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Archbishop Eamon Martin launches online Advent Calendar

  “I welcome the inclusion of materials for the Year of Mercy in this year’s Advent Calendar and I invite everyone during the Advent season to visit and to reflect on the information provided on our online calendar, especially the themes of mercy and peace” – Archbishop Eamon Martin  Archbishop Eamon Martin has today launched […]

Archbishop Eamon Martin hosts meeting with church leaders and environment Ministers Alan Kelly and Mark H Durkan in Armagh to discuss forthcoming UN climate change conference in Paris

At a joint meeting of environment ministers ahead of the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Paris, from 30 November to 11 December 2015, Archbishop Eamon Martin has welcomed the cross-border dialogue and collaboration on this issue as an important example of leadership on one of the most urgent global justice issues of our time.  […]

Political accommodation and agreement welcomed by Church leaders

With the conclusion of the political negotiations and the publication of The Stormont Agreement and Implementation Plan entitled ‘A Fresh Start’, involving political parties in Northern Ireland and the governments of the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland, in a joint statement Church leaders have welcomed the fact that an accommodation has been reached. “As […]

Bishop Kevin Doran welcomes announcement of major capital funding for Athlone Schools

Bishop Kevin Doran welcomes the announcement today by the Minister of Education and Skills, Ms Jan O Sullivan of major capital funding for the amalgamation of St Aloysius College and Joseph’s College on the west side of Athlone as part of the Department of Education and Skills new programme of capital investment in schools 2016 […]

Statement by Rev Dr Dermot Ryan, President of Saint Kieran’s College, Kilkenny

“Saint Kieran’s College, Kilkenny, welcomes the announcement by the Minister for Education and Skills concerning the future of second-level schools in Kilkenny” – Rev Dr Dermot Ryan “Saint Kieran’s College is Ireland’s oldest Catholic Secondary School.  From its foundation in 1782, it has played a vital educational role in Kilkenny City and throughout the Diocese […]

Statement of Bishop of Ossory Séamus Freeman SAC on the announcement by the Minister for Education and Skills concerning the future of second-level schools in Kilkenny

I welcome the announcement from the Minister of Education and Skills, Ms Jan O’ Sullivan, TD, that the Department of Education and Skills have agreed to invest significantly further in second-level education in Kilkenny. Since 1979, our Diocesan College, Saint Kieran’s College, has welcomed and facilitated Kilkenny Vocational School on its grounds in Kilkenny City. […]

Extract from the homily of Bishop Noel Treanor at the inauguration of the Parish Council in Saint John’s Parish, Belfast

“We hold in our prayers and thoughts those who were killed, their families and friends, the injured and the people of France” – Bishop Treanor “As we come to commission this Pastoral Council in the parish of Saint John the Evangelist this evening, we are painfully aware of the precarious, insecure and troubled state of […]

Archbishop Eamon Martin asks for prayers for those who died and were injured in Paris

Once more we are all shocked and deeply saddened to hear about terror on the streets of Paris. The sounds and images of these attacks make for frightening viewing. Like myself, many Irish people have relatives or close friends living in Paris and have happy memories of visiting this beautiful city. Our thoughts and prayers […]

Archbishop Martin – Paris killings a horrific example of what fundamentalism can do

Press Release November 14th The Archbishop of Dublin Diarmuid Martin has invited the people of Dublin and visitors to the city to join him at Mass in St. Marys Pro Cathedral this morning, at 11am to remember the victims of the Paris tragedies last evening and to pray for the injured, their families, friends and […]

Address of Archbishop Michael Neary for the Tuam Diocesan launch of the new primary RE curriculum and programme, Presentation Primary School

Introduction and Welcome I welcome you all as leaders in Catholic Religious Education here in the parish, Principals, Catechists, teachers, parents and pupils and members of the Primary Advisory Committee in Catholic Religious Education.  Welcome to the priests of the parish, the Administrator, Father Pat Farragher and Fathers Shane and Seán. Catholic Ethos In an […]

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