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Statement from the Diocese of Kilmore on the retirement of Bishop Leo O’Reilly as Bishop of Kilmore

Some months ago Bishop Leo O’Reilly, on medical advice, wrote to Pope Francis requesting him to accept his early retirement as Bishop of Kilmore due to ill-health, in accordance with Canon 401, #2 of the Code of Canon Law.  It is announced this morning in Rome that Pope Francis has accepted Bishop O’Reilly’s request and […]

Statement by Bishop Brendan Leahy on the retirement of Bishop Leo O’Reilly

As chair of the Commission for Catholic Education & Formation of the Irish Catholic Bishops’ Conference, I wish to express my best wishes and gratitude to Bishop Leo O’Reilly on his retirement today.  Bishop O’Reilly was chair of this Commission for many years.  I am sure I am expressing the sentiments of many involved at […]

Statement by Bishop Francis Duffy on the retirement of Bishop Leo O’Reilly

For over twenty years Bishop Leo brought exemplary leadership to the people, priests, deacons and religious of the Diocese of Kilmore.  His calm, considered and inclusive approach generated a sense of care, direction and stability in Kilmore.  As a former diocesan secretary working with Bishop Leo, I experienced at first hand his wisdom, guidance and […]

Statement by Archbishop Eamon Martin on the resignation of Bishop Leo O’Reilly

I join with the people, clergy and religious of the Diocese of Kilmore in offering my warm appreciation and very best wishes to Bishop Leo O’Reilly whose resignation has been accepted by Pope Francis today.  Bishop Leo has remained completely committed to the demands of his episcopal office and he has been unflinching in his […]

Bishop Leo O’Reilly of Kilmore retires on health grounds

His Holiness Pope Francis has accepted the resignation of Bishop Leo O’Reilly as Bishop of Kilmore on health grounds.  Bishop O’Reilly tendered his resignation following the advice of his doctor and in advance of his 75th birthday on 10 April 2019.  A bishop is obliged by canon law to submit his resignation to the Pope […]

Pro-Cathedral asks for Unwanted Gifts for Homeless

Before you start looking for the gift receipts to exchange unwanted presents from yesterday, why not put them to good use by donating any them to the homeless?   Staff at St. Mary’s Pro Cathedral in Dublin are urging people not to return or store up unwanted Christmas gifts this week – but to bring them […]

Homily notes of Archbishop Diarmuid Martin for Christmas Night Mass, 24 December 2018

CHRISTMAS NIGHT 2018 Homily notes of Most Rev. Diarmuid Martin, Archbishop of Dublin Pro-Cathedral, Dublin, 24th December 2018            I was struck by the headline in a Dublin newspaper yesterday that read, “A nation yearns for meaning at Christmas”.    It noted that 86% of Irish people, questioned in a survey, believe that Christmas, the celebration of the […]

Homily of Archbishop Eamon Martin for Christmas Midnight Mass in Saint Patrick’s Cathedral, Armagh

“As we reflect on the Christ’s birth in the poverty of the stable, may we always be thankful for the food we have to eat, for our health, and for the warmth and security of a home; may we be more conscious of those less fortunate – the poor and the hungry, the sick, the […]

Christmas 2018 reflection from Bishop Dermot Farrell – ‘Christmas is a call to trust in God’

“Tonight God comes forth in a gush of water and blood for us. The Infant cry of Christmas reminds us that God is real – that our salvation is accomplished by One of us, the Christ who is born” (Child in Winter, Thomas Hoffman, p97).  God became human, the Word made flesh; the Word was […]

Christmas Message 2018 from Bishop Noel Treanor

“As we walk amid passing things, You teach us by them to love the things of heaven and hold fast to what endures.” (Advent Liturgy) The darker nights of winter reveal for all of humanity the mystery of the heavenly lights. Against the backdrop of this dusky canvas, the stars above illuminate the earthly globe […]

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