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Homily of Archbishop Michael Neary for Vocations Sunday 2021

Each vocation builds up the Kingdom This Sunday is designated as a day of prayer for Vocations.  The different vocations of marriage, single life, religious or consecrated life, and priesthood all influence, contribute to and support each other, and together they help to build up God’s kingdom.  The stirring of priestly vocations However, I would […]

Homily of Archbishop Dermot Farrell at the ordination of Damian Casey to the priesthood

Liturgically we are still in the Easter season, so I may adapt one of its motifs to the present occasion. Haec est dies (‘This is the day which the Lord has made’).  The motif is particularly appropriate to the occasion of ordaining a man to the priesthood. This is an important day for the Franciscan Order and […]

Alan Brogan ‘Walks with Hope’ for Irish emigrants on Sunday

Photo opportunity available at 12.00pm at the Papal Cross, Phoenix Park   On Sunday, Alan Brogan, former Dublin Gaelic footballer and three-time All-Ireland medal winner, will be ‘Walking with Hope’ to raise funds for marginalised Irish emigrants.  He will be joined by Father Paul Ward and they will begin at midday from the Papal Cross […]

Bishop Cullinan welcomes Pope Francis’ message for vocations to marriage, priesthood or religious life

Mass to be broadcast for Vocations Sunday by RTÉ television and radio at 11.00am The 2021 World Day of Prayer for Vocations will be celebrated this Sunday, 25 April.  Bishop Alphonsus Cullinan, chair of the Bishops’ Council for Vocations, has welcomed Pope Francis’ message for Vocations Sunday on the theme ‘Saint Joseph: The Dream of […]

Meeting between Archbishop Eamon Martin and Minister Stephen Donnelly

Following contact from Minister Donnelly’s office today, Archbishop Eamon Martin had a meeting with the Minister this afternoon to discuss concerns that have arisen following the publication on Friday of SI 171/2021. Minister Donnelly was joined at the meeting by Dr Colette Bonner from the Office of the Chief Medical Officer.  Archbishop Eamon Martin explained […]

Statement by Bishop Noel Treanor in Response to the Recent Attacks on Jewish Graves

Over the weekend, I was shocked and disgusted to hear that, once more, a number of Jewish graves were attacked and damaged within the City Cemetery. I extend my heartfelt support to all the families and the wider Belfast Jewish community who have been affected and deeply hurt by this incident. These senseless acts of […]

 Homily of Bishop Michael Router at Mass for the Third Sunday of Easter

“Childhood is short and any substantial period of conflict and separation can lead to a parent missing significant moments in a child’s life such as First Communion and Confirmation” – Bishop Router Peace be With You! Jesus appears to his disciples in this morning’s gospel, and he greets them with the words, “Peace be with […]

Meeting between the Taoiseach and the Church Leaders Group (Ireland)

The following statement was published by the Government Press Office: The Taoiseach today met with all island Christian Church Leaders: Most Rev Eamon Martin, Roman Catholic Archbishop of Armagh & Primate of all Ireland  Most Rev John McDowell, Church of Ireland Archbishop of Armagh & Primate of all Ireland Rt Rev Dr David Bruce, Moderator […]

Further delay in resettling refugee children “appalling” – Bishop Denis Brennan

“I call on Government to act as quickly and decisively as possible in this case to bring these children to safety and shelter” – Bishop Brennan Following further delays to the resettlement of children to Ireland from the Moria refugee camp in Greece, Bishop Denis Brennan, chair of the Bishops’ Council for Immigrants, has issued […]

Church Leaders call for unified political response to address violence and community tensions

Following recent disturbances in Northern Ireland, the Church Leaders Group (Ireland) has written an open letter to political leaders in Northern Ireland, the Governments of the United Kingdom and Ireland, and the European Union.  In the letter Church Leaders: Echo the appeal from local Church and community leaders for political leaders to treat Northern Ireland’s […]

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