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Bishop Brendan Kelly

Bishop clarifies Church appeal on opt-out students

“Our concern is that in schools we are involved in, if religious education is not taken as a subject, we would want the issue of ethics, heritage and so on, to be considered,” says Bishop Leahy.

2018.07.20.

Calls for action and for prayer as referendum date looms ever closer

“Pray that Ireland will continue to earnestly support and care for the right to life of the unborn child.”

2018.05.14.

Pope Francis appoints Bishop Brendan Kelly as Bishop of Galway

A native of Craughwell, and a priest of longstanding, dedicated service in the diocese of Galway, is returning to his roots - Archbishop Eamon Martin.

2017.12.11.

“We are priests because God has called us”

Bishop Brendan Kelly ordains Rev Declan Lohan, a former barrister and member of the Legion of Mary and Youth 2000, to the priesthood for ministry in the Diocese of Galway.

2017.07.25.

Weekend’s ordination in Oranmore is a first for Co. Galway parish

Deacon Declan Lohan, a former barrister, is to be ordained a priest for service in his home diocese of Galway, Kilmacduagh and Kilfenora.

2017.07.19.

Bishop Casey funeral attended by 1,600

“Prayer led him to peace and trust and to the confidence that the past was in safe hands and the future was also in safe hands. God had turned his wounds into wisdom” – Bishop Martin Drennan.

2017.03.17.

Minister’s comments on plurality in provision of schools welcomed

Education and Training Boards to measure demand for multi-denominational schools and consult with existing school owners such as the Church about the possible transfer of schools to a new model.

2017.01.31.

‘Requiem 1916 – Marbhna’ performed at Knock

Those gathered came to “salute, to pray for and to remember the men and women of 1916” – Bishop Brendan Kelly.

2016.11.25.

Catholic schools unfairly criticised Bishop argues

The vast majority of Catholic primary schools are not oversubscribed, which means they accept all students whose parents apply for admission.

2016.02.04.

Proclaim Good News of all of Creation: Bishop Kelly

Bishop of Achonry leds the annual pilgrimage to Máméan last Sunday and urged the faithful to look after and preserve God's handiwork.

2015.08.06.

Person-centred education was Bishop Flynn’s passion

“From the beginning he was a teacher, and a very good one by all accounts. The word most often used by people was kind. Quiet in disposition and very discreet.”

2015.06.07.

Numbers up at annual Legion of Mary pilgrimage

Bishop Kelly recalls standing ovation given to Frank Duff at Second Vatican Council.

2014.10.01.

Achonry launches Year of Prayer with renowned writer

Diocese to listen to people and share what they have to say about the situation of the Church.

2014.02.02.

Bishop Kelly pays tribute to journalist Seán Flynn

“Seán gave particular attention to children with education needs and ... the access of children from the Travelling community to education."

2014.01.31.

CSW celebrates “unique” Catholic vision of the child

Bishop Brendan Kelly speaks ahead of the launch today of Catholic Schools Week 2014.

2014.01.20.

Catholic patrons included among nine new schools

Application by Diocese of Cloyne with the Cork Education and Training Board (ETB) as well as Edmund Rice Schools Trust successful.

2013.11.29.
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