Archive | News archive 2018

Statement by Archbishop Eamon Martin on the announcement today by the Holy Father Pope Francis of Monsignor Laurence (Larry) Duffy as the new Bishop of Clogher.

Archbishop Eamon Martin said, “I warmly welcome the appointment by Pope Francis of Monsignor Larry Duffy as Bishop of Clogher. “Bishop-elect Larry will bring to his role a wealth of pastoral experience having ministered in various parishes – both North and South – in the diocese. As Clogher is one of our neighbouring dioceses within […]

Pope Francis appoints Monsignor Lawrence Duffy as the new Bishop of Clogher

His Holiness Pope Francis has appointed Monsignor Lawrence (Larry) Duffy as the new Bishop of Clogher. The news of this appointment will be made public at 12.00 noon today in the Vatican (11.00am Irish time). Please see below a brief review of the life and ministry of Bishop-elect Duffy. ENDS Notes for Editors · Life […]

“Abortion cannot be supported” – Bishops

Following their Winter General Meeting in Maynooth, the Irish Catholic Bishops’ have published the following statement: “We are dismayed that, for the most part, the voices of those who voted against abortion in May’s referendum have been ignored.  Even what many people would have deemed to have been very reasonable legislative amendments seeking to provide […]

Statement of the Winter 2018 General Meeting of the Irish Catholic Bishops’ Conference

The Winter 2018 General Meeting of the Irish Catholic Bishops’ Conference concluded this evening in Saint Patrick’s College, Maynooth.  Please see below topics which were discussed by the bishops during their meeting this week:  Abortion cannot be supported Ireland and Brexit Youth Ministry Support for Trócaire’s Christmas appeal for Yemen and South Sudan Safeguarding children […]

Homily of Bishop Kevin Doran at Mass for the Winter 2018 General Meeting of the Bishops’ Conference

Launch of A Word of Truth and Hope Each year in the season of Advent, the Church invites us to renew our hope in the God who always keeps His promise.   A few years ago, I was at a conference where one of the guest speakers was the leader of the Bose Monastic community, […]

Launch of festschrift in honour of well-known biblical scholar Father Brendan McConvery CSsR

Photo opportunity available to media Date and Time: Wednesday 5 December at 8.00pm Venue:   Pugin Hall, Pontifical University, Saint Patrick’s College, Maynooth In attendance:  Father Brendan McConvery CSsR; Rev Dr Ken Newell, former Moderator of the Presbyterian Church in Ireland; Professor Salvador Ryan and Professor Liam Tracey, Pontifical University, Maynooth; Mr Aidan Matthews, RTÉ; colleagues, […]

Team Ministry approach for Limerick Diocese to deal with drop in number of priests and need for greater lay engagement

A proactive move to both deal with the decline in the number of priests and the need for the Church to work in a greater team spirit with greater lay involvement is set to emerge in the new ‘Team Ministry’ unveiled for the Diocese of Limerick this weekend. Outlined by Bishop Leahy in a pastoral […]

Archbishop Eamon Martin launches interactive online Advent 2018 Calendar

Archbishop Eamon Martin has launched the 2018 online Advent Calendar, which will go live on www.catholicbishops.ie this Sunday, the first Sunday of Advent, marking the opening of the Church’s new year. The online Advent calendar, which is unique in Ireland, will provide a special focus on family as part of ongoing reflections following the visit […]

Veritas to close three outlets as part of investment in online sales

Veritas, the religious books and gifts retail company of the Irish Catholic Bishops’ Conference, is to close three of its outlets as part of a rationalisation process to invest in online sales.  These outlets are located in Sligo, Monaghan and Naas and the closures will take place by the end of January 2019.  Veritas currently […]

Funeral arrangements for the late Stephen Marron RIP

Arrangements Please see below the Funeral arrangements for the late Stephen Marron RIP, of Beech Drive, Drumillard, Castleblayney, Co Monaghan: Predeceased by his sister Patricia.  Deeply regretted and sadly missed by his loving wife Helen, children, mother Josie, father Frank, sisters Elizabeth and Maureen, aunts, uncles, extended family and wide circle of friends. Reposing at […]

The IEC provides external links as convenience to our users. The appearance of external links does not constitute endorsement by IEC of the information, products or services contained therein.