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Archbishop Neary to lead the 2016 Reek Sunday national pilgrimage on Croagh Patrick

Archbishop Charles J Brown to preach this year’s Croagh Patrick homily 20,000 pilgrims are expected to climb Ireland’s holy mountain on Reek Sunday This Sunday, 31 July, Archbishop Michael Neary, Archbishop of Tuam, will lead the 2016 national Reek Sunday pilgrimage on Ireland’s holy mountain Croagh Patrick in Co Mayo.  He will be joined this […]

Archbishop Eamon Martin offers prayerful solidarity to the Archbishop of Rouen following today’s attack in Saint-Etienne-du-Rouvray

Archbishop Eamon Martin has written to Archbishop Dominique Lebrun, the Archbishop of Rouen, France, to express his shock, to offer condolences and to express the prayerful solidarity of the Church in Ireland following the horrific incident in the church of Saint-Etienne-du-Rouvray and the violent death of Father Jacques Hamel earlier today. Archbishop Eamon expressed his […]

Homily of Bishop Brendan Kelly at Ordination of Father Brendan McCarrick SAC for the Pallotines

“As priests, all our lives are given. To God and to the people we are sent to serve. It is a way of great personal fulfilment…not without struggle and pain…and it is a call from Jesus, worthwhile and entirely necessary in the world of today.” – Bishop Brendan Kelly  ‘Samuel, Samuel’, the Lord called. And […]

Archbishop Martin leads young pilgrims in prayer to Poland

World Youth Day Krakow 2016 ‘Blessed are the merciful, for they shall obtain mercy’ (Mt 5:7) Photo call Dublin Airport Church, today, Monday 25th 1.30pm Over 300 young Dublin Pilgrims are leaving Dublin Airport today to attend the biggest Catholic Youth Festival in the world with Pope Francis.  World Youth Day begins in Krakow in […]

Homily of Father Pat Sheehan at the Funeral Mass of Valerie Armstrong

The Church of the Nativity, Poleglass. Rev Pat Sheehan, Parish Priest. This last week has been hard and harrowing.  Our hearts have been heavy and our grief has been intense.  So I want to begin today on a positive note because when I think of Valerie Armstrong I think of cheerful and positive person; a […]

Every Human Life a Gift: Defending the Pro-Life Amendment – Address by Bishop Kevin Doran, Bishop of Elphin at event organised by Family and Life

The Fundamental Right to Life The Second World War, which touched every continent in the world, ended just seventy years ago. While it lasted, the principal focus for many ordinary people was simply to survive. Within months of the ending of the war, however, people had begun to reflect in a more organised way on […]

Media Diary Notice: Ordination of Rev Stephen Duffy and Rev Kevin Malcolmson for Clogher Diocese

You, or a representative are invited to the ordination of Rev Stephen Duffy and Rev Kevin Malcolmson for the Diocese of Clogher. Time and Date: Sunday 24 July 2016 at 3.00pm. Venue: Saint Macartan’s Cathedral, Monaghan. In attendance: Bishop Liam MacDaid, Bishop of Clogher; priests and religious; family members of Rev Duffy and Rev Malcolmson; […]

Homily of Bishop Martin Drennan at ordination to the priesthood of Rev Daniel Gallagher for service in Galway Diocese

In the German language the phrase Gabe ist Aufgabe has a richness of meaning. It says that gift is task, that gift brings responsibility. Every gift of God has on it the label ‘for others’; his gifts are always given for the good of the whole community. So it is in sharing that our lives […]

‘Defend democracy by strengthening democracy’ – Archbishop Diarmuid Martin on terrorist attack in Nice

Comment of Archbishop of Dublin Diarmuid Martin “The terrorist attack in Nice has been well described as an attack on democracy and the values that underpin democracy. I join with people of all faiths and walks of life in condemning such attacks and expressing prayers for those who died and for those who mourn and […]

Archbishop Eamon Martin calls for prayers for victims of tragedy in Nice, France

Archbishop Eamon Martin has called for prayers for those killed and injured in last night’s terrorist attack in Nice, France. He said: The horrific scenes on the streets of Nice once more send shock waves into our homes and hearts.  How helpless we all are when someone decides to deliberately and indiscriminately target human life. […]

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