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Consecrated life

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.

Bishop McKeown ordains new priest for Derry diocese

"Make sure that the sacrifice of celibacy is matched with simplicity of life-style. A pampered celibacy is a counter-sign of Christ’s call.”

2016.06.28.

Pope ordains 11 to the priesthood on Vocations Sunday

‘God has committed some work to me which he has not committed to another. No one is unimportant to God.'

2016.04.18.

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.

Tribute to Mercy Sisters as they leave Ballyhaunis

"Our celebration is tinged with a certain sadness because we say farewell to the Sisters who were at the very heartbeat of this community over these years".

2015.11.10.

Knock Eucharistic Congress aims to build on IEC2012

The pastoral care of marriage and the family will be the key focus of the national congress this weekend.

2015.09.23.

Primate pays tribute to those in consecrated life

Though their numbers are smaller today, Irish religious still make “an immense contribution” to Ireland and the world by living their particular apostolates and charisms.

2015.08.16.

Parishes given seeds to plant new vocations

Up to 600 parish representatives join Bishop Buckley and members of Cork & Ross' religious orders to mark the Year for Consecrated Life.

2015.04.30.

Increase in the number of ordinations in US

595 men expected to be ordained to the priesthood in 2015, an increase of 24.7% on last year’s figure of 477, according to US Conference of Catholic Bishops.

2015.04.10.

St Teresa of Avila can help renew consecrated life

Pope Francis marks 500th anniversary of the Spanish nun, mystic and reformer of the Carmelite Order's birth in March 1515.

2015.03.30.

Religious life is called to play an essential role

Christian ethic of self-giving and generosity challenges the Church, which is called never to be self-promoting: Archbishop Martin.

2015.02.03.

Primate launches Year of Consecrated Life in Armagh

Bishop Nulty suggests religious congregations consider having an ‘Open House’ in an effort to allow society gain a deeper understanding of their charism and life.

2015.02.02.

Archbishop challenges religious to ‘wake up’

"Religious have to learn to share their prayer life with others."

2014.02.06.

Difficult and delicate time for religious life – Cardinal

Crisis in religious life is not an "antechamber of death" but an opportunity to grow in depth and hope.

2014.02.02.

Pope Francis to dedicate 2015 to consecrated life

Pontiff tells leaders of religious orders they should not tolerate corruption.

2013.11.30.
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