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Homeless crisis indicates widespread failure of social policy – Archbishop Diarmuid Martin

“Many years ago, I was involved in the course of my work, in assessing requests for financial assistance from development programmes in different parts of the world.  I was very struck by the difference in the quality of the requests that we received.  Some requests were about good causes but were vague, weak in detail […]

Statement by Bishop John McAreavey calling for prayers for peace in the Middle East

  The plight of persecuted and endangered Christian communities in the Middle East is a particular challenge to the whole world.   I therefore invite everybody to join in solidarity with all who are suffering in the Middle East and to pray, both personally and at Masses, for peace and justice in these lands. – Bishop […]

Bishop Denis Nulty announces Diocesan changes for Kildare and Leighlin

Coming to the end of his first year among the people, the religious and priests of the Diocese, and in announcing the diocesan changes for 2014, Bishop Denis Nulty, made the following comments: “I am announcing a number of significant changes this year to reflect the unfolding pastoral reality in our diocese. A key change […]

Episcopal Ordination today of Father Kevin Doran as Bishop of Elphin

· “I would hope that, in the very near future, we will – as a diocesan community – develop a new strategy for the promotion of vocations and of a vocational culture” – Bishop Doran · Ceremony to be streamed and broadcast live on Ocean FM and Shannonside Northern Sound with commentary by Father Eamonn […]

Homily of Bishop Denis Brennan for Ordination Mass of Father Barry Larkin

When I was in seminary I remember reading a little book by a man called Alvin Toffler, the book was called’ Future Shock.’ I don’t remember too many books I read in seminary but I have always remembered this one. One of the Chapters was entitled “The Death of Permanence.” Toffler predicted that the future […]

Homily of Bishop Nulty at the Ordination Mass today of Father Seán Hyland

“It is among the people of God, that Seán and all priests will minister; it is among the people of God that a vocation is nourished and encouraged, and it is among the people of God that our faith is celebrated and lived” – Bishop Nulty It is with a great sense of joy we […]

CPSMA congratulates Minister Jan O’Sullivan on her appointment as Minister for Education and Skills

Father Tom Deenihan, General Secretary of the Catholic Primary Schools Management Association (CPSMA) has congratulated Minister of State Jan O’Sullivan on her appointment today as Minister for Education and Skills. Father Deenihan assured Minister O’Sullivan of the cooperation and support of CPSMA as she takes over this important ministry.  Father Deenihan said, “Minister O’Sullivan’s appointment […]

Statement issued by Bishop Noel Treanor in relation to the attack on Our Lady of the Angels Oratory in Kilkeel

Earlier today I learned of the overnight attack on Our Lady of the Angels Oratory in Kilkeel. This attack caused substantial damage to property and sacred furnishings. The police (PSNI) were called to the scene and are currently investigating the situation. The perpetrators of this callous and cowardly action violated a place of worship and […]

Pope appoints Dublin Priest to new Vatican Media Committee

The Holy See has announced the appointment by Pope Francis of a Dublin priest to a new high profile committee tasked with reforming the Vatican media around the world. Monsignor Paul Tighe, currently Secretary of the Pontifical Council for Social Communication has been appointed Secretary to a new Committee for Vatican media, headed up by […]

Statement by the Diocese of Down and Connor in response to media inquiries regarding St Colm’s High School, Belfast.

The Diocese of Down and Connor was surprised to learn this morning from an article published in The Irish News that the DUP Education spokesperson Mervyn Storey MLA has written to Bishop Noel Treanor in reference to Gaeltacht Scholarships offered to two pupils from St Colm’s High School, Twinbrook. Such bursaries being part of the […]

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