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Speaking notes of Archbishop Eamon Martin at the 2014 Radharc Trust awards ceremony

• The spirit of Radharc is alive and well in Pope Francis who said, “The Church needs to be concerned for, and present in, the world of communication, in order to dialogue with people today and to help them encounter Christ”. • It is time for us to build afresh mutual respect and trust between […]

Homily of Bishop Donal McKeown, Bishop of Derry at Mass to mark 40 years of ACCORD in Derry Diocese

 Church of Our Lady of Lourdes, Steelstown “Broken relationships break hearts. Broken homes break children’s spirits. You are part of the ministry of Jesus who wants people to be healed.” “Never see yourselves as merely a counselling and training organisation that had Catholic roots away back in the past. Going that way would mean that […]

Address by Archbishop Michael Neary for the launch of Earthing the Word by Mgr Tommy Waldron RIP

In 1950 The Furrow periodical came to birth, a monthly journal for the contemporary Church. I understand that it was the brainchild of a Tuam priest in Maynooth, the late Canon J G McGarry.  The late Tommy Waldron was a Tuam student in Maynooth at that time and was just about to commence his theological […]

Letter from Bishop Fleming to the faithful of the Diocese of Killala and to the people of the parishes of Ballina and Crossmolina

My dear priests and people, News of the recent court case which involved Father Gabriel Rosbotham came as a complete shock to me, to the priests of the diocese and I am sure to all of you. This news has caused deep distress and I want you to know that all of you are in […]

Archbishop Diarmuid Martin on “extraordinary” address by Pope Francis

The Archbishop of Dublin has welcomed the publication of the final text at the closing of the Synod of Bishops in Rome this evening. Archbishop Diarmuid Martin said the text must be read in the context of Pope Francis’ extraordinary final remarks to the Synod, after which the Pope received a five minute standing ovation […]

Homily of Archbishop Eamon Martin at Mass for the universal intentions of Pope Francis for peace in the world

“I appeal strongly to our political leaders on behalf of so many people to make the talks work this time. I am confident that many of us in the Churches and civic society stand ready to play our part in making their agreements work on the ground” – Archbishop Eamon Up until 1914 not many […]

Catholic Communications Office welcomes RTÉ’s decision to postpone closure of its Longwave transmitter

The Catholic Communications Office of the Irish Catholic Bishops’ Conference welcomed the decision today by RTÉ to postpone the closure of its Longwave transmitter.  The director of the Catholic Communications Office, Martin Long, said, “The decision by RTÉ to postpone its decision to close its Longwave radio transmitter is welcome as this will give more […]

Homily of Bishop Kevin Doran at Mass for the Initiation of the 5th Centenary Celebrations, Saint Teresa’s Church, Clarendon Street, Dublin

I think all of us who love the Church know that she needs to be renewed. The question is whether we are willing to undergo a personal conversion in order for that to happen. The process of renewal is challenging and it takes time.  Like prayer it is a mixture of God’s gift and human […]

Launch of ‘Catholic education at second level in the Republic of Ireland’, a new report by the Catholic Schools Partnership

You, or a representative, are invited to attend the launch of a new reportby the Catholic Schools PartnershipCatholic education at second level in the Republic of Ireland.  The aim of this new report is to demonstrate that Catholic voluntary schools are a key part of our whole educational enterprise; that they make a distinct contribution […]

Homily of Cardinal Seán Brady for the Mass of Thanksgiving commemorating the death of Saint Columbanus

Church of Santa Maria Sopra Minerva, Rome, at the opening of the Jubilee Year to mark the 1400th anniversary of the death of Saint Columbanus · “Saint Columbanus could be seen as a model and a patron of new evangelisation … There can be no renewal of faith that is not preceded by a renewal […]

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