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Bishop Denis Nulty

Nuns’ side of the story must be told

Bishop Denis Nulty publicly acknowledges and recognises contribution of Mercy Sisters and religious generally to Irish life and culture, and to life and culture far beyond Irish shores.

2018.11.13.

Bishop laments damage pornography does to the young

Good quality Catholic-inspired programme for Relationships and Sexuality Education sought by Bishops Nulty and Doran.

2018.08.07.

WMOF2018 has already exceeded all records – Bishop Nulty

In his homily for Sunday's televised Aifreann na Clainne, the Bishop of Kildare & Leighlin warned that "The pursuit of the material is miles away from gospel values.”

2018.07.16.

Bishop Nulty urges farming families to be alert to farm safety

“The numbers dying are still too great; the occasions of death are still too familiar; the column inches in newsprint, national and provincial, are still too frequent” - Bishop of Kildare & Leighlin warns.

2018.06.27.

Diocesan fun day offers families quality time together

Liturgy, prayer, music, sport, food and fun promised at Kandle Family Fun Day in Carlow.

2018.06.16.

Faith is not private, says Bishop Nulty at Knock

The Corpus Christi Procession is essentially a missionary movement as it winds its way along public streets and public pathways before ending for Benediction, according to Bishop Nulty.

2018.06.06.

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.

Four deacons ordained on Easter Monday

Two transitional deacons ordained by Bishop Denis Nulty for Irish Dominicans while Bishop Brendan Kelly ordains the diocese of Achonry's first two permanent deacons.

2018.04.03.

Bishop notes people’s value and appreciation of their priests

“As a diocese, as a faith family, we have so much this Chrism Night to give thanks for; our priests and the witness they give, sometimes at a cost to their own health and mental well-being” - Bishop Denis Nulty.

2018.03.27.

Bishop Nulty’s Homily for St Patrick’s Day

Pray for me “that I may be faithful to the apostolic office entrusted to me in my lowliness and that in your midst I may be made day by day a living and more perfect image of Christ, the Priest, the Good Shepherd, the Teacher and Servant of all”. 

2018.03.17.

Churches close for duration of red alert

All church and religious services cancelled as freezing blizzard hits Ireland and whole population is urged to stay indoors.

2018.03.02.

Boxes of prayers for Catholic Schools’ Week

Bishop of Kildare and Leighlin invites school communities to pray and place prayer petitions in box in school prayer spaces.

2018.01.19.

No going back says Bishop as Presentation nuns leave Kildare town

"The Presentation family landscape is changing but the Sisters would be the first to acknowledge the song must not stop with the Sisters; a dance must evolve out of a wake.” - Bishop Denis Nulty

2018.01.11.

Bishops join Columban missionaries in launching centenary celebrations

The Columbans were “our heroes and we looked up to them, we admired their courage, and the way in which they risked everything for the Gospel of Christ" - Archbishop Michael Neary of Tuam.

2017.11.25.

Red light-up against the persecution of people of faith

Archbishop Eamon Martin said: “It is shocking to realise that in the twenty-first century, Christians continue to be persecuted, displaced, intimidated, tortured, and even executed on account of their faith. Places of worship are targeted by violence and destruction.”

2017.11.22.

World Meeting of Families recruits volunteers at Ploughing

The most asked question at the Ploughing was “Is Pope Francis coming to Ireland?” That has not been confirmed yet – not even by Bishops Denis Nulty and Fintan Monahan who visited the World Meeting of Families 2018 stand on the first day.

2017.09.21.

Without priests from abroad, Mass schedule will “change drastically”

Bishop of Kildare and Leighlin commends priests from abroad in presence of visiting bishop from Kerala, India.

2017.09.09.

Mercy sisters leave Rathangan

The closure was a necessary response to falling numbers of those entering the convent, but was a sad moment.

2017.08.31.

Kildare & Leighlin to be twinned with Diocese of Maiduguri in Nigeria for WMF2018

“We talk a lot about the challenges of family life but those of you who are here today are here because you know that overall the family brings a fulfilment into your lives that is quite unique.”

2017.08.29.

All set for Family Picnic Day at Punchestown

Child of Prague statue is out and “Hail, rain, snow or sunshine the picnic is on this Sunday, and it’s going to be great,” says Bishop of Kildare and Leighlin Denis Nulty.

2017.08.25.

Kildare and Leighlin to welcome first of many priests from Romania

“It is my express intention to keep all our 117 churches open. This won’t happen without support from outside Ireland. This won’t happen without lay people taking a greater role of leadership in their local faith communities,” said Bishop Nulty.

2017.08.24.

Red hat for Bishop Nulty as €10m college extension gets under way

Extended but never modernised, during the freezes of 2010 and 2011, some of the rooms were no warmer than 4 °C.

2017.08.13.

Accord restructures into three limited companies

Of the 43 part-time centre-based secretaries who were offered either a statutory redundancy payment or revised conditions involving reduced hours and pay, 21 took redundancy option.

2017.07.18.

Country’s youngest priest ordained in Kildare and Leighlin

Twenty-five-year-old David Vard from Athgarvan became the first person from Newbridge to be ordained for the diocese of Kildare and Leighlin in over 20 years.

2017.06.27.

Diocese to train lay replacements for retiring priests’ admin role

“The present situation of the shortage of vocations, the age profile of the priests and the stress associated with such realities needs serious reflection,” said Bishop Nulty.

2017.06.23.

New book highlights Nano Nagle’s contribution to social justice

“From the poverty-stricken and colonial context of 18th century Ireland, Nano Nagle lit a flame for freedom through education, leaving us a legacy that continues to grow and expand into the complex world of the 21st century.”

2017.06.13.

Couples for Christ marks 15 years

Movement for couples celebrates with Bishop Denis Nulty with multiple renewals of wedding vows.

2017.04.21.

Radical reappraisal of what parishes might look like is needed: Bishop

At the annual Chrism Mass, Dr Nulty said he was “acutely aware of the ... strains that exist ... where the age profile of the priesthood continues to rise, and where sometimes even to organise relief cover is next to impossible”.

2017.04.12.

Relic of patron saint of Luxembourg to be housed in Carlow Cathedral

St Willibrord is one of the most important saints in Europe and has appeal across many Christian communities. He studied and was ordained in Carlow.

2017.03.19.

“Music is a central element of our Catholic worship” – Bishop Nulty

New setting of the Mass by composer Padraig Meredith launched last Sunday in St Conleth’s parish church in Newbridge, Co. Kildare.

2017.02.28.
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