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Archbishop Eamon Martin rejects Westminster’s priority of abortion at time of health and cost of living crisis

On Friday last, at a time when people are struggling to feed their children and heat their homes, and as our overstretched health workers are barely coping under the pressure of financial constraints, the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, Chris Heaton-Harris MP, instructed the Department of Health to fast track the commissioning and funding of “abortion services”.

Bishop Denis Nulty pays tribute to Bishop Martin Drennan RIP

It was with sadness that I learned of the death of Bishop Martin Drennan, Emeritus Bishop of Galway and Kilmacduagh and Apostolic Administrator of Kilfenora Diocese.  Bishop Martin was ordained as a priest of Ossory Diocese in 1968 and ministered in a number of parishes and lectured in Sacred Scripture in Saint Kieran’s College, Kilkenny.  […]

Statement by Bishop Michael Duignan on the death of Bishop Martin Drennan RIP

It is with sadness that I announce the death this morning of Most Rev Dr Martin Drennan, Bishop and Apostolic Administrator Emeritus of the Diocese of Galway, Kilmacduagh & Kilfenora.  We remember Bishop Drennan in our prayers and offer our sympathy to his family and to all those who mourn his loss. “I am the […]

Archbishop Eamon Martin expresses sympathy on the death of Bishop Martin Drennan RIP

Together with my fellow bishops I am saddened to learn of the death of our Episcopal colleague Bishop Martin Drennan.  A quiet person by nature, Bishop Drennan was a deeply spiritual, devoted and generous priest and bishop, who was widely respected for his piety, humility, intelligence and strength of character.  Throughout his ministry Bishop Drennan […]

Bishop Tom Deenihan: I appeal for information on the Disappeared to be given to the Commission or to my office

“I welcome the nine families of the Disappeared, and others … three families are also suffering the added pain of not having a grave to pray at.  That is cruel.” Mass celebrated by Bishop Deenihan in Saint Catherine’s Church, Oristown, Co Meath, for the First Sunday of Advent and for the Families of the Disappeared […]

Archbishop Eamon Martin welcomes appointment by Pope Francis of Bishop Noël Treanor as Apostolic Nuncio to the European Union

The Holy Father, Pope Francis, has announced this morning the appointment of Bishop Noël Treanor as Apostolic Nuncio to the European Union. As President of the Irish Catholic Bishops’ Conference, I wish to congratulate Bishop Noël on this new appointment which he takes up at a critical time in Europe.  I would also like to […]

Pope Francis appoints Bishop Noël Treanor as Apostolic Nuncio to the European Union

His Holiness Pope Francis has appointed Most Reverend Noël Treanor, Bishop of Down and Connor, as Apostolic Nuncio to the European Union. Bishop Treanor will continue to govern as Apostolic Administrator of the Diocese of Down and Connor, as sede vacante, until he takes up appointment in Brussels in mid to late January 2023.  An […]

Archbishop Eamon Martin launches the 2022 interactive digital Advent Calendar

Calendar to go live on CatholicBishops.ie this 27 November, the First Sunday of Advent Now in its ninth year, this interactive digital Advent calendar retains a unique and popular online presence.  Behind the 28 virtual doors, the calendar offers resources for schools, parishes and the home with short inspirational video messages, some seasonal crafts for […]

Many themes of Pope Francis’ papacy were part of Father Doyle’s life: charity, generosity, bridge building and brotherhood, Fratelli Tutti! – Bishop Deenihan

Homily by Bishop Tom Deenihan for the Opening of the Cause of the Servant of God, Father William Doyle SJ Homily You are very welcome to our celebration this afternoon.  I welcome particularly the Archbishops and Bishops who join me today, the members of the Jesuits, the pupils, staff and past pupils from the Jesuit schools, […]

Homily of Archbishop Dermot Farrell for the Feast of Saint Laurence O’Toole

“Real life is on the ground: messy and painful, and at times, very dark, as is brought home to us in these days. We may not run from the darkness. People’s hurt is real; their pain is genuine. To deny any of this, is not only an injustice to those who have been hurt; it […]

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