elphin. Please find below the statements in relation to Father Doran’s appointment: Pope Francis appoints Father Kevin Doran as Bishop of Elphin (includes details of Father […]

Stations of the Cross

Father Paul Clayton Lea from the Archdiocese of Armagh offers a reflection on each of the Stations of the Cross

Migrant Conference

Speeches from conference Journeying Together: Challenges Facing the Migrant Today

Today the Irish Catholic Bishops’ Councils for Immigrants and Emigrants jointly hosted a conference in Jury’s Inn, Custom House Quay, Dublin, entitled Journeying Together: Challenges Facing the Migrant Today.

Fr Shane Crombie on Preaching

In a video interview, Fr Shane Crombie talks about three elements of preaching: proclamation, teaching and encouragement.

World Day of Migrants and Refugees

“Migrants and refugees are not pawns on the chessboard of humanity. They are children, women and men who leave or who are forced to leave their homes for various reasons, who share a legitimate desire for knowing and having, but above all for being more.” – Pope Francis

Catholic Schools Week 2014: Places of Faith and Learning

Catholic Schools Week 2014 will begin on Sunday 26 January and will conclude on 1 February. The theme for Catholic Schools Week this year is ‘Catholic Schools – places of faith and learning’.

50th anniversary of Sacrosanctum Concilium

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.

Mission Sunday 2013: Growing in Faith

World Mission Sunday takes place on the second last Sunday of October each year. October is the traditional month of universal mission since 1926. Mission Sunday will be celebrated next Sunday 20 October.

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