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Pope asks for forgiveness for abuse and exploitation

"Lord, sustain and increase this state of shame and repentance and give us the strength to commit ourselves so that these things never happen again and justice may be done.”

2018.08.27.

Tickets for Papal events available on Monday

Pope Francis to visit Knock and the Phoenix Park in Dublin on Sunday 26 August.

2018.06.23.

Island communities show what parish life will be like with fewer priests

"The pastoral councils on both islands are vital to the life of the parish. In many ways they are an example of what we are now trying to do on the mainland – lay-led ministry." – Fr Patrick Burke

2018.06.18.

Exhibition on Jesuit chaplains in World War I opens

Of the 32 Irish Jesuit chaplains who served on the battlefields of France, Belgium, Egypt and Mesopotamia, four were killed and two died from illness.

2017.11.15.

Safety the key as over 20,000 people to make Reek Sunday climb

Pilgrims intending to make the annual Croagh Patrick pilgrimage this Sunday are advised to have appropriate footwear and clothing, to bring a stick, carry a charged mobile phone and ensure they have adequate food and water.

2017.07.29.

Ballinasloe to host major conference on Fatima and the Immaculate Heart of Mary

At Fatima, one century ago, Our Lady called for reparation for sins committed against Her Immaculate Heart.

2017.04.30.

Catholic Church in Ireland must move away from ‘service station’ model

Theologian argues that ACP’s proposals to alleviate the shortage and ageing profile of priests are “predicated on the same traditional model, namely providing the requisite pastoral services to the people, as in a service station”.

2017.04.26.

“Music is a central element of our Catholic worship” – Bishop Nulty

New setting of the Mass by composer Padraig Meredith launched last Sunday in St Conleth’s parish church in Newbridge, Co. Kildare.

2017.02.28.

‘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.

A thousand prisoners celebrate Mass in St Peter’s

“Every time I go into a prison I ask myself, ‘Why them and not me?’”

2016.11.07.

Northern Ireland UKIP leader calls for end of Orange Order ban on members attending Catholic Mass

David McNarry said that the Orange Order should promote a discussion on the ban and admitted that he himself had attended Mass at the funerals of friends.

2016.10.16.

Thousands participate in online homage to St Mother Teresa

Collaboration between Church Services TV and Heaven's Road FM "showed the power of the web for evangelisation" and as "a compelling tool for extending the Mission of the Church".

2016.09.13.

Maynooth crisis raises questions about model of seminary formation

“I think the days of a big big seminary are over. I think if anything good comes from this it is an examination of a better way” - Fr Brendan Purcell.

2016.08.07.

Vatican paper discusses allowing women preach

Three articles in the 1 March issue of L’Osservatore Romano argue that the current prohibition on women preaching should be reconsidered.

2016.03.03.

Louth priest shocked after webcam taken from church

“This was a massive resource for the housebound and the sick and maybe for people abroad who want to catch Mass which is streamed daily.

2015.11.18.

CofI neighbours mind cars while Catholics at Mass

Spate of car break-ins unites religious communities in Co Fermanagh town in gesture of security and solidarity.

2015.09.27.

Resignation of Cloyne’s Designated Liaison Person

Row with Bishop William Crean over the handling of an ex priest whom the Vatican dismissed from the clerical state last January.

2015.09.05.

FF councillor supports church gate collection call

"There are church gate collections virtually every week outside churches and it is a contributing factor in people not attending Mass.”

2015.07.28.

Elber Twomey says faith has sustained her

Young Irish mother lost her husband, son and unborn child to a suicidal driver in England while on a family holiday in 2012.

2015.07.11.

Pope pops into Burger King to vest for Mass

Restaurant put a post on Facebook welcoming Pope Francis and thanking him "for choosing the BK restaurant as your sacristy".

2015.07.10.

Nine deacons to be ordained in Maynooth today

The nine are from the dioceses of Armagh, Clogher, Cork & Ross, Derry, Down & Connor, Galway (2), and Meath (2).

2015.05.31.

CSTV to live stream Bill O’Herlihy’s funeral

High profile broadcaster described Vatican's treatment of Fr Tony Flannery as an "outrageous injustice".

2015.05.28.

Independent TD wants chapel set up in Dáil Eireann

South Tipperary Deputy Mattie McGrath sees "no reason why there could not be a specific space for prayer in the Oireachtas on a full-time basis”.

2015.03.01.

President to attend Mass in solidarity with France

Religious leaders, members of the Diplomatic Corps, and French community to attend Mass in Pro Cathedral in Dublin.

2015.01.13.

GAA football hero ministers to the Word

For 15 years, Dublin All-Ireland football hero, Alan Larkin, has been organising the rosters for the Ministers of the Word in Beaumont Hospital and in his own parish.

2015.01.10.

Call for RTE to overturn LW transmitter shutdown

Move will adversely affect rural, elderly and housebound listeners who depend on Long Wave broadcast of Mass on Sundays.

2014.10.03.

Alpha conference to focus on parish life

Fr Michael White to speak about reviving his local church in Maryland.

2014.08.12.

Medjugorje Youth Festival attracts 40,000

Festival celebrates 25th anniversary with young people from more than 60 countries.

2014.08.04.

Faithful urged to celebrate St Patrick’s Day with Mass

Call for Govt to increase resettlement commitment to victims of Syrian conflict to 300.

2014.03.13.

Church urged to strip itself of “vanity, arrogance and pride”

Pontiff rails against culture of rejection and throwaway mentality.

2013.10.05.
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