News archive 2017

Pope Francis’ Message for the World Day of Peace

Please find below the message of Pope Francis for the Celebration of the World Day of Peace 1 January 2018 Migrants and refugees: men and women in search of peace Heartfelt good wishes for peace          Peace to all people...

Christmas Message 2017 from Bishop Alan McGuckian SJ, Bishop of Raphoe

Christmas and the Scandal of Christianity ‘The Word became flesh and lived among us’ must be the sentence that encapsulates more powerfully than any other the shocking presumption of Christian faith.  For non-believers who give the Christian claim any serious...

Christmas Message from Bishop Kevin Doran

I was born almost exactly six months after Christmas; so my first Christmas was spent in the comfort of my mother’s womb. The only gift I got was the only gift I really needed, the gift of life. I was the first child for my parents, and I imagine it was both an...