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Armagh remembers Oliver Plunkett in triduum of prayer

New statue in Armagh Cathedral honours martyrs of the past, present and future.

2019.07.08.
2019.06.01.

Irish aid agency welcomes Oscar Romero’s canonisation

“Archbishop Romero’s values, conviction and compassion still influence Trócaire today and help guide us in our work.”

2018.10.14.

Pope Paul VI and Archbishop Romero to be canonised in October

Paul VI implemented the changes made by the Second Vatican Council; Oscar Romero was its first martyr.

2018.05.28.

Venerate St Oliver Plunkett by remembering that Christians are still persecuted

“It is shocking to think that in 2017 thousands of Christians are still being persecuted, displaced or expelled, tortured, discriminated and murdered simply because they are Christian,” says Eamon Martin.

2017.08.27.

New path to sainthood announced by Pope Francis

Greater love has no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.

2017.07.15.

Second priest murdered in Mexico this year – 32 priests murdered there since 2006

We are mourning the loss of a very beloved brother. We trust that our brother, who has shared the cross of Christ, will now be able to enjoy his glorious resurrection – Cardinal Francisco Robles Ortega.

2017.04.02.

Seven Irish Columbans among 84 modern-day martyrs of Korea who may be beatified

All seven had the opportunity to flee, but chose to remain with their flock – it is for this reason that they are considered martyrs by the Church.

2017.02.13.

Pope recalls St Stephen’s martyrdom as he prays for persecuted Christians

“Today too the Church, to bear witness to the light and the truth, is experiencing severe persecution in different places, up to the supreme test of martyrdom.”

2016.12.27.

A martyr for America

Fr Rother was warned his name was on a death list, but he asked his bishop for permission to return to Guatemala.

2016.12.05.

Pope shocked by ‘barbarous’ killing of Fr Jacques Hamel

“The Catholic Church has no other weapons but prayer and brotherhood among all peoples.”

2016.07.27.

Festival Day of St Oliver Plunkett to be celebrated today

"In new and unfamiliar countries the Irish pub, GAA club, provide a kind of home from home, a familiar place to gather, but so too the Church can provide a sense of home from home.”

2016.07.03.

MSCs to attend beatification of man they baptised

Benedict Daswa was baptised by Fr Gus O’Brien (MSC), who is originally from Galway, while Fr John Finn (MSC) from Clare presided at his burial.

2015.09.10.

Irish reform leader wrote to Pope about Romero

Brendan Butler co-founded the Irish El Salvador Support Committee in 1979. Last year he wrote to Pope Francis asking him to hurry on Monsenor Romero's cause.

2015.06.09.

President Higgins attends Mass for Romero

Desperate attempts by thousands of refugees to cross the Mediterranean is a challenge to ‘Christian’ Europe, which demands a coordinated and compassionate response.

2015.05.25.

Church gathers to honour Archbishop Romero

Beatification is not only a fitting tribute to his work, "it is also a powerful message of solidarity to those who continue to put their lives at risk to speak out against injustice".

2015.05.23.

Cardinal Nichols speaks of Romero’s martyrdom

“Today, in the name of this martyr, we resolve again to be upholders of this God-given dignity of every person.”

2015.03.22.

Vatican ruling moves Romero’s cause forward

Panel of theologians say Archbishop was killed “in hatred of the faith” paving the way for his recognition as a martyr.

2015.01.11.

Cardinal warns of ‘crisis in the vocation of parenting’

Primate concerned by under-valuing of the stability and commitment within marriage.

2013.09.02.

Cardinal Brady thanks Germans for economic solidarity

St Oliver Plunkett honoured in Diocese of Hildesheim.

2013.09.01.
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