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Homily notes of Bishop William Crean on the celebration of the centenary of the dedication of Saint Colman’s Cathedral

Cobh, Co Cork, Diocese of Cloyne “We owe it to a new generation to offer a vision of life that goes deeper and is more wholesome than ‘Because I am worth it’.  Life is precious.  It is indeed the pearl of great price” – Bishop Crean  My friends, It is more than 60 years ago […]

Homily of Archbishop Michael Neary at Mass to mark the 140th anniversary of the Knock Apparition

Message of the Knock Apparition, then and now Anxiety in a Consumerist Culture Anxiety about the future is pervasive and in many cases debilitating.  There is deep concern about family life, about drug and alcohol abuse, about character and responsibility.  For many, material success and personal fulfilment have become the goal and purpose of human […]

Archbishop Eamon Martin announces clerical changes for the Archdiocese of Armagh

Archbishop Eamon Martin has announced the following clerical appointments for the Archdiocese of Armagh, which will come into effect on 1 September 2019. Archbishop Eamon said, “I am deeply appreciative to the priests and deacons of the Archdiocese for their continued ministry and service, and I wish them well as they take up their new […]

Archbishop Michael Neary announces clerical changes for the Archdiocese of Tuam

Archbishop Michael Neary, Archbishop of Tuam, has announced the following diocesan appointments and retirements: Very Reverend Paddy Gilligan, PP of Cong to retire; Very Reverend Patrick Mullins, PP of Cummer to retire; Very Reverend Enda Howley, CC of Monivea to retire; Very Reverend Martin O’Connor, PP of Kilvine to be a member of the Cathedral […]

Bishop Brendan Kelly announces clerical appointments for the Diocese of Galway, Kilmacduagh and Kilfenora

Bishop Brendan Kelly, Bishop of Galway, Kilmacduagh and Kilfenora, has made the following diocesan appointments which will come into effect at noon on Friday 30 August 2019. Very Rev Martin Dean Moran, Parish Priest of Killannin and Vicar Forane of Galway Rural Deanery, to retire and to be reappointed as Administrator of Killannin. Very Rev […]

Parishioners, priest and bishop deeply saddened by vandalism of Longford church

After visiting Saint Michael’s Church, Shroid, in Longford parish, Bishop Francis Duffy, Bishop of Ardagh and Clonmacnois, has expressed his sadness at the vandalism that has taken place at the church. Bishop Duffy said, “I am, along with Father James MacKiernan and our parishioners, deeply saddened at the violent attack on Saint Michael’s Church.  The […]

Bishop Fintan Monahan prays for safety on our roads this August weekend

‘Blessing of the Roads’ ceremony to place in the Cathedral of Saints Peter & Paul in Ennis As we look forward to the August holiday weekend, Bishop Fintan Monahan, Bishop of Killaloe, asks all road users to take extra care over these three days. Bishop Monahan said, “We all share a responsibility to protect human […]

Statement of Bishop Brendan Kelly on the vandalism of Maryam Mosque in Galway

Together with so many of my fellow Galwegians, I am dismayed and shocked at the wilful and malicious assault made last night on the Maryam Mosque in our city.  I wholeheartedly condemn the actions of the perpetrators.  Later today I will visit my good friend Iman Ibrahim Noonanto to assure him of my personal support and […]

Homily of Archbishop Michael Neary for Reek Sunday 2019

Mass on the summit of Croagh Patrick, Co Mayo The pilgrimage to Croagh Patrick, like all pilgrimages, involves a journey, an expense of time, some unusual effort.  This pilgrimage is as testing, as stumbling, as rudely physical and penitential as any.  For unbelievers, it may seem meaningless – all the sweating, stumbling, inelegantly meandering towards […]

Archbishop Kieran O’Reilly welcomes the Extraordinary Month of Mission to be celebrated in October

“From every parish in Ireland men and women have travelled literally to the ends of the earth as missionaries … It is an involvement that we can all be rightly proud of” – Archbishop Kieran O’Reilly Pope Francis has announced October 2019 as an Extraordinary Month of Mission to mark the 100th anniversary of Pope […]

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