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Photocall diary notice for blessing of engaged couple at the Shrine of Saint Valentine in Dublin

Publication of 2015 data for ACCORD, and Amárach Research analysis of 2007 – 2015 counselling trends The Feast of Saint Valentine will be celebrated on Sunday 14 February next.  You, or a representative, are invited to a photocall for the blessing of an engaged couple (details below) at the Shrine of the holy relics of […]

Address of Archbishop Diarmuid Martin at annual World Day of the Sick conference

Address of Most Rev. Diarmuid Martin Archbishop of Dublin Talbot Hotel, Mount Merrion, 6th February 2016 “I am sure that bishops are not supposed to make anything that might look like a political statement in the period prior to a General Election and I had better abide by that principal. ​There is no doubt however that health […]

Homily of Archbishop Neary for the celebration of Mass with the Knights of the Holy Sepulchre

Shrine of Our Lady of Knock  The figure of David in the Old Testament is an intriguing one.  On the one hand he is a very successful King and Conqueror and yet in his private life he has feet of play, he is self-serving and deceitful, lustful and vain, a sinner exposed by the prophetic […]

Homily of Archbishop Michael Neary for the Day for Consecrated Life

“Religious life has always been a counter-cultural lifestyle and this is more in evidence today than in previous generations.  I believe that religious life will continue to challenge us and our way of looking at reality” – Archbishop Neary I welcome you all as we celebrate the closing of the Year for Consecrated Life.  Welcome […]

Let Them Speak: Listening to Our Young Leaders

The Legacy of The Good Friday Agreement Continues With Belfast’s Young Leaders The 4 Corners Festival and Ulster University Belfast Campus are proud to host Let Them Speak: Listening to Our Young Leaders on Friday, 5 February, 2016. This event will welcome 90 sixth form students from more than 23 schools across Belfast to meet […]

Let Them Speak: Listening to Our Young Leaders – Diocese of Down and Connor

The Legacy of The Good Friday Agreement Continues With Belfast’s Young Leaders The 4 Corners Festival and Ulster University Belfast Campus are proud to host Let Them Speak: Listening to Our Young Leaders on Friday, 5 February, 2016. This event will welcome 90 sixth form students from more than 23 schools across Belfast to meet […]

Housing Crisis Should be Key Issue in 2016 General Election, say four Church-related social justice organisations

“Family homelessness rose by 90 per cent during 2015.” “Homelessness is just the tip of the housing crisis iceberg: tens of thousands of individuals live in households which are on waiting lists for social housing; many other households face the risk of losing their home as a result of long-term mortgage arrears.” “The policy of […]

Homily of Bishop Leo O’Reilly for closing of Year of Consecrated Life

 “You, the religious of our diocese, have been quietly playing your part in carrying on Jesus’ mission of mercy for generations, and you continue carry it out today.” – Bishop O’Reilly It is providential that the Year of Consecrated Life ends some weeks after the beginning of the Jubilee Year of Mercy.  The intersection of […]

Homily of Bishop Brendan Kelly for the broadcast Mass to launch Catholic Schools Week

On Sunday, 17 March 2013, the day after he became Pope, Pope Francis preached his first homily in the small Church of Saint Anna in the Vatican.  He said “Mercy is Christ’s most important message.”  Pope Francis has never ceased to speak of God’s Mercy since. If Mercy is Christ’s most important message, then Mercy […]

Pope Francis, the Synod and the Future of the Family in Ireland

Keynote address by Archbishop Eamon Martin at the Iona Institute & Irish Catholic conference: ‘Challenges for Ireland from the Synod on the Family’, Red Cow Hotel, Dublin It is my hope that Catholic Church in Ireland will respond to the Synod on the Vocation and Mission of the Family in three similar ways: firstly, by presenting […]

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