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Archbishop Eamon Martin welcomes Pope Francis’ appointment of Teresa Devlin to the Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors

I welcome the announcement today by the Holy Father Pope Francis of the appointment of Ms Teresa Devlin, CEO of the National Board for the Safeguarding of Children in the Catholic Church in Ireland, as a new member of the Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors.  This Commission serves as an independent institution connected […]

“The challenge of Pope Francis to the Church is: will we simply mirror the culture?” – Bishop McGuckian

Homily by Bishop Alan McGuckian SJ for the annual Legion of Mary pilgrimage to Knock When you read the writings of Frank Duff and particularly the Handbook of the Legion of Mary you are left in no doubt that Mary is at the heart of everything, because she is like the heart of the Mystical […]

“God is still calling and there are men of courage who are answering Him” – Bishop Cullinan

10 students begin studies for the priesthood for Irish dioceses 56 seminarians currently studying for the priesthood for dioceses Ten seminarians have begun their 2022-2023 academic programme and priestly formation for Irish dioceses. These new students are currently undertaking their Propaedeutic Programme in the Redemptoris Mater Seminary, Dundalk, Archdiocese of Armagh; Royal English College, Valladolid, […]

Statement by the Northern Catholic Bishops on the current economic crisis for the Feast of Saint Vincent de Paul

“For the poorest in our society, this is an emergency, not a crisis. We call on everyone, from public representatives to parishioners in our parishes, to come together in a spirit of solidarity and active concern for those who are in need among us at this time.”  “Despite political differences about the Protocol and a […]

Homily of Archbishop Dermot Farrell for the Opening of the Academic Year

Opening of the Academic Year Mass at DCU St Patrick’s Campus September 22, 2022 I welcome all who have joined us for this Mass for the opening of the academic year. The world around us always faces many challenges, but it is a long time since we have lived in times as unsettled as these. […]

Veritas to open two new stores this week in Limerick and Letterkenny

This week Veritas, the publishing company of the Bishops’ Conference, will open two new Veritas stores in Letterkenny and in Limerick.  These two openings will bring the total number of Veritas branches to seven, in addition to its webstore on Catholic Shop Online Ireland, Religious Goods Store – Veritas (veritasbooksonline.com) Bishop Alan McGuckian SJ, Bishop […]

Father Ronan Sheehan ordained as a priest for the Diocese of Cork and Ross

“Acting in the person of Christ means that a priest can never put himself or his personal opinion at the centre of his ministry” – Bishop Fintan Gavin Father Sheehan to celebrate his First Mass this evening at Newcestown Church A West Cork church which is 150-years-old, has hosted its first ordination of a priest.  […]

Season of Creation event at the Cathedral of Saint Patrick & Saint Felim

“During the Season of Creation, we give thanks for the beauty, diversity, the fruitfulness of God’s creation” – Bishop Martin Hayes Yesterday, Sunday 18 September, the Roman Catholic and Church of Ireland communities of Cavan came together in a prayer ritual as Bishop Martin Hayes, Bishop of Kilmore, and Canon Mark Lidwell facilitated the planting […]

Message of Archbishop Eamon Martin ahead of attending the funeral of the late Queen Elizabeth II

“Queen Elizabeth was a courageous peacemaker and a reconciler of difference … The work of peace, however, remains unfinished” – Archbishop Martin As I travel today to London for the funeral of Her Majesty, the late Queen Elizabeth II, I bring with me the thoughts and prayers of very many people on the island of […]

Information for media on the Funeral Liturgy for the late Thelma and Mikey Dennany RIP – Embargoed until 11.00am

At 11.00am today, the Funeral Mass for the late Thelma and Mikey Dennany will take place in Saint Mel’s Cathedral, Longford.  Father Sean Casey, Parish Priest of Killoe, Co Longford, in the Diocese of Ardagh and Clonmacnois, will be the chief celebrant for the Mass and will preach the homily. To respect the wishes of […]

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