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Archbishop Eamon Martin ordains eight priests to Missionary Society of Saint Paul in Nigeria

On Saturday 23 June Archbishop Eamon Martin ordained eight priests for the Missionary Society of Saint Paul in Nigeria.  The open air ordination Mass, attended by thousands of family and friends of the ordinands, was celebrated at the National Missionary Seminary of Saint Paul outside Abuja, the capital city of Nigeria. Speaking after the ordinations, Archbishop Martin said, […]

Homily of Bishop Denis Nulty for Mass celebrating the national pilgrimage to Knock of Saint Joseph’s Young Priests Society

In 64 days’ time Pope Francis begins his visit to Ireland for the World Meeting of Families … this is going to be a world event where family life – whether in Dublin, Dubai, Detroit, Dakar or Darwin – Pope Francis has something to say to all families It is in the family that a […]

Archbishop Eamon Martin welcomes the appointment of Canon Thomas Deenihan as the new Bishop of Meath

Archbishop Eamon Martin has welcomed today’s appointment by the Holy Father Pope Francis of Canon Thomas Deenihan as the new Bishop of Meath. Archbishop Martin said, “I warmly welcome the appointment today by Pope Francis of Canon Thomas Deenihan (Cork and Ross) as Bishop of the historic diocese of Meath, which is situated in the […]

Statement by Bishop Michael Smith on the appointment of Canon Tom Deenihan as the Bishop of Meath

I warmly welcome today’s appointment by the Holy Father Pope Francis of Canon Tom Deenihan of the Diocese of Cork & Ross as the Bishop of Meath. I can assure Canon Tom that he will receive a warm welcome in the Diocese of Meath, where it has been my privilege to serve as Bishop among […]

Statement by Bishop John Buckley on the appointment of Canon Tom Deenihan, Diocesan Secretary, as the new Bishop of Meath

Over the past 27 years of his priesthood, Canon Tom Deenihan has held a variety of appointments that have prepared him well for his new duties as Bishop of the historic Diocese of Meath.  He is a man of strong faith, good judgement, very committed to his priestly duties and fully realising that our lives […]

Address by Canon Tom Deenihan on his appointment as Bishop of Meath

Cathedral of Christ the King, Mullingar Archbishop Okolo, Bishop Smith, priests and people of the Parish of Mullingar and the Diocese of Meath. It is quite daunting to stand before you this morning!  Two weeks ago today, the Nuncio made contact with me and when we met the day after, he told me of the […]

Pope Francis appoints Canon Thomas Deenihan as the new Bishop of Meath

His Holiness Pope Francis has appointed the Very Reverend Thomas Deenihan (a priest of the Diocese of Cork & Ross) as the new Bishop of Meath.  This news of the appointment will be made public at 12.00 noon today in the Vatican (11.00am Irish time). There will be a photocall opportunity with Bishop-elect Deenihan this morning […]

Ordination to the priesthood of Reverend Tony McAleese by Bishop Noel Treanor

This afternoon the Reverend Tony McAleese was ordained to the priesthood for the Diocese of Down & Connor by Bishop Noel Treanor, Bishop of Down & Connor, at a ceremony held in the Church of Saint Vincent de Paul, Ligoniel, Belfast.  Please find below the homily delivered by Bishop Treanor at the Ordination Mass. Homily […]

Homily of Bishop Leo O’Reilly at the Kilmore diocesan pilgrimage to the Marian Shrine of Knock

“The Church of today is, I hope, getting closer to being the kind of Church Jesus wants us to be … a humbler Church, but to still be a hospitable one” “One of the great things that gives me hope since the referendum is the army of people, young and old, who campaigned to retain […]

Clerical appointments in Diocese of Dromore

Bishop Philip Boyce, Apostolic Administrator of the Diocese of Dromore, announced today the following appointments within the diocese. He has appointed Very Rev. Anthony Corr, Parish Priest of Donaghmore and Aghaderg, to the post of Vicar General of the Diocese. Father Corr (55) is a native of Lurgan, Co Armagh, and has served in several […]

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