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Homily of Father Phil Gaffney at the Funeral Mass for Keane Mulready Woods RIP

Good morning and welcome to Holy Family Church, Ballsgrove.  I want first of all to offer the deepest and most prayerful sympathies of everyone here on the death of Keane Mulready Woods.  I welcome his family here this morning, his Mam and Dad, Elizabeth & Barry, his sister Courtney, his brothers Darren, Ryan & Jack […]

Archbishop Eamon Martin welcomes the Apostolic Exhortation of Pope Francis Querida Amazonia (Beloved Amazon)

“It would be wonderful if some Irish priests, religious and lay missionaries were to consider offering even a five year period of ministry to the Amazon” – Archbishop Eamon Martin    I warmly welcome the Apostolic Exhortation of Pope Francis Querida Amazonia (Beloved Amazon), which the Holy Father Pope Francis published today, on the challenges […]

Bishop Denis Nulty blessing of engaged couple at Shrine of Saint Valentine

Release by the three Accord companies of 2019 figures for Sacramental Marriage preparation courses, and for marriage & relationship counselling Address by Bishop Nulty for blessing of engaged couple at the reliquary of Saint Valentine, Church of Our Lady of Mount Carmel, Whitefriar Street, Archdiocese of Dublin Profile of engaged couple Ms Michelle Connolly and […]

Photocall opportunity at Shrine of Saint Valentine, Dublin, for blessing of engaged couple

Publication of 2019 Accord data on services in marriage preparation, and marriage & relationship counselling The Feast of Saint Valentine will be celebrated this Friday, 14 February.  You, or a representative, are invited to a photocall for the blessing of an engaged couple (details below) and rings at the Shrine of the holy relics of […]

Bishop Michael Router welcomes Pope Francis’ call on governments to ensure everyone has access to healthcare

“Pope Francis asks us to remember ‘that life is sacred and belongs to God; hence it is inviolable and no one can claim the right to dispose of it freely’” – Bishop Router                            Bishop Michael Router, chair of the Council for Healthcare […]

Homily of Bishop Dermot Farrell for World Day of Consecrated Life

“Our vocations too blossomed in a believing community, and consecrated life flourishes in the Church, not in isolation from it.” – Bishop Dermot Farrell                                         Today we celebrate the Presentation of the Lord Jesus in the Temple; […]

Bishop William Crean welcomes the appointment of Monsignor Michael F Crotty as Papal Nuncio of Burkina Faso

I welcome the appointment of Monsignor Michael F Crotty of the Diocese of Cloyne to the position as Papal Nuncio of Burkina Faso.  This is a great personal honour for Monsignor Michael as it is for his family and the Diocese of Cloyne.  His experience in the diplomatic service of the Holy See means that […]

Pope Francis appoints Monsignor Michael F Crotty as Apostolic Nuncio to Burkina Faso

Today, 1 February 2020, His Holiness Pope Francis has appointed the Rev Monsignor Michael F Crotty, a priest of the Diocese of Cloyne, Ireland, as the Apostolic Nuncio to Burkina Faso, elevating him to the dignity of Archbishop, and appointing him to the titular See of Lindisfarne.  Monsignor Crotty has been serving in the diplomatic […]

Bishop William Crean launches ‘The Church in a Pluralist Society’ in Trinity College, Dublin

My friends, Ireland has lost its smiles according to the author Alice Taylor.  A dog was the only one who acknowledged her greeting by wagging its tail! Michael Healy-Rae thanks those who are following his online campaign declaring “we’re embracing the digital side of things this year”. On this very night “Brits Out” takes on […]

‘Put People First’ – statement by Archbishop Eamon Martin and Bishop Michael Router for Election 2020

On Saturday 8 February the people of Ireland go to the polls at a very difficult and challenging time for many in our country. Each week seems to bring its own sad news story of violence and crime, suicide, hardship or addictions.  This election provides an opportunity for citizens to choose those who will govern […]

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