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First ever universal Synod reflects the critical crossroads the Church is at – Bishop Leahy

Press Pack: Audio download link: Audio File Video download link:  Video File First ever universal Synod reflects the critical crossroads the Church is at – Bishop Leahy Synod cannot be a talking shop and will fail if it fails to listen to people Synod is greatest Church event since Second Vatican Council Sunday 17 October 2021:  Bishop […]

Have there been synods in Ireland in the past?

Have there been synods in Ireland in the past? Although there were earlier synods held in Ireland, perhaps the most well-known of the medieval synods were those of Cashel (1101), Ráith Bressail (1111) and Kells-Mellifont (1152). These laid the foundations for both the reform of the Church in Ireland – asserting papal and episcopal authority […]

A 10 point checklist for those managing parish and diocesan social media accounts

A 10 point checklist for those managing parish and diocesan social media accounts This is a quick 10 point checklist for those managing parish social media accounts:  1. Ponder before you post. Think before you Tweet. Think inspiration before sharing on Instagram 2. You are what you share – be careful how you represent yourself […]

Social Media FAQs: How do I know what social media exists in the name of my parish/diocese?

How do I know what social media exists in the name of my parish/diocese? This can be a bit of a mine field. There are so many different groups within a parish and a diocese and many of them will have gone ahead and set up social media profiles. Issues can arise when someone moves […]

Social Media FAQs: How do I get more followers on social media?

How do I get more followers on social media? The answer is if you build it, they will come! [Thanks to Field of Dreams for that quote] Managing parish and diocesan social media is not like building a house or writing a book. You put all the effort and energy into the build or the […]

Social Media FAQ: Should I link my Parish Facebook and Twitter accounts? 

Should I link my parish Facebook and Twitter accounts?  The answer is definitely no! While it might seem like a time saver, the effect on those just following your parish on Twitter can be negative. While you continue to happily post on Facebook with your lovely glossy image and text, your followers over on Twitter […]

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