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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.

Catholic schools succeed beause they are catholic, says Bishop of Killaloe

The Catholic education system has been so successful because it is catholic in the true sense of the word ... It is inclusive, outward looking and thoroughly excited to share the Good News with all and sundry.

2018.02.05.

“Our life and our presence in this world are the fruit of a divine vocation!”

Pope Francis releases message for 2018 World Day of Prayer for Vocations.

2017.12.06.

Two priests ordained for Dublin

Like St Laurence O'Toole "we need a faith where theology and prayer, witness and care of the poor belong together and can influence the world around us and make society more loving" - Archbishop of Dublin.

2017.11.15.

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.

Majority of young Irish people feel church attendance is optional

The Finding Faith in Ireland research shows that one-third of Christian youth (33%) attended church in the last week and detects decreasing religious practice among young adults as they mature.

2017.10.24.

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.

Don’t be afraid to engage with young people

“Young people appreciate authenticity and if what we say is real, then it resonates for them,” Bishop of Limerick advises in run-up to Synod on youth.

2017.09.06.

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.

Reek Sunday – part of a faith that is a living reality

The lessons we learn on this mountain need to be rooted in our everyday routine: great and unselfish teamwork when the person who finds the going tough is granted a helping hand; when the one who stumbles and falls is set on their feet again; when the climber who is confused is welcomed back.

2017.07.30.

Pray for those who have strayed from the faith

When a Christian becomes sad, it means that he has distanced himself from Jesus. But then, we must not leave him alone. We should offer him Christian hope!

2017.07.16.

Corpus Christi processions are about hope, blessings and communion

We bring the presence of Jesus on to our streets to bring hope, to be a blessing and to build up communion: communion with Jesus Christ, a communion that then binds us together to build wider communion and community.

2017.06.19.

The gift of priesthood is gladly given in the Diocese of Ferns

Remember what the Holy Spirit took from the disciples in the upper room: their fear and anxiety about the future – Bishop Denis Brennan at the ordination of Fr Billy Caulfied.

2017.06.12.

“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.

Church is divine presence in more pluralistic world – Archbishop Neary

Ordained ministers have a responsibility to “help people to lift their gaze beyond the pessimism of those who speak today of ‘new dark ages’ and enable them to discern a distant horizon of hope”.

2017.04.13.

Number of Catholics in Ireland declines but increases globally

There were 132,200 fewer Catholics in Ireland over the past five years, down to 3,729,100 from 3,861,300 in 2011.

2017.04.07.

Accident survivor gives testimony of faith and hope

“I believe in the kingdom to come, and I’ll go on till the end of time,” Fergus McCormack tells congregations in Kildare.

2017.03.25.

“Faith should leave you challenging yourself” – Archbishop Martin

Primate of Ireland speaks about resilience at fundraiser in aid of Aware’s services to the suicidal and depressed at St Patrick’s Cathedral in Dublin.

2017.02.21.

#8masses4no8 an “unforgettable experience of solidarity” – Olive Foley

“We had people contacting us from all over the world and today at Knock was no different. I must have met everyone in the basilica after Mass and many travelled for hours.”

2016.12.20.

Primate outlines vision for parishes and dioceses of the future

“It will be impossible for us to hold on to the ways we lived parish in the past. The parishes of tomorrow will be ‘communities of intentional disciples’ sustained by committed and formed lay people.”

2016.12.06.

Seeking to cope with a tragedy “beyond all understanding”

The funeral Mass for Alan and Clodagh Hawe and their three children, Liam (13), Niall (11) and Ryan (6) has taken place at St Mary’s Church, Castlerahan in Co Cavan.

2016.09.04.

Radharc Trust invites applications for 2016 awards

Entries must be a documentary, of high artistic merit that addresses subjects such as national or international topics of faith, morality, social justice, human rights, history, religion or heritage.

2016.08.19.

Jesuit explores suffering and pain in new book

Fr Brian Grogan SJ highlights how as human beings none of us will escape pain or suffering or the effects of evil in the world. The question is - what we do with the pain.

2016.07.28.

Dublin and Limerick pilgrims depart for World Youth Day

"For these young people this is an adventure but there is also obviously a real commitment – they could be going elsewhere but they have decided to give one week to this.”

2016.07.26.

Do not be afraid to proclaim your faith: Archbishop Brown

Church is built on young people, Archbishop Brown tells Youth 2000 summer festival.

2016.07.13.

St Anthony – help Irish goals to find the net in Lyon!

Caller to RTE's Liveline programme enlists the help of the popular saint to progress Irish soccer hopes.

2016.06.26.

Philip Cairns’ mother prays for soul of Eamon Cooke

Alice Cairns would like to know where Philip is and “give him a Christian burial and just put an end to it. We are all waiting for thirty years.”

2016.06.18.

Archbishop Martin welcomes St Anthony’s relics to Armagh

Primate of All Ireland implores Saint to help Irish people rediscover the gifts of faith, hope and love.

2016.06.17.

Half population of England & Wales has no religion

Report shows the number having no religion exceeds the number describing themselves as Christian for the first time ever.

2016.05.27.

New National Secretary appointed to Missionary Children

The Society of Missionary Children is governed by World Missions Ireland which supports missionaries and mission projects in up to 80 countries.

2016.05.11.
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