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Catholic Schools Partnership welcomes Minister Bruton’s announcement of a consultation regarding schools admissions

The Catholic Schools Partnership (CSP), an umbrella body for Catholic schools, welcomes the announcement today by the Minister for Education & Skills Richard Bruton TD of a consultation process regarding the role of a religion as a selection criterion for admissions to primary schools. CSP believes that changes in education policy must be carefully thought […]

CPSMA responds to Minister Bruton’s school admission policy proposal

The Catholic Primary Schools Management Association broadly welcomes the public consultation process on school admission policies announced by the Minster for Education and Skills, Richard Bruton TD. However, it notes that the issues arising from it may well impact in adverse ways on minority groups and urges that these be taken properly into account. Responding […]

Homily of Archbishop Eamon Martin for Mass at the tomb of Saint Peter

Saint Peter’s Basilica, Rome “Here at the tomb of Saint Peter, let us pray in a special way to strengthen our brother priests in Ireland.  Their ministry and well-being is dear to all of us.  We are aware that their smaller numbers, increased workload and ever more challenging pastoral situations has taken its toll on […]

Bishop John McAreavey welcomes Pope Francis’ 2017 message for World Day of Migrants and Refugees on “child migrants, the vulnerable and the voiceless”

· “There have been many changes in Irish society but our duty to love our neighbour no matter where he or she is from is unchanged and, thankfully, unchangeable” – Bishop McAreavey · Special resource pack for parishes on World Day of Migrants and Refugees prepared by the Bishops’ Council for Immigrants now available on […]

Irish bishops’ Ad Limina visit to Pope Francis and to the Holy See

From this Sunday 15 January, for ten days, members of the Irish Catholic Bishops’ Conference will undertake their Ad Limina Apostolorum visit to Rome  – or “to the threshold of the Apostles” – a reference to the pilgrimage to the tombs of Saints Peter and Paul that all bishops are required to make.  The Ad […]

Archbishop Diarmuid Martin’s Homily at reception of Remains of Dr. Ken Whitaker

Homily notes of Most Rev. Diarmuid Martin, Archbishop of Dublin Church of the Sacred Heart, Donnybrook, 12th January 2017   “We come to reflect in prayer and in Christian hope on the life and death of Dr Ken Whitaker, a true public servant, a man of integrity, a family man and a Christian. We gather […]

Statement of Bishop Donal McKeown on the death of Dean Victor Griffin

I express, on behalf of the Catholic community in the Diocese of Derry, deep sympathy to the Church of Ireland community of the Diocese of Derry and Raphoe as well as the wider Church of Ireland family, on the death of Very Reverend Dean Victor Griffin. Dean Griffin served for many years in Derry, from […]

Laudato Si’ informs the theme for Catholic Schools Week 2017

Mass to be broadcast from Portlaoise to open the national celebration for Catholic Schools Week On Sunday 29 January Bishop Denis Nulty, Bishop of Kildare & Leighlin, will be the chief celebrant and preacher at Mass to mark the opening of Catholic Schools Week 2017.  This Mass will be broadcast by RTÉ on radio and […]

Homily of Bishop Kevin Doran for the 50th World Day of Peace

Fiftieth World Day of Peace, 1 January 1st 2017 The Gospel reading today tells us that Mary “treasured all these things and pondered them in her heart”. This morning, as we stand at the threshold of a new year, we are invited, like Mary, to ponder in a spirit of faith all that we have experienced […]

Bishop Donal McKeown Homily for the World Day of Peace, 1 January 2017

Bishop Donal McKeown Homily for the World Day of Peace January 1st 2017 We have just emerged from one journalist has described as the ‘year of anger’. In this context of such a very uncertain future, Pope Francis has issued his message for the Fiftieth World Day of Peace – and he has taken as his […]

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