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Archbishop Michael Neary announces clerical appointments for the Archdiocese of Tuam

Archbishop Michael Neary, Archbishop of Tuam, has announced the following diocesan appointments and retirements for the Archdiocese of Tuam: Rt Rev Monsignor John O’Boyle, Diocesan Education Secretary, to retire;  Sr Mary Kenny, PBVM, Post Primary Catechetics, to retire; Mrs Rosaleen Crowe-O’Neill to become Diocesan Education Secretary pro-tem; Very Rev Joseph Canon Feeney, PP Ballinlough, to retire […]

Church leaders call on Government to provide 100% redress for mica and pyrite families

Roman Catholic and Church of Ireland bishops, and a leading Presbyterian clergyman, have called on the Irish Government to offer full and immediate redress to the thousands of people whose homes have been affected by the mica/pyrite crisis. Numerous family homes have been seriously damaged because defective building blocks were used in their construction. The […]

Church leaders promote service of reflection and hope

Christian commitment to peace, healing and reconciliation underpins Service of Reflection and Hope to mark the partition of Ireland and the formation of Northern Ireland A Service of Reflection and Hope to mark the centenaries of the partition of Ireland and the formation of Northern Ireland will take place in Saint Patrick’s Church of Ireland Cathedral, […]

“People and families who are homeless and in need, continue to rely on Crosscare for shelter, food, help and support” – Archbishop Farrell

Annual Crosscare fundraising appeal this weekend to support homeless, community and youth services and migrants and refugees The impact of the global pandemic continues to effect those working with people in need, as demand on essential services increased dramatically in 2020 and funding decreased. Crosscare, the social support agency of the Archdiocese of Dublin, is […]

Change and forthright leadership on climate change ‘urgently required’ – Bishop Martin Hayes

Jane Mellett, Laudato Si officer with Trócaire, to present webinar on petition for climate change The Justice and Peace regional groups of the Council for Justice and Peace – a council of the Irish Bishops’ Conference – will hold a short webinar this Wednesday 15 September at 7.30pm on the topic of ‘Healthy Planet and […]

Bishop Michael Router calls for urgent meeting with Minister Frank Feighan to stop closure of Family Addiction Support Network

“It will be devastating for families if FASN is forced to close” – Bishop Router This week national media coverage highlighted the serious intimidating behaviour connected to the ongoing drugs related criminal activity in the Border area.  It’s hard to believe therefore that funding difficulties facing the Family Addiction Support Network in Dundalk – founded […]

Homily of Archbishop Dermot Farrell for the 160th anniversary of arrival of the Bon Secours Sisters to Ireland

70th anniversary of the establishment of the Bon Secours Hospital, Glasnevin, Dublin “Never before has there been such a need to care for the aging poor, as would Jesus Christ himself, and serve them with love and respect until death” – Archbishop Farrell Homily at Mass celebrated in the Bon Secours Hospital Chapel I am […]

Bishop Brendan Leahy welcomes publication of Vatican document on Synodality

I welcome today’s publication by the General Secretariat for the Synod in Rome of the Preparatory Document, indicating the guiding principles of the Synod on Synodality that is due to take place in Rome in 2023.  As we embark on our own Synodal Pathway in Ireland, we can look forward to letting ourselves be inspired […]

Saint Patrick’s College Maynooth selected for prestigious philosophical theology grant

The Faculty of Philosophy at Saint Patrick’s College, Maynooth has been selected to host one of the twelve grants offered by the project Widening the Horizons in Philosophical Theology, anchored at the University of Saint Andrews, and funded by a £2m grant from Templeton Religion Trust. This project is an ambitious international initiative spearheaded by Professor […]

Northern Catholic Bishops webinar series to mark centenary of Partition and establishment of Northern Ireland 

“This webinar series is an opportunity for people of all traditions to engage with our shared history” – Archbishop Eamon Martin  The Northern Catholic Bishops have announced that they will host an online webinar series of historical talks marking the centenary of Partition and the establishment of Northern Ireland.  These talks will be led by Dr […]

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