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Bishop Denis Nulty

Book of ‘Humans of the World Meeting of Families’ launched

“This is a very honest book on family. It’s not pious or devotional; it’s not artifical or canned. It’s rooted, it’s grounded in the joys and sorrows of family life,” said Bishop Nulty

2020.09.21.

Fr Paul Dempsey ordained Bishop of Achonry

For his motto, Bishop Dempsey chose ‘Duc in Altum’, coming from the miraculous fishing event narrated in Luke’s Gospel.

2020.08.31.

All public Masses in Kildare, Laois and Offaly suspended

“I know this is very difficult news particularly for the 38 parishes of Kildare & Leighlin affected by this two-week shutdown” - Bishop Denis Nulty.

2020.08.08.

Musician and bishop rally faithful during pandemic

Bishop Nulty asked Liam Lawton to co-ordinate a virtual performance because choirs were not able to come together to sing due to COVID-19 restrictions. They want the song to give people hope during these difficult times of pandemic.

2020.07.16.

Prioritise safety in agriculture, says bishop at prayer service for farm accident victims

“Each fatality on a farm is much more than a number, than a statistic. It’s a family decimated; it’s a spouse’s heart-wrenching tears; it’s a parent’s worst nightmare,” said Bishop Nulty.

2020.06.29.

Bishop Nulty offers online liturgy and support to Leaving Cert students

“Normally you would have had graduation ceremonies and Masses, and I know how much you miss not having those important moments in your school life. This has been an extraordinary year and a particularly extraordinary couple of months,” said Bishop Denis Nulty.

2020.05.14.

Bishops consider plans to re-open churches

“It has been very difficult for us not being able to gather together in our beautiful church buildings. We’ve had to rely on spiritual communion,” said Archbishop Eamon Martin of Armagh.

2020.05.11.

Bishop Denis Nulty on the deaths of residents at Maryborough Centre, Portlaoise

Every life matters. Every life counts. Every life is precious irrespective of age or potential productivity – Bishop Denis Nulty.

2020.04.17.

58 of Kildare and Leighlin’s priests cocooned while 47 continue on the frontline

In his Chrism Mass homily at the Cathedral of the Assumption, Carlow, Bishop Denis Nulty said the Covid-19 crisis had in a matter of a couple of weeks turned upside-down the economy, personal lives and our understanding of ‘normal’.

2020.04.07.

Faith podcast to offer daily reflections during Holy Week

There are many people feeling alone and isolated at the moment and we hope that our short pieces of audio can assist people in living Holy Week in their homes – Archbishop Eamon Martin.

2020.04.04.

Fr Paul Dempsey PP postpones his Episcopal Ordination 

This decision has been difficult but it would not have been appropriate to proceed with the ordination at this time – Fr Paul Dempsey.

2020.03.20.

Prayers for “brave and selfless health workers” on St Patrick’s Day

The Covid19 crisis, Archbishop Eamon Martin has said, is “a time for an outpouring of the works of mercy towards the sick and vulnerable, and for a spirit of generosity and self-sacrifice, compassion and charity in Ireland, and across the world”.

2020.03.17.

Best-selling author Fr Sean Hyland launches website with poster competition

www.whisperingsofmysoul.com aims to show that science, instead of disproving God, is increasingly making the argument for a Divine Creator.

2020.02.17.

Bishop Nulty says new Govt should appoint a Minister for the Family

"I think there should be a minister appointed to look after the welfare of families because the family is the bedrock on which society is built” - President of Accord.

2020.02.12.

Vatican conference to focus on role of the elderly

“I see this conference as an endorsement of the key role the elderly play in our Church and in society today. Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI recognised that critical role when he wrote a special Prayer for Grandparents in 2008” - Bishop Denis Nulty.

2020.01.29.

Pope Francis appoints Fr Paul Dempsey as the new Bishop of Achonry

A “gifted communicator”, the new bishop has served as Diocesan Youth Director and Director of Vocations and has hosted a successful religious affairs programme on KFM Radio and written a regular column in the Leinster Leader.

2020.01.27.

Green theme for Catholic Schools Week 2020

“The theme for Catholic Schools Week this year encourages us to see that we all have a responsibility to care for the earth, not just for our own future, but for the future of every one of God’s creatures,” says Fr Paul Connell.

2020.01.23.

Parishioners urged to ‘share with the hungry’

This weekend, the third Sunday of Advent, the faithful in Kildare & Leighlin are invited to take home from church a Christmas card with a greeting from Bishop Denis Nuty and a trolley coin keyring with the message ‘Share with the hungry’.

2019.12.15.

John Paul II awards launched in Cork and Ross

Through the awards, young people are able to take an active part in the life of their Church and become more aware of the teaching and role of the Catholic Church in the world.

2019.11.19.

Priest’s website connects the sacred and the scientific

Fr Sean Hyland's new online resource is linked to his book ‘Whisperings of My Soul’ which tells his journey to priesthood following the death of his daughter and his son and later his wife.

2019.11.04.

St Conleth’s leads the way with new parish app

“The creation of an App is very much part and parcel of what it is to be a modern parish in the always connected world that we are all part of.”

2019.10.23.

Church venues gear up for Culture Night

"Faith and culture go hand in hand, and this annual nationwide night of culture offers a perfect opportunity to the parish to be involved.”

2019.09.08.

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.

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.

Bishop Nulty pays tribute to “indispensable” Poor Clares

“They are an invaluable powerhouse of prayer for the wider diocese and indeed much further afield.”

2019.08.14.

Young people get to know Jesus at “play and pray” camp

Camp Veritas, a summer camp with a difference, sets young people alight in faith.

2019.06.30.

Ninth priest from abroad as Kildare and Leighlin prays for vocations

Fr Ciprian Matei, from the Archdiocese of Bucharest, Romania, is to become Curate (CC) in Portlaoise parish.

2019.05.29.

Bishops issue statement on divorce referendum

“It is imperative that we continue to work together to promote marriage and family.”

2019.05.19.

Many hundreds expected at Memorial of Blessed John Sullivan SJ

“We are waiting for that elusive miracle and then we are on to the next stage,” says Vice Postulator of cause for canonisation.

2019.05.12.

Pope Francis pays tribute to first bishop of Kildare

Pontiff joins parish of Newbridge and diocese – 1500 years after St Conleth died on 4 May 519 – in "giving thanks to Almighty God for the example of this saintly bishop and abbot”.

2019.05.07.
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