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Trócaire commits initial €100,000 to Nepal emergency response

Shelter, food and water being distributed to affected communities Trócaire today committed an initial €100,000 to the Nepal emergency response. The organisation’s response is focused on getting shelter, food and water to people left homeless as a result of last Saturday’s devastating earthquake. Trócaire has launched an emergency appeal in response to the earthquake and […]

Mass To Give Thanks For The Declaration On The Heroic Virtues Of The Venerable Mary Aikenhead

“We join this afternoon with the Congregation of the Religious Sisters of Charity worldwide to give thanks to God for the Decree of Pope Francis recognising the heroic virtues of the now Venerable Mark Aikenhead.

Homily of Bishop Denis Brennan for Vocations Sunday, 26 April 2015

“In this Year of Consecrated Life I would also like to affirm our Religious brothers and sisters. Your commitment, enthusiasm and dedication are a matter of record, people know and appreciate what you have done and continue to do.”

Launch of

The Catholic Communications Office of the Irish Bishops’ Conference has launched a new website  This website will host relevant material which has been published by the Irish Bishops’ Conference, its councils, and by individual bishops. Content on the new website includes: the Irish Bishops’ pastoral statement The Meaning of Marriage; Marriage is important – […]


Father Gerry Campbell to undertake four day cross-border run to raise awareness of human trafficking

In an effort to create awareness of modern day trafficking Father Gerry Campbell, Parish Priest of Kilkerley, Dundalk, will undertake a diocesan run – starting from the Bann and going to the Boyne and he will undertake it over the four days of 26, 27, 28 and 29 April.

Bishop Crean asks for prayers for the safe return of Karen Buckley

On my own behalf and on behalf of the faithful of the Diocese of Cloyne, I wish to offer prayerful support to the family of Karen Buckley at this painful time as they await the safe return of Karen.

Media diary notice ahead of the Mass of Hope for the family of Karen Buckley

A Mass of Hope for the family of Karen Buckley will be celebrated this evening in the Parish of Mourneabbey in the Diocese of Cloyne.  Father Joe O’Keeffe, Parish Priest of Mourneabbey, will be the celebrant of this Mass which will be attended by the local parish community.  Father O’Keeffe respectfully asks media to allow space […]

Homily of Bishop Kevin Doran for the Second Sunday of Easter – “The Mercy of God” National Marian Shrine, Knock, in the Archdiocese of Tuam

There is a lot of emphasis these days on equality and that, in some ways, makes it difficult for us to understand, or indeed to accept, mercy.  Mercy, of its very nature, is given and received in situations of inequality.  Mercy is about reaching down and lifting someone up.  It is those who are strong […]

Episcopal Ordination of Father Alphonsus Cullinan as Bishop of Waterford & Lismore

“We are called to step out from the doors of the Church to bring Christ to all we meet.  This is our mission: to be filled with Christ and to bring Him to others.  Christ has no body now but yours and mine” – Bishop Cullinan Overview Please see below details of the Episcopal Ordination […]

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Bishop Martin Drennan ordains two Irish deacons in Rome

Two students of the Pontifical Irish College in Rome, Reverend Stephen Duffy (38) from Ballybay, Co Monaghan, and Reverend Daniel Gallagher (25) from Bohermore in Galway city were today, Easter Tuesday, ordained as deacons by Bishop Martin Drennan, Bishop of Galway, who travelled to Rome for this special occasion.  The liturgy was celebrated in the […]

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