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Bishops launch nine days of Prayer for Life


Homily of Bishop William Crean for Vocations Sunday 2022

‘If we dismiss our past as a source of shame and embarrassment only, we risk depriving a new generation of connection with deep wells of spirituality’ – Bishop Crean Just over 100 years ago a poem by T.S. Eliot was published – entitled “The Waste Land”.  It’s a long complex piece of reflection which was […]

Bishop Denis Nulty welcomes Pope Francis’ message for the World Day for Grandparents and the Elderly 2022

I warmly welcome Pope Francis’ message encouraging the elderly to persevere in hope and to embrace their great power to transform the world through prayer and a revolution of tenderness – Bishop Nulty Bishop Denis Nulty, chair of the Bishops’ Council for Marriage and the Family, has welcomed today’s publication of Pope Francis’ message for […]

Bishop Alphonsus Cullinan welcomes Pope Francis’ message for Vocations Sunday

Mass to be broadcast this Sunday on RTÉ television and radio “I encourage the faithful to read the Holy Father’s message and to pray for vocations, synodality and harmony in our Church.” – Bishop Cullinan The 2022 World Day of Prayer for Vocations will be celebrated this Sunday, 8 May.  Bishop Alphonsus Cullinan, Bishop of […]

‘A shared future will be built on the foundations of generous leadership, not tribal victories.’ – Homily of Bishop Donal McKeown for the Third Sunday of Easter

‘In elections, we are all entitled to dream of choosing leaders who will inspire us and have high standards for themselves. Woolly promises of simplistic solutions or self-serving divisive slogans do nothing to help those who feel most burdened by life.’ – Bishop McKeown  In the first weeks of the Easter Season, we hear about […]

Homily of Bishop Ger Nash for the State Commemoration Service in Arbour Hill

‘In the words of today’s Gospel, the 1916 leaders were the grain of wheat which produced a great harvest’ – Bishop Nash We gather today to commemorate the Leaders of 1916 who made the supreme sacrifice of their lives when they were executed by the imperial power against which they struck in the Easter Rising […]

Address by Bishop Brendan Kelly at the Installation Mass for Bishop Michael Duignan  

Cathedral of Our Lady Assumed into Heaven & Saint Nicholas, Galway “Your Excellency, Archbishop Okolo, we are conscious of the news from the Vatican today that your term of office with us is in Ireland is coming to an end, with your transfer to Prague as Apostolic Nuncio to the Czech Republic.  You have been […]

Homily of Bishop Michael Duignan at his Installation as Bishop of Galway and Kilmacduagh and Apostolic Administrator of Kilfenora

Cathedral of Our Lady Assumed into Heaven & Saint Nicholas, Galway Homily On the cover of your booklets, you will see that we have gathered here this afternoon for my “Installation” as Bishop of Galway, Kilmacduagh and Apostolic Administrator of Kilfenora.  Some weeks ago, when I used the word “Installation” in conversation with my mother […]

Homily by Bishop Larry Duffy at the Funeral Mass for the late Canon Pat McHugh,

St Mary’s Church, Pettigo, Co Donegal Saturday, 30 April 2022 The Scripture readings chosen for today beautifully express the faith & hope of Canon Pat in Life & Resurrection. The Gospel we have just listened to (John 14: 1-6) speaks of “many rooms in my father’s house”. It is a statement of the abundant and […]

Bishop Fintan Monahan offers prayers and urges road safety this May long weekend

Bishop Fintan Monahan offers prayers and urges road safety this May long weekend To date in 2022, 65 people have died on roads across Ireland. As Ireland, north and south, looks forward to the May public holiday weekend, Bishop Fintan Monahan asks of all road users to take extra care over these three days. Bishop […]

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