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Ireland’s newest bishop expresses hope for the Church’s future

“Now is the time for us, people and clergy together, to listen to the promptings of the Holy Spirit in order to shape a Church fit for purpose in the 21st  century.”

2019.07.22.

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.

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.

Find new pathways, Pope tells Irish bishops

"Genuine religious formation needs joyful teachers who can shape not only minds but also hearts in the love of Christ and in the practice of prayer." - Pope Francis

2018.08.27.

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.

Share your safety and hope with others this Christmas

Catholic and Church of Ireland Archbishops of Armagh appeal to "seek to bring 'safety' into the lives of those around us".

2017.12.23.

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.

Limerick hero Fr Jack Finucane’s funeral is tomorrow

“He fulfilled everything possible that could be expected of one man or woman’s calling. A beautiful characteristic also was that, by all accounts, he was extremely modest, never seeking attention for, or boasting about, his very considerable achievements.”

2017.06.11.

Holy Spirit weaves sacred history with thread of hope

We have to break the vicious circle of anxiety resulting from a constant focus on ‘bad news’, says Pope in World Communications message.

2017.05.26.

Delight as Poor Clares and Adoration Sisters receive new members

“An environment of survival withers the hearts of our elderly, taking away their ability to dream. In this way, it cripples the prophecy that our young are called to proclaim and work to achieve” – Pope Francis.

2017.02.07.

Drug trade is a “callous trade in death”

But there is still hope, Archbishop of Dublin advises young people trapped in addiction.

2017.02.03.

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.

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.

ACP urge Irish bishops to hold a national synod

“The Church is at a cross-roads,” he said, “and we could get stuck at the cross-roads unless we decide to respond proactively”.

2016.05.22.

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.

Commemorating shouldn’t consist just in looking back

"The authors of the 1916 Proclamation were men of faith who dreamed dreams of hope for Ireland and for the Irish people," Archbishop Diarmuid Martin.

2016.03.27.

‘Let us break open our sealed tombs to the Lord’

Pope Francis baptised 12 catechumens from Italy, Albania, Cameroon, Korea, India and China during the Easter vigil ceremony at St Peter's Basilica.

2016.03.27.

John McAreavey to speak on forgiveness in Knock

Former footballer to give personal testimony about his faith journey following the tragic death of his wife, Michaela.

2016.02.21.

Tribute paid on 10th anniversary to Pieta House

Church in Ireland and farther afield contributed greatly to the level of taboo which surrounded suicide, acknowledges Archbishop Diarmuid Martin.

2016.01.18.

Wish others a ‘hope-filled’ Christmas and New Year

Church leaders issue messages for Christmas 2015 and urge people to become envoys of hope in the name of Christ, who was born in a stable in Bethlehem.

2015.12.16.

The world is full of people crying out for healing

"Events from the past must be commemorated with mercy and never with arrogance, triumphalism or victimhood” - Bishop Donal McKeown.

2015.12.14.

Dominicans bid sad farewell to Athy foundation

Association with Co Kildare town dating back to the 13th century comes to an end due to a lack of friars.

2015.11.23.

Pope recalls horror of Hiroshima and Nagasaki

Nuclear bombings in August 1945 are a “symbol of the enormous destructive power of humanity when it makes a distorted use of scientific and technical progress”.

2015.08.10.

New priest ordained for the diocese of Derry

"Sow generously in season and out of season. Leave worries about the growth to the Lord," Bishop Donal McKeown tells newly ordained Fr Seán O'Donnell.

2015.06.15.

Bishops affirm religious life on Vocations Sunday

Archbishop Martin said he was convinced that there are many young women in today’s Ireland who would be attracted to new forms of association with religious life.

2015.04.27.

Bring hope to those tempted to despair: Primate

Beannachtaí na Cásca oraibh go leir.

2015.04.05.

Young volunteers gather in Northern Ireland

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

2015.02.17.

‘What has God got to do with it?’

Pure in Heart hosts presentation to adolescents on healthy attitudes to love and relationships.

2015.01.31.

Primate open to idea of a national synod

The Church in Ireland is on a “journey inwards and a journey outwards” which “may in time lead to a national synod”: Archbishop Eamon Martin.

2015.01.07.
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