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Extraordinary Month of Mission welcomed by Archbishop Kieran O’Reilly SMA

When an “extraordinary” year or month is declared, the Pope is asking us to become more focused and attentive during this special time, says Julieann Moran, national secretary of World Missions Ireland.

2019.07.26.

Historic day for Cork and Ross as Bishop Gavin installed

“We stand in solidarity with survivors and their families and we continue our commitment and vigilance to the protection and safeguarding of children in our Church and in society.”

2019.07.01.

Great hopes for new bishop of Cork and Ross

“The challenge is just starting again, to a new family, a new home, a new faith community.”

2019.06.30.

Archbishop “alarmed” by “inflammatory language” against Travellers

“Travellers are finding themselves at the centre of unwelcome and unfair comment. Our society, which is already unequal, cannot afford to become any more polarised” – Archbishop Kieran O’Reilly.

2018.10.30.

Pray for safe return of kidnapped missionary, says Archbishop Kieran O’Reilly

Fr Pierluigi Maccalli SMA, working in Niger, is believed to have been kidnapped by jihadist militants.

2018.09.21.

Archbishop O’Reilly leads celebrations to mark Columbans’ centenary

The Columbans have left “an amazing legacy” and have made “an amazing investment in people” - Dr Mary McAleese.

2018.07.01.

Calls for action and for prayer as referendum date looms ever closer

“Pray that Ireland will continue to earnestly support and care for the right to life of the unborn child.”

2018.05.14.

Pray especially for Peace this Sunday

Pope Francis invites us all to ask ourselves 'What can I do for peace?'

2018.02.25.

Missionary congregations discuss future challenges

As part of its centenary celebrations, the Missionary Society of St Columban held an international colloquium in Dalgan Park last week aimed at mapping out the future direction of mission in the Church.

2018.02.13.

Thurles to get its first Parish Priest after more than 200 years

The parish of Thurles has only had an administrator until now. Recent clergy changes have enabled the parish to have its first parish priest since 1774

2017.11.05.

Archbishop pays tribute to Irish missionaries

“They have been wonderful in their ability to contribute. Very often, as missionaries, they just do the work – they are not looking for the limelight.”

2017.10.10.

ACP backing for priest’s stance over male-only diaconate

Call for every diocese in the country to hold off on the introduction of the permanent diaconate until the Vatican’s commission on women deacons has made its report.

2017.08.12.

Archbishop Kieran O’Reilly believes Permanent Diaconate will benefit Church

“It is going to become more and more a normal feature of life ... because many of those ordained will be coming in contact with us at funerals and weddings, baptisms, etc.”

2017.02.19.

Archbishop of Cashel & Emly to lead inaugural Mission Walk

Proceeds from the walk will go towards the Love and Hope Centre for people with HIV/AIDS in Nakuru, Kenya. The archbishop will be joined on the day by his Excellency, Mr Richard Opembe, the Kenyan Ambassador to Ireland.

2016.10.13.

Pope Francis announces new bishop for diocese of Killaloe

Fr Fintan Monahan is currently diocesan secretary in the archdiocese of Tuam and a member of the Communications Council of the Irish Episcopal Conference.

2016.07.29.

‘We should cherish our system of primary education’

Archbishop of Cashel & Emly pays tribute to the commitment of teachers and parents, as well as the boards of management, and the facilities available to children today.

2016.06.13.

ACP urge Irish bishops to hold a national synod

“The Church is at a cross-roads,” he said, “and we could get stuck at the cross-roads unless we decide to respond proactively”.

2016.05.22.

Bishops opposed to weakening right to life of unborn

Hierarchy focus on five key election issues: housing crisis, education, crime, healthcare, right to life and refugee crisis.

2016.02.19.

Message from Pope to Irish Church for Day for Life

“We are honoured that the Holy Father has expressed his prayerful support to us here in Ireland” - Archbishop O'Reilly.

2015.10.04.

Bishops recall Ad Gentes in mission month

Ad Gentes “Put the missionary agenda firmly at the heart of the life of the Church” - Archbishop Kieran O'Reilly SMA.

2015.10.03.

Pope to present pallium to two Irish Archbishops

Archbishops Eamon Martin and Kieran O'Reilly will be among the 46 prelates who will receive the pallium in the Vatican on Monday.

2015.06.27.

New priest ordained for Diocese of Killaloe

Fr Michael Geraghty is the youngest priest in Killaloe. He will spend his summer helping the diocesan pilgrimage to Lourdes followed by a stint of missionary work in Africa.

2015.06.16.

Archbishop O’Reilly launches book by WMI director

“Each one of us is asked to leave our comfort zones and reach out to others to spread the joy of the Gospel. But in order to evangelise, we need first to be evangelised ourselves."

2015.05.21.

New Administrator appointed in Killaloe

Fr Des Hillery, parish priest of Nenagh, to oversee the running of the diocese until a new bishop is appointed.

2015.02.12.

New archbishop sets out his priorities for ministry

Archbishop Kieran O'Reilly to focus on preaching the Word, tackling trafficking and promoting missionary communion in Cashel & Emly.

2015.02.09.

New archbishop reflects on his calling to priesthood

Archbishop Kieran O'Reilly SMA shares his thoughts on his own consecration to God in advance of his installation in Cashel & Emly.

2015.02.07.

Irish bishops to visit Christian communities in Gaza

Archbishop Kieran O’Reilly of Cashel & Emly and Bishop Raymond Browne of Kerry will join the bishops of the Holy Land Co-ordination in solidarity visit.

2015.01.06.
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