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Homily of Bishop Kevin Doran at Evensong in Saint Colmcille’s Church Drumcliffe for the 150th Anniversary of the Birth of W.B. Yeats

The poetry of WB Yeats stands out among the memories of my school days, together with the Geometry of Euclid, the Gospel according to Saint Luke and the characteristic colour of copper sulphate. With apologies to the lyrics of Sam Cooke, I don’t know much about Chemistry; don’t know much Geometry” but I do see […]

Homily of Bishop Kevin Doran for the outside RTÉ broadcast Mass on Garland Sunday

Tobernalt Holy Well in Carraroe, Co Sligo “The Generosity of God” “Just as the disciples gathered up what was left over, we as a community are called to gather in such a way that nobody is lost. This is a challenge for the Church today” – Bishop Doran The Generosity of God Celebrating Mass out […]

Homily of Archbishop Michael Neary for the Croagh Patrick Pilgrimage 2015

Vigil Mass celebrated in Saint Patrick’s Church, Lecanvey, Co Mayo, near Croagh Patrick · Theme for this year’s pilgrimage addresses how faith offers us real hope in our lives · “Like Saint Patrick we too are challenged to answer a Gospel call that is profoundly counter-cultural” – Archbishop Neary I welcome you all as we […]

Archbishop Neary to lead the 2015 Reek Sunday national pilgrimage on Croagh Patrick

Theme for this year’s pilgrimage addresses how faith offers us real hope in our lives

Bishop McAreavey: “Violence has no place in our society.”

Dr John McAreavey, the Bishop of Dromore, has condemned the attempt to lure and murder police officers in Lurgan at the weekend.

‘Secularisation and the Loss of Religious Identity’

Talk given by Archbishop Diarmuid Martin at the Magill Summer School on 20 July

Homily of Archbishop Eamon Martin for 3.00pm Mass celebrating the pilgrimage of the Pioneer Total Abstinence Association to the National Marian Shrine in Knock

“I would like to thank God today for the many missionaries of mercy around this country who unselfishly reach out to help those who are addicted by offering prayer, providing counselling and therapy, recovery programmes and pathways of mentoring and support for addicts and their families … few Irish families that have not been impacted […]

Statement issued on behalf of the Diocese of Down and Connor in relation to a burglary at St Peter’s Cathedral last night

    The Diocese of Down and Connor can confirm that around 9.30pm last night two men, armed with a suspected firearm, gained entry into the presbytery of St Peter’s Cathedral, Belfast, and threatened a priest holding him hostage while they robbed the property. Before leaving, they locked the priest in a room from which […]

Archbishops of Armagh call for peaceful and respectful Twelfth Celebrations

The Archbishops of Armagh, Archbishop Eamon Martin and Archbishop Richard Clarke have called today for peaceful and respectful Twelfth celebrations.

‘Pope Francis: Sociological Analysis or Evangelical Discernment’ – Address by Bishop Kevin Doran to the Percy French Summer School 2015

Address by Bishop Kevin Doran to the Percy French Summer School 2015 Castlecoote House, Co. Roscommon

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