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Statement from Archbishop Kieran O’Reilly on the appointment of Father Martin Hayes as Bishop of Kilmore

I warmly welcome the announcement today that Pope Francis has appointed Father Martin Hayes, Diocesan Director for Pastoral Planning and Development in the Archdiocese of Cashel and Emly, as Bishop of Kilmore. Father Martin a native of Two-Mile-Borris, studied Philosophy and Theology at Saint Patrick’s College, Thurles.  Since his ordination as a priest in 1989, […]

Address by Bishop-elect Martin Hayes on his appointment as Bishop of Kilmore

Cathedral of Saint Patrick and Saint Felim, Cavan “The Church of the future is about the increased involvement of lay people; of people and priests working together.  My brief, initially, will be to listen, learn and draw upon my recent experience of pastoral planning” – Bishop-elect Hayes  Good morning and thank you for being here.  […]

Pope Francis appoints Father Martin Hayes as the new Bishop of Kilmore

Photocall opportunity at the Cathedral of Saints Patrick and Felim in Cavan Today the Holy Father Pope Francis appoints Father Martin Hayes, a priest of the Archdiocese of Cashel & Emly, as the new Bishop of Kilmore.  News of this appointment is strictly embargoed until 11.00am in Ireland, 12.00pm Rome time. Following the celebration of […]

Homily of Bishop Denis Nulty at the Annual Ecumenical Service for Victims of Farm Accidents

Church of the Holy Rosary, Abbeyleix, Co Laois, Diocese of Kildare & Leighlin Behind every death is a grieving family; behind every farm accident is the lingering loss of what might have been, could have been, should have been.  Injuries that are life-changing; fatalities that are life-ending. Ireland comes in as third highest behind Malta […]

Statement from Bishop Larry Duffy welcoming the return to public celebration of Mass and the Sacraments

Tomorrow, the entire Church celebrates the Feast of Saints Peter and Paul, the founders of the Church of Rome. Though different in many ways, both of these men were strong in faith and in their love and service of the Lord – even to the point of martyrdom. They suffered many trials in their mission […]

Return to Mass will be great but challenging – Bishop Leahy

Bishop Leahy also welcomes formation of government and urges them to see the world through the eyes of the vulnerable Bishop of Limerick Brendan Leahy has said that while there is real delight at the return to Mass this week, significant challenges are ahead, with some churches possibly delaying opening. In his weekly statement since […]

Bishop Fintan Gavin congratulates Micheál Martin on his election as Taoiseach

On behalf of the people, priests and religious of the Diocese of Cork & Ross, I congratulate Deputy Micheál Martin on his election as Taoiseach of our country. This is a special day for Deputy Martin, his wife Mary, his family and his many friends throughout Cork city and county. His election as Taoiseach will […]

Garda Colm Horkan’s death a reminder of the bravery of gardai – Bishop Brendan Leahy

Bishop of Limerick Brendan Leahy has said that the passing of Garda Colm Horkan has been a tragic reminder of the heroism and bravery of an Garda Síochána as they go out to work daily to make society safer for all of us. Speaking following a poignant remembrance service outside Henry Street Garda station in […]

Pandemic has caused a poverty of hope, of education and of economic confidence – Bishop McKeown

Homily of Bishop Donal McKeown at Mass in Saint Eugene’s Cathedral, Derry On these Sundays in Ordinary Time, we are invited to journey with Jesus in a more or less unbroken narrative from Saint Matthew’s Gospel.  Last Sunday – had it not been for the Feast of Corpus Christi – we would have been starting […]

Information for media on the Funeral Liturgy of the late Detective Garda Colm Horkan RIP

Background The Funeral Mass for the repose of the soul of the late Detective Garda Colm Horkan RIP will be celebrated today at 12.00pm, in Saint James’ Church, Charlestown, Co Mayo, in the Diocese of Achonry.  The chief celebrant of the Mass will be Monsignor Tommy Johnston, Parish Priest of Charlestown, who will also deliver […]

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