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Launch of festschrift in honour of well-known biblical scholar Father Brendan McConvery CSsR

Photo opportunity available to media Date and Time: Wednesday 5 December at 8.00pm Venue:   Pugin Hall, Pontifical University, Saint Patrick’s College, Maynooth In attendance:  Father Brendan McConvery CSsR; Rev Dr Ken Newell, former Moderator of the Presbyterian Church in Ireland; Professor Salvador Ryan and Professor Liam Tracey, Pontifical University, Maynooth; Mr Aidan Matthews, RTÉ; colleagues, […]

Team Ministry approach for Limerick Diocese to deal with drop in number of priests and need for greater lay engagement

A proactive move to both deal with the decline in the number of priests and the need for the Church to work in a greater team spirit with greater lay involvement is set to emerge in the new ‘Team Ministry’ unveiled for the Diocese of Limerick this weekend. Outlined by Bishop Leahy in a pastoral […]

Archbishop Eamon Martin launches interactive online Advent 2018 Calendar

Archbishop Eamon Martin has launched the 2018 online Advent Calendar, which will go live on this Sunday, the first Sunday of Advent, marking the opening of the Church’s new year. The online Advent calendar, which is unique in Ireland, will provide a special focus on family as part of ongoing reflections following the visit […]

Veritas to close three outlets as part of investment in online sales

Veritas, the religious books and gifts retail company of the Irish Catholic Bishops’ Conference, is to close three of its outlets as part of a rationalisation process to invest in online sales.  These outlets are located in Sligo, Monaghan and Naas and the closures will take place by the end of January 2019.  Veritas currently […]

Funeral arrangements for the late Stephen Marron RIP

Arrangements Please see below the Funeral arrangements for the late Stephen Marron RIP, of Beech Drive, Drumillard, Castleblayney, Co Monaghan: Predeceased by his sister Patricia.  Deeply regretted and sadly missed by his loving wife Helen, children, mother Josie, father Frank, sisters Elizabeth and Maureen, aunts, uncles, extended family and wide circle of friends. Reposing at […]

Homily of Archbishop Eamon Martin for #RedWednesday 2018

Mass celebrated at 7.30pm in Saint Malachy’s Church, in the Cathedral Parish of Armagh Next year it is my hope to erect a Shrine in the Cathedral to former Archbishop of Armagh, Saint Oliver Plunkett and all those who, like him, were persecuted and martyred for the faith in this diocese We should not be […]

Statement from the parish of Muckno (Castleblayney & Oram), Co Monaghan on the death of the late Stephen Marron RIP

The priests and all the people of the Parish of Muckno are shocked and deeply saddened by the sudden and tragic death of Stephen Marron as a result of an incident on Main Street, Castleblayney last night.  Stephen was an active member of our parish community, serving as assistant sacristan at Saint Mary’s Church, Castleblayney […]

Information note on media queries regarding the late Stephen Marron RIP

The Diocese of Clogher wishes to advise the media that details concerning the Funeral Mass for the late Stephen Marron RIP have not as yet been finalised.  Journalists are asked to direct all media queries to the Diocesan Communications Officer, Mr Gary Carville, on and +353 87 1767226.   When information on the funeral liturgy […]

Bishop Noel Treanor acknowledges Christian values of the European project

“Brexit may be considered as a surface manifestation of people’s disillusionment with political institutions, euro-scepticism, social fears and uncertainty about the future” – Bishop Treanor On Wednesday representatives from the Christian Churches across the island of Ireland met to discuss how to respond to the challenges posed by Brexit.  The meeting took place in the […]

Brexit: Church leaders’ joint statement

The leaders of the main churches in Ireland have issued the following joint statement in relation to Brexit. As the final stages of the initial part of the negotiations for the United Kingdom to leave the European Union draw to a close, we as Church Leaders here on the island of Ireland are inspired by […]

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