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Archbishop Kieran O’Reilly initiates Listening Process in Archdiocese

The Archbishop of Cashel & Emly, Dr. Kieran O’Reilly, has initiated a Listening Process in the Archdiocese with the aim of getting the views of the people of the Archdiocese on how best to chart the future of the Catholic Church.

2017.09.30.

Mary Immaculate College to Host Major Conference on Martin Luther

Ireland’s largest Catholic third level college will host a major conference on Martin Luther and his relationship with the Catholic Church next week.

2017.09.30.

Irish Aid launches annual report

“2016 saw the scale of humanitarian need in the world reach record levels with over 130 million people in need of humanitarian assistance. Ireland is committed to providing humanitarian assistance to ease the plight of civilians caught up in conflicts and natural disasters,” - Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, Simon Coveney, T.D.

2017.09.29.

American sisters find warm welcome in Limerick

There are trends to secularisation all over the western world and Ireland is no different. It’s a serious challenge and problem in society but we need to be able to answer the call to meet that challenge head on.

2017.09.29.

Bishops visit EU in advance of Brexit

“Essentially we must always promote the human and insist that the human is put at the centre of the European project” – Bishop Nicholas Hudson.

2017.09.28.

New Prior for Lough Derg

Fr Laurence (La) Flynn intends to seek the way for Lough Derg to move ahead ‘in a missionary key’, reaching out from a place that is geographically ‘on the margins’ to offer a welcome to those who feel themselves to be ‘on the margins’.

2017.09.28.

Bishop laments “tragic situation of enormous proportions” in Myanmar

Chairman of Trócaire, Bishop William Crean, says the development agency is working on the ground in Myanmar and “committed money immediately to the situation”.

2017.09.27.

Former president among first lay ecumenical canons for Church of Ireland

The Most Revd Dr Michael Jackson, the Archbishop of Dublin stated: “In a small yet significant way I hope that the cathedral will be able to recognise, in the year of the 500th anniversary of the Reformation, the distinct and unique contributions of a wide range of people associated with public and religious life in Ireland from a wide variety of perspectives.”

2017.09.27.

Bishop Monahan highlights Legion of Mary’s role in vocations

19 new seminarians have begun their formation for Irish dioceses, eight of whom have begun a propaedeutic year in locations in Ireland and abroad.

2017.09.26.

Catholic schools must not be a source of division

At a Mass to mark the beginning of the new school year, Archbishop Diarmuid Martin warns that a narrow one-size-fits-all financial model can easily become a straitjacket for disadvantaged schools.

2017.09.26.

A diamond service: Irish Chaplaincy in Britain celebrates 60 years of ministry

The Irish Chaplaincy in Britain celebrated its Diamond Jubilee Mass with Bishop John Kirby of Clonfert

2017.09.25.

Spiritual and existential simplicty is an act of witness, Pope Francis tells Cistercians

Continuing in the way of your spiritual tradition, identify with courage new possibilities and occasions to witness your charism in the present of the Church and of society, Pope Francis tells Trappist monks and nuns

2017.09.25.

Dublin Archdiocesan Culture Night offering was ‘a collection of collections’

There was a focus on the post-war years when there were appeals for the Congo, Biafra and East Pakistan.

2017.09.24.

Archbishop Martin Unveils Plaque for Grand Uncle Killed During WW1

The Archbishop of Armagh and Primate of All Ireland, Dr Eamon Martin has said that Ireland’s history of conflict meant many Catholics killed in the First World War were not “adequately” remembered.

2017.09.24.

Sr Stan Calls for More Action on Youth Homelessness

  A leading campaigner against homelessness in Ireland has called for more action on youth homelessness. Speaking at a conference on youth homelessness at Thomond Park in Limerick City, organised by Focus Ireland, the charity’s founder & Life President, Sr. Stan Kennedy called for more action to help the record 826 young people who are

2017.09.23.

