A “gifted communicator”, the new bishop has served as Diocesan Youth Director and Director of Vocations and has hosted a successful religious affairs programme on KFM Radio and written a regular column in the Leinster Leader.
“Fr John Fingleton did an awful lot of work. To me he is a saint,” said Independent Cllr Ben Brennan, who first proposed the road renaming.
“We have to equip and train leaders and provide facilities for formation. We want to work towards a situation where all parishes in this Archdiocese benefit from their gifts and expertise. The new collection is one step in that process” – Archbishop Diarmuid Martin.
Bishop Nulty said that his thoughts and prayers are with Fr John’s mother, brothers and sister, his priest colleagues in Kildare and Leighlin, his team in Faith Development Services and ACCORD, Carlow and his many parishioners in Abbeyleix.
Bishop Denis Nulty publicly acknowledges and recognises contribution of Mercy Sisters and religious generally to Irish life and culture, and to life and culture far beyond Irish shores.
“Isobel was so excited for her big day next year and when she found out that she may have to celebrate it without all her friends she was extremely disappointed.”
Pope Francis “has huge energy at 81; he won’t spare himself a moment. He has chosen Dublin to host the World Meeting because he knows like St Clare’s family, no family is perfect.”
The Corpus Christi Procession is essentially a missionary movement as it winds its way along public streets and public pathways before ending for Benediction, according to Bishop Nulty.
“As a diocese, as a faith family, we have so much this Chrism Night to give thanks for; our priests and the witness they give, sometimes at a cost to their own health and mental well-being” - Bishop Denis Nulty.
"The Presentation family landscape is changing but the Sisters would be the first to acknowledge the song must not stop with the Sisters; a dance must evolve out of a wake.” - Bishop Denis Nulty
We are privileged to live in a society and a world that values education. Let us in this month of October, support through our prayer and fund-raising the parts of our world where children so badly need the opportunity education offers.
“It is my express intention to keep all our 117 churches open. This won’t happen without support from outside Ireland. This won’t happen without lay people taking a greater role of leadership in their local faith communities,” said Bishop Nulty.
St Willibrord is one of the most important saints in Europe and has appeal across many Christian communities. He studied and was ordained in Carlow.
“Being unarmed does seem to suggest that, as a matter of policy, Gardaí will seek to respond to crime in a non-violent way. By doing this, they contribute to reducing the level of violence, rather than escalating it.”
“I have taken various elements of the Requiem in the Latin, English and Irish languages to reflect the immensity of what happened to our children and what sadly is still happening throughout the world today” – Liam Lawton.
“It is a dark day for the people of Carlow, Rathcoole and Athy and there is very little any of us can say at this time to comfort those bereaved by this tragedy."