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Archbishop Eamon Martin welcomes celebration of 50th World Communications Day on Sunday 8 May

Theme: Communication and Mercy: A Fruitful Encounter Special feature now available on catholicbishops.ie Archbishop Eamon Martin, Archbishop of Armagh and chair of the Council of Communications of the Irish Catholic Bishops’ Conference, has welcomed the 50th World Day of Social Communications Day which will be celebrated on Sunday 8 May 2016 – the Solemnity of […]

Comments of Bishop Donal McKeown at the funeral Mass of Sister Clare Crockett

Saint Columba’s Church, Derry Our Gospel reading at Mass yesterday has Jesus saying to his apostles, Peace I bequeath to you, my own peace I give you, a peace the world cannot give, this is my gift to you.  From the cries of anguish and relief last Friday night as Sister Clare’s coffin came round […]

Homily Notes of Archbishop Diarmuid Martin at Mass with Icon of Our Lady of Perpetual Help

Icon of Mary, Mother of Perpetual Help SIXTH SUNDAY OF EASTER 2016 Homily notes of Most Rev. Diarmuid Martin Archbishop of Dublin Pro-Cathedral, 30th April 2016 “The readings of today’s Mass, especially the first reading from the Acts of the Apostles and the Gospel reading from Saint John, show that the tone of the liturgy […]

Extract from a Homily delivered by Bishop Noel Treanor at the Northern Region Annual Mass for the Order of the Knights of the Holy Sepulchre

Extract from a Homily delivered by Bishop Noel Treanor at the Northern Region Annual Mass for the Order of the Knights of the Holy Sepulchre Saturday, 30 April 2016, St Peter’s Cathedral, Belfast It is against the canvas of the evolving relationship between religious faith and politics, between Church and State, that the recent Pastoral Reflection […]

Bishop Liam MacDaid urges all road users to be safe and recommends prayer for motorists

Ahead of this weekend – which is the May bank holiday in both the Republic and Northern Ireland – Bishop Liam MacDaid has asked all road users: motorists, cyclists and pedestrians, to take special care of themselves and their loved ones. Bishop MacDaid said, “Road accidents can have so many contributory factors – weather conditions, […]

Archbishop Eamon Martin announces Year of Mercy Rosary Relay in the Archdiocese of Armagh

Join our #RosaryRelay – say a decade yourself and pass on the idea to others! – Archbishop Eamon To assist schools new rosary resources, including an engaging video of the Mysteries of the Rosary aimed at children, are available on archdioceseofarmagh.com The Archdiocese of Armagh is holding a Rosary Relay during the month of May in schools and across the […]

Hundreds to cross threshold of mercy for first Lough Derg pilgrimage of 2016

Papal Nuncio Archbishop Charles Brown to open the Holy Door of Mercy at Saint Patrick’s Basilica, Lough Derg, to inaugurate the Jubilee of Mercy Pilgrimage Season 2016  You, or a representative, are invited to Saint Patrick’s Basilica on Lough Derg, the national Shrine of Saint Patrick, for the launch of the 2016 Lough Derg Pilgrimage […]

Statement of Bishop Denis Nulty on the approval of the beatification of Venerable John Sullivan

It is with great joy I learned that Pope Francis has approved the beatification of Venerable John Sullivan. This is truly great news for the Jesuit family, for the Kildare & Leighlin Diocesan family, particularly the parishes in the vicinity of Clongowes Wood College and the many thousands of lay faithful in Ireland and beyond […]

Archbishop Eamon Martin welcomes Pope Francis’ approval of the beatification of Venerable John Sullivan

Archbishop Eamon Martin has welcomed the news that Pope Francis has approved the beatification of Venerable John Sullivan SJ. Archbishop Eamon said, “It is wonderful news that Pope Francis has approved the decree that has authenticated a miracle attributed to Jesuit priest Father John Sullivan. I know that the news will be welcomed by all […]

Pope Francis approves the beatification of Venerable John Sullivan

Archbishop Diarmuid Martin has warmly welcomed the news today that Pope Francis has approved the beatification of Venerable John Sullivan (1861-1933). Pope Francis approved the decree that authenticated a miracle attributed to Father Sullivan at an audience with Cardinal Angelo Amato, the prefect of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints. Many miracles have been attributed […]

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