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By bough, branch or twig, you can mark Palm Sunday tomorrow, say ACP

"We may be physically isolated, but we are not separated. We are untited as the body of Christ. We are the Church," says the Assoication of Catholic Priests of Ireland.

2020.04.04.

Faith podcast to offer daily reflections during Holy Week

There are many people feeling alone and isolated at the moment and we hope that our short pieces of audio can assist people in living Holy Week in their homes – Archbishop Eamon Martin.

2020.04.04.

Church of Ireland responds to those affected by COVID-19

The coronavirus COVID-19 is ahead of us wherever we turn our gaze. It is as if we are involved in a race against time within time itself, said Archbishop Michael Jackson.

2020.04.02.

Easter ceremonies to go ahead in Vatican without the faithful

The Easter ceremonies will take place in Rome but it is still uncertain how these celebrations will be conducted and who will participate in them, as this is currently under review and evolving.

2020.03.17.

Irish bishops’ general meeting: from coronavirus to synodality

Irish bishops welcomed the recent announcement by Pope Francis that the theme of the synod in October 2022 will be “For a synodal Church: communion, participation, and mission”.

2020.03.13.

State of emergency in Bethlehem to curtail coronavirus

The Church of the Nativity and other places of worship in Bethlehem are shut, all tourism and religious sites across the West Bank are closed and all tourists banned from the West Bank for an unspecified period.

2020.03.10.

#LivingLent initiative launched by Archbishop Eamon Martin

The objective of our Lenten digital initiative is to assist our spiritual preparation for the joy and hope of the Easter season – Archbishop Eamon Martin.

2020.02.29.

Training and empowering lay people to work alongside priests in Dublin

“We have to equip and train leaders and provide facilities for formation. We want to work towards a situation where all parishes in this Archdiocese benefit from their gifts and expertise. The new collection is one step in that process” – Archbishop Diarmuid Martin.

2019.05.17.

Pope leads prayer on Divine Mercy Sunday

“Let us draw close to Jesus and touch his wounds in our brothers.”

2019.04.29.

Pope prays for Sri Lanka terror victims in Urbi et Orbi address

“I entrust to the Lord all those who have tragically perished, and I pray for the injured and all those who suffer as a result of this tragic event.”

2019.04.22.

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.

Easter defines our life as Christians

“So often we associate our faith as being the Church is against this, that or the other. Easter is about what we are for, what we are promoting – joy and new life.”

2019.04.21.

Prayers for Lyra McKee at Way of the Cross in the Phoenix Park

"Violence is always a blind alley that only leads to further violence."

2019.04.20.

Be fearless in your work to restore hope, Armagh Archbishops say in joint Easter message

“We can use the energy and power of Christ’s resurrection to bring hope and purpose into our own lives and into the lives of others.”

2019.04.14.

The Lord is still calling men to the priesthood, says Bishop Cullinan ahead of Vocations Sunday

We are not victims of chance or swept up in a series of unconnected events. On the contrary, our life and our presence in this world is the fruit of a divine vocation, says Pope Francis.

2018.04.21.

Life of faith in a post-Hawking era is not easy: CofI Primate

“People of faith cannot escape, nor should we want to escape, the expansion of perspective on the cosmos that he has given us."

2018.04.04.

The Risen Lord is among us, says Diarmuid Martin

Jesus is risen and is with us and He helps us to be people of life and light in a time marked by many dimensions of darkness.

2018.04.02.

Happy Easter Egg with Resurrection message

The Happy Easter Egg comes with rhymes, readings and illustrations that tell the true story of Easter.

2018.02.28.

Good Friday alcohol ban is lifted

Under new legislation, only day pubs will be closed now is Christmas day.

2018.01.27.

“Christianity is a faith of new life and of liberation”

At the Easter Vigil Mass in St Mary’s Pro Cathedral, Archbishop Diarmuid Martin regrets that many have experienced Christianity as a “faith of prohibitions”.

2017.04.16.

Happy Easter Eggs with a gospel story

This very special Easter egg puts Jesus back at the heart of Easter.

2017.03.01.

Refuse to settle for mediocrity Pope urges in Lenten message

“For those corrupted by love of riches, nothing exists beyond their own ego. Those around them do not come into their line of sight.”

2017.02.08.

Message of hope needs to be heard more than ever

In his Easter homily, the Primate of All Ireland reminds the faithful - “We are the Easter people and Alleluia is our song." Tá Críost éirithe! Go deimhin, tá sé éirithe!

2016.03.27.

Happy Easter Egg: putting Jesus back into Easter

"It is wonderful because it explains the real meaning of Easter for everyone" - former President of the Methodist Church in Ireland, Rev Dr Heather Morris.

2016.02.27.

Boring long sermons? Tell the priest!

Homiletic directory gives guidelines for preaching but the most important thing is 'authenticity of preaching' says Director of Priory Institute, Fr John Littleton.

2015.07.03.

Pope prays for Syria and Kenya in Urbi et Orbi

"May the international community not stand by before the immense humanitarian tragedy unfolding in these countries."

2015.04.06.

Bring hope to those tempted to despair: Primate

Beannachtaí na Cásca oraibh go leir.

2015.04.05.

Passion play makes its return to Ballylinan

Cast of up to 130 people to act out the Passion while over 100 people are involved in preparing sets, costumes and various production tasks.

2015.03.20.

Easter Eggs which convey real meaning of Easter

“If you walk around any main street at the moment, you might realise Easter is coming. But what would you think it was about? Chocolate and bunny rabbits ...?”

2015.03.18.

Christmas is the embodiment of hope

In their joint message, the Catholic and Church of Ireland bishops of Clogher say Christmas brings hope.

2014.12.21.
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