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Homily of Archbishop Diarmuid Martin for Mass with the Brazilian Catholic community

Feast of Our Lady of Aparecida Church of Saint Mary of the Angels, Church Street I am particularly happy to celebrate with the Brazilian Catholic Community in Dublin the Feast of Our Lady of Aparecida and the 300th anniversary of the finding of the miraculous statue.   I greet the Ambassador of Brazil and each one […]

Address by Bishop Denis Nulty for the National Day of Prayer for Children

Cathedral of the Assumption, Carlow We gather in great numbers here in the Cathedral of the Assumption, Carlow.  I welcome all who join us through the live stream facilitated by iCatholic. I thank Julieann Moran and the team from the Society of Missionary Children and Maeve Mahon and our Kildare & Leighlin Diocesan Faith Development […]

Archbishop Kieran O’Reilly to participate in Annual Miles for Mission walk/run in the Phoenix Park

As part of the celebrations organised by World Missions Ireland to mark October as ‘Mission Month’, you, or a representative, are invited to attend a photocall for the Miles for Mission walk/run.  This walk/run takes place each year to raise money for Irish missionaries ministering to families overseas.  The theme for Mission Month is ‘Reach […]

Bishop Denis Nulty to celebrate National Day of Prayer for Children in Carlow

As part of the celebrations organised by World Missions Ireland to mark October as ‘Mission Month’ you, or a representative, are invited to attend a photocall to promote the National Day of Prayer for Children.  Bishop Denis Nulty, Bishop of Kildare and Leighlin, will be the chief celebrant and Ms Julieann Moran, national secretary for […]

Annual meeting of representatives of the Irish Episcopal Conference and of the Bishops of the Church of Ireland takes place in Dublin

In the spirit of the recommendation of the International Anglican / Roman Catholic Commission for Unity and Mission (IARCCUM) that there should be regular meetings of Anglican and Roman Catholic bishops in individual countries to discuss common concerns, a sixth such meeting of Irish bishops took place in Dublin on September 28th.  Thirteen bishops were […]

Homily of Archbishop Eamon Martin – ‘Reconciling the Reformation’

Choral Evensong in Saint Patrick’s Church of Ireland Cathedral, Armagh, to mark the 500thanniversary of Luther’s theses “I would like to present three ways of reconciling the reformation, [by emphasising] … the importance of friendship and trust … a shared encounter with Christ in the sacred scriptures and in prayer … [and by] strengthening our […]

Mass for returned missionaries and their benefactors followed by photographic exhibition

The 2017 theme for Mission Month is ‘Reach Out and Spread the Joy’  You, or a representative, are invited to attend the celebration of Mass for returned missionaries and their benefactors.  The Mass, which will be followed by the hosting of a photographic exhibition, are part of a number of celebrations organised by World Missions […]

Statement of Archbishop Eamon Martin on the death of former Taoiseach Mr Liam Cosgrave RIP

Statement of Archbishop Eamon Martin on the death of former Taoiseach Mr Liam Cosgrave RIP As with many people across the country, I was saddened last evening to hear of the death of the former Taoiseach Mr Liam Cosgrave.   Following in the political footsteps of his beloved father, Liam Cosgrave was admired by people the length and breadth of Ireland as a wise, modest and […]

Statement of the Autumn 2017 General Meeting of the Irish Catholic Bishops’ Conference

The Autumn 2017 General Meeting of the Irish Catholic Bishops’ Conference concluded this evening in Saint Patrick’s College, Maynooth.  Please see below issues that were discussed during the bishops’ meeting: Prayers for those killed and injured in Las Vegas The sanctity of human life October is Mission Month – ‘Reach Out and Spread the Joy’ […]

Statement by Bishop Alphonsus Cullinan on HPV vaccines

I wish to apologise for contributing to any misinformation, or indeed for causing upset to anyone, concerning use of the human papilloma virus (HPV) vaccines. My intervention was in response to concerns which I had received about HPV vaccines from parents wishing to make the best health decision on behalf of their children, and from […]

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