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Oldcastle PP to trip the light fantastic on RTÉ television show

“How did we get from the sacraments to the Samba?” asked Ryan Tubridy.

2019.12.10.

Sisters call for prayers in response to Púca festival

Púca invokes "all the old pagan gods that were here in Ireland... Why would we have a festival like that after St Patrick brought the Catholic faith?”

2019.10.22.

Still one of us campaign highlights ongoing battle for life

“We’ll just keep persevering in fighting for the right to life of the unborn just as people on the pro choice side didn’t give up when they lost 2 to 1 in 1983,” says David Quinn.

2019.05.10.

Peter McVerry Trust welcomes Housing First programme

“Working to address your issues from a stable home with the help of a highly skilled, professional multi-disciplinary team is much more successful than trying to do so from a congregated setting like emergency homeless accommodation or living rough on the streets.”

2018.09.27.

Homeless crisis increasing, says Simon Dublin

“There continues to be a surge in people who desperately need help with housing. Additional housing must be delivered at a more accelerated rate."

2018.09.26.

Bishop Deenihan leads pilgrims to Lourdes

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

2018.09.15.

Joyous celebration as Meath diocese gets new bishop

“As I begin my new ministry as Bishop of Meath, pray with me that all who minister in this diocese will treasure and foster that sense of joy that transcends our own worries, failings and shortcomings, and enables us to reach out to others.”

2018.09.03.

Meath prepares to welcome new bishop

The man to be the next Bishop of Meath, Tom Deenihan, has a wealth of experience in the field of education, having been a teacher, a diocesan education secretary and general secretary of the Catholic Primary School Managers Association.

2018.09.01.

Standing ovation on Britain’s Got Talent TV show for singing priest Fr Ray Kelly

“I would like to be the first singing priest to win,” says clerical crooner Fr Ray Kelly.

2018.04.23.

Love shows itself in action, says Ossory’s new bishop

Words alone are not enough - love has to show itself in action. That is the vocation of everyone, particularly of the bishop. - Dermot Farrell on his first day as Bishop of Ossory

2018.03.12.

Call for dioceses to publish their audited accounts online

Diocese of Ossory tops financial transparency survey, but 62 per cent of Irish dioceses post no financial statements on their websites, We Are Church Ireland finds.

2018.01.16.

GAA star Joe Canning to visit Aleppo with UNICEF

“When I was there last year I met this family where the nine-year-old son, who has four sisters and a mother, is the man of the house because the husband got killed in the war.”

2017.11.07.

Bishops offer condolences to Sousse tragedy families

Larry & Martina Hayes and Lorna Carty were “among those whose lives were stolen from them in a mindless act of violence" - Bishop Doran.

2015.06.29.

Church to mark 1400th anniversary of St Columban

The sixth century saint is remembered as one of the greatest of the Irish missionary monks and revered across parts of Europe.

2015.06.05.

Bishop appeals on behalf of Middle East Christians

Good Friday collection supports the Holy Land shrines connected with the life of Jesus as well as for providing pastoral care to the region's Catholics.

2015.04.03.

Presentation Sisters leave Mullingar after 190 years

At their peak, the PBVM's schools in the town were catering for 1,000 pupils.

2014.11.24.

Pope Francis bestows blessing on Meath priest

Parish priest Fr John Brogan overcome as Pope imparts blessing following beatification ceremony of Blessed Paul VI.

2014.10.25.

Cardinal Dolan of NY leads Mullingar celebration

Cathedral of Christ the King marks 75th anniversary with day of jubilations.

2014.09.07.

Annual Knock novena to attract 150,000 pilgrims

There is no scarcity of martyrs in the Church of our time - Bishop Michael Smith of Meath.

2014.08.13.

NBSCCCI highly critical of Divine Word Missionaries

Reviews praise progress made in dioceses of Cloyne, Dublin, Killaloe and Meath.

2014.05.13.

Bishop Appeals for Information on Fate of Disappeared

Victims endured "horror and barbarity" Bishop Smith states at Co Meath prayer ceremony.

2013.09.23.

Bishop slates politicians for attacking and ridiculing church

Concern over how easily greed, self-interest and corruption took hold in the lives of so many and left the country with enormous debts.

2013.08.14.

First Meath man to become Bishop of Kildare and Leighlin

A “new chapter in the ancient story” of Kildare and Leighlin Mgr Brendan Byrne declares.

2013.08.05.
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