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Education policy must have a priority option for the poor – Archbishop Diarmuid Martin

Homily notes of Most Rev. Diarmuid Martin Archbishop of Dublin at Schools Mass 2016 in Holy Cross College, Clonliffe, 27th September 2016 “Once again we gather at the beginning of the school year to invoke the protection of God on one of the most important enterprises within any society: the education of our children. We […]

Bishop Brendan Leahy announces appointment of new director of Veritas

Bishop Brendan Leahy, President of Veritas, has announced the appointment of Mr Aidan Chester as the new director of Veritas. Bishop Leahy said, “As President of Veritas, I am delighted to announce the appointment of our new director, Aidan Chester, who will take up his role on 17 October following the planned retirement of the […]

Diocese of Down and Connor’s Faith and Life Convention concludes in Belfast

The Diocese of Down and Connor held its third annual Faith and Life Convention yesterday, Saturday, 25th September in Our Lady and Saint Patrick’s College, Knock, Belfast. With over 500 participants in attendance, the Convention gathered representatives from all parishes across the Diocese of Down and Connor and beyond. The convention is a forum for […]

Homily notes and bishop’s remarks from the Episcopal Ordination Mass of the new Bishop of Killaloe, Bishop Fintan Monahan

Cathedral of Saints Peter & Paul, Ennis, Co Clare, Diocese of Killaloe Bishop-elect Fintan Monaghan will be ordained Bishop of Killaloe at 3.00pm Mass this afternoon in Ennis. Please see below the homily notes of Canon Brendan Kilcoyne for the ceremony and, separately, the text of the final remarks by Bishop Fintan Monahan. Please note […]

Diocese of Down and Connor statement on installation of Father Edward O’Donnell as honorary Ecumenical Canon is Saint Anne’s Cathedral

This afternoon, during the celebration of Evensong, Fr Edward O’Donnell was installed as an honorary Ecumenical Canon in St Anne’s Cathedral following his election by the Cathedral Chapter and the Dean of Belfast, Very Rev John Mann. The Diocese of Down and Connor expresses sincere appreciation to St Anne’s Cathedral Chapter and the Dean for […]

Homily of Archbishop Eamon Martin for the #BeMercy Mass of Thanksgiving

Saint Patrick’s Cathedral, Armagh, 7.00pm, 24 September 2016 Sister Consilio of Cuan Mhuire and Éamonn Meehan of Trócaire receive Saint Patrick medals for those who show mercy to others The poor man Lazarus lay at the rich man’s gate, longing to fill himself even with the scraps that fell from the rich man’s table. But […]

Bishops Abernethy and Treanor welcome agreement in North Belfast

The Church of Ireland Bishop of Connor and the Roman Catholic Bishop of Down and Connor have welcomed news that an agreement has been reached to end the Ardoyne parade dispute. In a joint statement the Rt Rev Alan Abernethy, and the Most Rev Noel Treanor, said: “We welcome news that both sides involved in […]

Archbishop Diarmuid Martin and Minster for Education launch 1916 exhibition

Launch of 1916 Exhibition MINISTRY, ADVOCACY AND COMPASSION Speaking notes of  Most Rev. Diarmuid Martin Archbishop of Dublin Saint Kevin’s Chapel, Pro-Cathedral, 23rd September 2016 I am grateful to Minister Richard Bruton for being here this evening at the launch of this exhibition Ministry, Advocacy and Compassion which looks at material from the Dublin Diocesan Archives and […]

Media Diary Notice: Media information for the Episcopal Ordination of Father Fintan Monahan as Bishop of Killaloe

You, or a representative, are invited to attend the Episcopal Ordination of Father Fintan Monahan as Bishop of Killaloe. As space is limited, journalists wishing to attend should contact make contact with the Catholic Communications Office, Maynooth, in advance for accreditation.  Details: Date and time: Sunday 25 September 2016 at 3:00pm Venue: Cathedral of Saints […]

Homily by Bishop MacDaid at the Funeral Mass for Canon Thomas Marron PE

Brother priests, brothers and sisters in Christ, The story of our salvation is an extraordinary one.  It begins with a calling, a vocation and we are straight away into the area of mystery.  We are in territory that we do not fully understand and the first person we are introduced to is an old man.  […]

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