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Pope Francis appoints Fr Michael Duignan as Bishop of Clonfert

“As one of the youngest priests in the Diocese of Elphin, he has made an enormous contribution to the mission of the diocese, particularly in the area of education.”

2019.07.16.

Historic day for Cork and Ross as Bishop Gavin installed

“We stand in solidarity with survivors and their families and we continue our commitment and vigilance to the protection and safeguarding of children in our Church and in society.”

2019.07.01.

Bishop Ray Field retires

His commitment to social justice was evident in his service as chair of the Bishops’ Council for Justice and Peace, says Archbishop Eamon Martin.

2019.06.28.

Bishop of Ferns pays tribute to priest’s remarkable story

Fr Ricky O’Connor was raised without any faith. This changed when he bought a Bible and began to read it in his late teens. He became a Catholic when he was 22 and began his seminary studies in Maynooth when he was 24.

2019.06.26.

Irish CDF official praises media’s role in exposing clerical abuse

“You never get used to it, and you can feel your heart and soul hurting.”

2019.06.23.

Together stronger – Charismatics embrace CHARIS

National conference on Saturday will encourage people from all over Ireland to launch out into the deep.

2019.06.21.

Slight increase in number of abuse allegations to National Board

NBSCCCI annual report for 2018 shows Pope Francis’ visit to Ireland for the World Meeting of Families last August saw a spike in allegations of clerical abuse.

2019.06.19.

Time for climate change prevention is running out, warns Pope

“It is the poor who suffer the worst impacts of the climate crisis.”

2019.06.17.

Bishop saddened by “zombie” comments at Kilkenny Mass

Capuchins apologise, saying Fr Tom Forde’s comments were not intended to “cause hurt to anyone”.

2019.06.14.

New Vatican document rejects gender theory

Congregation for Catholic Education releases ‘Male and Female He Created Them: Towards a Path of Dialogue on the Question of Gender Theory in Education’ as an aid for Catholic educators and parents.

2019.06.11.

“Do not be afraid to proclaim the word ‘vocation’ to young people”

Pope warns religious communities who have stopped using the word because they think young people are scared by it that this is “a strategy doomed to failure.”

2019.06.09.

Do not let us not fall into temptation, as Pope approves Our Father rewrite

“It’s Satan who leads us into temptation, that’s his department.”

2019.06.08.

The Pope Video – June 2019

The Priests’ Way of Life

2019.06.06.
2019.06.01.

“Put out into the deep of the internet”

Seminar marking World Communications Day highlights new continent of the digital world as opportunity for mission.

2019.05.31.

Bishops issue statement on divorce referendum

“It is imperative that we continue to work together to promote marriage and family.”

2019.05.19.

Pope authorises pilgrimages to Medjugorje

Vatican spokesman, Alessandro Gisotti, has warned that official pilgrimages should not be “interpreted as an authentication of well-known events, which still require examination by the Church”.

2019.05.14.

Archbishop calls for help in vocations project

"I am very keen to encourage and nurture vocations to the priesthood from among our own young people, many of whom have strong faith and great gifts to offer our Church. How might this be done?” asks Archbishop Eamon Martin.

2019.05.12.

There is no greater joy than risking one’s life for the Lord, says Pope in Vocations Sunday message

Pope Francis admits it is not always easy to discern our vocation and to steer our life in the right direction and, for this reason, he calls on Church personnel to provide young people with opportunities for listening and discernment.

2019.05.11.

The Pope Video – May 2019

The Church in Africa, a Seed of Unity

2019.05.10.

Tributes paid to Jean Vanier

“Rest in peace Jean Vanier and thank you for your inspiring, compassionate presence among us” – Archbishop Eamon Martin.

2019.05.08.

Fr Michael Router appointed Auxiliary Bishop of Armagh

Kilmore priest warns that the Church must never hanker for the certainties of the past but work towards creating a new expression of what it means to be Church in this time and this place.

2019.05.07.

Pope Francis pays tribute to first bishop of Kildare

Pontiff joins parish of Newbridge and diocese – 1500 years after St Conleth died on 4 May 519 – in "giving thanks to Almighty God for the example of this saintly bishop and abbot”.

2019.05.07.

UK 2050 net zero target for greenhouse gases welcomed by bishops

“In achieving this target, we must all play our part, and I’m proud that the Catholic community has taken a leading role in showing what can be achieved.”

2019.05.06.

Pope accused of heresy – but are his critics divorced from pastoral reality?

The Pontiff's accusers say that the words and actions of Pope Francis amount to a comprehensive rejection of Catholic teaching on marriage and sexual activity, on the moral law, and on grace and the forgiveness of sins.

2019.05.05.

“Seek to make a difference” Primate tells TCD students

“Seek to be remembered because you saved lives – even one life – by your empathy, your words, your actions," Archbishop Eamon Martin said at the Trinity Monday Service of Thanksgiving and Commemoration at TCD chapel.

2019.04.30.

Pope leads prayer on Divine Mercy Sunday

“Let us draw close to Jesus and touch his wounds in our brothers.”

2019.04.29.

Bishops’ conference needs to do its business in a different way

Archbishop Diarmuid Martin talks about the workings of the Irish Episcopal conference, Irish seminaries and the need to amalgamate some of the country’s 26 dioceses.

2019.04.23.

Places of worship must be free from fear

Tánaiste expresses shock at the “appalling attacks on innocent civilians in Sri Lanka” as death toll rises to 290 dead with over 500 injured.

2019.04.23.

Pope prays for Sri Lanka terror victims in Urbi et Orbi address

“I entrust to the Lord all those who have tragically perished, and I pray for the injured and all those who suffer as a result of this tragic event.”

2019.04.22.
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