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From ashes to hashtags: how we live Lent in 2019

The season of Lent is meant to help us to clarify our Christian vision and, above all, to bring our lives into conformity with the life of Jesus Christ.

2019.04.01.

Keep an eye on what ultimately matters – holiness

Lent can be a time for giving more of yourself, says Bishop of Limerick.

2019.03.08.

Pope Francis urges fasting, prayer and almsgiving in Lenten reflection

In a strong message on care for creation, Pontiff warns that “Sin leads man to consider himself the god of creation, to see himself as its absolute master and to use it, not for the purpose willed by the Creator but for his own interests.”

2019.02.27.

Happy Easter Egg with Resurrection message

The Happy Easter Egg comes with rhymes, readings and illustrations that tell the true story of Easter.

2018.02.28.

Pope blasts ‘charlatans’ who offer easy but useless solutions to suffering

The ‘24 Hours for the Lord’ initiative is a moment of grace which invites the entire Church community to celebrate the sacrament of Reconciliation in the context of Eucharistic adoration.

2018.02.14.

Pope describes Lent as a time to open our hearts to the breath of God

The breath of God’s life “saves us from this asphyxia that dampens our faith, cools our charity, and strangles every hope”.

2017.03.03.

Galway parish offers ‘drive-thru’ Ash Wednesday

“It is like Jesus who went out to where people were and he gave them an invitation. We are doing the same; we ask people would they like to live a holy Lent,” said Fr Paddy Mooney, PP.

2017.03.02.

Refuse to settle for mediocrity Pope urges in Lenten message

“For those corrupted by love of riches, nothing exists beyond their own ego. Those around them do not come into their line of sight.”

2017.02.08.

‘24 Hours for the Lord’ initiative begins today

New pastoral guidelines on the Sacrament of Confession from the Pontifical Council for Promoting the New Evangelisation.

2016.03.04.

Mullingar Cathedral hosts “24 Hours of Mercy”

Other dioceses host 24 hour vigil as part of the Church’s Jubilee of Mercy declared by Pope Francis.

2016.03.02.

We must show mercy to others & forgive them

“It means not keeping grudges, not seeking revenge, but letting mercy and forgiveness guide our attitudes and actions” - Bishop Philip Boyce.

2016.03.01.

Christians urged to work for abolition of death penalty

“The commandment, ‘Thou shalt not kill’ has absolute value, and concerns both the innocent and the guilty,” Pope Francis said on Sunday.

2016.02.22.

Irish priest offers bus confessions in UK

Double-decker ‘Mercy Bus’, which seeks to bring people back to confession, is an initiative of Fr Frankie Mulgrew, son of comedian Jimmy Cricket.

2016.02.18.

First ecumenical Ash Wednesday service at DCU

The imposition of ashes on our foreheads was living out the life of baptism in the public space and the public square - Archbishop Michael Jackson.

2016.02.13.

Cardinal Murphy O’Connor to speak on Mercy

Pope Francis commissioned hundreds of ‘Missionaries of Mercy’ during Mass at St Peter’s Basilica, including Irish Jesuit, Fr Tony O’Riordan.

2016.02.12.

Soulmates Larry and Martina Hayes laid to rest

"Could anyone think of a sadder or more heart-rending way to celebrate your birthday than to attend the funeral of both of your parents?" - Fr Liam Devine.

2015.07.04.

Boring long sermons? Tell the priest!

Homiletic directory gives guidelines for preaching but the most important thing is 'authenticity of preaching' says Director of Priory Institute, Fr John Littleton.

2015.07.03.

Rise in numbers taking Pioneer pledge this Lent

"Unfortunately we live very much in a drink-fuelled society and it is a constant battle to win the hearts and minds of people, young people especially.”

2015.03.28.

Irish dioceses participate in ’24 hours for the Lord’

Special opportunities will be available in dioceses for prayer and confession over today and tomorrow.

2015.03.13.

Students hit the high notes for Emmanuel & Seinn

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

2015.02.28.

End ‘globalisation of indifference’ Pope appeals

Lenten message calls believers to a new conversion - to believe in and live the communion of saints, to reach out to the poor and those 'far away'.

2015.02.20.

Archbishop launches new Facebook page for Lent

The theme of Trócaire’s 2015 Lenten campaign is ‘Fighting drought and hunger caused by climate change’.

2015.02.18.

“The Church is where we learn what holiness means”

Archbishop Martin dedicates new altar in Dublin parish.

2014.04.07.

Archbishop launches online calendar for Lent 2014

"Our new Lenten calendar is a resource to assist the faithful in preparing for Easter.”

2014.03.05.

CofI Primate launches new book on Lent

Archbishop Clarke commends "excellent daily devotional Lent resource."

2014.02.18.
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