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Final Document of the Synod of Bishops on Young People, Faith and Vocational Discernment

Background The Synod is an assembly of bishops from around the world who gather with the Holy Father, Pope Francis, to share their wisdom and experiences in the common pursuit of pastoral solutions which have a universal validity and application.  Taking place every three years, the 15th General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops was […]

International group of bishops to visit the Holy Land in support of local Christians

Delegation to include Bishop Noel Treanor of Down & Connor and Bishop Alan McGuckian SJ of Raphoe Bishop Noel Treanor, Bishop of Down and Connor, and Bishop Alan McGuckian SJ, Bishop of Raphoe, will be taking part in this year’s annual ‘Holy Land Coordination’ group visit in support of the Christians of Israel and Palestine.  […]

Monsignor Liam Kelly elected Diocesan Administrator of Kilmore

Following the acceptance by Pope Francis of the retirement of Bishop Leo O’Reilly as Bishop of Kilmore on 31 December last, the College of Consultors of the Diocese of Kilmore, met this afternoon in Cavan, in accordance with its rights and duties under Canon Law, and elected Monsignor Liam Kelly, Vicar General and Parish Priest […]

Ireland must promote a culture that defaults to protecting the unborn – Bishop Brendan Leahy

Friday, 28 December 2018:  Bishop of Limerick Brendan Leahy has said that while legislation from New Year’s Day will provide for abortion on demand, our moral compass must not allow it become the default for crisis pregnancies. In an end of year reflection – the full text of which is available on the diocesan website […]

Courage an essential characteristic for politicians – Bishop Brendan Leahy’s ‘World Day of Peace’ message

Tuesday 1 January 2019:  Politicians need the support of the wider public as it is a career that can involve a form of martyrdom and sacrifice, Bishop of Limerick Brendan Leahy said today in his New Year’s ‘World Day of Peace’ homily. Addressing the congregation at the Immaculate Conception Church in Newcastle West today, Bishop […]

Homily of Bishop Denis Nulty for World Day of Peace 2019

Bishop Denis Nulty celebrated Mass for World Day of Peace in the Cathedral of the Assumption, Carlow on New Year’s Day at 11am. In the large congregation were public representatives, civic and municipal authorities associated with Carlow County Council, the Garda Síochána led by Superintendent Aidan Brennan and Inspector Audrey Dormer, the Civil Defence, the […]

Message by Bishop Donal McKeown for World Day of Peace 2019 – “Good Politics at the Service of Peace”

The word ‘peace’ runs through much of the bible. One of the OT prophets said that Jesus would be the ‘Prince of Peace’. (Isaiah (9:6). And when Jesus sends out his disciples, he told them, “Whatever house you enter, first say ‘peace be to this house’”. Thanks to many great people, we have been able […]

New Year’s Peace Message from Bishop Noel Treanor

The 2019 World Peace Day Message : “Good Politics is at the service of peace” Throughout the parishes and dioceses of the Catholic Church all around the world, this solemnity of Mary Mother of God is celebrated as World Peace Day. Mary, Mother of God, is the icon of co-operation between God and humanity.  Mary […]

Brexit will create challenges and alter our relationship with our nearest neighbour – Archbishop Diarmuid Martin

WORLD DAY OF PEACE 2019 Homily notes of   Most Rev. Diarmuid Martin Archbishop of Dublin Church of Our Lady Queen of Peace, Merrion Road, 1 January 2019 “Political office and political responsibility constantly challenge those called to the service of their country to make every effort to protect those who live there and to create the […]

Homily of Bishop Kevin Doran for the World Day of Peace and the Solemnity of Mary Mother of God

On Christmas Day, we celebrated the Feast of the Nativity, and the focus was on Jesus, the Word made flesh.  A week later, the Church invites us to celebrate the Solemnity of the Mary, the Mother of God.  This is not about taking the focus off Jesus.  It is about reminding us whose mother Mary […]

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