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Churches close in latest restrictions in fight against COVID-19

“This action, which is not taken lightly, is ... the only way of guaranteeing that vulnerable people, who might be so inclined to call into the church to pray or light a candle, are more encouraged to stay at home and keep within the regulations” – Bishop Nulty.


Trócaire planning more Laudato Si’ workshops as first event sells out

“The idea is that we equip parishes to bring Laudato Si' to life in local parish communities,” says Jane Mellett of Trócaire.


Best-selling author Fr Sean Hyland launches website with poster competition

www.whisperingsofmysoul.com aims to show that science, instead of disproving God, is increasingly making the argument for a Divine Creator.


Many hundreds expected at Memorial of Blessed John Sullivan SJ

“We are waiting for that elusive miracle and then we are on to the next stage,” says Vice Postulator of cause for canonisation.


The right staff: a special crosier for Bishop Nulty on St Patrick’s Day

The crosier, which incorporates a strong shamrock motif, was particularly appropriate for use by a bishop on St Patrick’s Day.


Joyous celebration in Carlow for the National Day of Prayer for Children

We are privileged to live in a society and a world that values education. Let us in this month of October, support through our prayer and fund-raising the parts of our world where children so badly need the opportunity education offers.


Francis Brennan thanks God at Lourdes

“I had a bad leg, a very difficult early childhood ... So when I go [to Lourdes] I think, aren’t I a lucky boy that I can walk and come here and help people more incapacitated than I was, and I thank God for that.”


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.”


Bishop welcomes Indian Carmelites to Kildare

I pray the presence of the Indian Carmelite Community will bring a greater awareness of the poor: Bishop Nulty.


Pray & Ask: new KandLe vocations campaign

"We haven't been 'praying and inviting' for twenty years, and look where it has got us!" states Vocations Director.


Bishop Nulty asks for prayers for Athy crash victims

“It is a dark day for the people of Carlow, Rathcoole and Athy and there is very little any of us can say at this time to comfort those bereaved by this tragedy."


Towards Peace launched in Kildare & Leighlin

Spiritual support service for survivors whose faith has been damaged by sexual abuse.


Priests must reclaim their voice on vocations: Bishop

“If we as priests don’t encourage this culture of discernment, the young men who want to become priests ... will slip through the cracks.”


Reflect on place of consecrated life Bishop urges

Bishop Denis Nulty pays tribute to the Poor Clares in Graiguecullen, Co Carlow as the community elects a new Abbess.


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.


Visit K&L stand at Ploughing Championship: Bishop

Diocese heeds Pope's words about being in the market place and sets out stall with packed line up of events.


Irish Church benefits from mature vocations

Three of this summer’s ordinations range in age from late 40s to mid 60s.


Deaneries in Kildare and Leighlin cut by half

Full–time vocations director and vicar to support and care for priests appointed.


67-year-old ordained for Kildare & Leighlin

Fr Seán’s experience of family life has the potential to be an enormous help to many people he may encounter in his priesthood: Bishop Nulty


24 Hours celebrates prayer and community: Bishop Nulty

"People need to see confession as something that can make their lives whole again."


High profile speakers at Kildare & Leighlin novenas

Bishop Denis Nulty launches six week Novena to Our Lady of Perpetual Help in Monastarevin.


Disney asks Irish priest Fr Liam Lawton to pen song

'Beyond Belief' used in special retrospective of film classics such as Snow White and Cinderella.


Photo of Pope sent to Kildare homes in Reach Out campaign

"Meet everyone, include them, welcome them," Bishop Denis Nulty urges local parishes.


Bishop Nulty rejoices in year of ‘firsts’ in KandLe

Kildare and Leighlin to ordain seven Permanent Deacons in Carlow on Sunday.


Bishop Nulty to close ‘Gathering in Faith’ by trio of parishes

Initiative marks Year of Faith 2012 – 2013.


Prayers and wristbands at National Ploughing Championships

New bishop of Kildare and Leighlin attends opening.


First Meath man to become Bishop of Kildare and Leighlin

A “new chapter in the ancient story” of Kildare and Leighlin Mgr Brendan Byrne declares.


Best example of priesthood is a joyful priest – Bishop Nulty

New Bishop of Kildare and Leighlin becomes the youngest and tallest member of the Irish hierarchy.

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