New Bishop for the Diocese of Elphin

Pope Francis has appointed Father Kevin Doran as Bishop of Elphin, in succession to Bishop Christopher Jones. Click here for the official photographs from today's announcement in the Diocese of Elphin. Please find below the statements in relation to Father Doran's...

Stations of the Cross

Father Paul Clayton Lea from the Archdiocese of Armagh offers a reflection on each of the Stations of the Cross

Fr Shane Crombie on Preaching

In a video interview, Fr Shane Crombie talks about three elements of preaching: proclamation, teaching and encouragement.

World Day of Migrants and Refugees

“Migrants and refugees are not pawns on the chessboard of humanity. They are children, women and men who leave or who are forced to leave their homes for various reasons, who share a legitimate desire for knowing and having, but above all for being more.” – Pope Francis

50th anniversary of Sacrosanctum Concilium

One of the first issues considered by the Second Vatican Council, and the matter that had the most immediate effect on the lives of individual Catholics, was the revision of the liturgy. The central idea was that there ought to be greater lay participation in the liturgy. Bishop Leahy reflects, in a video interview, offers a reflection on the importance of Sacrosanctum Concilium.

Mission Sunday 2013: Growing in Faith

World Mission Sunday takes place on the second last Sunday of October each year. October is the traditional month of universal mission since 1926. Mission Sunday will be celebrated next Sunday 20 October.

Ecumenical stand at the National Ploughing Championships

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Kildare and Leighlin and the Church of Ireland Diocese of Cashel, Ferns and Ossory will jointly host a stand at this year’s National Ploughing Championships at Ratheniska, Stradbally, Co. Laois from 24 – 26 September 2013. Those attending the ploughing championships are invited to visit stand T326 where a warm welcome will await.

Share the Good News – Leaflets

A series of seven leaflets are available which are designed to introduce people to the full National Directory for Catechesis in Ireland.