“Along with the priests, religious and lay-faithful of the Diocese of Down and Connor, we are truly overjoyed and wish them many years of continued service of the Universal Church and fruitful ministry as priests of the Diocese of Down and Connor” – Bishop Noel Treanor, Bishop of Down and Connor.
In a statement, Monsignor Liam Kelly, Administrator of Kilmore Diocese said the politician, whose car was burnt out in an arson attack at his home in Co Leitrim, had been “courageous in speaking out against racism”.
Founded in Kenya by Irish missionary Fr Patrick Devine in 2009, the Shalom Centre for Conflict Resolution and Reconciliation is committed to conflict transformation through peace-building.
“Let us resolve to raise awareness, to keep our eyes open and to cooperate at all levels of society for an end to this evil in our midst,” says Archbishop Eamon Martin of Armagh.
When the cathedral was established and consecrated in 1030, the liturgical language in use was Latin. Following the Anglican Church’s break with Rome, the main language of worship was English.
"The success proves that Independents can legislate and are capable of being legislatures of change," says Donegal TD Thomas Pringle.
"As a nation, we need to ensure that our reliance on foreign direct investment does not lure us into a false sense of security," said Bishop Gavin, calling for greater support for indiginous industry.
We have been reflecting and discerning...about the future of first-class provision of philosophical, theological and pastoral formation for the whole Irish Church - Archbishop Eamon Martin
I strongly support the tribute evening to honour Fr Paul Byrne who, with great passion and conviction, led a deeply impactful missionary life – Bishop Denis Brennan.
Among hundreds of attendees at the Alpha Ireland Conference last weekend were recently ordained Bishop Michael Router, Bishop Alphonsus Cullinan, Bishop Denis Nulty, and the Most Reverend Dr Michael Jackson.
Bishop Fintan Monahan of Killaloe expresses concern in a statement on Wednesday that “we are living more-and-more in a two-tier Ireland - with the regions losing out”.
During the last three months, the bishops and tens of thousands of people have been calling on political representatives to restore the NI Assembly to address the normal pressing democratic issues but especially to debate and halt the abortion legislation.
Protests were held at Stormont on Monday as the Assembly met for the first time in almost three years to discuss Westminster's new liberal abortion laws which will now be imposed on Northern Ireland.
Púca invokes "all the old pagan gods that were here in Ireland... Why would we have a festival like that after St Patrick brought the Catholic faith?”
‘It is good at this moment of prayer to remember the missionaries who may be in difficult situations because of war and civil unrest. I particularly ask that you remember a colleague of mine, Fr Pier Luigi Maccalli SMA, kidnapped in Niger,’ says Archbishop O’Reilly.
‘The kindly light will never be defended by nastiness and bitterness,’ Archbishop Diarmuid Martin tells social media pundits and online trolls.
'Our Resale Rail Sale will help to increase awareness of the bigger issues of fashion and textiles eco-damage,' says fashion show promoter Cathy Martin.
Archbishop Kieran O’Reilly SMA will celebrate a dedicated Mass for World Mission Sunday in the Cathedral of the Assumption in Thurles in Co Tipperary, at 12 p.m.
In a strong statement on the right to life, the Bishop of Clogher asks political representatives in Northern Ireland to set their differences aside.
‘We are very excited. We hope it will be a moment of grace for us here in the North and for all of Ireland as well’ – Manuel McGivern, spokesperson for Focolare.