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Archbishop Eamon Martin launches novel online Advent Calendar

“Each day of Advent amounts to a period of time which allows us to journey and reflect on ‘the joy of the Gospel” – Archbishop Eamon Audio ‘Thought for Today’ a new feature for this year’s Advent Calendar Archbishop Eamon Martin has today launched a specially commissioned 2014 Advent calendar on the homepage of the Irish Catholic bishops’ […]

CPSMA welcomes continuation of minor works grant for primary schools

The Catholic Primary School Management Association (CPSMA) has today welcomed the announcement by Ms Jan O’Sullivan TD, Minister for Education & Skills, that the recently restored Minor Works grant will continue for the current academic school year.  Improvements to school buildings and grounds (replacement of windows, roof repairs, re-surfacing of school yard, plumbing and heating, […]

Bishop John Buckley ordains Reverend Marius O’Reilly for the Diocese of Cork and Ross

On Sunday last, 23 November the Solemnity of Christ the King at the Church of the Real Presence in Cork city, Bishop John Buckley, Bishop of Cork and Ross, ordained Reverend Marius O’Reilly to the priesthood.  It was the second ordination for the Diocese this year (Father Ben Hodnett was ordained a priest for Cork […]

Statement of Bishop Kevin Doran on appointment of Bishop Kieran O’Reilly as Archbishop of Cashel and Emly

I warmly welcome the appointment, by Pope Francis, of Bishop Kieran O’Reilly as Archbishop of Cashel and Emly. Most reflective Catholics recognise the need for a fresh proclamation of the Gospel in Ireland at this time. The new Archbishop brings to his ministry the experience of years as a missionary in Liberia and Nigeria and […]

Statement of Archbishop Dermot Clifford on the appointment of Bishop Kieran O’Reilly as his successor

I warmly welcome the Holy Father’s choice of Bishop Kieran O’Reilly to be my successor as Archbishop of Cashel & Emly.  I wish to thank His Excellency, the Papal Nuncio, Archbishop Charles Brown, for being in the Cathedral of the Assumption today to announce the good news to representatives of the priests and people in […]

Archbishop Eamon Martin congratulates Bishop Kieran O’Reilly on his appointment as Archbishop of Cashel & Emly

On behalf of the Irish Episcopal Conference I congratulate Bishop Kieran O’Reilly SMA on his appointment today by Pope Francis as Archbishop of Cashel & Emly.  I have known Archbishop Kieran since he became Bishop of Killaloe in 2010.  In that time, like the people of Killaloe, I have come to know the warmth of […]

Pope Francis appoints Bishop Kieran O’Reilly as Archbishop of Cashel & Emly

His Holiness Pope Francis has accepted the resignation, on the ground of age, of Archbishop Dermot Clifford as Archbishop of Cashel & Emly, and has appointed Bishop Kieran O’Reilly SMA as Archbishop of Cashel & Emly.  This announcement was made today in the Vatican at 12.00pm local time (11.00am Irish time).  Please see below an […]

Homily of Archbishop Eamon Martin at Festa di San Columbano, Italy

Context Speaking today in San Colombano Al Lambro, northern Italy, at a concelebrated Mass to mark the 1400th anniversary of the death of  Saint Columbanus, Archbishop Eamon Martin preached the following homily. Homily Fourteen hundred years is a long time.  It is difficult for any of us to imagine what life was like even one […]

Bishop Kirby welcomes President Obama’s decision on behalf of the ‘undocumented’ Irish living in the USA

Bishop Kirby said “I welcome President Obama’s change in the deportation system.  The President’s Immigration Accountability Executive Actions serve to underline the complexity of the problems surrounding migration.” Bishop Kirby continued, “Drawing from our pastoral experience, Irish bishops are acutely aware of the human impact on families when relatives are unable to travel to Ireland […]

Launch of Bishop Kevin Doran’s first pastoral letter ‘A Future Full of Hope’

Bishop Kevin Doran today published a Pastoral Letter called “A Future Full of Hope”. The focus of the pastoral letter is the shared contribution of parents, teachers, schools and parishes in the education of children including their education in faith. The title of the pastoral letter is taken from the prophet Jeremiah. In a time […]

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