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Archbishop Kieran O’Reilly expresses concern over kidnapped priest in Niger

The Archbishop of Cashel & Emly, Archbishop Kieran O’Reilly SMA, has asked for prayers for the safe return of a missing missionary priest from his congregation, the Society of African Missions, who is believed to have been abducted by jihadists. Father Pierluigi Maccalli SMA was kidnapped on Monday in south Niger, near the border with Burkina Faso, allegedly by a group of jihadist […]

Homily of Bishop Donal McKeown for the National Padre Pio Pilgrimage

Mass celebrated at 3.00pm at the Basilica of Our Lady of Knock, Co Mayo, Archdiocese of Tuam “Faith means my seeking to follow Christ, not my trying to get God to see things my way. Prayer is about letting Christ change our hearts, not about us trying to twist His arm. Faith is about taking […]

New Bishop of Meath Tom Deenihan leads 71st diocesan pilgrimage to Lourdes

The newly-ordained Bishop of Meath, Bishop Tom Deenihan, along with Bishop Michael Smith, Bishop Emeritus of Meath, and 550 pilgrims from the diocese, have travelled to Lourdes this week (12 – 17 September) to pray for the sick and assist pilgrims with disabilities and illnesses.  This year’s pilgrimage marks the 71st pilgrimage to this popular […]

Statement of Bishop Leo O’Reilly on the publication of the second safeguarding review report on the Diocese of Kilmore

I welcome the completion of the second review of safeguarding practice in the Diocese of Kilmore.  The review was carried out by the National Board for Safeguarding Children in the Catholic Church in Ireland during February and March 2018.  Our first review, carried out in 2010, focused mainly on the management of cases, and on […]

Homily of Archbishop Diarmuid Martin for the opening Mass of the Dublin Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes

These have been eventful weeks for the Church in the Archdiocese of Dublin.  We had the joy of the visit of Pope Francis and the other events of the World Meeting of Families. The people of Dublin responded with generosity and enthusiasm to that occasion.  I will always remember the crowds that thronged the streets […]

Homily of Archbishop Eamon Martin for the Columban Centenary Mass

Celebration of Mass at 11.00am in Saint Patrick’s Cathedral, Armagh, Sunday 9 September 2018 “Columban missionaries are at the forefront of teaching about reconciliation and justice, caring for the earth, our common home, and pointing out how the poorest peoples of the world suffer most from the throwaway culture of greed and waste” – Archbishop […]

Bishop Leo O’Reilly announces diocesan changes for the Diocese of Kilmore

Bishop Leo O’Reilly has issued the following diocesan changes.  These appointments took effect on 4 September 2018 unless otherwise stated: 1. Father Peter McKiernan PP Denn to be PP Crosserlough with effect on 29 September 2018. 2. Father Charlie O’Gorman PP Killinagh-Glangevilin to be CC Cavan and Director of Sacred Music at the Cathedral of […]

Archbishop Eamon Martin’s words of welcome for today’s Episcopal Ordination of Monsignor Thomas Deenihan as Bishop of Meath

3.00pm Mass celebrated in the Cathedral of Christ the King, Mullingar, Diocese of Meath Dear Brothers and sisters, As I stand here and look out at this great congregation gathered in the Cathedral of Christ the King, Mullingar, I cannot help but think back to exactly this time last week when I stood on the […]

Homily of Father Denis McNelis and final address by Bishop Thomas Deenihan at the Episcopal Ordination Mass for the new Bishop of Meath

3.00pm Mass celebrated in the Cathedral of Christ the King, Mullingar, Diocese of Meath  Homily preached by Father Denis McNelis for the Episcopal Ordination of Monsignor Thomas Deenihan as Bishop of Meath From Cork to Meath … For someone from Cork moving to the Diocese of Meath, it must nearly seem like emigrating. Monsignor Tom […]

Media information for the Episcopal Ordination of Canon Tom Deenihan as the new Bishop of Meath

You or a colleague are invited to attend the celebration of Mass for the Episcopal Ordination of the Canon Tom Deenihan as the new Bishop of Meath.  Details: Time and date 3.00pm Mass on Sunday 2 September 2018 Venue Cathedral of Christ the King, Mullingar, Diocese of Meath In attendance Laity, religious, clergy, family and guests Media […]

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