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Bishops decry prevalence of domestic violence

In a pastoral letter issued for the Church’s annual ‘Day for Life' the Bishops express concern over the number of terrible cases of domestic abuse in Ireland in recent years which have led to extreme violence and murder.

2019.10.07.

Changes to parish life in Ossory Diocese cannot be ignored

“Change is never easy, but we must face the challenge together.”

2019.03.09.

Diocesan Pastoral Council for Kildare to move laity from spectators to players

“Unless there is a radical reappraisal of what a parish community should be, there can be no real progress.” —Bishop Denis Nulty

2018.11.24.

Find new pathways, Pope tells Irish bishops

"Genuine religious formation needs joyful teachers who can shape not only minds but also hearts in the love of Christ and in the practice of prayer." - Pope Francis

2018.08.27.

Diocese of Clogher plans for decline in priest numbers

Of the 58 priests who are active in parishes, some 28 of these are over the age of 65. Only seven priests are under the age of 50.

2018.08.11.

Act in the best interest of the unborn child, says Bishop Brennan to voters in Ferns

“We are always human. At no point are we ever something less or something different. What is inherently a right to humanity – namely the right to life – cannot be either denied or taken away.”

2018.04.23.

Bishop Denis Nulty consults on vocations crisis

“At present, there are 90 priests ministering in our diocese; 27 of them are over 75. This stark figure reminds us that a radical reappraisal of what a parish community should be, how it should be organised, co-ordinated, funded and ministered, is necessary.”

2017.05.10.

We must show mercy to others & forgive them

“It means not keeping grudges, not seeking revenge, but letting mercy and forgiveness guide our attitudes and actions” - Bishop Philip Boyce.

2016.03.01.

Bishop Doran launches pastoral letter on education

"Schools have to look to the education of the whole person, without ignoring the essential needs of the economy."

2014.11.20.

Bishop Nulty remembers dead in November

Kildare & Leighlin to produce a definitive set of norms and guidelines on best practice for funeral liturgies by November 2015.

2014.11.02.
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