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Spanish Point bids farewell to Sisters of Mercy this afternoon

"The sisters are leaving and it will be a huge wrench for them and for people in the community," said Mary Crawford, former school principal of St Joseph's, Spanish Point.


Big differences in diocesan financial accountability says priests’ report on transparency

"Good governance demands that the prevailing clericalist culture of secrecy must end," says Soline Humbert.


Bishop Monahan welcomes faithful back into churches for private prayer

Churches can now open for private and personal prayer, provided the necessary precautions are in line with the guidelines.


Bishop urges care on the roads this Bank Holiday

“We all share a responsibility to protect human life on our roads.”


Church cash crisis as donations dwindle

Congregation numbers are declining and the value of donations are falling as a result.


Drive safely, we pray

“Prayer and reflection can change our driving behaviour, calm our aggression, and remind us to take care of our spiritual, moral and physical dimensions," says Bishop Fintan Monahan


Bishop Monahan highlights Legion of Mary’s role in vocations

19 new seminarians have begun their formation for Irish dioceses, eight of whom have begun a propaedeutic year in locations in Ireland and abroad.


Drive safely plea as road death toll increases

Prayer and reflection can change our driving behaviour, calm our aggression, and remind us to take care of our spiritual, moral and physical dimensions.


Three Christmas messages from Ireland’s newest bishop

One thread common to all three Christmas messages is an appeal by the Bishop to take greater care on the roads.


#8masses4no8 an “unforgettable experience of solidarity” – Olive Foley

“We had people contacting us from all over the world and today at Knock was no different. I must have met everyone in the basilica after Mass and many travelled for hours.”


Killaloe’s bishop elect meets Pope ahead of episcopal ordination

Audience came at the end of formation course for new bishops organised by the Congregation for Bishops and the Congregation for the Oriental Churches.


Killaloe priest cycles 144km for Alzheimer’s Society

All funds raised will go to the Alzheimer’s Care Centre in Ennis which receives no State funding.


Killaloe priest rejects allegations about Maynooth

"... even just one case of abuse, be that verbal, physical, sexual or in any form, is one case too many and should be investigated rigorously.”


Bishop elect ‘humbled and shocked’ at Killaloe appointment

49-year-old Fr Fintan Monahan will be installed as bishop at the Cathedral of Ss Peter and Paul in Ennis on Sunday 25 September.


Students hit the high notes for Emmanuel & Seinn

Emmanuel and Seinn concerts draw over 3,000 secondary school students together for Church music performances.


New Administrator appointed in Killaloe

Fr Des Hillery, parish priest of Nenagh, to oversee the running of the diocese until a new bishop is appointed.


New archbishop sets out his priorities for ministry

Archbishop Kieran O'Reilly to focus on preaching the Word, tackling trafficking and promoting missionary communion in Cashel & Emly.


Killaloe Womens Forum to affiliate with ACI

The two groups aim to work for “an inclusive Church” where laity, religious and clergy work together in collaborative ministry.


Survey shows majority want women deacons

Two spokespeople for lay reform groups urge Irish bishops to call a national assembly to discuss the role of women in the Church.


NBSCCCI highly critical of Divine Word Missionaries

Reviews praise progress made in dioceses of Cloyne, Dublin, Killaloe and Meath.


Web feature for canonisation of two popes

Information about special events happening across Ireland on Sunday.


Pope names Bishop O’Reilly to Vatican Congregation

Congregation for Institutes of Consecrated and Apostolic Life oversees 900,000 members.

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