About
Shop
Contact Us

News Features

Millennial celebrations at Buckfast Abbey

Religious life under the Cistercian rule continues at Buckfast Abbey under the motto ora et labora or pray and labour.

2018.05.26.

Make malaria prevention a priority for UN World Health Day

Malaria is a preventable and treatable. Worldwide, between 2000 and 2015, the incidence of malaria fell by 37%

2018.04.06.

Syria’s heartbreak must end, says Trócaire

Families are trying to stay alive in dark, ill-equipped shelters in Eastern Ghouta. The shelters are not supplied with enough water or food, and children have not seen sunshine for weeks.

2018.02.26.

Diocese of Cork and Ross prays for papal visit in August

The Holy Father understands our tradition of family life and mission in reaching out to others in faith, says Bishop John Buckley

2018.02.26.

The Pope’s financial advisor, Peter Sutherland, dies aged 71

“He was a man of deep faith and a devoted Catholic but also one who was critical when necessary” - Archbishop Diarmuid Martin

2018.01.08.

More than 3,500 Christmas dinners will be provided by Knights of Columbanus

A key part of the event is that guests are given a spiritual and a festive welcome.

2017.12.23.

Joyous celebration in Carlow for the National Day of Prayer for Children

We are privileged to live in a society and a world that values education. Let us in this month of October, support through our prayer and fund-raising the parts of our world where children so badly need the opportunity education offers.

2017.10.15.

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.

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.

Ecumenical Bible Week: reading & praying together

It began in 2014 as an effort to tap into the ecumenical collaboration of IEC2012. The different traditions would read, pray and celebrate the Bible together over one week.

2016.05.06.

Croí Nua – a programme of faith and renewal

Croí Nua is an innovative multimedia programme on spirituality geared specifically towards adult faith renewal in Ireland.

2015.07.23.

Fr Brendan Purcell concerned for the constitution

Irish philosopher says introducing SSM in Ireland is legally even more catastrophic than it has been in England because of our special constitutional protections for the family.

2015.05.18.

The Marriage Referendum: 22 May 2015

“Children have a right to grow up in a family with a father and a mother capable of creating a suitable environment for the child’s growth and emotional development.”

2015.05.11.

Cardinal Turkson pays tribute to Irish solidarity

“We all have a part to play in protecting and sustaining our common home,” the President of the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace said in his keynote address on Pope Francis's “integral ecology”.

2015.03.29.

St Mel’s rises like a Phoenix from the ashes

After a massive €30 million renovation programme, using the latest building technology and the skills of master craftsmen and contemporary artists, St Mel’s Cathedral will be officially rededicated on Sunday 17 May 2015.

2015.02.05.

President of CatholicTV talks faith and media

Fr Robert Reed is the CEO of a major Catholic television network in the US. He has just published his first book. He talks about the saints, priesthood, renewal and 'Renewed'.

2014.11.26.

The Heritage Community Garden

When Jacqueline Kelleher asked Carmelite Prior, Fr Michael McGoldrick, for a piece of land for a city vegetable garden, he gave it on one condition – that she create a community.

2014.02.10.

May Love be our Lantern Flame

Celebration in Cork by the Presentation Sisters and friends of the declaration of Nano Nagle as Venerable.

2014.02.06.

Living Church Congress in Down and Connor

A special faith event, which was three years in the making, which is set to steer the Diocese of Down and Connor into the future.

2013.11.06.

Pioneer Association Conference on Addiction

‘The Spirit that Sets Us Free – Overcoming Addiction’ conference was held in Dublin over 28-29 September 2013 to coincide with the 115th anniversary of the founding of the PTAA.

2013.09.20.

St Anthony of Padua’s relics are on the way!

He’s the popular saint known to help people find lost items and his miracles have won him affectionate veneration among Christians and non-Christians alike. This autumn, tens of thousands of his devotees in Ireland and Britain are expected to turn out to welcome his relics as they tour the two countries in October and early

2013.09.14.
Online Shop