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The Church must change, says Archbishop of Dublin

Diarmuid Martin expresses distress and indignation at interim report on Mother and Baby Homes. “I find it hard to believe that evidence has simply vanished and that no one can remember.”

2019.04.19.

Care for environment a focus at Elphin diocesan picnic

Bishop Kevin Doran extends special invitation to families of "other religious traditions and of none". At Chrism Mass he stresses encouragement, healing and responsibility of diocesan family.

2018.03.30.

Bishop notes people’s value and appreciation of their priests

“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.

2018.03.27.

Priests who work in our parishes deserve unreserved gratitude – Archbishop

One of the biggest challenges facing the Irish Church at the moment is the shortage of candidates coming forward to priesthood and religious life – Bishop of Ferns.

2017.04.14.

Radical reappraisal of what parishes might look like is needed: Bishop

At the annual Chrism Mass, Dr Nulty said he was “acutely aware of the ... strains that exist ... where the age profile of the priesthood continues to rise, and where sometimes even to organise relief cover is next to impossible”.

2017.04.12.

Irish Church must become passionate again

"We live in a world which is often harsh and violent. We have witnessed horrific, hate-filled violence and retaliation on our streets again," Archbishop of Dublin.

2016.03.25.

Many people “don’t get” the priesthood: Bishop Crean

Bishop reminds his priests "we were never promised a rose garden" and "rejection is often the fruit of fidelity".

2016.03.25.

We must not “close down in fear”: Bishop Leahy

The instinct would, understandably, be to pull back and close in on ourselves but that would give in to those behind such attacks, who want separation, mistrust and fear.

2016.03.24.

Bishop appeals on behalf of Middle East Christians

Good Friday collection supports the Holy Land shrines connected with the life of Jesus as well as for providing pastoral care to the region's Catholics.

2015.04.03.

Archbishop rebukes Irish Times over offensive cartoon

The Church needs to be rebuilt, not just repainted or tinkered suggests Bishop of Derry.

2014.04.18.

Nuncio marks 25th anniversary of his ordination

Expressing his gratitude to priests, Archbishop says, “At times, it is not easy for them."

2014.04.17.

Pope will wash feet of elderly and disabled

Vatican announces location for Holy Thursday ceremony.

2014.04.09.
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