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Record passenger numbers at Knock Airport

Last year 772,000 passengers used Knock Airport and this year is forecast to be another year of growth at the facility, founded by Msgr James Horan.

2019.01.13.

Emma Mhic Mhathúna RIP – her faith sustained her says priest at funeral

Priest thanked Emma for the hope she expressed: “that people are good and have a capacity to learn from mistakes and that what happened to you should not happen to any other woman in our land.”

2018.10.11.

Bishop Deenihan leads pilgrims to Lourdes

“It is a time of blessing and grace for our entire diocese.”

2018.09.15.

Archbishop says Irish Church needs to reflect “with urgency” on the future

The Church in Ireland must work towards becoming “more authentically the Church of Jesus Christ in a culture that is different”.

2018.09.09.

Ireland’s largest pilgrimage to Lourdes leaves Dublin aboard seven aircraft

Every aspect of the pilgrimage is prayer-filled, said spiritual director, Fr John Gilligan

2018.09.08.

Jesus fulfils the norms but he also does things that shock, says Archbishop Diarmuid Martin

We invoke the healing power of Jesus on the sick among us, remembering in our prayers all those who suffer sickness or anguish or addiction or pain or isolation and loneliness.

2018.02.12.

545 Young People presented with John Paul II Awards in Knock

Archbishop Neary pays tribute to young people’s “very significant contribution” to the local church, from teaching computers to the elderly to caring for people with special needs on pilgrimage to Lourdes.

2017.11.21.

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.

Archbishop saddened by negative portrayal of church work for the sick

"So many anonymous men and women religious brought dedication and innovation in health care and society owes them a debt of gratitude.”

2017.09.12.

Joy and excitement as 2,000 Dublin pilgrims leave for Lourdes

“In Lourdes, the sick and weak have pride of place and become central in our interaction,” says leader of Dublin diocesan pilgrimage, Archbishop Diarmuid Martin.

2017.09.08.

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.”

2017.07.20.

The message of Fatima, Knock and Lourdes is: offer up your prayers, works and sufferings

We can all participate in the work of salvation by accepting a share of the yoke of suffering on our shoulders, and by uniting our sacrifices and sufferings with those of Christ.

2017.07.10.

Parents plead for support for life-saving treatment for their son

“We need help – money is the biggest obstacle to giving Dylan a chance of life. I don’t want to have to say goodbye to my little boy.”

2017.06.20.

In a pilgrim Church, our shrines are on the move

The large influx of pilgrims, the humble and simple prayer of God’s people, the fulfilment of so many graces and the natural beauty of these places allow you to see how the shrines express an irreplaceable opportunity for evangelisation.

2017.04.03.

Bishops appoint new director of Veritas

Aidan Chester has been a member of the company’s senior management team since 2009 and has extensive retail, distribution and marketing experience.

2016.09.28.

Eight full airplanes ferry 2,000 Dublin pilgrims to Lourdes

"In Lourdes we learn that happiness can well be found in those who have little to offer in worldly terms.”

2016.09.08.

Bishop recalls arrival of Dominicans in Sligo in 1252

“In previous generations, there was a tendency to assume that everyone believed the same thing... it was sometimes more about conformism than about a personal relationship with God."

2016.08.08.

Bishop extols peace of Lourdes to Clogher pilgrims

In contrast to the “holiness, solitude and peacefulness” of the French Marian shrine, daily lives are typically drenched with stories and images from social media, newspapers, magazines, television and films.

2016.07.10.

200 young adults from Clogher to lead summer pilgrimages

“In keeping with the message of St Pope John Paul II, these young people are answering the call of Jesus to be the hope for the future.”

2016.06.30.

Bishop praises value of ‘pilgrimaging’ with others

“I hope we can rediscover something of our great Celtic tradition of walking, with eyes and ears open for the God who is never far from us, greeting strangers, being welcomed by parish communities.”

2016.06.29.

Impressive lineup for Newbridge Parish Novena

Bishop Denis Nulty of Kildare and Leighlin will open the Novena tonight and will preach a homily on ‘Lord, Have Mercy’.

2016.04.11.

Invite someone to return to church in Year of Mercy

Bishop Denis Brennan of Ferns issues pastoral letter for Year of Mercy which will be distributed in parishes across the diocese this coming weekend.

2016.02.26.

Archbishop Martin decries gangland violence

“Premediated shooting in public places even in the presence of terrified children and innocent bystanders only degrades the humanity of those who do it.”

2016.02.08.

Illness can be a way to draw nearer to God: Pope

Dublin conference today marking World Day of the Sick is 'thank you' to Lourdes volunteers for their support and help throughout the year.

2016.02.06.

‘All families include imperfect relationships’

"I heard figures recently suggesting that the average 16 year old in Great Britain is more likely to have a iPhone at home than their dad" - Bishop Donal McKeown.

2015.12.30.

Church is not just a Church of the perfect: Archbishop

"We remember in our prayers those who have had to flee from their homelands that they may find peace through the welcome of believers in Jesus Christ."

2015.09.13.

Increased youth presence on Lourdes pilgrimage

“The connections forged between young people, working as helpers, and the sick and elderly is always a joyful experience for both" - Fr Martin Noone.

2015.09.08.

Bishop slams sin of filing false tax return

"Attitudes lead to actions" Bishop Kevin Doran tells Elphin pilgrims on annual diocesan pilgrimage to French shrine of Lourdes.

2015.08.31.

Rose of Tralee volunteered in Lourdes in July

“I have great faith and I wanted to give something back and to give thanks."

2015.08.26.

Tribute to Irish nun who lived out vocation in Lourdes

Bishop John Buckley led mourners at the funeral Mass of Sr Thérèse Marie O’Connell who spent fifty-seven years as a Poor Clare at the French shrine.

2015.06.15.
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