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Tributes paid to the late Bishop Laurence Forristal of Ossory

Funeral of the 87-year-old Bishop Emeritus who died on Wednesday will take place on Saturday at St Mary’s Cathedral.

2018.10.12.

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.

Bishops may be willing to allow priests who father children to stay

“All reasonable and fair options should be considered as possible, so this neither rules in or rules out various outcomes” – Mgr Gearoid Dullea, executive secretary to the Irish Bishops’ Conference.

2018.04.14.

Our Common Humanity

For us as a society to now declare that any category of human being should have that right taken from them would be a shocking step.  It effectively says that unborn children do not exist or, if they do, they do not count.

2018.03.07.

Catholic Communications director is made a Fellow of the PRII

Martin Long has been the bishops’ spokesman and has headed up the communications office in Maynooth since 2003.

2018.01.06.

Making ‘Laudato Si’ a lived reality

The 'Greening of the Church' must come from both the top and the bottom.

2017.12.01.

Refugees are “a blessing to our way of life”: Archbishop Welby

Pope Francis has focused on the theme of ‘Child Migrants, the Vulnerable and the Voiceless’ in his message for World Day of Migrants and Refugees which is marked this weekend on Sunday 15 January 2017.

2017.01.11.

Pray the rosary during October to protect human life

Irish bishops appeal to Catholics to pray for protection of human life from conception till death and call on government to “prioritise the needs of low income families, and target resources towards social housing and the homeless” in budget 2017.

2016.10.07.

Maynooth to undergo review of policies and independent audit

Trustees order seminary authorities to evaluate and review policy relating to “the appropriate use of the internet and social media”.

2016.08.25.

Secretary General for World Meeting of Families appointed

Fr Timothy Bartlett is director of public and social affairs in the Diocese of Down & Connor and also Secretary to the Northern Bishops.

2016.06.11.

New Irish translation of Roman missal welcomed

An Leabhar Aifrinn will be published by Veritas later this year and has been hailed by Bishop Martin Drennan, chair of the bishops' Council for Liturgy.

2016.03.15.

Too much emphasis on physical perfection: bishop

Church needs to challenge the consumer society which benefits from selling 'things' offering ‘salvation’ on the surface but neglect the inner reality of people’s lives.

2016.03.09.

Conference aims to nourish & encourage lay groups

“There is a whole world out there and I think it is very important that we don’t become holy huddles with our own people and our own groups."

2016.03.05.

Bishops mark 50th anniversary since end of Vatican II

Anniversary is also a time to review, to recommit to renewal and to discern what the Spirit today is saying to the Church.

2015.12.07.

Famous Bible teacher Jeff Cavins to visit Ireland

Cavins has created Bible study programmes which are used by more than 5,000 parishes in the United States, Ireland and elsewhere.

2015.11.13.

EU response to refugee crisis inadequate: Trócaire

Bishops and catholic aid agency concerned over the pace of the EU and Irish response to the plight of thousands of refugees.

2015.10.03.

Bishops express solidarity with suffering of refugees

“Urgent reform is required to avoid the creation of an unjust two-tier system in which the needs of those waiting for status for many years are overlooked.”

2015.10.02.

Bishops highlight freedom of conscience & religion

Action is necessary in order to protect young people from being attracted to organisations that seek to impose cultural supremacy by violence.

2015.03.23.

Reflect before you change marriage: bishops

"Mothers and fathers bring different, yet complementary, gifts and strengths into a child's life".

2015.03.11.

First ever day of prayer against human trafficking

Bishop McAreavey calls for law to criminalise the purchase of sex to be enacted quickly in the Republic of Ireland.

2015.02.09.

Irish Church marks Day for Life & Rosary Sunday

Bishop Leahy pays tribute to Donal Walsh who “encouraged us all to really value the gift of every moment.”

2014.10.05.

Call for RTE to overturn LW transmitter shutdown

Move will adversely affect rural, elderly and housebound listeners who depend on Long Wave broadcast of Mass on Sundays.

2014.10.03.

Bishops urge voters to make their views heard

“As citizens of the European Union we have a role to play in shaping its future.”

2014.05.19.

We Are Church nominate two women for Synod on Family

WACI challenges Synod to include lay participants such as Mary McAleese and Gina Menzies.

2013.11.29.

Tributes paid as Fr Martin Clarke is laid to rest

Director of Communications in Dublin and leader of Catholic Youth Care lived "Gospel of Christ".

2013.10.26.

IEC2012 covered costs and made a surplus bishop confirms

International Eucharistic Congress cost a total of €9.5m and made a surplus of €38,057.

2013.09.11.
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