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Bishops’ conference needs to do its business in a different way

Archbishop Diarmuid Martin talks about the workings of the Irish Episcopal conference, Irish seminaries and the need to amalgamate some of the country’s 26 dioceses.

2019.04.23.

People expect not “predictable condemnations” but “concrete measures”

Pope calls upon those present at vital safeguarding conference to “hear the cry of the little ones who plead for justice” and to be concrete.

2019.02.22.

Canon Thomas Deenihan appointed by Pope as new Bishop of Meath

"Catholic schools are not a notion or an ideology but, rather, Catholic schools are the schools in our own parishes that serve and are part of the local communities and that teach and welcome the local children.”

2018.06.18.

Children of clergy: child welfare paramount

Founder of website championing rights of children of clergy recommends that guidelines approved by the Irish Episcopal Conference concerning the responsibilities of priests who father children should be adopted by Holy See and applied globally.

2017.08.25.

New book highlights Nano Nagle’s contribution to social justice

“From the poverty-stricken and colonial context of 18th century Ireland, Nano Nagle lit a flame for freedom through education, leaving us a legacy that continues to grow and expand into the complex world of the 21st century.”

2017.06.13.

Pope Francis meets Irish bishops

The meeting came on the day that the Report into Historical Institutional Abuse in Northern Ireland was published.

2017.01.21.

Church’s priority is to protect children: Pope

Everything possible must be done to rid the Church of the scourge of the sexual abuse of minors.

2015.02.06.

Armagh initiates discussions ahead of Synod

Office of Pastoral Renewal and Family Ministry to facilitate public gatherings in 17 pastoral areas where responses will be sought to the questions posed in Lineamenta.

2015.01.21.

Bishops outline opposition to redefining marriage

New pastoral statement says "Marriage should be reserved for the unique and complementary relationship between a woman and a man.”

2014.12.04.

Bishop Kieran O’Reilly to lead Cashel & Emly

Pope Francis has appointed Bishop Kieran O’Reilly SMA as Archbishop of Cashel & Emly following the resignation of Archbishop Dermot Clifford on grounds of age.

2014.11.22.

Pope and cardinal concerned for Iraq’s Christians

Concrete humanitarian steps needed in order to respond to the desperate situation of Iraqi Christians and all minorities Cardinal Brady warns.

2014.08.14.

Veritas director to meet Pope Francis today

Maura Hyland to present Pontiff with a copy of the new Irish Catholic Catechism for Adults.

2014.06.25.

Primate expresses regret at retirement of Bishop Lee

Leader of the Church in Waterford and Lismore steps down due to ill health.

2013.10.02.

Bishop Daly pays tribute to former press secretary

"A man who served the Church and people with unfailing courtesy, respect and professionalism.”

2013.08.23.
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