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New director of vocations for Cork and Ross

As the number of priests in the diocese grows smaller, Bishop Gavin said: “We need to actively go out of our way to encourage, foster, nourish and promote vocations to the priesthood and consecrated life.”

2020.01.23.

Maynooth celebrates 50th Christmas Carol Service

Newly commissioned music performed to mark the carol service's golden jubilee and the 225th anniversary of the founding of St Patrick's College.

2019.12.17.

“My faith is really just part of my identity”

New diocesan youth coordinator in Derry, Lizzie Rea, believes her mission is “to try and get young people back into the Church by helping them to see its good points and its value.”

2019.12.15.

Irish bishops to partake in annual pilgrimage to Holy Land this January

"The Holy Land Coordination stands in solidarity with all Christians in Israel and Palestine."

2019.12.14.

Irish Catholic Bishops’ Conference discusses refugees, homelessness and Advent

"We encourage all Catholics to make time during the season of Advent to celebrate and receive the gift of God’s love in the Sacrament of Reconciliation” – Irish Catholic Bishops’ Conference.

2019.12.06.

Maynooth poised for dynamic role in 21st century as it celebrates 225th anniversary, says primate

"Maynooth’s potential for encounter and exchange is unique: three partner institutions, side by side on this historic campus, perfectly situated in one of most attractive towns in this country - the possibilities for study, research, community building and dialogue are endless."

2019.11.10.

Smaller, ‘top class’ seminary discussed for Maynooth

We have been reflecting and discerning...about the future of first-class provision of philosophical, theological and pastoral formation for the whole Irish Church - Archbishop Eamon Martin

2019.10.26.

Safeguarding must permeate seminary formation

Maynooth professor Salvador Ryan questions what a healthy, well-integrated, professionally trained priesthood should look like?

2019.10.24.

Bishop Duffy welcomes Clogher’s vocations as a sign of hope

Two men are beginning their studies for the priesthood this autumn and a third is embarking on the permanent diaconate.

2019.10.09.

“It is time to revive our missionary genes”

Archbishop Eamon Martin launches the Extraordinary Month of Mission and urges dioceses, congregations and young people to support the ‘Laudato Tree’ project.

2019.10.02.

Former Bishop of Derry, Seamus Hegarty, dies

"He had huge shoes to fill, and he served communities in difficult times.”

2019.09.21.

Tributes as Bishop MacDaid celebrates 50 years of priesthood

“Eucharist is at the heart of priesthood. When Eucharist is celebrated, God walks among his people."

2019.07.16.

Primate pays tribute to Irish Church Music Association’s ministry

“You know that when music of beauty is chosen, which is inspired by our faith, and is offered to God from the very best of our efforts, God can work through it to inspire the souls of others, nourish their faith, and bring them closer to him.”

2019.07.03.

“God is answering our prayers”

Bishop Larry Duffy leads celebrations in the Diocese of Clogher as Fr Kevin Connolly is ordained to the priesthood at St Macartan’s Cathedral in Monaghan.

2019.07.02.

Deacon ordained in Maynooth

Archbishop Michael Neary extended welcome to Shane Costello and prayers and support on behalf of the people in the Archdiocese of Tuam.

2019.06.05.

Marriage counsellors wanted as ACCORD launches recruitment drive

Marriage and families are today experiencing new and more complex challenges than ever before, says ACCORD executive Harry Casey.

2019.03.25.

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.
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