"People regularly make vocational inquiries to our office and we look forward with hope to the future of the diocesan priesthood in Ireland” - Fr Willie Purcell.
Everything worthwhile and lasting in the life of the Church, and in life in general, begins with reflection, prayer and the invocation of the Holy Spirit – Bishop Michael Router.
Primate recalls “outstanding” example martyred Saint gave as the 350th anniversary of the appointment of Oliver Plunkett as Archbishop of Armagh is marked.
Kilmore priest warns that the Church must never hanker for the certainties of the past but work towards creating a new expression of what it means to be Church in this time and this place.
“When the lives of three young people are taken away so abruptly, and in the fullness of their youth and potential, we are left speechless and the grief is overwhelming.”
“A tireless peacemaker and bridge-builder” who was one of the “great figures of the ecumenical movement in Ireland – a role he accomplished through gentle friendship and witness”.
The “pervasive crime, gangland killings and continued threat of paramilitary violence" as well as poverty & homelessness shows "much still needs to be done to create a culture of life & prosperity for all."
“My intention is that across the Archdiocese as many young people as possible will learn to pray together a decade of the Rosary at 12 noon each day during the month of May.”
"I pray that anyone who enters through the Holy Doors in our diocese will experience, in a profound way, the love of God who consoles, pardons and instils hope.”