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Homily by Bishop Noel Treanor at the Ordination of Rev. Manuelito Muga Milo

Saint Peter’s Cathedral, Belfast  Sunday 25 June 2017 A day of joy and thanksgiving Today, St Peter’s Cathedral, Belfast, is a temple of joy and thanksgiving as we gather for the ordination to the priesthood of Manuelito Muga Milo, son of Maria Victoria Milo and Danilo Milo, brother of Vichristian and Emmanuel, who with Ruben and their entire […]

Victims of the Brussels attacks remembered in Dublin Ecumenical service

Speaking and Homily notes of  Most Rev. Diarmuid Martin, Archbishop of Dublin at Ecumenical Service of Remembrance for the Victims of the Attacks in Brussels on 22 March 2016 , Sacred Heart Church, Donnybrook, 19 April 2016 Late last year I led a delegation of Irish Catholic Bishops to Brussels to meet with representatives of the […]

Homily of Father Myles O’Reilly SJ at funeral Mass of Mr Justice Adrian Hardiman

Please see below the homily of Fr Myles O’Reilly, S.J. from today’s Funeral Mass of Mr. Justice Adrian Hardiman, which took place after  10.00am Mass in the Church of the Holy Name, Beechwood Avenue, Ranelagh, Dublin 6. “We have to pinch ourselves, are we really at the funeral of Adrian Hardiman?  Is he really gone? […]

Counselling Trends in Ireland North & South An Amárach Analysis of ACCORD Data 2007 to 2015

Counselling Trends in Ireland North & South An Amárach Analysis of ACCORD Data 2007 to 2015


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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 […]

Irish Council for Prisoners Overseas 30th Anniversary Conference: ‘Reaching Out – Supporting Irish Prisoners Overseas and their families’

Launch of ICPO commissioned research on the needs of Irish people returning from prison overseas The Irish Council for Prisoners Overseas (ICPO), a pastoral outreach established by the Catholic Bishops of Ireland in 1985, will host a conference celebrating its 30th anniversary on Tuesday 1 December 2015 entitled “Reaching Out – Supporting Irish Prisoners Overseas and their Families”.  President Michael […]

Information visit by representatives of the Irish Catholic Bishops’ Conference to European institutions in Brussels

As part of its annual visits programme, the European Commission Representation, together with the European Parliament Information Office in Ireland, is today accompanying fifteen Irish bishops on an information visit to the European Commission and to the European Parliament in Brussels during 10 and 11 November.  The group will also include eight support staff and […]

Bishop Brendan Leahy launches new Catholic religious education curriculum and programme

Launch at the Presentation Girls School, Maynooth The Catholic Preschool and Primary Religious Education Curriculum for Ireland and The new primary school Religious education series, Grow in Love Firstly, I am delighted that we are gathered here today, having just heard the wonderful news that Pope Francis has chosen Dublin as the venue to host […]

Prayers for Graveyard Masses

Some Prayers of the Faithful for Graveyard Mass.

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