Former BBC journalist to make her first profession today

Three years after Martina Purdy joined the Adoration Sisters in west Belfast, she will profess her vows along with former barrister, Sr Elaine of the Heart of Jesus Kelly.

2017.09.23.

Bishop of Cloyne to Ordain Six New Permanent Deacons

The Bishop of Cloyne Bishop William Crean, will ordain six married men as permanent deacons in the Diocese of Cloyne at a special Mass this Sunday, 24th September, in Co. Cork. Speaking about the decline in those signing up to become priests in Ireland, he said the diocese’s new deacons should not be seen as

2017.09.22.

No nukes is good nukes with the adoption of UN Treaty on Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons

The adoption of the UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons has been warmly welcomed by Uachtarán na hÉireann, Michael D Higgins. In a statement coinciding with the opening up of the treaty for signature by the heads of national governments around the world, President Higgins hailed it as ‘the world’s first legally-binding treaty

2017.09.22.

Ploughing offers encounters and time for pause

“It is an occasion where hundreds of thousands of people gather. Wherever people gather is the place to be and it is what Pope Francis wants us to do – to get out and be out among the people,” says Bishop Fintan Monahan.

2017.09.21.

World Meeting of Families recruits volunteers at Ploughing

The most asked question at the Ploughing was “Is Pope Francis coming to Ireland?” That has not been confirmed yet – not even by Bishops Denis Nulty and Fintan Monahan who visited the World Meeting of Families 2018 stand on the first day.

2017.09.21.

Pope’s Astronomer to Visit Kerry Next Month

The Pope’s Astronomer, Brother Guy Consolmagno is to visit the Kerry International Dark Sky Reserve next month. The reserve is a 700sq/km area that takes in Kells, Cahersiveen, Valentia Island, Portmagee, The Glen, Ballinskelligs, Dromid, Waterville, and Caherdaniel in County Kerry. It is one of only three gold-tier reserves in the world, and since September

2017.09.20.

Mercy Day celebration marks anniversary

"On the 24th (September) we always have Mercy Day celebrations. But this year on our 190th anniversary of the founding of the house, we will live stream to the ‘Mercy family’, so to speak. We are in 44 countries of the world.. "

2017.09.20.

Culture night exhibition to show Church in Dublin’s response to disasters

According to Dublin diocesan archivist, Noelle Dowling, some of the material on display on Friday night includes photographs and letters of thanks and appreciation from Vietnam, which suffered devastation during 20 years of war from 1955 until 1975.

2017.09.20.

Dominicans celebrate week of vocations

Four novices make their first profession, one makes his solemn profession and five new members join the order.

2017.09.19.

World is now living with the reality of climate change, warns eco theologian

We need to stop talking about the threat of climate change and realise it is no longer a threat but an occurrence taking place right now.

2017.09.19.

Cavan Novena will have a Family theme

An icon of the Holy Family, commissioned for WMOF2018, will be on display in Ss Patrick and Felim Cathedral

2017.09.18.

Catholic caucus for UK Labour Party at Brighton next week

There are 3.8 million Catholic voters in England and Wales and Labour will ignore them at its peril.

2017.09.18.

Mater Dei providing emergency housing for homeless families

The crisis of homelessness and poverty persists right across our diocese and our country

2017.09.17.

Catholic Bishop of Derry Pledges Support to Cofl Community after Church Vandalism

The Catholic Bishop of Derry, Dr Donal McKeown, has said that the Catholic community in Derry City will do all it can to help the Church of Ireland community, after the city’s Protestant Christ Church was vandalised in a sickening attack. Vandals defecated and urinated in Christ Church during the break-in where extensive damage was

2017.09.17.

Fr Peter McVerry Gives Guarded Welcome for use of Bedsits to Solve Homeless Crisis

One of the country’s leading homeless campaigners has said that he is in favour of temporarily bringing back bedsits – but only if they are of ‘acceptable quality’. Fr Peter McVerry made his comments when interviewed this week on Newstalk Radio. The single room accommodation was outlawed in 2013 because so many of the single

2017.09.16.
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