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2014 Advent Calendar now live

Advent (from ‘ad-venire’ in Latin or “to come to”) is the Church season encompassing the four Sundays and weekdays leading up to the celebration of Christmas. 

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Pope Francis: Address to European Parliament

Pope Francis urges a “lonely” “self-absorbed” Europe to recover its soul


Pope Francis appoints new Archbishop of Cashel and Emly

On Saturday 22 November His Holiness Pope Francis appointed Bishop Kieran O’Reilly SMA as Archbishop of Cashel & Emly. Bishop O’Reilly  succeeds Archbishop Dermot Clifford whose resignation was accepted by Pope Francis on the grounds of age. Welcoming the announcement Arcbishop Eamon Martin, Archbishop of Armagh, said: “I congratulate Bishop Kieran O’Reilly SMA on his […]

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A Future Full of Hope – Pastoral Letter from Bishop Kevin Doran

  Since becoming Bishop of Elphin in July 2014, I have had the opportunity to visit quite a few parishes and schools. The idea has gradually taken shape that I would share some thoughts with you, the people of the diocese, on our contribution to the education of our children, which is so important to […]

MLA’s meet Church Leaders

Church leaders meet chair of the Social Development Committee Alex Maskey MLA, and Sinn Féin delegation on welfare reform

Church leaders appeal to politicians not to allow the urgent needs of the poorest to become a hostage to the wider political impasse.

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Diocesan Vocations Directors Conference concludes in Maynooth

“Vocations to the priesthood and religious life are firmly on the agenda of the Irish Catholic Church and any opportunity for a group like this to come together to discuss and to plan for vocations strategies is to be welcomed” – Bishop Donal McKeown

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Intercom November 2014

Content from the October 2014 issue of Intercom, including an article by Úna Ní Dhubhghaill on what does the New Charities Act means for your Parish.


Mission Sunday 2014: ‘That They May Have Life’

Mission Sunday will be celebrated throughout the world on Sunday 19 October 2014.

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Catholic Education at second-level in the Republic of Ireland, Looking to the future

All stakeholders in post-primary education are invited to engage in a conversation on the important issues raised in this text

The Cry of the Earth: A Call to Action for Climate Justice

The Cry of the Earth: A Call to Action for Climate Justice

A Pastoral Reflection on Climate Change by the Irish Catholic Bishops’ Conference

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