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Bishop Dermot Farrell

Bishop Farrell warns against portraying God as Santa Claus

In his homily at a Mass in St Kieran’s College for priests celebrating their ordination jubilees, the Bishop of Ossory stressed that the kingdom of God does not come about by “being passive”.

2019.09.01.

Bishop saddened by “zombie” comments at Kilkenny Mass

Capuchins apologise, saying Fr Tom Forde’s comments were not intended to “cause hurt to anyone”.

2019.06.14.

Seeds of democracy and vision sown in 1916 needed today says Bishop Farrell

“The great challenge, now as it was then, is to create a society which will enable all of its citizens to flourish in equality in a country with an identifiably distinctive voice in Europe and in the world, an Irish republic, a sovereign independent state to use the words of the Proclamation.”

2019.05.09.

“We must confront the truth, confront our own failures”

Bishop Dermot Farrell of Ossory acknowledges that speaking of the sexual abuse perpetrated by some members of the clergy is painful and unpleasant.

2019.02.26.

The greatest threat to Catholic education is a lack of parental involvement

“The family is the privileged place of encounter and growth – parents are the first teachers, the home is the first school of humanity.”

2019.02.02.

Bishop of Ossory laments “very clerical” Irish Church

There is “little sense of mission within the Catholic Church in Ireland” and no sense of what that mission should be, Bishop Dermot Farrell tells conference in Kilkenny.

2018.11.27.

Bishop calls for attitude change over Church’s abuse scandals

“The courage of abuse survivors who first brought the horrific truth of sexual abuse to light must continue to be matched by our courage to listen to the survivors and to respond in truth and in justice to all of them.”

2018.10.29.

Tributes paid to the late Bishop Laurence Forristal of Ossory

Funeral of the 87-year-old Bishop Emeritus who died on Wednesday will take place on Saturday at St Mary’s Cathedral.

2018.10.12.

“This is a watershed moment in Irish society” – Bishop Crean

Seven bishops issue pastoral letters on Eighth Amendment over bank holiday weekend in a bid to influence more people to vote No in the upcoming referendum.

2018.05.08.

Bishop Farrell celebrates 150 years of the Little Sisters of the Poor

"The slope of the aging population, along which Ireland is sliding, presents major challenges. Perhaps never before has there been such a need to care for the aging poor."

2018.04.17.

Former Taoiseach John Bruton pays tribute to Bishop Farrell

“He takes a huge interest in people and their lives, particularly when they face difficult times, such as bereavement.”

2018.03.13.

Love shows itself in action, says Ossory’s new bishop

Words alone are not enough - love has to show itself in action. That is the vocation of everyone, particularly of the bishop. - Dermot Farrell on his first day as Bishop of Ossory

2018.03.12.
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