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Bishop Noel Treanor

Churches make plans for Brexit

“There are core values and practices arising out of the Gospel that will lie at the heart of all the churches’ contributions at every level of engagement, from informing the opinions of individual members, to official contributions by the churches, to governments and institutions.”

2018.10.28.

Bishop Treanor ordains first permanent deacons for Down and Connor

Nine new deacons include two prominent barristers, one of whom was raised a Presbyterian before he became a Catholic.

2018.10.16.

Former Monaghan GAA footballer ordained a priest

Welcoming Fr Seán Mulligan’s ordination, the Diocesan Administrator of Clogher, Mgr Joseph McGuinness, said his answer to God’s call was a “great grace and joy to the whole diocese”.

2018.07.02.

New priests for Dublin and Clogher

Fr Robert Smyth was ordained on Friday for the Archdiocese of Dublin and Rev Seán Mulligan will be ordained today for the Diocese of Clogher.

2018.07.01.

New priest ordained for Diocese of Down and Connor

Thirty-four-year-old Fr Tony McAleese is a former catering manager and the first priest from St Vincent de Paul's in Belfast to be ordained in the parish in 50 years.

2018.06.20.

Bishop Treanor elected as vice president of European Bishops’ COMECE

Bishop Treanor previously served as Secretary General of COMECE from 1993 to 2008, before his ordination as Bishop of Down and Connor.

2018.03.22.

Dioceses introduce measures to minimise flu spread 

The handshake represents a low risk of spreading virus, but if people are uncomfortable about it, they can use a smile or a bow - Dublin Archdiocese.

2018.01.12.

Catholic priest explains Luther in Presbyterian church

Christians are rediscovering a monk who was a Catholic, a reformer, a figure around whom much unity in faith is being re-forged, comments Bishop of Down and Connor, Noel Treanor.

2017.11.11.

Vatican’s Cardinal Farrell addresses 500 delegates on Amoris Laetitia

“Go and read the entire document and don’t start with the footnotes or chapter 8, start at chapter 1 and read through the entire document.”

2017.10.04.

Former BBC journalist to make her first profession today

Three years after Martina Purdy joined the Adoration Sisters in west Belfast, she will profess her vows along with former barrister, Sr Elaine of the Heart of Jesus Kelly.

2017.09.23.

Founder of CatholicIreland to be Bishop of Raphoe

Fr Alan McGuckian SJ will be Ireland’s first Jesuit bishop.

2017.06.09.

Historic church on Rathlin Island reopened by Bishop Treanor

“Today Rathlin is part of a world and of a society which, for all the achievements of modernity, is now searching for, indeed sometimes screaming for, ultimate meaning, purpose and hope.”

2017.03.28.

Suspected arson in Belfast was “violation of the sanctity of the church”

Bishop condemns attack which damaged well-known Catholic church.

2017.02.02.

“Uncertainty reigns in Ireland” over Brexit, European bishops told

Bishop Noel Treanor addresses autumn plenary assembly of the 27 bishops’ conferences of COMECE in Brussels on the possible impact of the UK’s decision to leave the EU.

2016.11.01.

Bishop Treanor condemns destruction of Jewish graves

“What a tragedy and blemish that the long-present, beloved and treasured Jewish families of our community should suffer yet again such actions of disrespect, violence to the memory of their beloved dead."

2016.08.29.

Catholic priest to serve on CofI Cathedral Chapter

For the first time in the history of St Anne’s a Roman Catholic Priest will serve on the Cathedral Chapter.

2016.07.29.

Line up for third Faith and Life Convention announced

Former MP and UK Minister of State for Children and Families to talk about how faith prompted her to leave politics and work instead for the Jesuit Refugee Service.

2016.07.27.

Bishop Treanor decries threats to Belfast priest

“To intimidate clergy, social and community workers and all those who are working tirelessly and peacefully in the service of their local community ... is a weak and cowardly act."

2016.06.08.

Dismay at news of NI prison officer’s death

“As a society, let us be more determined than ever to work for peace and for the good of each other” - Bishop Noel Treanor.

2016.03.16.

“We share in the grief of the entire city of Paris”

Church leaders call for prayers to be said in churches across the country today for those killed and injured in the "barbaric and monstrous attacks" in Paris.

2015.11.15.

Govts urged to agree coordinated refugee action plan

“All of us can play our part in making such a plan work on the ground here in Ireland" - Archbishop Eamon Martin.

2015.09.09.

Irish priests invested at Bobbio’s co-cathedral

Ceremony of investiture of the two Irish priests as canons highlights the religious heritage shared by the people of both Down and Connor and Piacenza-Bobbio.

2015.09.06.

Regular Mass attendance at 20% in Down & Connor

"Parents and grandparents today need our ongoing support and challenge to live up to the promises they undertake on behalf of their children” - Bishop Treanor.

2015.05.20.

NI school remembers nuns killed in car crash

Commemoration Mass held at Mercy Primary School in Belfast and special memorial garden opened at the nuns’ former home.

2015.05.06.

New priest ordained for Down and Connor

“We need to keep alive among us a spirit of care and support for our priests, as numbers diminish, priests grow older and pastoral expectations increase”: Bishop Treanor.

2015.05.05.

Church seeks accommodation of religious belief

“Our laws as they stand are having an unjust and disproportionate impact on those of religious faith" - Bishop Treanor.

2015.02.25.

Bishop encouraged by funding decision on St Mary’s

Plan to claw back £1m from the budget of St Mary's teacher training college overruled.

2015.02.13.

Bishop salutes St Columbanus at catacombs

Children and young people need to be introduced to this towering figure of Christian heritage of Ireland and Europe.

2014.10.10.

Two nuns killed in road collision near Newry

Mercy Sisters “struggling to cope with their sudden parting from us.”

2014.10.01.

Over 600 at Down & Connor Faith & Life Convention

Renowned journalist John Allen Jr suggests papacy of Francis represents a Kairos moment for the whole Church.

2014.09.23.
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