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Church leaders focus on Brexit concerns in New Year’s messages

Archbishop Eamon Martin warns “There can be no going back to the days of violence and death on our streets” as he appeals to politicians to “reject divisive language and actions” during 2019.

2019.01.01.

Memorial to Pope St John Paul II unveiled in Limerick

New sculpture marks Polish Pontiff's final Mass in Ireland at Limerick Racecourse 39 years ago, which was attended by 400,000 people, the largest ever gathering of people for any event in Limerick.

2018.05.01.

3,000 attend first performance of Handel’s Messiah in Knock

The recording of the concert, presented by Liz Nolan, will be broadcast on Christmas Day at 1pm on RTÉ Lyric FM.

2017.11.28.

545 Young People presented with John Paul II Awards in Knock

Archbishop Neary pays tribute to young people’s “very significant contribution” to the local church, from teaching computers to the elderly to caring for people with special needs on pilgrimage to Lourdes.

2017.11.21.

Papal Nuncio’s crest inspired by Irish missionary bishop

A special liturgical reception was hosted at St Mary’s Pro Cathedral in Dublin to formally welcome 60-year-old Nigerian, Archbishop Jude Thaddeus Okolo, the first African priest to hold the Church’s most senior diplomatic role in the State.

2017.11.14.

Benemerenti tops GAA family’s medal honours

“His creed has always been to do things the right way. It is truly impressive to see his contribution to the Church and faith community acknowledged in this way.”

2017.11.07.

Nuncio joins Presentation bicentenary celebrations in Killina-Rahan

The Presentation Sisters “were true pioneers in providing education to people so long denied this basic fundamental right”.

2017.10.10.

Kildare & Leighlin to be twinned with Diocese of Maiduguri in Nigeria for WMF2018

“We talk a lot about the challenges of family life but those of you who are here today are here because you know that overall the family brings a fulfilment into your lives that is quite unique.”

2017.08.29.

Delegation of bishops welcomes new Nuncio to Ireland

Archbishop Jude Thaddeus Okolo is the first African to hold the role of Papal Nuncio to Ireland.

2017.08.15.

Death of Irish-born former nuncio to Rwanda, Ethiopia and New Zealand

As head of the diplomatic corps in Ethiopia at the time of the famine, Archbishop Thomas White was responsible for coordinating the contributions of many countries and charities in support of those who were starving.

2017.05.09.

Vatican announces Papal Nuncio to leave Ireland for Albania

“To everyone in Ireland I just want to say a massive ‘thank you’ for the way you received and welcomed me in these years. You made me feel that I was at home” – Archbishop Brown.

2017.03.10.

“We come to bid our farewell in this earthly life to Cardinal Desmond Connell”

Archbishop Diarmuid Martin was joined by most of the Irish hierarchy and the Papal Nuncio for the funeral Mass of the late Dr Connell at St Mary’s Pro Cathedral in Dublin.

2017.02.25.

As Christians and Americans we should welcome refugees, says Nuncio

Christians had a duty to accept refugees with compassion and acceptance, he said, citing Pope Francis, who had urged Catholics to accept refugees in their countries.

2017.02.03.

Gangland violence must stop Archbishop warns

“Violence only leads to retaliation and further grief” and those who resort to violence are left in an insecurity in which “they know no sophisticated modern security systems can really protect them or their loved ones.”

2017.01.03.

‘Treating adults like children is no preparation for priesthood’

In an article questioning what lessons have learned from the Maynooth fiasco, Fr Brendan Hoban is highly critical of Irish bishops who accept unsuitable candidates.

2016.09.11.

ACP disquiet over selection process for new bishops

Priests' representatives question why the papal nuncio, Archbishop Charles Brown, refuses to meet them to discuss their concerns.

2016.08.20.

Nuncio welcomes hundreds of pilgrims to Lough Derg

"Let it not be said of us that we were stingy or miserly in showing mercy to others in this Year of Mercy."

2016.05.07.

500 transition year students at RDS faith gathering

Students hear personal testimonies from WYD participant seriously injured in traffic accident and from Richard Moore who was blinded by a plastic bullet as a child.

2016.05.01.

Papal Nuncio to open Door of Mercy at Lough Derg

Hundreds expected to cross the threshold of mercy on Sunday in St Patrick's Basilica at the launch of the 2016 pilgrimage season.

2016.04.29.

Limerick’s historic Synod opens with Mass today

Liturgy will open a week-long series of events, culminating with the official Synod, a gathering of 400 delegates from Friday to Sunday, 8-10 April.

2016.04.03.

Violence is never the answer: Archbishop Martin

"We live in a world where the name of God is used to foster attitudes and deeds which could not be farther away from the real identity of God.”

2016.03.26.

Nuncio concerned by narcissism’s effects on society

It is “important for us to see some of these psychological dysfunctions in society as the manifestation of, perhaps, an underlying spiritual dysfunction”.

2016.03.08.

Conference aims to nourish & encourage lay groups

“There is a whole world out there and I think it is very important that we don’t become holy huddles with our own people and our own groups."

2016.03.05.

Pope asks people of Moyross parish for prayers

“How beautiful; tell your parishioners to pray for me," Pope responds to image of 'Our Lady Undoer of Knots' from the shrine of Corpus Christi Church in Limerick.

2016.02.25.

150th jubilee of ‘Mother of Perpetual Help’ begins

Jubilee pilgrimage will begin in Limerick on the evening of 4 April 2016 and the icon will then travel to every cathedral in the Irish Church's 26 dioceses.

2016.01.19.

Remembrance service for victims of Paris attacks

Archbishop Michael Jackson calls for "courage in a time of fragility” in his reflection on the impact of the terror attacks one month on.

2015.12.14.

Catholics need to protect religious ethos of schools

Without a conscious effort to maintain a distinctly Catholic ethos, it can dissolve into non-descript and vague spiritualism or disappear entirely.

2015.11.17.

Nuncio mulls personal liberty & natural moral law

Warns against the “atomistic, individualistic and deracinated existence” which has become increasingly prevalent in many parts of the Western world.

2015.10.07.

New York meets Knock as 178 US pilgrims arrive

“My pilgrims from America join with me in thanking God for the grace and mercy the Lord and his Holy Mother have lavished upon this magnificent shrine” - Cardinal Dolan.

2015.08.10.

Investiture of Archbishop Martin with pallium

Catholics and Christians “are entering a time when we will need the gift of courage to stay faithful to the teachings of the Gospel”.

2015.07.05.
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