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Statement of Archbishop Dermot Clifford on the appointment of Bishop Kieran O’Reilly as his successor

I warmly welcome the Holy Father’s choice of Bishop Kieran O’Reilly to be my successor as Archbishop of Cashel & Emly.  I wish to thank His Excellency, the Papal Nuncio, Archbishop Charles Brown, for being in the Cathedral of the Assumption today to announce the good news to representatives of the priests and people in […]

Archbishop Eamon Martin congratulates Bishop Kieran O’Reilly on his appointment as Archbishop of Cashel & Emly

On behalf of the Irish Episcopal Conference I congratulate Bishop Kieran O’Reilly SMA on his appointment today by Pope Francis as Archbishop of Cashel & Emly.  I have known Archbishop Kieran since he became Bishop of Killaloe in 2010.  In that time, like the people of Killaloe, I have come to know the warmth of […]

Pope Francis appoints Bishop Kieran O’Reilly as Archbishop of Cashel & Emly

His Holiness Pope Francis has accepted the resignation, on the ground of age, of Archbishop Dermot Clifford as Archbishop of Cashel & Emly, and has appointed Bishop Kieran O’Reilly SMA as Archbishop of Cashel & Emly.  This announcement was made today in the Vatican at 12.00pm local time (11.00am Irish time).  Please see below an […]

Homily of Archbishop Eamon Martin at Festa di San Columbano, Italy

Context Speaking today in San Colombano Al Lambro, northern Italy, at a concelebrated Mass to mark the 1400th anniversary of the death of  Saint Columbanus, Archbishop Eamon Martin preached the following homily. Homily Fourteen hundred years is a long time.  It is difficult for any of us to imagine what life was like even one […]

Bishop Kirby welcomes President Obama’s decision on behalf of the ‘undocumented’ Irish living in the USA

Bishop Kirby said “I welcome President Obama’s change in the deportation system.  The President’s Immigration Accountability Executive Actions serve to underline the complexity of the problems surrounding migration.” Bishop Kirby continued, “Drawing from our pastoral experience, Irish bishops are acutely aware of the human impact on families when relatives are unable to travel to Ireland […]

Launch of Bishop Kevin Doran’s first pastoral letter ‘A Future Full of Hope’

Bishop Kevin Doran today published a Pastoral Letter called “A Future Full of Hope”. The focus of the pastoral letter is the shared contribution of parents, teachers, schools and parishes in the education of children including their education in faith. The title of the pastoral letter is taken from the prophet Jeremiah. In a time […]

Address by Bishop Kevin Doran at launch of his pastoral letter on education ‘A Future Full of Hope’

Most of us have a variety of projects on the go at any one time. It might be gaining a qualification or losing weight. It could be something as challenging as walking to the South Pole for charity, or something as simple as re-designing a garden. What makes the difference between success and failure is […]

Homily of Archbishop Eamon Martin at Mass to mark the beginning of Prisons Week in Northern Ireland

· The Stocktake Report is an opportunity to make further progress in resolving the outstanding issues – and to cooperate in addressing the concerns of prisoners, families and staff – that have led to tension in recent years · Prisons cannot be seen by society as mere “dumping grounds” for those who deserve no better. […]

Homily of Bishop Liam McDaid for World Remembrance Day for Road Traffic Victims

“Prayer and reflection can change our driving behaviour, calm our aggression, remind us of the spiritual, moral and physical importance of what we are about to do” – Bishop MacDaid My dear friends, Tomorrow, Sunday 16 November, has been set aside as World Remembrance Day for Road Traffic Victims.  The Patron Saint of travellers is […]

Homily of Bishop Donal McKeown for the Mass to remember the dead who supported Trócaire, Good Shepherd Church, Belfast

“Research into the success of Catholic schools in the USA indicated that a key element in their work was the existence of an inspirational ideology” – Bishop McKeown Isaiah 12:2-6 Matthew 25:31 – 40 Trócaire was established in 1973 by the Irish Catholic Bishops’ Conference as a way for Irish people to donate to development […]

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