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Bishop Treanor ordains first permanent deacons for Down and Connor

Nine new deacons include two prominent barristers, one of whom was raised a Presbyterian before he became a Catholic.

2018.10.16.

Four new deacons for Dublin

"The ministry of a deacon is a ministry of personal integrity." – Archbishop Diarmuid Martin.

2018.06.04.

Widower to be ordained on Sunday for Killaloe diocese

“Church has always given me the beacon of light when I’ve needed it,” says Martin Shanahan.

2018.06.01.

Four deacons ordained on Easter Monday

Two transitional deacons ordained by Bishop Denis Nulty for Irish Dominicans while Bishop Brendan Kelly ordains the diocese of Achonry's first two permanent deacons.

2018.04.03.

Mary McAleese stands by her trenchant criticisms of the Church

"It is not part of the culture of the Church to turn a spotlight on itself.”

2018.03.13.

Bishop laments “tragic situation of enormous proportions” in Myanmar

Chairman of Trócaire, Bishop William Crean, says the development agency is working on the ground in Myanmar and “committed money immediately to the situation”.

2017.09.27.

ACP backing for priest’s stance over male-only diaconate

Call for every diocese in the country to hold off on the introduction of the permanent diaconate until the Vatican’s commission on women deacons has made its report.

2017.08.12.

Archbishop Martin to ordain three deacons in Rome today

Two deacons will serve as priests in the archdiocese of Dublin while the third will serve in the diocese of Clogher.

2017.04.18.

Bishop Nulty welcomes more deacons

The permanent diaconate has the capacity and capability of changing the face of the Irish Church – Bishop Denis Nulty.

2016.11.10.

Pope names commission to study women and diaconate

From the earliest days of the church, women rightly served in key leadership roles: Chicago Archbishop Blase Cupich.

2016.08.03.

Bishop Freeman ordains two Pallottines to diaconate

Ordination of two new deacons will be followed in July by the ordination of two Pallottines to the priesthood.

2016.06.07.

‘Courageously proclaim the Gospel in word & deed’

President of St Patrick’s College Maynooth hopes nine new deacons will build up the ‘Body of Christ’ as they “serve the people of God in their various dioceses".

2016.05.30.

Bishop Crean to ordain 9 deacons in Maynooth today

Ordination coincides with the special Jubilee of Deacons taking place in Rome to mark the Extraordinary Jubilee Year of Mercy.

2016.05.29.

Ottawa archbishop ordains Irish Jesuit to diaconate

Eddie Cosgrove SJ from Leitrim will minister as a deacon at St Ignatius Parish, Winnipeg where he will also work in prison ministry.

2016.05.26.

Two priests and two deacons ordained on Epiphany

“It is possible to create safe spaces for those who think alike and who may come to feel that because they are like-minded they have discovered to right way.”

2016.01.07.

Bishop Michael Smith meets Pope Francis

Fourth deacon ordained for the Diocese of Meath as Navan prepares for next Sunday's ordination of Rev Robert McGivney.

2015.06.22.

14 ordinations to priesthood underway in Irish Church

Nine new deacons and 14 ordinations to the priesthood contribute to a "remarkable year" for Maynooth.

2015.06.01.

Archbishop ordains Passionist to the diaconate

One of the particular themes Pope Francis stresses is that the call to be Christians begins on the periphery.

2014.12.14.

Survey shows majority want women deacons

Two spokespeople for lay reform groups urge Irish bishops to call a national assembly to discuss the role of women in the Church.

2014.10.31.

Maynooth and Armagh celebrate ordinations

Ascension Day is feast of hope. God's plan for the whole world is slowly but surely being rolled out, says Cardinal.

2014.06.02.

Cardinal ordains first deacon from new Dundalk seminary

32-year-old Polish seminarian is a member of the Neocatechumenal Way.

2013.11.23.

Bishop Nulty pays tribute to ‘powerful’ witness of diaconate

Kildare and Leighlin becomes fifth Irish diocese to restore ancient ministry.

2013.10.14.
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