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Irish CDF official praises media’s role in exposing clerical abuse

“You never get used to it, and you can feel your heart and soul hurting.”

2019.06.23.

Archbishop Martin condemns “depravity” of recent shootings

"Those who perpetrate and sponsor such violence merit nothing but rejection and disdain. They belong behind bars and their business of death must be undermined and destroyed.”

2019.06.04.

New pastoral centre will nurture unity in Ballymun

St Pappin’s parish centre was renovated from the former presbytery of the Columban Fathers when they served in St Joseph’s parish, one of the three parishes which amalgamated last December to form the new parish of St Pappin’s.

2019.05.22.

Dublin review calls for more parish- and parent-led preparation for sacraments

The data reveals that Ireland is unique in its dependence on schools in preparing for and celebrating the sacraments.

2019.05.16.

Pope Francis appoints Dublin priest as new bishop of Cork and Ross

Fr Fintan Gavin is the current Chancellor of the Archdiocese of Dublin and a highly regarded canon lawyer with extensive pastoral experience.

2019.04.08.

“The Voice UK” steals Emmanuel Concerts soloist

Talented young singer will miss performing in the Emmanuel Concerts because she has made it through to the next round of “The Voice UK”.

2019.02.24.

Diocese turns to parish funds to pay priests’ salaries

Waterford and Lismore and the Archdiocese of Dublin count the cost of declining contributions to envelope collections.

2019.02.19.

Young Irish Catholics travel to Panama for WYD2019

Group of 30 young people from Dublin will arrive in Panama this Friday (18 January) and will stay with families in a host parish, where they will take part in a social justice programme with local parishioners.

2019.01.15.

Appeal goes out for unwanted Christmas gifts

Don’t exchange unwanted Christmas gifts. Bring them to Pro-Cathedral – Crosscare.

2018.12.28.

WMOF documentary to feature on RTÉ

“We filmed in the months leading up to it and from the day [Pope Francis] arrived. That is captured and the highs and lows, the anticipation and the preparation for the event and then Croke Park and the days in the RDS and the papal mass” – Ciara Nic Chormaic.

2018.12.13.

Archbishop pays tribute to Dublin priests’ 1000 years of ministry

“Social media are powerful instruments yet paradoxically they can sadly become a trap for fruitless and at times even nasty internal Church polemics.”

2018.11.13.

Holy Cross College Clonliffe to be sold to the GAA

“It is no longer financially sustainable or prudent for the diocese to retain a property of this size and scale, which is no longer fit for its purposes”.

2018.10.12.

Pope’s Skoda to be given to Crosscare to help homeless

Staff will assist homeless families at the Mater Dei hub move on from this temporary facility to more secure, long-term accommodation.

2018.08.28.

Conference mobilising youth in parishes postponed

Dublin diocese opens up bookings for World Youth Day 2019 in Panama.

2018.05.05.

Ecumenical Bible Week focuses on Handing on the Faith

Symposium will include presentations by John Waters on ‘Taking us Back to the Father’, Rev Ginnie Kennerley on ‘The Family Today: Healing and Expansion in Christ’, and Nick Park on ‘Modern Family – Ancient Problems’.

2018.04.25.

As cold snap hits, SVP pledge to help with fuel bills

SVP will look sympathetically on requests for assistance with high heating bills. 

2018.03.03.

Sunday Mass Obligation in current weather situation

No obligation if the weather impedes attending Mass

2018.03.03.

Churches close for duration of red alert

All church and religious services cancelled as freezing blizzard hits Ireland and whole population is urged to stay indoors.

2018.03.02.

Emmanuel kick starts musical preparations for WMF2018 papal Mass

Over 2,500 students from 70 different schools perform three pieces which have been specially written for the World Meeting of Families in August.

2018.02.27.

Church in Dublin set to welcome 31 catechumens and 1 candidate

“Your presence and activity are signs of the renewed sense of Christian vocation and call to holiness of all Christian faithful. I thank you for that witness" - Archbishop Diarmuid Martin.

2018.02.20.

Dioceses introduce measures to minimise flu spread 

The handshake represents a low risk of spreading virus, but if people are uncomfortable about it, they can use a smile or a bow - Dublin Archdiocese.

2018.01.12.

Two priests ordained for Dublin

Like St Laurence O'Toole "we need a faith where theology and prayer, witness and care of the poor belong together and can influence the world around us and make society more loving" - Archbishop of Dublin.

2017.11.15.

Prayers for Barcelona at youth festival

Over 1,000 young people pray for victims of terrorist attack at Youth 2000 summer festival in Tipperary.

2017.08.19.

Joy in Dublin and Clogher as three ordained deacons in Rome

In the Church of St Alphonsus in Rome Archbishop Diarmuid Martin reminded the ordinands of the dangers of clericalism and urged them to “Believe what you read, teach what you believe and practice what you teach.”

2017.04.19.

Archbishop Martin to ordain three deacons in Rome today

Two deacons will serve as priests in the archdiocese of Dublin while the third will serve in the diocese of Clogher.

2017.04.18.

Marie Collins resigns

“I find it impossible to listen to public statements about the deep concern in the Church for the care of those whose lives have been blighted by abuse, yet to watch privately as a congregation in the Vatican refuses to even acknowledge their letters,” said Marie Collins.

2017.03.02.

Tributes paid to Cardinal Desmond Connell

"I think in the beginning he had no idea of the extent of the problem. But he was the one who said ... we have to know ... I admire his courage ... because it wasn’t an easy thing” – Archbishop Diarmuid Martin.

2017.02.22.

Diocese of Ossory appoints Pastoral Plan Co-ordinator

Appointee to support work of parishes and offer vision and leadership to enable priests and people make needed changes to allow parishes continue to be vibrant faith communities.

2016.06.04.

National collection for World Meeting of Families

This weekend’s collection will be followed by another national collection next year and a final one in 2018, all aimed at defraying some of the large costs involved.

2016.05.24.

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.
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