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Homily of Bishop McKeown for the Mass of dedication of the altar and solemn reopening of Saint Mary’s Church, Coolcalm (Desertmartin)

“Even though we mark twenty years since the 1994 ceasefire, we are still not a society at peace with itself. Leaving aside the suffering caused by the economic crisis and the fact that poor always suffer most, NI is still a place where confrontation rather than conciliation is the name of the game. Political attempts […]

Archbishop Eamon Martin promotes Rosary Sunday prayer initiative

“I invite people to pray the Rosary for the intention of the ‘Family’ and thereby linking with those gathered in Rome for the Synod on the Family in October” – Archbishop Martin

Archbishop Diarmuid Martin’s final commendation at the funeral Mass for Albert Reynolds

“In prayer, we now commend our brother Albert Reynolds to the loving mercy of God.  He was united with Christ in Baptism. Sunday after Sunday, he was nourished at the table of the Lord, often in this very Church.  Confident in our hope of resurrection, we pray that he will now inherit his place at […]

Telegram of condolence of Pope Francis on the death of former Taoiseach Albert Reynolds

The Most Reverend Diarmuid Martin Archbishop of Dublin The Holy Father learned with sadness of the death of the former Taoiseach Albert Reynolds, and he asks you kindly to convey his condolences to Mrs Reynolds and their children and family.  Recalling with gratitude the late Taoiseach’s efforts to promote peace and reconciliation in Ireland, His […]

Fourteen new seminarians commence priesthood studies at Saint Patrick’s College, Maynooth

“ … Being good shepherds means “meditating on the Gospel every day to pass its message on through our life and preaching” – Pope Francis Saint Patrick’s College, Maynooth, today welcomed fourteen new seminarians who will commence their formation for the priesthood at the National Seminary. At the conclusion of the Introductory Programme at the […]

Funeral Service for former Taoiseach, Mr. Albert Reynolds. Service of Reception August 23rd Homily from Mgr. Lorcan O’Brien, Donnybrook Parish

Funeral Service for former Taoiseach, Mr. Albert Reynolds. Service of Reception August 23rd Homily from Mgr. Lorcan O’Brien, Donnybrook Parish Readings: Sir.3:1,3-5,8, 12- 16. Ps. Only In God. Mt.5: 1- 11. ‘Where is the Life we have lost in the living? Where is the wisdom, we have lost in knowledge? Where is the knowledge we […]

Bishop Kevin Doran pays tribute to the late Albert Reynolds RIP

I join with people all over Ireland in giving thanks to God for the gifts that we have received through the political life of Albert Reynolds.  He will be best remembered for his refusal to accept that there was no alternative to violence in Northern Ireland.  His courage and initiative and, above all, his openness […]

Bishop Francis Duffy pays tribute to the late Albert Reynolds RIP

I extend my prayerful sympathies to the family of Albert Reynolds, former Taoiseach, Cabinet Minister and Dáil Deputy for Longford/Westmeath who died this morning.  Albert Reynolds will be remembered locally as a committed and sensitive politician who made a real difference to the lives of his constituents in our community and economy.  As a talented […]

Clerical appointments Diocese of Cloyne

The Bishop of Cloyne, Bishop William Crean has made the following Diocesan appointments with effect from Saturday 6 September: Bishop Crean has accepted the resignation from office of Very Reverend Tom Browne, PP Youghal, Very Reverend Dan Gould, PP Killavullen, and Very Reverend Neilus O’Donnell, PP, Rathcormac, to come into effect on 6 September. Reverend […]

Clerical appointments Archdiocese of Armagh

The Archbishop of Armagh, Cardinal Seán Brady has announced the following Diocesan appointments, effective from 14 August 2014. Very Reverend James Shevlin, PE, AP, Omeath (Carlingford & Omeath), to retire from active ministry and to continue to reside in Omeath. Reverend Phelim McKeown, CC Bessbrook (Killeavy Lower), to be PP Kilsaran. Reverend Aidan Dunne, CC […]

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