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We need to challenge throwaway attitude towards the elderly, warns Bishop of Elphin

“A society that has no room for the elderly or discards them because they create problems has a deadly virus.”

2019.09.09.

Bishop Doran pays tribute to Knock’s visionaries

The witnesses “were ordinary people who lived in a very ordinary little village” and included “men, women and children ranging in age from four-year-old John Curry (who spoke no Irish) to Bridget Trench in her seventies (who spoke no English).”

2019.08.19.

“Knock has touched me in a special way.”

Archbishop Rino Fisichella gave the keynote address at the Co Mayo shrine for the Feast of the Assumption.

2019.08.18.

Pope Francis appoints Fr Michael Duignan as Bishop of Clonfert

“As one of the youngest priests in the Diocese of Elphin, he has made an enormous contribution to the mission of the diocese, particularly in the area of education.”

2019.07.16.

Cyclists successfully complete 2000km charity cycle from Lourdes to Knock

Team of four is aiming to raise €30,000 for Pieta House, which works with those suffering from depression or anxiety, and Down Syndrome Ireland, which is fundraising for a new regional centre in the west of Ireland.

2019.06.23.

Knock Marriage Introductions to close after 51 years

“It doesn’t in any way indicate a fall-off in the demand for Catholic marriages, but it does indicate a complete sea change with regard to how couples are meeting.”

2019.05.18.

Special Twitter emoji for Pope’s visit to Ireland

It features an image of Pope Francis in front of the Irish flag. Another emoji will feature the Pope in front of Knock Shrine.

2018.08.14.

Death of Fr Kevin Scallon founder of the ‘Intercession for Priests’

This year’s Intercession for Priests will begin at Knock Shrine on 6 August on the National Day of Prayer for Priests with a special day of gratitude in honour of Fr Kevin Scallon.

2018.07.03.

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.

2017.09.26.

SVP youth in Knock

“My sense of young people is they are willing to listen if you have something to say. They give you a listening ear, you don’t get dismissed when you are talking about social justice and fairness and goodness. .."

2017.09.16.

WMF2018 is a call to renew the Church – Archbishop Martin

Thousands pour into Knock as countdown to World Meeting of Families next year begins and preparatory programme is launched.

2017.08.22.

Knock Mass celebrates the gift of organ donation

“Above all it was about thanking God for the gift of life, and thanking deceased and living donors,” says Bernadette McNeive, mother of an organ recipient.

2017.04.06.

Knock Shrine widens appeal

New programme includes topics that are engaging, relevant and challenging.

2017.02.22.

#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.”

2016.12.20.

‘Requiem 1916 – Marbhna’ performed at Knock

Those gathered came to “salute, to pray for and to remember the men and women of 1916” – Bishop Brendan Kelly.

2016.11.25.

John Paul II awards celebrate the gift of young people

“It is my fervent hope that you will go forward from here to bring joy and hope to the life of the Church in your local parish area and beyond,” says Archbishop Neary.

2016.11.21.

New documentary on Knock to open in cinemas in August

Film provides a fascinating, vibrant portrait of the Co Mayo shrine through a vast patchwork of individuals and groups.

2016.07.24.

Children’s remembrance garden to open in Knock

Garden is to be a place in view of the Shrine for bereaved parents and is dedicated to the memory of all deceased children.

2016.07.09.

St Anthony is an ‘Apostle of charity’ – Archbishop Neary

Thousands of devotees in Knock told, “Wherever he went, crowds flocked to him. Hardened criminals and heretics alike were converted by him.”

2016.06.12.

Knock prepares for thousands of devotees of St Anthony

Relics of the 'Saint of Lost Things' will visit eight locations in Ireland between 9 and 17 June before travelling on to Britain.

2016.05.30.

Indian priest to serve in archdiocese of Tuam

The sister of Fr Yesudas Kodiveetil from the Diocese of Alleppey in Kerala in South India runs a growing charismatic prayer group in Tuam.

2016.05.25.

500 transition year students at RDS faith gathering

Students hear personal testimonies from WYD participant seriously injured in traffic accident and from Richard Moore who was blinded by a plastic bullet as a child.

2016.05.01.

Knock basilica scoops national architectural award

The refurbishment has seen the Basilica's successful transformation into a warm, meditative space to the benefit of both celebrant and congregation.

2016.04.30.

Jesuit to speak on ‘Making Good Decisions’ in Knock

Discernment – the art of Christian decision-making – becomes "the radical stance of your heart as open to God”.

2016.03.07.

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.

Boston pilgrimage announced for Knock

Archbishop of Boston, Cardinal Seán O’Malley and the Mayor of Boston, Martin Walsh, to attend Knock Basilica re-dedication ceremony on 16 July.

2016.01.26.

Minister for Tourism hopes Pope will visit Knock

Speaking at last week’s meeting of Mayo County Council, Minister Ring said, “I hope the Pope sees fit to come to Knock and relaunch Knock Shrine.”

2015.11.20.

Grandparents can play a key role in catechesis

Bishop Brendan Leahy urges grandparents to help their grandchildren in the faith at 2015 Catholic Grandparents Pilgrimage in Knock.

2015.09.15.

80 Years of Knock Shrine Stewards and Handmaids

Speaking as the son of a Knock Shrine steward and handmaid, Archbishop Neary said he was “very conscious of the dedication which they bring to their work”.

2015.08.22.

Dolan thanked for calling for fair immigration reform

“We still have a large amount of undocumented Irish immigrants in New York," US cardinal explains.

2015.08.16.
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