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Joint Statement by Bishop Francis Duffy and Bishop Kevin Doran Two recent fires at The Shannon Key West Hotel have caused significant upset to parishioners on both sides of the River Shannon in Rooskey.  It is all the more disturbing since it is suggested that the fires are a response to the proposed use of […]

Day of Prayer for Victims of Abuse takes place today

The annual Day of Prayer for Survivors and Victims of Sexual Abuse is taking place today in dioceses throughout Ireland.  This comes a week before Pope Francis’ gathering in Rome with senior bishops and major religious superiors, at which Archbishop Eamon Martin will attend, to discuss child safeguarding in the Church. During their retreat last […]

Accord publishes 2018 returns for its marriage preparation courses and for marriage and relationship counselling

Photocall today with Bishop Denis Nulty blessing an engaged couple at the Shrine of Saint Valentine in Dublin Ahead of the Feast of Saint Valentine this Thursday, 14 February, Bishop Denis Nulty, Bishop of Kildare & Leighlin and President of Accord Catholic Marriage Care Service CLG, will bless engaged couple Ms Emer Duffy from Rathfarnham, Dublin […]

Candles of Atonement to be lit in Cathedrals and parishes to mark the Day of Prayer for Victims and Survivors of abuse

“The Candles are a reminder to pray for all those who carry lifelong suffering following abuse – they symbolise repentance, light in the darkness and hope.”- Archbishop Eamon Martin The annual Day of Prayer for Survivors and Victims of Sexual Abuse will take place on Friday 15 February, a week before Pope Francis’ gathering in Rome with senior bishops and major religious superiors to discuss child safeguarding throughout the universal Church.  […]

Archbishop Eamon Martin’s introductory remarks and homily for the Episcopal Ordination Mass of Bishop-elect Larry Duffy

Saint Macartan’s Cathedral, Monaghan, Diocese of Clogher · “It is time to encourage and form our lay faithful, and especially our young people, to be alert and open to the promptings of the Holy Spirit … I also pray that every member of the Church – married or single, ordained or consecrated – will realise […]

Photocall diary notice for blessing of engaged couple at the Shrine of Saint Valentine in Dublin

Accord to publish 2018 data for its marriage preparation and marriage and relationship counselling services  The Feast of Saint Valentine will be celebrated on Thursday 14 February next.  To celebrate the feast day you, or a representative, are invited to a photocall for the blessing of an engaged couple (details below) at the Shrine of […]

Media Information for the Episcopal Ordination of Monsignor Larry Duffy as the new Bishop of Clogher

You or a colleague are invited to attend the celebration of Mass for the Episcopal Ordination of Monsignor Larry Duffy as the new Bishop of Clogher.  Details: Time and date            3.00pm Mass on Sunday 10 February 2019 Venue                          Saint Macartan’s Cathedral, Monaghan, Diocese of […]

Homily of Bishop Denis Nulty for the Requiem Mass of Father John Cummins RIP

Mass celebrated at 12 noon in the Church of the Holy Rosary, Abbeyleix, Diocese of Kildare & Leighlin – Saturday 3 February 2019 Introduction I welcome you all very warmly as we gather on this very crisp February morning, the Feast of the Presentation of the Lord in the Temple, to pay a faith-filled farewell to […]

Statement by Bishop Denis Nulty on the death of Father John Cummins RIP

Statement by Bishop Denis Nulty on the death of Father John Cummins RIP It is with deep regret and sadness that I announce the sudden death of Fr John Cummins, Parish Priest of Abbeyleix, after a freak accident today with his car at the Parochial House. My thoughts and prayers are with Father John’s loving […]

Catholic Schools Week 2019

Catholic Schools Week 2019 began yesterday and will run until next Sunday 3 February on the theme ‘Catholic Schools: Celebrating the Work of Our Local Catholic Schools’.   During Catholic Schools Week families, parishes and schools, North and South, are invited to participate in a week of celebration of Catholic schools and on their contribution […]

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