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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.


Bishop threatens “boys” who want to kidnap him with excommunication

"Until the population dialogues with their children and gives me a written guarantee of the safety of the pastors who work for them, the parishes will remain without pastors,” - Bishop Nkea.


Meath prepares to welcome new bishop

The man to be the next Bishop of Meath, Tom Deenihan, has a wealth of experience in the field of education, having been a teacher, a diocesan education secretary and general secretary of the Catholic Primary School Managers Association.


Belfast man appointed auxiliary in Westminster

Canon Paul McAleenan studied for the priesthood in St Patrick's College Thurles. Cardinal Nichols will preside at episcopal ordination on 25 January.


Irishman appointed Bishop of Nottingham

61-year-old Mgr Patrick McKinney from Buncrana Co Donegal will be ordained Bishop of Nottingham by Cardinal Vincent Nichols on Friday 3 July.


Limerick synod should discuss women deacons

“I have been constantly told by people working in the Vatican that they can’t say no to women deacons, they just don’t want to say yes" - Dr Phyllis Zagano.


New Administrator appointed in Killaloe

Fr Des Hillery, parish priest of Nenagh, to oversee the running of the diocese until a new bishop is appointed.


New bishop draws inspiration from Donal Walsh

“On my own I won’t get very far, but together, people and religious and with my brother priests and Bishop Willie, we will do great things for God” - Fr Cullinan.


Pope appoints new Bishop of Waterford & Lismore

Limerick priest Fr Alphonsus Cullinan replaces Bishop William Lee who retired on health grounds in October 2013.


Pope Francis names new Bishop of Plymouth

Rector of Allen Hall Seminary is the son of Irish emigrants from Connemara.


Primate expresses regret at retirement of Bishop Lee

Leader of the Church in Waterford and Lismore steps down due to ill health.


Bishop Treanor launches pastoral plan for Down and Connor

Parishes to activate culture of volunteering.


Bishop appeals for safety on roads over bank holiday

Prayer for motorists recommended.


Clogher celebrates first priestly ordination in 11 years

Resurgence in vocations sees six men studying for priesthood in diocese.


Claims bishop rebuffed invitation from Orange Order denied

Spokesman for Down & Connor says no “private invitation” was received by Bishop.


New Bishop expresses solidarity with those hurt by difficult economic times

Bishop Ray Browne warns it is by no means certain that good times will soon return.


Preparations underway for episcopal ordination in Kerry

Bishop Bill Murphy prepares to pass the baton to Bishop-elect Ray Browne.


Bishop McKeown selected as bishop catechist for WYD

Over 250 bishops will provide catechetical sessions for WYD pilgrims.


New Bishop of Ardagh and Clonmacnois announced

Primate pays tribute to outgoing leader of the diocese.


Bishop calls for prayers for drowning victim

Five lose their lives in drowning accidents in the past four days.


Bishop leads prayers for legislators ahead of key vote

On the eve of “a defining moment for our country we cannot but focus on the life of the unborn," says Bishop of Limerick

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