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New diocesan pastoral plan launched for Waterford and Lismore

'Go, make Disciples’ sets out “a radical transformation of ecclesial culture from maintenance to mission” for the diocese’s parishes between 2019 and 2024.

2019.06.11.

National Evangelisation Teams marks 15 years in Ireland

“It is my prayer that all the lay faithful will realise that we are all called by Baptism and Confirmation to be a part of a new springtime for the faith.”

2019.06.08.

Call young people as ‘digital missionaries’ says Primate of All Ireland

We’ve got to grasp the opportunity that is online and use it, says Pieta House founder, Senator Joan Freeman.

2019.06.07.

Parish needs to become school for missionary disciples

Transformed parish training day can help “kickstart” parish renewal for our country in which “pressure is increasing to sideline the Christian church”.

2019.05.25.

The Church must change, says Archbishop of Dublin

Diarmuid Martin expresses distress and indignation at interim report on Mother and Baby Homes. “I find it hard to believe that evidence has simply vanished and that no one can remember.”

2019.04.19.

Try to keep up with modern technology, says CGA founder

Grandparents need to communicate faith by combining life experience with the technology that is intrinsic to their grandchildren’s lives, according to Catherine Wiley.  

2019.04.05.

Course prepares foreign priests for challenge of mission in Ireland

Orientation course for pastoral workers teaches sensitivity to local Irish context. “Society is quite sensitive to what you say. It is a big challenge and you have to be conscious not to step on the people’s toes.”

2019.03.29.

Spiritual fill-up of Divine Mercy has enduring appeal

“People are wounded, are hurting. They come to Divine Mercy to receive God’s healing.”

2019.02.23.

Spirit radio rides the waves during first 2019 pledge drive

“There are days when we fear that people will get fed up with our pledge drives. But then, answering the phone and talking with listeners, it is clear that our station provides a whole lot of things for people.”

2019.02.10.

Sacraments are not conveyor belts but moments of faith

Archdiocese of Dublin seeks the advice of parents, guardians, teachers and parish personnel to improve the preparation and celebration of the sacraments.

2019.02.09.

“Wonderful things are happening in the young Church.”

Sixty students from Ireland attended the SEEK2019 conference in the United States and have come back inspired.

2019.01.12.

2018 – a good year for Alpha!

We’re just sitting in amazement watching the green shoots coming from people’s hearts because we all know that we are a mission field in Ireland – Dominic Perrem, Alpha Ireland.

2018.12.21.

Diocesan Pastoral Council for Kildare to move laity from spectators to players

“Unless there is a radical reappraisal of what a parish community should be, there can be no real progress.” —Bishop Denis Nulty

2018.11.24.

Pope urges Christians: Get involved personally with the poor

“We are so trapped in a culture that induces us to look in the mirror and pamper ourselves, that we think that an altruistic gesture is enough, without the need to get directly involved.”

2018.11.18.

Archbishop says young people need greater roles in the Church

“How can I bring more of these talented, articulate, faith-filled young people into the daily life and decision-making roles of the Church?”

2018.10.27.

Young people are agents of evangelisation and Church – Archbishop Eamon Martin at Synod

With formation and accompaniment, young people can be the missionary disciples who will bring the light of faith to their peers and even to those who are far away from Church.

2018.10.24.

Pray for safe return of kidnapped missionary, says Archbishop Kieran O’Reilly

Fr Pierluigi Maccalli SMA, working in Niger, is believed to have been kidnapped by jihadist militants.

2018.09.21.

Children of the Eucharist – new growth

Outreach to children prepares for new school year with expansion planned to US and Malta.

2018.09.21.

Working to retain the Eighth gave people courage to speak up

Prompt and generous response to Catholic Comment appeal for ‘Catholic Voices’ in the media for WMOF18.

2018.07.27.

“The campaign to protect the lives of unborn children has only just begun”

Bishop Leo O'Reilly of Kilmore speaks to pilgrims in Knock about the outcome of the abortion referendum and pays tribute to “the army of people, young and old, who campaigned to retain the Eighth Amendment”.

2018.06.19.

“The fight is changed, not ended” – Ciara Ferry

As eyes turn to what happens next, pro-life campaigners are energetic about the future and refusing to concede this result as the end of the story, says Ciara Ferry in her post-referendum report.

2018.05.27.

Big Blue Bus in Ballina

United social outreach in Mayo is a sign of our common Christian commitment, says Bishop of Killala, John Fleming.

2018.02.16.

Kildare parish links with Siberia

Visiting priest puts his Siberian parish in the hearts of Irish people.

2018.01.05.

Twenty three Catholic missionaries killed in 2017

"Those who were killed are only the tip of the iceberg, as the list of pastoral workers or Catholics, assaulted, beaten, robbed, threatened, as well as Catholic structures vandalised or looted is long," says Fides Agency.

2017.12.30.

Catholic schools must remain alert to inequalities in educational system

Archbishop Eamon Martin tells Irish Catholic education conference: "In a Catholic school, religion is not an added extra to be fitted in during break time or twilight hours or registration."

2017.10.27.

Pope Francis announces Synod of Bishops for Pan-Amazon region

Amazon's indigenous people are “often forgotten and without the prospect of a serene future because of the crisis of the Amazonian rain forest, a ‘lung’ of primary importance for our planet.”

2017.10.17.

Prayer for parishes is this month’s Pope’s intention

Let us pray for our parishes, that they may be places where faith is communicated and charity is seen.

2017.09.10.

Prayers for Barcelona at youth festival

Over 1,000 young people pray for victims of terrorist attack at Youth 2000 summer festival in Tipperary.

2017.08.19.

Couples for Christ marks 15 years

Movement for couples celebrates with Bishop Denis Nulty with multiple renewals of wedding vows.

2017.04.21.

In a pilgrim Church, our shrines are on the move

The large influx of pilgrims, the humble and simple prayer of God’s people, the fulfilment of so many graces and the natural beauty of these places allow you to see how the shrines express an irreplaceable opportunity for evangelisation.

2017.04.03.
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