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The world is hungry for God, says Archbishop on Croagh Patrick

“No matter what your troubles, no matter what mistakes you have made or sinful things you have done, you are His son or daughter. You are part of the family. You belong.”

2019.07.28.

Aussie bishops refuse to break the seal on Confessional confidentiality

"We are committed to the safeguarding of children and vulnerable people while maintaining the seal. We do not see safeguarding and the seal as mutually exclusive."

2018.09.01.

Archbishop shares his experience of the Reek Sunday pilgrimage

“I pray as I climb; I pray the Rosary, and I pray as I walk around the penitential beds along the way," says Dr Michael Neary.

2018.07.28.

Bishop and priest clash over whether Catholic Yes vote is a sin

According to RTE’s referendum exit poll, almost 9 out of 10 No voters were Catholics while 7 out of 10 Yes voters were also Catholics.

2018.05.29.

Pope Francis leads the way in 24 hours for the Lord

The event underlines the value of Confession and the paternal mercy of God.

2018.03.09.

Exhibition on Jesuit chaplains in World War I opens

Of the 32 Irish Jesuit chaplains who served on the battlefields of France, Belgium, Egypt and Mesopotamia, four were killed and two died from illness.

2017.11.15.

Safety the key as over 20,000 people to make Reek Sunday climb

Pilgrims intending to make the annual Croagh Patrick pilgrimage this Sunday are advised to have appropriate footwear and clothing, to bring a stick, carry a charged mobile phone and ensure they have adequate food and water.

2017.07.29.

New confessional location app is dubbed ‘Sinder’

This is a little bit of smart technology that could make a big impact on how the Catholic Church brings the mercy of God and the joy of the Gospel to our contemporary world – Archbishop Leo Cushley.

2016.11.28.

War chaplain Fr Donal O’Sullivan remembered at Masses

Prayers offered at Masses in the Diocese of Kerry for world peace and for people everywhere who serve in the army of their country.

2016.07.03.

500 transition year students at RDS faith gathering

Students hear personal testimonies from WYD participant seriously injured in traffic accident and from Richard Moore who was blinded by a plastic bullet as a child.

2016.05.01.

Pope hears 16 teens’ confessions in St Peter’s Square

“Don’t just prepare your rucksacks and your banners – but your hearts and minds as well”.

2016.04.24.

Tralee priests take to streets to spread the Gospel

‘Mercy in the Square, Mercy in Manor’ initiative will see priests engage with the people of Tralee for a blessing, confession, prayer or a chat.

2016.03.19.

‘24 Hours for the Lord’ initiative begins today

New pastoral guidelines on the Sacrament of Confession from the Pontifical Council for Promoting the New Evangelisation.

2016.03.04.

Mullingar Cathedral hosts “24 Hours of Mercy”

Other dioceses host 24 hour vigil as part of the Church’s Jubilee of Mercy declared by Pope Francis.

2016.03.02.

Irish priest offers bus confessions in UK

Double-decker ‘Mercy Bus’, which seeks to bring people back to confession, is an initiative of Fr Frankie Mulgrew, son of comedian Jimmy Cricket.

2016.02.18.

Make this a ‘Mercy’ Christmas Primate appeals

A ‘Mercy’ Christmas challenges us to ask whether we have done enough to make peace, to help relieve poverty, hunger, homelessness and the plight of refugees.

2015.12.25.

Primate pays tribute to Padre Pio at Knock pilgrimage

Seven modern 'dolors': abortion, neglect of the earth, displacement of refugees, trafficking, addiction, assisted suicide or euthanasia & indifference.

2015.09.21.

200th anniversary of the ordination of St John Vianney

Dublin parish to honour Curé d’Ars’ feast day and his priesthood with a novena.

2015.08.02.

Nine deacons to be ordained in Maynooth today

The nine are from the dioceses of Armagh, Clogher, Cork & Ross, Derry, Down & Connor, Galway (2), and Meath (2).

2015.05.31.

Beatification call for heroic Titanic priest

When the ship began to sink, Fr Byles was offered a lifeboat place several times but he refused, staying to help, hear confessions and pray with those still on board.

2015.04.17.

Irish dioceses participate in ’24 hours for the Lord’

Special opportunities will be available in dioceses for prayer and confession over today and tomorrow.

2015.03.13.

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.

Confession initiative announced for Dublin

Turn on the Light to take place on 12 and 19 April at city centre churches.

2014.04.04.

24 Hours celebrates prayer and community: Bishop Nulty

"People need to see confession as something that can make their lives whole again."

2014.03.29.

Restorative justice element needed in sacrament of penance

Purely verbal approach to repentance is not enough says President of Maynooth.

2014.03.29.

Dioceses set for 24 hours for the Lord

Kildare & Leighlin, Cork & Ross, and Kerry to host 24 hours of confessions.

2014.03.25.

Pope promotes confession with ’24 hours for the Lord’

Aim of prayer action is to have at least one church in every diocese open to offer confession.

2014.03.21.

Scholar addresses facts and fictions of St Patrick

Historical Patrick is more compelling than the saint of legend.

2014.03.17.

Pope and Curia begin annual retreat on Sunday

Pontiff relates how he stole rosary cross from the coffin of a great confessor.

2014.03.08.

Confession drive for Lent in England and Wales

New Confession 2014 initiative aims to bring faithful back to sacrament of confession.

2014.02.27.
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