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Text me your prayer intentions, says Bishop Dermot Farrell to Ossory faithful

“Prayer is hope in action,” says the Bishop of Ossory.

2020.03.30.

RTÉ to broadcast Pope Francis’ extraordinary ‘Urbi et Orbi’ blessing today

Pope Francis’ blessing will be an opportunity to avail ourselves of Divine Grace. I encourage everyone to watch this special broadcast – Archbishop Eamon Martin.

2020.03.27.

“Everyone should do their part” say Catholic bishops of Munster

It has been a time to discover the value of quiet time of prayer in the home and prayer as a family, "the Domestic Church" – Catholic bishops of Munster.

2020.03.21.

#LivingLent initiative launched by Archbishop Eamon Martin

The objective of our Lenten digital initiative is to assist our spiritual preparation for the joy and hope of the Easter season – Archbishop Eamon Martin.

2020.02.29.

International group of bishops reports back after trip to Holy Land

“We were welcomed by families whose focus is now day-to-day survival and whose aspirations have been reduced to bare essentials such as electricity and clean water.”

2020.01.18.

Bishop Router calls out culture and government over teenager’s murder

“The reprehensible sub-culture in our society which views all human life as expendable, including the lives of children, must be defeated” – Bishop Michael Router.

2020.01.17.

Wexford Adoration Sisters move from convent of 144 years

“We celebrate the Eucharist and the Divine Office in choir every day” – Adoration Sisters.

2019.12.27.

Church leaders call for Northern Ireland’s restored devolution in new year

While we acknowledge that points of difference obviously remain, the goal of restoring devolution remains within reach – Ireland’s church leaders.

2019.12.24.

Christmas message 2019 from Bishop Kevin Doran

My thoughts turn to families in our own diocese who have welcomed the birth of a child during this past year and to those who are expecting a baby in the near future – Bishop Kevin Doran.

2019.12.20.

Irish bishops to partake in annual pilgrimage to Holy Land this January

"The Holy Land Coordination stands in solidarity with all Christians in Israel and Palestine."

2019.12.14.

Popular US women’s retreat starting in Dublin tonight

Last weekend about 175 women attended the Shine Retreat, and – unsurprisingly – there are only 20 tickets left for the 2-day retreat Blessed Is She.

2019.11.15.

International day of prayer for persecuted church 

More than 245 million Christians live in a place where they experience high levels of persecution – IDOP.

2019.11.02.

Catholic Truth Society publishes a prisoners’ edition of its best-selling prayer book

“When someone asks the question ‘How do I pray?’ there is neither a quick nor a simple answer.”

2019.09.16.

One year on, Archbishop Diarmuid Martin reflects on Papal visit

"The Church must learn anew the ability to speak the things of God – not to flee from the realities of life, but to challenge the men and women of our time and the culture of our time to become the seedbed of a new humanity."

2019.08.26.

Time to start putting links in EMM2019 prayer chain

“When we pray together, we share in God’s love. We’re inspired to make the world a better place.”

2019.08.09.

Bishop urges care on the roads this Bank Holiday

“We all share a responsibility to protect human life on our roads.”

2019.08.03.

Extraordinary Month of Mission welcomed by Archbishop Kieran O’Reilly SMA

When an “extraordinary” year or month is declared, the Pope is asking us to become more focused and attentive during this special time, says Julieann Moran, national secretary of World Missions Ireland.

2019.07.26.

Bishop Nulty ploughs ahead with bid to find Ireland’s favourite prayer

Bishop asks people all around the country to choose the prayer they like most, such as the Rosary or the Lord’s Prayer, perhaps a prayer learnt at their mother’s knee or handed down in their family.

2019.07.19.

Young people get to know Jesus at “play and pray” camp

Camp Veritas, a summer camp with a difference, sets young people alight in faith.

2019.06.30.

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.

Archbishop recommends five-a-day prayer diet

"I ask you to think of five different people, that the love of Christ may really take root in their hearts."

2019.05.27.

Pope leads prayer on Divine Mercy Sunday

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

2019.04.29.

Prayers for mothers – and fathers – on Mothering Sunday

“Lord bless our Christian mothers; Lord Bless our Christian fathers.”

2019.04.01.

Don’t let season of Lent pass in vain says Pope

Leave behind your selfishness and share your goods, appeals pontiff, by living three pillars of prayer, fasting and almsgiving.

2019.03.06.

Pope Francis urges fasting, prayer and almsgiving in Lenten reflection

In a strong message on care for creation, Pontiff warns that “Sin leads man to consider himself the god of creation, to see himself as its absolute master and to use it, not for the purpose willed by the Creator but for his own interests.”

2019.02.27.

Nun tweets a prayer to President Trump every day

“When you pray for someone every day for more than a year, you start to build some sort of a relationship, even if one-sided.”

2018.12.16.

Pray for politicians with big hearts, says bishop

Weigh your words carefully to respect the integrity of those who conscientiously differ from you, and speak with grace, warn church leaders in joint statement on Brexit.

2018.11.23.

Lead us not into temptation?

Italian bishops introduce new translation of line from the Lord's Prayer, but Irish bishops have no immediate plans to change the wording.

2018.11.17.

Archbishop shares his experience of the Reek Sunday pilgrimage

“I pray as I climb; I pray the Rosary, and I pray as I walk around the penitential beds along the way," says Dr Michael Neary.

2018.07.28.

Awareness of the Evil One is the first step in fighting him

Strong Ignatian influence in Pope Francis’ words about the devil in recent exhortation.

2018.05.06.
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