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A grave matter: Church funerals denied to priests accused of abuse, says ACP

Is it contrary to Canon Law to insist that funerals of priests accused of abuse must take place in private chapels?

2018.12.01.

Father of two killed in tragic incident was “disciple of Jesus” says parish priest

Funeral for Stephen Marron – the affable father, sacristan and community worker from Castleblaney – takes place on Saturday.

2018.11.30.

Island communities show what parish life will be like with fewer priests

"The pastoral councils on both islands are vital to the life of the parish. In many ways they are an example of what we are now trying to do on the mainland – lay-led ministry." – Fr Patrick Burke

2018.06.18.

Tributes flow to former Church of Ireland Archbishop, Donald Caird

“The flourishing of others was the heartbeat of his humanity,” says Archbishop Jackson.

2017.06.03.

“We come to bid our farewell in this earthly life to Cardinal Desmond Connell”

Archbishop Diarmuid Martin was joined by most of the Irish hierarchy and the Papal Nuncio for the funeral Mass of the late Dr Connell at St Mary’s Pro Cathedral in Dublin.

2017.02.25.

“Tireless and selfless peacemaker” is laid to rest

Bishop Gerard Clifford lived out his motto "May they all be one" says Cardinal Brady.

2016.12.16.

Dublin funeral policy for how we grieve today

All parishes are encouraged to have funeral ministry teams trained in offering support to the bereaved.

2016.10.31.

Bishop Leahy pays tribute to Minister’s brother

Fr Jim Noonan was an Irish missionary priest with the Kiltegan Fathers and served in Nigeria for 47 years.

2016.01.20.

Bishop launches Kerry funeral guide & pastoral plan

Five-year pastoral plan (2016-2020) outlines the diocese’s priorities and is a response to the increased appetite for ongoing training.

2015.11.23.

Bishop Leahy prays for Berkeley six in Lourdes

“I hope and pray that those who have been so suddenly bereaved have felt something of God’s gentle touch in the support, sympathy and solidarity of a nation."

2015.06.24.

Tribute to Irish nun who lived out vocation in Lourdes

Bishop John Buckley led mourners at the funeral Mass of Sr Thérèse Marie O’Connell who spent fifty-seven years as a Poor Clare at the French shrine.

2015.06.15.

Person-centred education was Bishop Flynn’s passion

“From the beginning he was a teacher, and a very good one by all accounts. The word most often used by people was kind. Quiet in disposition and very discreet.”

2015.06.07.

Priest to be buried in Meath after funeral in UK

Ordained as a Holy Ghost Father, Joe Brennan served in parishes across the diocese of Middlesbrough as well as ministering in hospitals and prisons.

2015.03.23.

Irish priest dies after church fall in Preston

Fr John Cribben is believed to have fallen while dusting windows in his local church to save his parish money.

2015.02.05.

Anniversary Mass for Tom O’Gorman

First anniversary of the tragic death of Iona Institute researcher.

2015.01.25.

Bishop Nulty remembers dead in November

Kildare & Leighlin to produce a definitive set of norms and guidelines on best practice for funeral liturgies by November 2015.

2014.11.02.

Community urged to ‘gather round’ Cuddihy family

The deaths of Jimmy and Kathleen Cuddihy “have caused tears, fear and anxiety in this parish and far beyond it” - Bishop Donal McKeown.

2014.10.29.

Pope pays tribute to Albert Reynolds’ peace efforts

Pontiff recalls "with gratitude" late Taoiseach’s efforts to promote peace and reconciliation in Ireland.

2014.08.26.

Priest pays tribute to former Taoiseach’s memory

Removal of Albert Reynolds on Saturday evening to the Church of the Sacred Heart in Donnybrook, Dublin.

2014.08.24.

Priest celebrates “rich tapestry” of TD’s life

President and Taoiseach join mourners at Nicky McFadden's funeral.

2014.03.28.

Bishop Leahy leads funeral tributes to Tom O’Gorman

"He has prompted us to enlarge our hearts to a new capacity of love."

2014.01.25.

Poet laid to rest in the soil of Bellaghy

Nobel Laureate's funeral Mass in Dublin followed by burial in Bellaghy cemetery in Derry.

2013.09.03.

Ballinkillen community grieves for Chada brothers

Loss of Eoghan and Ruairí will be felt long into the future says parish priest.

2013.08.03.
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