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Bishop Nulty opens Blessed John Sullivan exhibit

“John Sullivan didn’t do pomp and ceremony; he is, after all, a People’s Saint,” said Bishop Denis Nulty.

2019.08.29.

Pope Paul VI and Archbishop Romero to be canonised in October

Paul VI implemented the changes made by the Second Vatican Council; Oscar Romero was its first martyr.

2018.05.28.

More candidates take a step closer to sainthood

Fr Patrick Peyton the well known “Rosary Priest” as well as 16 martyrs killed for their faith during the 1936-1939 Spanish Civil War, have been cleared for beatification.

2017.12.28.

Irish-American Capuchin Fr Solanus Casey beatified in Detroit

Fr Solanus Casey is thought to have been instrumental in obtaining many cures and blessings for the faithful in Detroit.

2017.11.19.

Jesuit joy as Fr Edward Cosgrove ordained

“Poverty in a priest still touches hearts, while ostentation always alienates.”

2017.05.16.

Overflow of joy at Fr Sullivan beatification in Dublin

Faithful to the vow of poverty, he gave immediately to others every gift he received.

2017.05.15.

Seven Irish Columbans among 84 modern-day martyrs of Korea who may be beatified

All seven had the opportunity to flee, but chose to remain with their flock – it is for this reason that they are considered martyrs by the Church.

2017.02.13.

Mother Kevin: a cause for celebration

The Irish woman’s greatest legacy is the Congregation of the Little Sisters of St Francis, which has more than 550 members in Africa today.

2016.11.20.

Pope approves miracle attributed to John Sullivan SJ

Catholic and Church of Ireland archbishops join Jesuits in welcoming the news that the Irish priest, who was baptised an Anglican, is to be beatified.

2016.04.28.

Pope denounces those who defamed Romero

Prelate was “stoned with the hardest stone that exists in the world: the tongue" resulting in his cause for sainthood being held up for years.

2015.11.01.

MSCs to attend beatification of man they baptised

Benedict Daswa was baptised by Fr Gus O’Brien (MSC), who is originally from Galway, while Fr John Finn (MSC) from Clare presided at his burial.

2015.09.10.

Irish reform leader wrote to Pope about Romero

Brendan Butler co-founded the Irish El Salvador Support Committee in 1979. Last year he wrote to Pope Francis asking him to hurry on Monsenor Romero's cause.

2015.06.09.

President pays tribute to missionaries’ selfless work

Last year, 356 missionary projects were approved for funding by Misean Cara, which is financed by up to €14 million from Irish Aid.

2015.05.28.

President Higgins attends Mass for Romero

Desperate attempts by thousands of refugees to cross the Mediterranean is a challenge to ‘Christian’ Europe, which demands a coordinated and compassionate response.

2015.05.25.

Church gathers to honour Archbishop Romero

Beatification is not only a fitting tribute to his work, "it is also a powerful message of solidarity to those who continue to put their lives at risk to speak out against injustice".

2015.05.23.

Oscar Romero Radharc documentary to air on RTE

Documentary originally aired a month before Archbishop Romero was murdered in 1980, and contains his last interview.

2015.05.16.

Calls for Co Limerick-born priest to be beatified

Fr Liam Hayes dedicated his life to the poor of Obera where he set up homes for children and adults with severe physical and intellectual disabilities as well as a hospice.

2015.04.26.

Beatification call for heroic Titanic priest

When the ship began to sink, Fr Byles was offered a lifeboat place several times but he refused, staying to help, hear confessions and pray with those still on board.

2015.04.17.

Cardinal Nichols speaks of Romero’s martyrdom

“Today, in the name of this martyr, we resolve again to be upholders of this God-given dignity of every person.”

2015.03.22.

Pope declares Archbishop Romero a martyr

Three other martyrs recognised: Polish Franciscans, Michal Tomaszek and Zbigniew Strazalkowski, and Italian Fr Alessandro Dordi.

2015.02.04.

Focolare founder on path to beatification

Opening of the cause of beatification of Chiara Lubich takes place on 27 January and will be led by Bishop Raffaello Martinelli of Frascati.

2015.01.26.

Vatican ruling moves Romero’s cause forward

Panel of theologians say Archbishop was killed “in hatred of the faith” paving the way for his recognition as a martyr.

2015.01.11.

NaPro fertility expert endorses Humanae Vitae

Dr Thomas Hilgers warns that many women have been damaged and traumatised due to contraception, abortion and IVF.

2014.10.27.

Pope Francis bestows blessing on Meath priest

Parish priest Fr John Brogan overcome as Pope imparts blessing following beatification ceremony of Blessed Paul VI.

2014.10.25.

Pope Paul VI to be beatified on Sunday

Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI, who was made a cardinal in 1977 by Pope Paul, will attend beatification ceremony.

2014.10.18.

Cardinal Baldisseri calls for free discussion at Synod

Important for participants to feel free to express themselves “without fear or suspicion.”

2014.10.07.

Beatification of Opus Dei leader Alvaro del Portillo

Bishop del Portillo made several visits to Ireland and, as a child, he learnt his first words of English from an Irishwoman.

2014.09.27.

Pope speaks in Korea about the quest for peace

Reconciliation and stability needed for lasting peace Pontiff underlines.

2014.08.15.

Irish missionaries may be beatified in Korea

Seven Columbans were killed during the early days of the Korean War.

2014.08.03.

Teams of Our Lady celebrate 50 years in Ireland

Movement has "stood the test of time" but needs to move outwards and spread the message to other couples.

2014.08.02.
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