About
Shop
Contact Us

“After 50 years of priesthood – I would do it all again”: Fr Brian D’Arcy

"I made the decision to be a priest and to stay a priest. I can look back on life and say that anything I have done, I have done for the right reasons – the decision may be right or wrong, but I did the best I could to make a right decision.”

2019.12.31.

WMF2018 company owes half the figure reported by media

Company set up to run the WMF2018 and Pope Francis’ visit to Ireland owes €2.5m not €4.5m as quoted in media reports.

2019.12.31.

Mount Merrion to host Dublin Diocesan World Day of Peace Mass on Wednesday

This path of reconciliation is a summons to discover in the depths of our heart the power of forgiveness and the capacity to acknowledge one another as brothers and sisters, says Pope Francis.

2019.12.30.

Church should consider divesting some parish centres to wider community, says Cavan priest

“There are people who object to these community centres being owned by the Church, in the same way as there are people who object to the fact that so many schools are church-owned,” said Fr Oliver O’Reilly.

2019.12.30.

Gongs galore as five Northern Irish priests named in Queen’s New Years Honours list.

"The Priests Charitable Trust has been able to assist several charitable causes and, as long as we sing, will continue to do so," say Frs Eugene O'Hagan, Martin O’Hagan and David Delargy.

2019.12.29.

Turbulent priest, St Thomas Becket to feature in major British Museum exhibition in 2020

"You can find images of his murder in churches across Latin Christendom, from Germany and Spain, to Italy and Norway. Becket was, and remains, a truly European saint," says Lloyd de Beer of the British Museum.

2019.12.29.

Annual Wexford fast raises €51,000 for local charities

The annual fast began twenty-eight years ago and has since raised an estimated €750,000 for worthy causes.

2019.12.28.

Unwanted presents can be given to Crosscare at Pro Cathedral in Dublin

Crosscare will give unwanted items to people living with very little, as well as the homeless.

2019.12.28.

Syrian family move home for Christmas after 8 years of flight

“For me, returning home is like being reborn. I can’t even begin to describe the joy I am feeling," - Elias Ghattas.

2019.12.27.

Wexford Adoration Sisters move from convent of 144 years

“We celebrate the Eucharist and the Divine Office in choir every day” – Adoration Sisters.

2019.12.27.

Irish Agriculture aid helps combat poverty and food insecurity

“More than 800 million people in the world suffer from severe levels of food insecurity” – Minister Michael Creed.

2019.12.27.

Attacks on Christians in Nigeria increased during 2019

Preliminary data states that over 1000 Christians have been killed since January.

2019.12.26.

2020 marks the start of a “decade of delivery”, hopes Trócaire CEO

“We can all play our part to support a movement that puts the furthest behind first,” says Caoimhe de Barra.

2019.12.26.

National Gallery’s 12 Artworks of Christmas include nativity

The gallery stated that the sharing of 12 seasonal artworks was “a National Gallery of Ireland advent calendar of sorts.” Each day a painting was chosen from the national collection and highlighted on social media such as Facebook.

2019.12.25.

“There is something special about Christmas and the Christmas message”

In his Christmas homily, Archbishop Diarmuid Martin says Christmas is a moment when our faith emerges, even if we have drifted away from regular practice of that faith.

2019.12.25.

Be conscious of throwaway mentality this Christmas – Primate

“I can’t understand why people would choose to attack Greta Thunberg. She is passionate about what she believes; she is only a young girl and she is speaking prophetically to the world and what do we do – we attack her. We attack her message."

2019.12.24.

Church leaders call for Northern Ireland’s restored devolution in new year

While we acknowledge that points of difference obviously remain, the goal of restoring devolution remains within reach – Ireland’s church leaders.

2019.12.24.

Seeking refuge is the central theme of Christmas, says President Michael D. Higgins

“I wish each and every one of you a peaceful and happy Christmas and a new year of hope and possibility,” says President Michael D. Higgins.

2019.12.23.

BAI rejects complaint over negative comments regarding Funeral Mass and the Rosary

“It is very disappointing when media agendas succeed in trampling over and insulting faith practice," - Martin Long, Director of the CCO.

2019.12.22.

Catholic adoption agency Cúnamh closes after 106 years

Cúnamh has facilitated 5,700 adoptions and 1,700 reunions between adopted persons and their birth relatives.

2019.12.21.

Bishop and President of Maynooth concerned by racism

“A new language of racism, mostly opportunistic, understated, but no less toxic, has emerged in our public and political discourse, stoking hostility towards the ‘other’ and testing our own sense of hospitality for the first time,” warned Fr Michael Mullaney.

2019.12.21.

Christmas message 2019 from Bishop Kevin Doran

My thoughts turn to families in our own diocese who have welcomed the birth of a child during this past year and to those who are expecting a baby in the near future – Bishop Kevin Doran.

2019.12.20.

Christmas parcels go to 19,000 children in Syria this year

For the eighth year running, ACN is providing Christmas parcels for displaced children, including warm clothes, shoes, toys, devotional items and other essentials.

2019.12.20.

Bishops of Cork: celebrating Christmas without denying the reality of evil

This was the moment God changed the course of human history – Bishop Fintan Gavin and Bishop Paul Colton.

2019.12.20.

Archbishop highlights scandal of human trafficking

“Christians are called to make the connection between faith and earth, between theology and ecology, constructing common cause with those who challenge confinement and usher in freedom. This is where we will find Jesus Christ today” – Archbishop Michael Jackson.

2019.12.19.

NI bishops urge non-cooperation with abortion services

In a statement issued on Tuesday 17 December 2019 the bishops state that all Christians and people of good will are obliged in conscience not to cooperate formally in abortion services, “even if permitted by civil legislation”.

2019.12.19.

Pontifical secret abolished for cases of sexual abuse

Dioceses can no longer “quote the pontifical secret to avoid either cooperating or sharing with the authorities” Archbishop Charles Scicluna warns.

2019.12.18.

Christmas message from Bishops of Clogher focuses on homelessness

Bishops urged Christians to stand and work together to show solidarity and pastoral outreach and to give hope to people, assuring them that they do not have to face this problem of homelessness alone.

2019.12.18.

Maynooth celebrates 50th Christmas Carol Service

Newly commissioned music performed to mark the carol service's golden jubilee and the 225th anniversary of the founding of St Patrick's College.

2019.12.17.

Dundalk Church Launches 24-hour Streaming Service

Rector and parish administrator of St Joseph’s in Dundalk, Fr Noel Kehoe CSsR, described the new initiative as “an exciting new tool in our mission to preach plentiful redemption.”

2019.12.17.
Online Shop