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Bishop Denis Brennan

Bishop of Ferns pays tribute to priest’s remarkable story

Fr Ricky O’Connor was raised without any faith. This changed when he bought a Bible and began to read it in his late teens. He became a Catholic when he was 22 and began his seminary studies in Maynooth when he was 24.

2019.06.26.

93rd Eucharistic procession for Corpus Christi in Cork

Up to 10,000 people expected at Ireland's largest Eucharistic procession.

2018.06.02.

The gift of priesthood is gladly given in the Diocese of Ferns

Remember what the Holy Spirit took from the disciples in the upper room: their fear and anxiety about the future – Bishop Denis Brennan at the ordination of Fr Billy Caulfied.

2017.06.12.

Priests who work in our parishes deserve unreserved gratitude – Archbishop

One of the biggest challenges facing the Irish Church at the moment is the shortage of candidates coming forward to priesthood and religious life – Bishop of Ferns.

2017.04.14.

Call by Bishop Brennan to stop human trafficking

Annual profits generated from trafficking in humans are as high as $32 billion (€29.1 billion) as 2.4 million people are trafficked globally.

2016.10.26.

National Office for Vocations to be set up in Maynooth

In 1965, 441 priests were ordained in Ireland, but these days it is usually 12/13 annually, Bishop Denis Brennan highlighted at a recent conference for vocations directors.

2016.06.16.

Easter Week 1916 set the Irish people on a new path

“A century later and the journey goes on, we are still writing our story, still trying to make real the promise and the dream of 1916" - Bishop Denis Brennan.

2016.03.29.

Invite someone to return to church in Year of Mercy

Bishop Denis Brennan of Ferns issues pastoral letter for Year of Mercy which will be distributed in parishes across the diocese this coming weekend.

2016.02.26.

Bishop outlines Ferns’ safeguarding progress

"Unintended consequences" of the focus on the mechanics of safeguarding and zero tolerance highlighted.

2015.10.17.

Our Lady’s Island wins Shrine of the Year award

WorldPriest organisation praises Wexford pilgrim centre's prayerful promotion of the Global Rosary Relay in June.

2014.09.12.

Just 20% of couples do pre marriage course in Ferns

Number is "unacceptably low" Bishop Denis Brennan warns.

2014.02.19.
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