"We encourage all Catholics to make time during the season of Advent to celebrate and receive the gift of God’s love in the Sacrament of Reconciliation” – Irish Catholic Bishops’ Conference.
Reward offered by parish committee for leads on the whereabouts of the head of the marble statue of Archbishop Patrick Leahy, which was unveiled in the grounds of Thurles Cathedral in 1911.
‘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.
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.
“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.”
“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.
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.
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
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.
“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.”
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.
Fr Fintan Monahan is currently diocesan secretary in the archdiocese of Tuam and a member of the Communications Council of the Irish Episcopal Conference.
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.
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.
“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."