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Archbishop Martin pays tribute to victims of Ethiopian air crash

Giving the annual Trócaire Lecture in Maynooth, Archbishop of Dublin addressed the issue of migration and warned “the way we treat migrants and especially refugees is a barometer of our humanity”.

2019.03.13.

“We must confront the truth, confront our own failures”

Bishop Dermot Farrell of Ossory acknowledges that speaking of the sexual abuse perpetrated by some members of the clergy is painful and unpleasant.

2019.02.26.

Tribute to Emma Mhic Mhathúna at Maynooth graduation

Archbishop Martin describes 37-year-old mother of five as a “woman of deep faith” who made "a deep impression right across the country”.

2018.11.11.

Holy Cross College Clonliffe to be sold to the GAA

“It is no longer financially sustainable or prudent for the diocese to retain a property of this size and scale, which is no longer fit for its purposes”.

2018.10.12.

17 men begin studies for the priesthood in Irish dioceses

National Vocations Office marks its first anniversary with a national ‘Come and See’ vocations retreat on 23 and 24 November.

2018.10.05.

Homeless crisis is not abating bishops warn

New pastoral letter on the housing and homelessness crisis, ‘A Room at the Inn?’, calls on Irish society to commit itself to work towards the provision of warm, decent, affordable and secure homes for all.

2018.10.02.

Maynooth hosts International Federation of Catholic Universities

Prefect of the Vatican’s Congregation for Catholic Education, Cardinal Giuseppe Versaldi, and 200 university leaders discuss ‘Catholic Universities, Working in Solidarity as Responsible Agents from the Local to the Global’.

2018.07.24.

Youth on the agenda of bishops’ meetings in Ireland and in Rome

Many young people have positive experiences of chaplaincy services, pilgrimages and other dedicated national and international youth encounter events.

2018.06.18.

St Patrick’s Maynooth gets Pro-Rector for priestly formation

The appointment of Fr Tomás Surlis as Pro-Rector will help provide greater distinction between the college’s role as our national seminary and its role as a pontifical university.

2018.06.16.

Bishops to set up new Council for Life

“It is essential for us as a Church which cares passionately about the gift of life, and wants to support both mothers and their unborn children, to seek better ways of responding to this new and very challenging reality.”

2018.06.14.

Four deacons ordained in Maynooth

Archbishop Diarmuid Martin presides at ordination of Rev Fergal Cummins of Meath, Rev Ricky O’Connor of Ferns, and Divine Word Missionaries, Rev Yanbo Chen and Rev Gerhard Osthues.

2018.05.29.

Church leaders react to referendum outcome

"As Church we will continue to explore effective ways to support women and their unborn children, families in difficulty and women who have had an abortion” - Bishop Kevin Doran.

2018.05.27.

Former Taoiseach John Bruton pays tribute to Bishop Farrell

“He takes a huge interest in people and their lives, particularly when they face difficult times, such as bereavement.”

2018.03.13.

Taking away right to life from the unborn is a “shocking” step – bishops

Repealing Article 40.3.3 will leave unborn children “at the mercy of whatever permissive abortion laws might be introduced in Ireland in the future”.

2018.03.07.

Catholic network dedicated to promoting Laudato Si visits Ireland

“This meeting comes a week after a bishops’ retreat in Knock focusing on Laudato Sí. It also comes as the Irish parliament voted to end climate damaging fossil fuel exploration."

2018.02.17.

Deliverance from oppresssion is at the heart of Christian Unity Week 2018

When we encounter God together we encounter each other as brothers and sisters in Christ, as beloved family

2018.01.22.

Catholic Communications director is made a Fellow of the PRII

Martin Long has been the bishops’ spokesman and has headed up the communications office in Maynooth since 2003.

2018.01.06.

6% to 20% of parishioners active in deepening faith

The parish is not an “outdated institution” because it has flexibility and can assume different “contours” depending on the missionary nature of pastor and community.

2017.12.06.

New booklet reflects on the meaning of mercy

We are challenged to become Missionaries of Mercy and Ambassadors of Reconciliation

2017.11.27.

Bishops join Columban missionaries in launching centenary celebrations

The Columbans were “our heroes and we looked up to them, we admired their courage, and the way in which they risked everything for the Gospel of Christ" - Archbishop Michael Neary of Tuam.

2017.11.25.

Need for ongoing formation of priests conference is told

“A priest is certainly not the man who arrives into a parish, perfectly packaged, with all the answers."

2017.11.22.

Mission Month highlights work of Irish missionaries

Sr Teresa McKeon of the St Joseph of Cluny congregation has been honoured by the President of Sierra Leone for her “dedicated and meritorious service to the state in the field of education and the development of women”.

2017.10.06.

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.

University College Cork honours Siamsa founder Fr Pat Ahern

Fr Ahern embodies the spirit of the expression ‘lán de cheol’/‘full of music’ literally and metaphorically, says Professor Pádraig Ó Macháin, UCC.

2017.07.30.

Weekend’s ordination in Oranmore is a first for Co. Galway parish

Deacon Declan Lohan, a former barrister, is to be ordained a priest for service in his home diocese of Galway, Kilmacduagh and Kilfenora.

2017.07.19.

Accord restructures into three limited companies

Of the 43 part-time centre-based secretaries who were offered either a statutory redundancy payment or revised conditions involving reduced hours and pay, 21 took redundancy option.

2017.07.18.

Five receive ‘Sacrement de Confirmation’ from Bishop Smith in Paris

The work of the Irish chaplaincy includes the celebration of the Eucharist, preparation for the sacraments, pastoral visits to Irish people in prison and in hospitals, as well as the accompaniment of those bereaved while in Paris.

2017.06.27.

Country’s youngest priest ordained in Kildare and Leighlin

Twenty-five-year-old David Vard from Athgarvan became the first person from Newbridge to be ordained for the diocese of Kildare and Leighlin in over 20 years.

2017.06.27.

South Kilkenny parish to celebrate second ordination in two years

Speaking about how his vocation grew, Liam O’Donovan, who will be ordained today, said “I began to pray; it surprised me what was inside me. Prayer gave me a sense of purpose and I realised that God has a sense of purpose for me.”

2017.06.17.

Families Matter in advance of world meeting

It has made me stop and think as a parent how to best live out the gospel.

2017.04.20.
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