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Sermon of Archbishop Eamon Martin for the World War I Commemorative Service in Saint Anne’s Cathedral, Belfast

Service to be broadcast from 3:45pm by BBC1 NI and on BBC Radio Ulster Earlier this year I was honoured to lay a wreath during the Last Post ceremony at the Menin Gate in Ypres with my friend Archbishop Richard Clarke and some of our young people.  It was deeply moving for all of us, […]

Address by Archbishop Eamon Martin at graduation ceremony in Maynooth

Archbishop Eamon Martin pays tribute to the late Emma Mhic Mháthúna, a former student of the Bachelor of Arts and Theology at the Pontifical University, Saint Patrick’s College Maynooth  232 students receive academic awards today at the Pontifical University Friends, in 1916, a young Cork priest called Fr Edward Galvin visited Armagh and won the […]

Saint Michael’s Catholic Parish, Enniskillen, to participate in remembrance day events marking the Armistice

RTÉ to broadcast Service of Remembrance at 11.30am on Sunday Saint Michael’s Parish, Enniskillen, together with other churches in Enniskillen, will take an active part in the various events on Sunday 11 November to commemorate the centenary of the of the Armistice which brought the First World War to an end in 1918.  Enniskillen was […]

232 students to receive academic awards at the Pontifical University in Maynooth

Photo opportunities are available to media Date and Time:  Saturday 10 November at 12 noon Venue:     Pontifical University, Saint Patrick’s College, Maynooth In attendance:  Archbishop Eamon Martin, Archbishop of Armagh and Chancellor of the Pontifical University; Reverend Professor Michael Mullaney, President of Saint Patrick’s College, Maynooth; and 232 graduates Background Tomorrow, 232 lay women and […]

Information note to media regarding the Funeral Mass for the late Annabel Loughlin RIP

Tomorrow, Tuesday 6 November, the Funeral Mass for the repose of the soul of the late Annabel Loughlin RIP will be celebrated in Delvin Parish, Co Westmeath, in the Diocese of Meath. It is requested that all media queries be directed to the Catholic Communications Office in Maynooth.  Thank you in advance for your cooperation.                                                        […]

Archbishop Kieran O’Reilly expresses concern over hurt caused to Travellers during the Presidential campaign

Archbishop Kieran O’Reilly has expressed his concern over hurt caused by some of the public discussion which took place in recent weeks during the election campaign for the office of President of Ireland.   Archbishop O’Reilly said, “I wish to offer my congratulations today to President Higgins, and to his family, on his reelection as […]

Homily of Bishop Dermot Farrell for the annual conference of the National Board for Safeguarding Children

This terrible scandal has undermined the lives of many children and vulnerable people — young and not so young; it has eroded trust and goodwill, and hangs like a cloud over all who seek to witness to the Good News. The courage of abuse survivors who first brought the horrific truth of sexual abuse to […]

Bishop Fintan Monahan urges pedestrians to be safe as clocks go back this bank holiday weekend

Blessing of Roads’ ceremony to take place at Cathedral on Saturday Bishop Fintan Monahan urges all road users to take extra care – especially pedestrians – over this October bank holiday weekend in the Republic. Bishop Monahan said, “All human life is both sacred and fragile. Alarmingly, for 2018 to date, 120 people have died […]

Church leaders meet Tánaiste

Following their meeting with Northern Ireland’s political parties at the end of September and with the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, Rt Hon Karen Bradley MP earlier this month, the leaders of the main Churches in Ireland met the Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs, Simon Coveney TD today (25 October) at Iveagh House, […]

Bishop Francis Duffy calls for prayers for Bord na Móna staff and their families

Bishop Francis Duffy, Bishop of Ardagh and Clonmacnois, released the following statement in response to the news of the job losses at Bord na Móna. “Like many others I heard with concern the news of the job losses in Bord na Móna.  The loss of up to 430 jobs is a devastating blow to employees […]

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