There are now very serious concerns about the consequences to the viability of Bord na Móna as an iconic Irish company, says Bishop Francis Duffy
Over the next 13 years, 28 of our 53 diocesan priests will reach the retirement age of 75 years. By the time children baptised this year reach Confirmation our diocese will be a very different place.
An Teaghlach Naofa is a prayer network founded to pray for the protection of the sanctity of marriage, the family and human life.
“I encourage priests and parish pastoral councils to provide opportunities for people to participate in the Year of Mercy.”
“Sunday mornings we have bigger congregations than we have been seeing for a considerable time. Our webcam is reaching people far from Longford.”
The reopening of St Mel's has been a “great blessing” and an “uplifting moment” for the diocese of Ardagh and Clonmacnois according to parish priest, Fr Brendan O'Sullivan.
"Here was a man of total commitment to the missionary cause to which he devoted his life. That shines through in every phase of his life,” Bishop Colm O’Reilly.
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.
Longford's Phoenix is seen as a symbol of the renewal for the Irish Church.
Cardinal Brady to lead ceremonies at St Mary’s Pro-Cathedral in Athlone.
Primate pays tribute to outgoing leader of the diocese.