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Homily of Bishop Larry Duffy for the Golden Jubilee of ordination to the priesthood of Bishop Liam MacDaid

Two weeks ago, we celebrated here the ordination of Father Kevin Connolly. In our joy, we prayed that he would be a faithful servant of Christ. Today, we gather to give thanks for fifty years of faithful service by Bishop Liam MacDaid. Gratitude is our overwhelming feeling; gratitude for God’s call and for Bishop Liam’s […]

Homily of Archbishop Eamon at Mass for unveiling of statue of Saint Oliver Plunkett in honour of martyrs yesterday, today and tomorrow

Homily of Archbishop Eamon at Mass for unveiling of statue of Saint Oliver Plunkett in honour of martyrs yesterday, today and tomorrow Saint Patrick’s Cathedral, Armagh · Contact Liam McArdle for photographs, please see details below “My hope is that when people feel their faith is being tested or growing weak, they will visit Saint […]

Archbishop Eamon Martin to unveil statue of Saint Oliver Plunkett in honour of the martyrs of yesterday, today and tomorrow

Media diary notice for Tuesday 9 July 2019, Feast of Saints Augustine Zhao Rong, priest, and Companions, martyrs Archbishop Eamon Martin to unveil statue of Saint Oliver Plunkett in honour of the martyrs of yesterday, today and tomorrow You, or a representative, are invited to attend the celebration of Mass by Archbishop Eamon Martin which […]

Statement by Bishop Noel Treanor regarding Northern Ireland (Executive Formation) Bill and the Protection of Life

Statement from Bishop Noel Treanor that was communicated within all Masses across the Diocese of Down and Connor this weekend regarding the introduction of amendments to the NI (Executive Formation) Bill seeking to extend abortion provision to Northern Ireland. The protection of human life, inviolable from its conception until its natural end, is a matter […]

Over 100 people to undertake 100km three-day camino in honour of Saint Oliver Plunkett

Media diary notice for Sunday 7 July 2019  Over 100 people to undertake 100km three-day camino in honour of Saint Oliver Plunkett You, or a representative, are invited to attend the celebration of Mass by Archbishop Eamon Martin which will open the triduum of prayer across the Archdiocese of Armagh in honour of the martyred […]

Statement of Archbishop Eamon Martin on the sanctity and right to life of the unborn child

“How tragic it is for humanity that some legislators would ‘fast track’ the ending of the lives of the most defenceless in our society” – Archbishop Eamon Martin Archbishop Eamon Martin participated at the ‘Rally for Life’ which was held in Dublin city centre this afternoon. Speaking to media at the rally Archbishop Martin said: […]

Archbishop Diarmuid Martin attends Government’s structured dialogue meeting

Following the invitation of the Government to the Irish Catholic Bishops’ Conference, Archbishop Diarmuid Martin, Archbishop of Dublin and Vice-President of the Bishops’ Conference, today participated in the plenary meeting of representatives of Churches, faith communities and non-confessional organisations which was held in Dublin Castle.  Archbishop Martin attended with Ms Siobhan Hanley, Head of Trócaire […]

Speaking notes of Archbishop Eamon Martin for the opening Mass of the Irish Church Music Association Summer School

“If music is carefully selected and beautifully offered, it can open up a space of silence which God can fill. For people who find it difficult to escape the noise both exterior and interior, your music can still the racing mind, relieve the daily stress, and invite us gently into a sacred moment where God […]

Irish Church Music Association’s summer school marks its 50th year

Over 100 singers and musicians from around the country are expected to attend the 50th Annual Irish Church Music Association’s summer school in Saint Patrick’s College, Maynooth, from Wednesday 3 – Friday 5 July on the theme Rejoice and Sing. This year the Irish Church Music Association’s 50th summer school is preceded by a two-day jubilee […]

Bishop Fintan Gavin ordained as Bishop of Cork & Ross

3.00pm Mass in the Cathedral of Saint Mary and Saint Anne, Cork                                    Background  Please see below the content of the  Papal Mandate from the Holy Father Pope Francis; Words of welcome by Bishop John Buckley; the homily for […]

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