Archive | News archive 2015

Christmas message from Bishop Michael Smith, Bishop of Meath

“Christmas shines the light of God’s mercy” – Bishop Smith As I write these few words, I am conscious of one of the headlines I heard on the radio news this morning.  It told that a record number of people would pass through Dublin airport during these days.  Many of the tens of thousands of […]

Bishop Donal McKeown Christmas Message 2015

The story we tell about our past influences how we imagine the future will be.  If I recall the past as being full of conflict or stress, I tend to assume that next year will be similar.  Healing our memories means learning to tell a new story about our life thus far – so that […]

Christmas 2015 message from Bishop Kevin Doran, Bishop of Elphin

“There seems to be no reason why faith in God should be in any way at odds with a modern democratic republic. Ultimately, it comes down to whether the people of the Republic have “opened the doors” of their hearts to God. Good Christians will always be good citizens” – Bishop Doran One of the […]

Christmas 2015 message from Bishop Kevin Doran, Bishop of Elphin

“There seems to be no reason why faith in God should be in any way at odds with a modern democratic republic.  Ultimately, it comes down to whether the people of the Republic have “opened the doors” of their hearts to God.  Good Christians will always be good citizens” – Bishop Doran  One of the […]

Father John McManus, Priest of the Diocese of Down and Connor Restored to Priestly Ministry

Fr John McManus, Priest of the Diocese of Down and Connor Restored to Priestly Ministry  19th December (Vigil Mass in Portaferry) and 20th December (Morning Mass in Ballygalget) 2015 Statement by Bishop Noel Treanor I am pleased this evening / morning to announce the return of Fr John McManus to priestly ministry within the Diocese of […]

Opening of the Door of Mercy and the Extraordinary Jubilee of Mercy in Archdiocese of Dublin

Fourth Sunday of Advent 2015 OPENING OF THE DOOR OF MERCY AND THE EXTRAORDINARY JUBILEE OF MERCY Homily notes of Most Rev. Diarmuid Martin Archbishop of Dublin Pro-Cathedral, 20th December 2015 Over the past weeks the liturgy has focussed on our hope for the coming of Jesus Christ and the cry of John the Baptist […]

Dublin priest appointed Bishop in Vatican office with responsibility for dialogue between faith and culture

The Holy See has today announced the appointment by Pope Francis of Mgr Paul Tighe, a Dublin diocesan priest, as titular Bishop of Drivastrum and Adjunct Secretary of the Pontifical Council for Culture. Monsignor Paul Tighe is currently Secretary of the Pontifical Council for Social Communications. The Pontifical Council for Culture traces its origins to […]

Archbishop Eamon Martin welcomes news of recognition of second miracle of Mother Teresa

Archbishop Eamon Martin welcomes the news that Pope Francis has today recognised a second miracle attributed to Blessed Mother Teresa of Calcutta. Archbishop Martin said “With the recognition of this second miracle the Church will soon acknowledge Blessed Teresa as one amongst the communion of saints.  Blessed Teresa is much loved in Ireland and was […]

Joint Christmas Message from the Bishops of Cork

The Most Reverend Dr John Buckley and the Right Reverend Dr Paul Colton Christmas 2015 As the season of Christmas approaches, as Bishops of Cork, we pray that God will bless all of you during the forthcoming feast and the year ahead. Our celebrations this year take place against the background of fear and instability […]

Joint Christmas 2015 message from the Archbishops of Armagh, the Most Revd Richard Clarke and the Most Revd Eamon Martin

‘May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that you may abound in hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.’ Romans 15:13 Although we often wish people a happy Christmas and peaceful New Year, we very rarely use the word ‘hope’ or ‘hope-filled’ in relation to either.  […]

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