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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.

Bishops may be willing to allow priests who father children to stay

“All reasonable and fair options should be considered as possible, so this neither rules in or rules out various outcomes” – Mgr Gearoid Dullea, executive secretary to the Irish Bishops’ Conference.

2018.04.14.

Children of clergy: child welfare paramount

Founder of website championing rights of children of clergy recommends that guidelines approved by the Irish Episcopal Conference concerning the responsibilities of priests who father children should be adopted by Holy See and applied globally.

2017.08.25.

New priest Fr Malachy Gallagher ordained for Derry diocese

“Your lifestyle will be a protest against the stifling hedonism that is presented as the best we can hope for. Belief in God is not repression of our dignity but an invitation to the individual greatness that is God’s dream for each of us.”

2017.08.01.

Servant Sisters open new base in Ireland

New community in Roscommon will honour Sr Clare Crockett, who died in earthquake last year in Ecuador.

2017.05.13.

Priest ordained for Carmelites in Ireland

Archbishop acknowledges frustration over constant condemnation which has given rise to “justified resentment” among priests, religious and committed Catholics at being “unfairly” attacked.

2017.05.03.

Pope kicks off preparations for WMF2018

The 2018 event will recall for society “how important the family is for the future of Ireland and of the wider society especially in Europe” – Archbishop Diarmuid Martin.

2017.03.31.

Archbishop Kieran O’Reilly believes Permanent Diaconate will benefit Church

“It is going to become more and more a normal feature of life ... because many of those ordained will be coming in contact with us at funerals and weddings, baptisms, etc.”

2017.02.19.

Arbour Hill prisoners facilitate Alpha course on Christian faith.

Release Prison Partnership conference on 15 October aims to “re-frame the prison experience into something positive showing how people who go into the prison system can actually better their lives.”

2016.10.14.

The Priests’ new album will be out in October

"Today’s world is topsy turvy and there are still serious threats on the world stage. It’s a bewildering place for people. Music gives people a sense of calm, serenity and hope," says Fr Eugene O'Hagan.

2016.09.09.

8 permanent deacons to be ordained for Dublin

First ever meeting of permanent deacons, candidates for the permanent diaconate and their wives from all around Ireland.

2016.06.04.

Bishop Willie Walsh to launch memoirs in Roscrea

Near death experience prompted retired Bishop of Killaloe to reflect on his own life, his faith and his ministry for over fifty years.

2016.04.21.

Limerick bishop hits out at thieves over church thefts

Almost €1,000 stolen in two robberies including money donated to support church activities in the Holy Land.

2016.04.01.

Irish Church must become passionate again

"We live in a world which is often harsh and violent. We have witnessed horrific, hate-filled violence and retaliation on our streets again," Archbishop of Dublin.

2016.03.25.

Jesuit to receive Freedom of Dublin in Hong Kong

102-year-old Fr Joseph Mallin SJ is the last surviving child of an executed leader of the 1916 Easter Rising.

2016.03.11.

Two priests and two deacons ordained on Epiphany

“It is possible to create safe spaces for those who think alike and who may come to feel that because they are like-minded they have discovered to right way.”

2016.01.07.

Catholics & Lutherans issue declaration on full unity

Unique ecumenical document - ‘Declaration on the Way: Church, Ministry and Eucharist’ - marks a pathway towards greater visible unity between two Churches.

2015.11.02.

End of an era for Bon Secours Sisters in Belfast

Departure of Sr Consilia Dennehy brings to a close congregation's presence in the city after 143 years.

2015.11.02.

Bishop outlines Ferns’ safeguarding progress

"Unintended consequences" of the focus on the mechanics of safeguarding and zero tolerance highlighted.

2015.10.17.

New priest ordained for the diocese of Derry

"Sow generously in season and out of season. Leave worries about the growth to the Lord," Bishop Donal McKeown tells newly ordained Fr Seán O'Donnell.

2015.06.15.

Two ordained to the priesthood in Dublin

Fr Christopher Derwin at just 32 years old is the youngest diocesan priest in the archdiocese of Dublin while Fr Paul Glennon is 41.

2015.06.04.

The key to child protection is education: expert

Over 5.2 million adults and children have gone through the safe environment programme in the US - Mgr Steve Rossetti.

2015.03.02.

New bishop draws inspiration from Donal Walsh

“On my own I won’t get very far, but together, people and religious and with my brother priests and Bishop Willie, we will do great things for God” - Fr Cullinan.

2015.02.03.

Church of Ireland considers new paths to ministry

"Very often vocations come much later on and life experience is a wonderful asset" - Bishop Pat Storey.

2015.01.06.

Limerick diocese readies for decline in priests

After this month's ordination Limerick will wait five or six years more for another ordination.

2014.07.12.

Two Dominicans ordained by Archbishop Martin

"The priest is called to nourish the faith of God’s people, but the faith of God’s people also nourishes the priest."

2014.07.06.

Bishop Nulty pays tribute to ‘powerful’ witness of diaconate

Kildare and Leighlin becomes fifth Irish diocese to restore ancient ministry.

2013.10.14.

Dromore to ordain its first permanent deacons on Sunday

Historic moment for diocese as two married men prepare for ordination.

2013.10.05.

The future of Religious Life in Ireland

Sr Marianne O’Connor, the outgoing Director-General of CORI, reflects on recent changes and the way forward for religious life.

2012.12.21.

Many are called: rediscovering the glory …

The call to serve God as a priest is both a challenge and a blessing. This book by Scott Hahn discusses the many roles of the priest: provider, mediator, protector, teacher and more.

2011.07.07.
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