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Bishop Donal McKeown

Two Irish seminarians ordained deacons in Rome

Rev Malachy Gallagher is preparing for service in the Diocese of Derry and Rev Bill O’Shaughnessy is preparing for service in the Archdiocese of Dublin.

2016.03.30.

Primate visits Derry home of Buncrana victims

“At a time like this I realise that any words of mine are totally inadequate. The enormous tragedy that has struck this family has stunned us all into silence."

2016.03.24.

The shamrock is there to be preached not drowned!

“Patrick did not play on differences but knew that faith could build bridges rather than walls” – Bishop Donal McKeown of Derry.

2016.03.18.

Too much emphasis on physical perfection: bishop

Church needs to challenge the consumer society which benefits from selling 'things' offering ‘salvation’ on the surface but neglect the inner reality of people’s lives.

2016.03.09.

Mullingar Cathedral hosts “24 Hours of Mercy”

Other dioceses host 24 hour vigil as part of the Church’s Jubilee of Mercy declared by Pope Francis.

2016.03.02.

Bishop warns schools not to prioritise league tables

"Jesus challenges our schools to prize mercy over an educational mannequin parade" - Bishop Donal McKeown of Derry.

2016.02.01.

‘All families include imperfect relationships’

"I heard figures recently suggesting that the average 16 year old in Great Britain is more likely to have a iPhone at home than their dad" - Bishop Donal McKeown.

2015.12.30.

The world is full of people crying out for healing

"Events from the past must be commemorated with mercy and never with arrogance, triumphalism or victimhood” - Bishop Donal McKeown.

2015.12.14.

150 attend Derry diocesan youth ministry conference

"Don’t bury your talents! Bet on big ideals, those ideals that enlarge the heart, and those ideals that will make your talents fruitful": John McAreavey.

2015.10.30.

‘Church must reflect the importance of women’

“I believe that we have not yet come up with a profound theology of womanhood in the Church” - Bishop Donal McKeown of Derry.

2015.10.16.

Dana to address Cursillo 30th anniversary celebration

Cursillo was introduced into Derry Diocese in 1985 and to date over 5,000 people have experienced a Cursillo weekend.

2015.09.07.

Hundreds of Cursillo pilgrims finish walk in Knock

Annual five-day Cursillo camino ends at the National Shrine as pilgrims from Derry, Dublin, Cork and Belfast pour into Knock later today.

2015.07.19.

New priest ordained for the diocese of Derry

"Sow generously in season and out of season. Leave worries about the growth to the Lord," Bishop Donal McKeown tells newly ordained Fr Seán O'Donnell.

2015.06.15.

Become architects of the future NI bishop urges

Irish Churches Peace Project (ICPP) promotes community reconciliation through the Churches.

2015.03.27.

Singing trio The Priests join Nuncio at alma mater

Archbishop Brown pays tribute to past students serving the Church including Bishop Donal McKeown and Frs Martin and Eugene O'Hagan and Fr David Delargy.

2015.02.13.

Community urged to ‘gather round’ Cuddihy family

The deaths of Jimmy and Kathleen Cuddihy “have caused tears, fear and anxiety in this parish and far beyond it” - Bishop Donal McKeown.

2014.10.29.

Vocations are firmly on Irish Church’s agenda: Bishop

“We need to help priests recover their confidence in themselves and their priestly ministry” - Fr Stephen Langridge tells diocesan vocations directors.

2014.10.28.

Synod is a chance to ask big questions of society

Bishop Donal McKeown marks 40th anniversary of ACCORD in Derry diocese.

2014.10.23.

NI is still not a society at peace with itself: Bishop

Ceasefires and decommissioning in people's hearts needed Bishop Donal McKeown warns.

2014.09.01.

Renewal is not merely about restructuring: Bishop

Bishop Donal McKeown of Derry leads 50th anniversary celebrations at Our Lady, Star of the Sea church in Desertegney.

2014.08.27.

Bishop McKeown and 365 pilgrims visit Lourdes

Theme of 2014 Derry pilgrimage is ‘The joy of conversion’.

2014.07.02.

Give all for the pearl of great value: Bishop of Derry

Church cannot be concerned with self preservation but must 'be' good news to the world.

2014.05.12.

Pope Francis’ vocations message welcomed

“To choose a life as a priest or religious in contemporary Ireland is a radical option, although a hugely fulfilling one.” – Bishop McKeown.

2014.05.09.

New Bishop of Derry to be installed today

Bishop Donal McKeown intends to "be available and be accessible" to the people of Derry.

2014.04.06.

Incoming Bishop of Derry pays tribute to the city

Church must generate enthusiasm for the future rather than fear: Bishop McKeown.

2014.03.16.

Pope Francis appoints Bishop McKeown Bishop of Derry

"Bishop Donal brings many gifts to his new role": Archbishop Eamon Martin.

2014.02.26.
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