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90-year-old Clogher priest marks 65th anniversary of his ordination

Monsignor Gerard McSorley was ordained on 13 May 1954 in Rome and is now the Diocese of Clogher’s longest-serving priest.

2019.05.29.

A very green St Patrick’s Day message from President Higgins for 2019

“On this special day let us renew our commitment to equality, social justice and care for all our vulnerable people, so many of whom continue to struggle for the very necessities of life.”

2019.03.16.

Holy Cross College Clonliffe to be sold to the GAA

“It is no longer financially sustainable or prudent for the diocese to retain a property of this size and scale, which is no longer fit for its purposes”.

2018.10.12.

6% to 20% of parishioners active in deepening faith

The parish is not an “outdated institution” because it has flexibility and can assume different “contours” depending on the missionary nature of pastor and community.

2017.12.06.

GAA star Joe Canning to visit Aleppo with UNICEF

“When I was there last year I met this family where the nine-year-old son, who has four sisters and a mother, is the man of the house because the husband got killed in the war.”

2017.11.07.

Benemerenti tops GAA family’s medal honours

“His creed has always been to do things the right way. It is truly impressive to see his contribution to the Church and faith community acknowledged in this way.”

2017.11.07.

Gaelic Games commentator is winner in Knock

Love, communication, family and community are key in “living life to the full” says Marty Morrissey.

2017.08.18.

Red hat for Bishop Nulty as €10m college extension gets under way

Extended but never modernised, during the freezes of 2010 and 2011, some of the rooms were no warmer than 4 °C.

2017.08.13.

Tributes paid to Fr Alec Reid in his home county

Fr Reid was one of the main negotiators in the IRA ceasefire which helped end decades of conflict in Northern Ireland. Along with Methodist Minister Rev Harold Good, he oversaw the decommissioning of IRA arms.

2017.07.08.

Priest turned PR guru Tom Savage laid to rest in Cooley

“I am standing on the altar where my dad celebrated his first Mass. There are not many sons who can say that,” says Anton Savage.

2017.04.03.

John McAreavey speaks of mercy and forgiveness

“Forgiveness for me doesn’t mean that you are pardoning someone or excusing someone from their actions. It doesn’t mean that you need to tell the person they are forgiven” – John McAreavey.

2017.03.15.

Bóthar sends its 1000th heifer to Rwanda

This 1000th heifer adds to an already strong ‘Irish herd’ now in Rwanda. The herd is multiplying every year as Bóthar returns with artificial-insemination straws from Ireland to put the cows back in calf.

2017.01.26.

Top bible award for legendary RTÉ commentator Mícheál Ó Muircheartaigh

Award was established in 2015 and promotes the link between Bruff and the Fitzgerald family bible.

2016.11.19.

Crosscare backs returned emigrants

Ireland has moved on, people have moved on and sometimes that comes as shock – Crosscare Migrant Project.

2016.11.17.

Crosscare survey highlights role of GAA in lives of emigrants

The social aspects of the GAA club are of “particular benefit to recent Irish emigrants, contributing to a sense of belonging and promoting well-being when far away from friends and family”.

2016.08.24.

Five parishes in Kerry diocese without a resident priest

Over the coming year the diocese will see Sean Jones ordained a priest - exactly ten years since the last priestly ordination in Kerry.

2016.07.05.

‘Faith nourished the rebels in 1916’

Columban priest whose family were involved in the 1916 Rising links the faith of the rebels with the emergence of the great Irish missionary movement.

2016.04.03.

Kerry priest features in RTE 1916 documentary

'The All Ireland Behind Barbed Wire' airs on RTE Radio today and tells the story of the unique GAA football match between Kerry and Louth in Frongoch in July 1916.

2016.03.26.

‘Catholics shouldn’t apologise for their faith’

Tyrone Gaelic football manager, Mickey Harte, asks “Why should we not be as proud of our Catholic faith as we are of our club colours?”

2016.03.06.

Conference to look at how sport can build faith

“Throughout competitions I recited decades of the rosary praying as I competed. I drew on my faith to empower performance” - Gerard Hartmann.

2016.02.16.

Ballintubber Abbey celebrates 800 years

A special Mass commemorating the Abbey's 800-year history has been commissioned from composer Fr Liam Lawton as part of the octocentenary celebrations.

2016.01.10.

Service recalls those killed in farm accidents

Wreath laid as a mark of respect to the 30 people who died last year in farming accidents, an 87% increase on 2013.

2015.06.29.

Mickey Harte extolls values of 50s and 60s Ireland

“It was not a time of plenty, but it was spiritually rich” recalls Tyrone football manager.

2015.03.07.

Young volunteers gather in Northern Ireland

Volunteering can help young people increase self-confidence and develop integrity - John McAreavey.

2015.02.17.

Parish seeks investors to help recession-hit town

Tullamore parish team has been linking into the network of catholic parishes all over America via a letter writing campaign.

2015.02.04.

GAA football hero ministers to the Word

For 15 years, Dublin All-Ireland football hero, Alan Larkin, has been organising the rosters for the Ministers of the Word in Beaumont Hospital and in his own parish.

2015.01.10.

Donegal All Star to do Great Ethiopian Run for VLM

Paul Durcan will take part in Addis Ababa 10km run on Sunday on behalf of the Vincentian Lay Missionaries (VLM).

2014.11.21.

World Missions Ireland Cook-Off winner announced

Mission Sunday takes place today October 19.

2014.10.19.

Rockwell College marks 150th anniversary

Archbishop of Cashel & Emly pays tribute to Spiritan story which began on 20 July 1864.

2014.07.23.

GAA star praises Catholic schools ahead of CSW Mass

RTÉ radio and television to broadcast liturgy celebrated by Archbishop Eamon Martin in Drogheda.

2014.01.25.
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