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Bishop of Clonfert to meet Irish emigrants and prisoners in the US

The generosity of parishioners at home shows a keen awareness of the challenge emigration poses to our culture, both historically and up to the present. I hope to convey this positive message of support to the staff and volunteers in our centres in America – Bishop Kirby.

2017.11.11.

Mary Immaculate College forms collaboration with US Catholic university

The Discover the World: Europe programme at St John’s allows students to study in unique locations, completing course requirements while engaging with historic cities through field trips, site visits, academic service-learning and independent exploration.

2017.10.07.

Francis Brennan thanks God at Lourdes

“I had a bad leg, a very difficult early childhood ... So when I go [to Lourdes] I think, aren’t I a lucky boy that I can walk and come here and help people more incapacitated than I was, and I thank God for that.”

2017.07.20.

Cork missionary honoured for her work in South Korea

Sr Philomena and her colleagues faced an extremely turbulent environment when they arrived at the end of the Korean War, with large numbers of people suffering from tuberculosis and malnutrition or in need of treatment for landmine injuries.

2017.06.29.

John Hughes: from young emigrant to Archbishop of New York

“People laughed when Archbishop Hughes began to plan a cathedral on what was then the remote 51st Street on 5th Avenue. They called it ‘Hughes’s Folly’, but time would show that ... Archbishop Hughes was ahead of the rest in anticipating the growth and future strategic importance of mid-Manhattan.”

2017.06.26.

Pieta boss defends charities

I realised that we needed to have a living Pieta in every community, where we could hold the broken lives of those in suicidal distress. That is how Pieta House began – Joan Freeman.

2016.11.03.

Birmingham announces plans for St Patrick’s Festival 2017

Last year Birmingham City Council announced cuts to grants for festivals including the St Patrick’s Day festival in the city which seriously threatened its future.

2016.08.22.

Taoiseach lines up with ambassadors for ‘Story of Love’ concert

The opening sequence of the concert is a screen presentation of creation with the Sistine Chapel Choir.

2016.08.01.

Funeral of poet and publisher Mgr Pádraig Ó Fiannachta

Co Kerry priest translated and edited the first modern Irish Catholic Bible – a year before the English version was completed in the early 1970s.

2016.07.24.

‘Ireland and its Church have always been European’

“We may be facing a period of renewed nationalism, as well as strident regionalism within some current states,” Bishop McKeown warns.

2016.06.24.

The shamrock is there to be preached not drowned!

“Patrick did not play on differences but knew that faith could build bridges rather than walls” – Bishop Donal McKeown of Derry.

2016.03.18.

Richard Gere visits Focus Ireland & meets Sr Stan

The actor, who has worked on behalf of the homeless for over 10 years, plays the part of a homeless man in his latest film 'Time Out Of Mind'.

2016.03.01.

Sisters speak out against trafficking at UN

Research has shown that “cumulative disadvantage over the life course renders people vulnerable to trafficking".

2016.02.18.

Derry nun produces Mercy Global Concern booklet

"It’s about the importance of being a merciful person. I always say - it‘s not enough to be compassionate - you must act.”

2016.01.02.

Kerry priest scholar to receive prestigious US award

Mgr Pádraig Ó Fiannachta (88) will next week receive the American Irish Historical Society’s Cultural Award.

2015.12.13.

Irish soprano looking forward to performing for Pope

Derry-born Margaret Keys will sing for the Pontiff next week as he makes his first visit to the USA.

2015.09.18.

Dolan thanked for calling for fair immigration reform

“We still have a large amount of undocumented Irish immigrants in New York," US cardinal explains.

2015.08.16.

Archbishop welcomes pilgrims to Knock Novena

“I can only hope you understand how much I love Ireland – love all of you – and thank you for this privilege of opening the novena at a shrine so dear to my heart.”

2015.08.15.

Limerick priest bids to save famous New York church

112 parishes in the Archdiocese of New York to be merged with a neighbouring parish due to declining finances and falling church attendances.

2015.08.01.

Lineup for National Novena in Knock announced

Cardinal Timothy Dolan of New York and Primate of All Ireland, Archbishop Eamon Martin, among speakers at this year's novena.

2015.07.16.

Nationwide Special to focus on Knock Shrine

Nationwide presenter Anne Cassin joins Armagh diocesan pilgrims as they journey through Knock with the Primate of All Ireland, Archbishop Eamon Martin.

2015.06.18.

Beatification call for heroic Titanic priest

When the ship began to sink, Fr Byles was offered a lifeboat place several times but he refused, staying to help, hear confessions and pray with those still on board.

2015.04.17.

Knock Shrine candles go online

Online prayer and candle service is similar to that operating in Lourdes and St Patrick's Cathedral New York.

2015.03.21.

New York pilgrims to fly into Knock in August

Transatlantic pilgrimage flight from JFK Airport is expected to include Cardinal Timothy Dolan.

2015.01.18.

Catholic League pulls out of St Patrick’s day parade

Anger over collapse of deal to allow pro life group march under its banner.

2014.09.14.

Cardinal Dolan of NY leads Mullingar celebration

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

2014.09.07.

Trafalgar Square to stage Passion on Good Friday

Up to 20,000 expected to throng London square for epic performance by Wintershall Players.

2014.04.14.
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