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Arson attack on Derry Church condemned

“This was not only an attack on a church, but as a peace-hungry society, this was an attack on all of us.”

2019.05.28.

“Seek to make a difference” Primate tells TCD students

“Seek to be remembered because you saved lives – even one life – by your empathy, your words, your actions," Archbishop Eamon Martin said at the Trinity Monday Service of Thanksgiving and Commemoration at TCD chapel.

2019.04.30.

Call for new beginning in Northern Ireland at Lyra McKee’s funeral

Fr Magill, PP, St John’s Parish, Falls Road, Belfast, prayed that “Lyra’s murder may be the catalyst needed for parties to start talking, to reform that which was corrosive in previous Assemblies and to begin anew.”

2019.04.25.

Easter message in Notre Dame inferno, says Archbishop of Armagh

If the story of salvation had ended on Good Friday, we would remain a people of despair, crying out as Jesus did on the Cross, ‘My God, my God, why have you abandoned us?’

2019.04.22.

Killing of journalist saddens community but strengthens peace resolve

“This is a strong community that will put pressure on those who have brought violence into the community.”

2019.04.20.

Top marks for Catholic schools in Northern Ireland as they dominate A-level league tables

“I would argue that our success is in delivering a holistic education profile to young people so they are well equipped for the world of work, university or contribution to society.”

2019.03.23.

Primate appeals to politicians to work together as Brexit looms

“I would ask this question: we are only seven or eight weeks from the proposed date of exit. I wonder are we really thinking enough about the impact on people on the ground?”

2019.01.29.

Pope’s car will be used by Foyle Search and Rescue in Derry

“From my time as a priest in Derry, I know how Foyle Search and Rescue volunteers work selflessly to help those who are vulnerable and in need” – Archbishop Eamon Martin.

2018.08.31.

DUP MP raps Bishop McKeown over his Fahan Street appeal

“You cannot claim to love your country and at the same time cause pain and destruction to the people who live there.”

2018.07.16.

Bishops of Derry condemn violence

Attacks on people in any part of our community are an affront to our society and deserve our unqualified condemnation, Bishop McKeown and Bishop Good said in a joint statement.

2018.07.12.

Movie on Sister Clare Crockett sells out in Derry cinema

Standing ovation greets premier of movie about Irish missionary nun who died in earthquake.

2018.04.20.

Archaeologists recover more information on St Colmcille in Iona

Carbon dating has led to the breakthrough, which proves samples of hazel charcoal, unearthed in an excavation of a wattle and timber structure on Iona 60 years ago, are from the exact period the saint lived in the Inner Hebridean monastery.

2017.07.22.

Tenth anniversary celebrations for Pope John Paul II Awards

Don’t leave it to others to be the protagonists of change. You young people are the ones who hold the future – Pope Francis.

2017.04.07.

National Collection for WMF2018 takes place on 1 and 2 April

“Obviously the World Meeting of Families is going to involve a huge expenditure and an enormous investment by the Irish Church but it is an investment in our future and not just an event over five or six days in August 2018.”

2017.03.28.

Martin McGuinness remembered

The death of Martin McGuinness had “lifted the lid” on the past and revealed “how raw, how hurt, and how traumatised many people remain”. Archbishop Eamon Martin said that there is still a lot to be done in the peace process.

2017.03.23.

Death of Martin McGuinness announced

Martin McGuinness “made an immense contribution to sustaining peace by reaching out a hand of friendship and reconciliation and being prepared to model alternatives to dispute and division” – Archbishop Eamon Martin.

2017.03.21.

Independent review critical of lack of progress on integrated education in Northern Ireland

Report states that outgoing Stormont Assembly has failed to “lead the planning, development and growth of integrated education”.

2017.03.05.

Tributes paid following death of much loved Derry bishop

“Bishop Edward was an iconic figure in the civic and Church life of Ireland, north and south. He truly lived and proclaimed the Good News of Jesus Christ and, in doing so, became a role model for all of us.”

2016.08.09.

‘Ireland and its Church have always been European’

“We may be facing a period of renewed nationalism, as well as strident regionalism within some current states,” Bishop McKeown warns.

2016.06.24.

Church leaders welcome WMoF announcement

The Pope has expressed his desire to attend and a visit by the Pope would bring great joy to Irish Catholics, but confirmation unlikely before the end of 2017.

2016.05.25.

‘Her death is a huge cross for her family’: Bishop

Sr Clare's "life and death have posed questions for many of her contemporaries – what is worthwhile doing in life, what makes a beautiful person, who we want as our idols?”

2016.05.03.

Primate visits Derry home of Buncrana victims

“At a time like this I realise that any words of mine are totally inadequate. The enormous tragedy that has struck this family has stunned us all into silence."

2016.03.24.

Too much emphasis on physical perfection: bishop

Church needs to challenge the consumer society which benefits from selling 'things' offering ‘salvation’ on the surface but neglect the inner reality of people’s lives.

2016.03.09.

Bishop warns schools not to prioritise league tables

"Jesus challenges our schools to prize mercy over an educational mannequin parade" - Bishop Donal McKeown of Derry.

2016.02.01.

The world is full of people crying out for healing

"Events from the past must be commemorated with mercy and never with arrogance, triumphalism or victimhood” - Bishop Donal McKeown.

2015.12.14.

Hundreds of Cursillo pilgrims finish walk in Knock

Annual five-day Cursillo camino ends at the National Shrine as pilgrims from Derry, Dublin, Cork and Belfast pour into Knock later today.

2015.07.19.

‘Ethical remembering’ course on Irish history

Jesuit recommends cross-community education and training course at TCD about the 1912-1922 period in Irish/British history.

2015.04.21.

Bishop Daly says 3,000 jobs would lift Derry

Unemployment is still one of Derry’s “big problems” along with the legacy of the conflict.

2015.04.16.

CofI bishop views artwork of Bogside residents

Bishop Ken Good viewed ‘The People’s Gallery’ during a one-day event called ‘Art, Faith and Peace – The Bogside Artists: the Story Behind the Murals’.

2015.04.12.

“The Church today cannot cling to the status quo”

“If you want to be a fisher of people you have to push the boat out": Bishop Donal McKeown.

2015.04.07.
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