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Archbishop recommends five-a-day prayer diet

"I ask you to think of five different people, that the love of Christ may really take root in their hearts."

2019.05.27.

Church cash crisis as donations dwindle

Congregation numbers are declining and the value of donations are falling as a result.

2019.02.23.

The Pope Video – December 2018 – In the service of the transmission of faith

"For those who are involved in the service and transmission of faith..."

2018.12.19.

The Pope Video – November 2018 – In the Service of Peace

"We all want peace. It is desired above all by those who suffer its absence".

2018.11.07.

Synod discusses the Church’s role in the digital world

Delegates attending Synod assembly see the pastoral care of young people online and in social media, as well as the need for digital missionaries, as a priority.

2018.10.20.

The Pope Video – October 2018 – The Mission of Religious

Pope Francis: "Religious, with their prayer, poverty, and patience, are essential to the Church’s mission".

2018.10.18.

The Pope Video – October 2018 – #PrayForTheChurch

Pope Francis: "I renew the invitation to everyone to pray the Rosary every day in October..."

2018.10.10.

The gift of priesthood is gladly given in the Diocese of Ferns

Remember what the Holy Spirit took from the disciples in the upper room: their fear and anxiety about the future – Bishop Denis Brennan at the ordination of Fr Billy Caulfied.

2017.06.12.

Waterford and Lismore convenes special conference on future pastoral needs

The meeting was organised to explore ways in which the diocese can respond to the pastoral needs of parishioners in light of the declining numbers of priests.

2017.06.03.

Archbishop Eamon Martin calls for mechanism of truth for families of disappeared

“Today I appeal again to the conscience of anyone who can help ... so that the agonising wait of the remaining families can be shortened and their loved ones can at last have a Christian burial.”

2017.04.10.

Griffith College honour local boy, Diarmuid Martin

“The values which impregnated my life were the values which I inherited from the people of this part of Dublin,” says Archbishop.

2016.11.11.

There is nothing Catholic about Palmerian Church expert warns

With cults, the criteria is how people live rather than what they believe. It tends to be about coercion - physical, psychological, financial, control and a lack of personal autonomy.

2016.07.23.

Focolare in Syria: our only need is to live in peace

Christians pray that God stirs the "consciences of the leaders of powerful nations to work for the peace Syrians long for".

2016.02.21.

‘We seek to share the heavy burden of your grief’

"The building of mutual relationship, respect and understanding, recognition and valuing of identity is possible."

2015.10.23.

Bishops warn of possible law suits if MarRef passes

"Will those who sincerely believe that marriage is between a man and a woman be forced to act against their faith and conscience?” - Bishop Martin Drennan.

2015.05.17.

Gardaí probe fire at Salesian church in Dublin

Community chapel built in the 1950s gutted in overnight blaze.

2015.01.23.

Time to rebuild trust between Church & media

"The Church and media share similar goals - to seek out the truth and highlight injustice," Archbishop Eamon Martin tells Radharc Trust awards ceremony.

2014.10.23.

Cork parish celebrates jubilee

Special masses will mark 50 years of the current parish church in Blackrock, Cork.

2014.06.05.

CatholicIreland.net celebrates 12th anniversary

“We have, since the 'getgo' traditionally been innovators."

2014.03.25.

Pope Condemns Deadly Bomb Attacks on Pakistan Church

As many as 78 dead following suicide attacks on Peshawar church.

2013.09.23.

RTE broadcaster “shocked” by Vatican’s treatment of priest

“What I read of the way he’s been treated makes me ashamed of the actions of those representing my Church.”

2013.09.16.

Three million attend WYD Mass at Copacabana Beach

Pope Francis announces Krakow as venue for World Youth Day in 2016.

2013.07.29.

Catholic Church in Harryville to be demolished

Leaking roof and structural problems make cost of repair prohibitive.

2013.07.21.

New Bishop of Ardagh and Clonmacnois announced

Primate pays tribute to outgoing leader of the diocese.

2013.07.18.

Archbishop launches ‘Rio in Dublin’ ahead of WYD

World Youth Day is one of the most extraordinary experiences a young person can have Archbishop Diarmuid Martin of Dublin has said. Speaking at the launch of a specially organised Dublin youth faith festival which will coincide with WYD2013 in Brazil at the end of July, the Archbishop said one of the things anybody who

2013.06.28.

First Irish symposium on Ratzinger’s theology

The first ever symposium on Joseph Ratzinger’s theology to be held in Ireland took place in Maynooth this weekend and brought together former students of the pope emeritus as well as speakers from Ireland, Poland and Germany. ‘The Dynamism of Ratzinger’s Theology’ was held at the Divine Word Missionaries’ house in Co Kildare and was organised

2013.06.23.

New head of CORI pledges to promote Religious life

The new director general of the Conference of Religious of Ireland has said one of his priorities will be to promote and develop religious life in Ireland. Capuchin Fr Peter Rodgers (68) replaces Ursuline Sr Marianne O’Connor as head of the umbrella body which represents 9,000 men and women religious in 136 congregations across the

2013.06.20.

Irish aid agencies launch emergency appeal for Syria

Trócaire and Concern have launched emergency appeals for Syria. Trócaire warns that the situation in the region threatens to reach catastrophic levels following the dramatic deterioration in the situation in Syria and neighbouring countries. “Over eight million people are in urgent need of humanitarian aid,” said Maurice McQuillan, Trócaire’s Head of Humanitarian Aid. “Between January and

2013.06.16.

Bishops ask faithful to pray with Pope for coming of ‘Gospel of Life’

The Catholic bishops of Ireland have asked the faithful in parishes all over the country to join Pope Francis this weekend in praying in support of the “Gospel of Life”.  Celebrating the encyclical letter Evangelium Vitae, Pope Francis will join in the special event entitled, ‘Believing, May They Have Life’ which begins today.  The initiative is

2013.06.15.
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