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Bishop Murphy welcomes Pope Benedict XVI’s announcement that Canon William Crean has been appointed Bishop of Cloyne

I warmly congratulate Canon William Crean on his appointment today by the Holy Father, Pope Benedict, as the new Bishop of Cloyne. Canon Crean is an outstanding priest and is much loved by the vibrant faith community of the Parish of Cahersiveen. Canon Crean has held a number of key responsibilities within the Diocese of […]

Pope Benedict XVI appoints Canon William Crean as Bishop of Cloyne

Today, the feast day of Saint Colman, His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI has appointed as Bishop of the Diocese of Cloyne, the Reverend Canon William Crean, Parish Priest of the Daniel O’Connell Memorial Church in Cahirciveen, Diocese of Kerry. Notes for Editors · Saint Colman is the Patron Saint of the Diocese of Cloyne and […]

Archbishop Clifford welcomes Pope Benedict’s appointment of Canon William Crean as Bishop of Cloyne

This is a very happy day for the Diocese of Cloyne. It has had one or two unhappy days in the recent years but we will not dwell on that today. On this, the Feast of Saint Colman, first Bishop and Patron of the Diocese, his latest successor is announced and presented. I am in […]

Homily from Archbishop Martin at Mass to celebrate Graduation in Mater Dei

In his Homily, Archbishop Martin said we are in the midst of a qualitative leap into a new vision about education. He said this gives many reasons for hope, but also reasons for anxiety: “We have the opportunity to get it right this time and it may be the only opportunity we will have to get it right for another generation. If we get it wrong, then we will affect the lives of a generation of our young people.”

Statement by the Standing Committee of the Irish Catholic Bishops’ Conference on the equal and inalienable right to life of a mother and her unborn child

At the conclusion of the meeting of the Standing Committee of the Irish Catholic Bishops’ Conference today in the Columba Centre, Saint Patrick’s College, Maynooth, the following statement has been issued: The death of Mrs Savita Halappanavar and her unborn child in University Hospital Galway on the 28 October last was a devastating personal tragedy […]

Mass of Remembrance at Knock Shrine for road traffic victims

Mass of Remembrance at Knock Shrine for road traffic victims The third Sunday of November is recognised in many European countries as the Day of Remembrance for road traffic victims.  This Sunday, 18 November, a special Mass will be celebrated at 12 midday at the National Marian Shrine in Knock, Archdiocese of Tuam, to remember […]

Homily of Bishop Patrick Walsh at the Requiem Mass for Monsignor Tom Toner RIP

Excerpts from the Homily Preached by Bishop Patrick Walsh at the Requiem Mass for Monsignor Tom Toner

Homily of Archbishop Martin at launch of Diocesan launch of the Year of Faith

Year of Faith launch in Archdiocese of Dublin, Pro-Cathedral, Dublin, Feast of Saint Laurence O’Toole Archbishop Diarmuid Martin and over 70 Diocesan priests concelebrated Mass in St. Mary’s Pro-Cathedral today with representatives from 199 parishes, marking the feast day of St. Laurence O’Toole and the official Diocesan launch of the Year of Faith. The Year […]

Bishop McAreavey announces his intention to take a temporary break from administering the diocese of Dromore

Bishop John McAreavey announces his intention to take a temporary break from administering the diocese of Dromore Statement given at a pastoral conference of the clergy of the diocese at Dromantine Retreat and Conference Centre, Newry, County Down, Diocese of Dromore – 12 November 2012 As I enter the fourteenth year of my ministry as […]

Church of St Brigid in Blanchardstown celebrates 175 Years

Addressing the issue of new Evangelisation Archbishop Martin says in his homily, “Renewal is possible and renewal is urgent”. He said the Church can serve as witness to authenticity and integrity and true faith in the midst of a world where corruption and self-centered greed find such a place.

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