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Statement of Bishop Fintan Gavin on the death of Father Con Cronin RIP

We have learned with utter shock and sadness of the untimely death of Father Con Cronin RIP, curate in the Harbour Parishes of Passage West and Monkstown, who died as a result of an accident today. Our heartfelt thoughts and prayers go to Father Con’s family, his wide circle of friends, parishioners and his fellow […]

Bishop Fintan Gavin announces clerical appointments in the Diocese of Cork and Ross

Bishop Fintan Gavin has written to parishes in the Diocese of Cork and Ross listing the changes to appointments of priests which are effective in September.  He has also restated his commitment to the formation of “families of parishes” in the diocese which also involves a re-configuration of the parishes for mission. This is the […]

Bishop Fintan Monahan describes 73 road deaths as ‘a national tragedy’

‘Blessing of the Roads’ ceremony to take place in Our Lady’s Church, Roslevin, Doora-Barefield Parish Bishop Fintan Monahan asks all road users to take particular care over the next three days, saying, “as we look forward to the August long weekend for much deserved family and personal time, it is also important to keep alert to […]

Bishop Fintan Gavin congratulates West Cork’s Olympic winners

Bishop Fintan Gavin, Bishop of Cork and Ross, has congratulated Olympic rowers from West Cork who represented Ireland in Tokyo. Bishop Fintan has written to Emily Hegarty, who won a Bronze medal with her teammates in the Women’s Four A Final, and to Fintan McCarthy and Paul O’Donovan, who won gold in the Lightweight Men’s Double Sculls. All […]

‘Condemnation and ill-treatment of the weak is a counter-witness to the powerful weakness of Jesus’ – Bishop McKeown

Homily for the seventeenth Sunday in Ordinary Time celebrated in Saint Anne’s Church, Shanveghera, Knock Parish, Archdiocese of Tuam, with Cursillo peace walkers from Derry, Belfast and Dublin Last week, in Mark’s Gospel story, Jesus had addressed the crowds in a deserted place, where he had brought the disciples to get a rest. We now […]

“Westminster has imposed an unjust law. Christians, and all people of good will, can never ignore the fact that unborn children are human beings worthy of protection” – Northern Catholic Bishops

We encourage everyone who believes in the equal right to life and compassionate care for a mother and her unborn child to ask local candidates and political parties to explain their position on these interventions and on this most fundamental of all issues. Statement by the Northern Catholic Bishops on the direction of the Secretary […]

Archbishop O’Reilly congratulates Limerick Senior Hurling Team on winning third consecutive Munster Title

Statement of Archbishop Kieran O’Reilly, Patron of Cumann Lúthchleas Gael I wish to congratulate the Limerick senior hurling team and management on their fantastic achievement of winning three Munster titles in a row 2019-2021. The Archdiocese of Cashel and Emly includes 14 parishes in Co. Limerick and I am delighted to acknowledge the serious contribution of […]

“Religion is intended to bind people together and to God, rather than to divide and conquer” – Archbishop Michael Neary

Please see below the homily of Archbishop Michael Neary for the 6.30pm vigil Mass today which will be celebrated in Saint Mary’s Church, Westport, Co Mayo, Archdiocese of Tuam. This Mass will be live-streamed on   Please also note that the content of this homily is embargoed for publication until 6.30pm today. Homily We are in a season […]

Homily of Father Gerard O’Connor CSsR for the Funeral Mass of Desmond O’Malley RIP

12.00pm Funeral Mass celebrated in the Church of the Sacred Heart Donnybrook, Archdiocese of Dublin  Background A friend of the O’Malley family, Father Gerard O’Connor CSsR, was chief celebrant for the funeral Mass today for the late Desmond O’Malley RIP in the Church of the Sacred Heart, Donnybrook, Dublin.  This Mass was concelebrated by Monsignor […]

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