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Cardinal Newman among five new saints canonised in Rome

‘The Lord sets our hearts free and heals them if only we ask Him,’ said Pope Francis in Rome yesterday.

2019.10.14.

Irish government and UCD criticised ahead of Newman canonisation

Newman was one of the great literary figures of the 19th century and the founder and first rector of the university now known as UCD.

2019.10.11.

Prince Charles will lead UK delegation at Newman canonisation in Rome

“His ministry, especially among the poor, is a permanent sign of the Church’s pastoral compassion and a challenge to us all today.”

2019.09.14.

Pope Francis authorises canonisation of Cardinal John Henry Newman

For me the truly remarkable nature of this moment is that this is an English parish priest being declared a saint ... I hope every parish priest in England will hold his head high today knowing Cardinal Newman is declared a saint – Cardinal Vincent Nichols.

2019.02.14.

Another step towards canonisation for Mother Kevin

Today Mother Kevin is remembered in Uganda for her love of the vulnerable and marginalised in society and her special concern for the care of lepers who were neglected.

2018.11.28.

Irish aid agency welcomes Oscar Romero’s canonisation

“Archbishop Romero’s values, conviction and compassion still influence Trócaire today and help guide us in our work.”

2018.10.14.

Seven to be canonised in Rome today

Blessed Nunzio Sulprizio will be made a saint today, in line with Pope Francis's desire to canonise a teenage saint during the month-long meeting of the world Synod of Bishops on Young People.

2018.10.14.

Pope Paul VI and Archbishop Romero to be canonised in October

Paul VI implemented the changes made by the Second Vatican Council; Oscar Romero was its first martyr.

2018.05.28.

Paul VI to be made a saint following approval of miracle

The miracle relates to the healing of a baby in the womb whose life, and that of her mother's, were under threat.

2018.02.07.

Cathedral dedicated to Mother Teresa on her 20th anniversary

Ceremony at St Teresa Cathedral in Pristina attended by the Kosovo President Hashim Thaçi and religious leaders from Kosovo and Albania.

2017.09.06.

New path to sainthood announced by Pope Francis

Greater love has no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.

2017.07.15.

Bishop Doran pays tribute to Boys Town founder’s courage

“I do not believe that a child can be reformed by lock and key and bars, or that fear can ever develop a child’s character.”

2017.06.17.

Pope Francis warns of a global war on marriage

In canonising Louis and Zelie Martin together during the Synod on the Family, Pope Francis was sending a clear message that as husband and wife, mother and father, they lived a life of supreme holiness: Archbishop Martin.

2016.10.04.

Bishop Fintan Monahan ordained in Ennis Cathedral

New bishop hopes to invite Pope Francis to visit Killaloe at Irish bishops' Ad Limina visit to Rome in January.

2016.09.26.

Thousands participate in online homage to St Mother Teresa

Collaboration between Church Services TV and Heaven's Road FM "showed the power of the web for evangelisation" and as "a compelling tool for extending the Mission of the Church".

2016.09.13.

Relics of St Maximilian Kolbe to visit Dublin

The Saint’s relics will visit Ireland on 1 - 2 October 2016 to mark the 75th anniversary of his martyrdom in Auschwitz in 1941.

2016.09.12.

Pope hosts lunch for 1,500 homeless to honour Mother Teresa

“She bowed down before those who were spent, left to die on the side of the road, seeing in them their God-given dignity; she made her voice heard before the powers of this world, so that they might recognise their guilt for the crime of poverty they created.”

2016.09.05.

Mass of canonisation of Mother Teresa today on RTÉ One

Archbishop Martin will be interviewed by Dame Anne Widdecome in a BBC 'Songs of Praise' special on Sunday evening which also features interviews with Loreto Sisters about Mother Teresa’s time in Dublin.

2016.09.04.

The mission goes on as Mother Teresa is canonised in Rome

The Missionaries of Charity in Dublin will be serving up the breakfast they provide each week for some of the less fortunate as their foundress is canonised by Pope Francis.

2016.09.03.

Two-day online celebration of the life of Mother Teresa

Church Services TV and Heavens Road FM radio station will be joining forces to stream Masses, choirs and guests from over 20 different locations in the UK and Ireland focusing on the life and legacy of Mother Teresa .

2016.09.02.

Bridgettine Day to mark canonisation of Mother Elisabeth Hessleblad

Swedish nurse who converted to Roman Catholicism and founded the Bridgettine Sisters saved the lives of a number of Jewish people during the Holocaust.

2016.08.21.

Vatican to issue new stamp for canonisation of Mother Teresa

A number of events are planned to mark Pope Francis' canonisation of the ‘Saint of the Gutters’ on 4 September.

2016.08.09.

Festival Day of St Oliver Plunkett to be celebrated today

"In new and unfamiliar countries the Irish pub, GAA club, provide a kind of home from home, a familiar place to gather, but so too the Church can provide a sense of home from home.”

2016.07.03.

Vatican sets date for Mother Teresa’s canonisation

Primate of All Ireland to celebrate Mass in Armagh this evening for Blessed Teresa and for her four Sisters killed with 12 co-workers in Yemen on 4 March.

2016.03.16.

Consistory to set date for Bl Teresa’s canonisation

Pope will sign decree for the canonisation of the 'Saint of the Gutters' on 15 March setting the date and venue of her sainthood ceremony.

2016.03.08.

Blessed Teresa of Calcutta to be canonised

“At the age of 18, Blessed Teresa came here to study English and begin her life as a nun with the Loreto Sisters in Dublin” - Archbishop Eamon Martin.

2015.12.19.

Parents of St Thérèse of Lisieux canonised in Rome

Louis and Zélie Martin are the first married couple with children to become saints in Church history.

2015.10.19.

ACCORD worked with 60,000 people last year

The canonisation of married couple Blessed Louis and Zèile Martin, parents of St Thérèse of Lisieux, is the first in the history of the Church.

2015.10.18.

Archbishop to bless & dedicate room to Frank Duff

The ‘Frank Duff Room’ is a memorial and celebration of the connection between the Servant of God, St Peter’s Church and the Vincentian Community.

2015.08.21.

‘Criminal Minds’ actor to receive St Pio Award

Tony and Emmy-winning actor and director Joe Mantegna to be honoured at inaugural St Pio Foundation awards.

2015.05.09.
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