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Bishop Alan McGuckian

Irish and international delegation of bishops promotes peace in the Holy Land

The bishops are determined to go to Gaza to help remind the small Christian community that they are not forgotten as Christians.

2020.01.11.

Irish bishops to partake in annual pilgrimage to Holy Land this January

"The Holy Land Coordination stands in solidarity with all Christians in Israel and Palestine."

2019.12.14.

Bishop pledges Raphoe will assist any abuse investigation

Responding to a TG4 documentary on child sexual abuse by clergy and others in Donegal, Bishop Alan McGuckian said the allegations were "a source of revulsion and shame for all associated with the diocese".

2019.11.04.

Bishops back today’s school strike on climate change

“My key message today is: wherever we call home it is incumbent on all of us to live responsibly, and in a sustainable way, always thinking of our neighbour” – Bishop Alan McGuckian, chair of the Bishops’ Council for Justice and Peace.

2019.09.20.

Bishop believes Church in Ireland is “heading towards growth”

Over 800 young people attended this year’s Youth2000 Summer Festival and the atmosphere at it was, according to Bishop Phonsie Cullinan, one of “wall-to-wall joy”.

2019.08.20.

Pope Francis blesses new statue of Our Lady of Knock

The new processional statue will be formally unveiled later this month as part of events to mark the 140th anniversary of the Knock apparitions in 1879.

2019.08.11.

National Evangelisation Teams marks 15 years in Ireland

“It is my prayer that all the lay faithful will realise that we are all called by Baptism and Confirmation to be a part of a new springtime for the faith.”

2019.06.08.

TDs back Occupied Territories Bill

Products bought in Ireland from illegal Israeli settlements deprive Palestinians of their homes, their farms and their livelihoods, say bishops as they ask for support for the Control of Economic Activity (Occupied Territories) Bill 2018.

2019.01.25.

Difficult issues to work through in Israel, says Irish bishop

Israeli Christians have it particularly tough and are “systematically marginalised".

2019.01.20.

Ahead of Red Wednesday “horrific reality” of persecuted Christians highlighted

“We state definitively that those who do not respect freedom of thought, conscience and religion must be held to account” – Chair of the Council for Justice and Peace of the Irish Catholic Bishops’ Conference, Bishop Alan McGuckian.

2018.11.27.

Right to life pastorals published by three bishops this weekend

We will never again have a more important vote. There is no cause more noble than to stand up for those who cannot stand up for themselves. Never before in history have we had so much scientific proof that the unborn baby is a living, breathing human being.

2018.04.16.

New translation of the missal in Irish due in the autumn: Primate

Archbishop Eamon Martin would like to see more parishes, not just those in the Gaeltacht, introduce regular Sunday worship in the Irish language.

2017.08.08.
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