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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.

Forty days of prayer on Croagh Patrick under way

They have one special prayer intention – the referendum on the Eighth Amendment. “Many people, of all faiths and none, strongly support the protection of life from the moment of conception to natural death,” said John Carlin, one of the organisers.

2018.04.19.

Public prayer is vital to win referendum

Former MEP appeals for support for Rosary at the Mass Rock initiative which takes place on 18 March 2018 all over Ireland.

2018.03.10.

Pope blasts ‘charlatans’ who offer easy but useless solutions to suffering

The ‘24 Hours for the Lord’ initiative is a moment of grace which invites the entire Church community to celebrate the sacrament of Reconciliation in the context of Eucharistic adoration.

2018.02.14.

Boxes of prayers for Catholic Schools’ Week

Bishop of Kildare and Leighlin invites school communities to pray and place prayer petitions in box in school prayer spaces.

2018.01.19.

Joyous celebration in Carlow for the National Day of Prayer for Children

We are privileged to live in a society and a world that values education. Let us in this month of October, support through our prayer and fund-raising the parts of our world where children so badly need the opportunity education offers.

2017.10.15.

Prayer for parishes is this month’s Pope’s intention

Let us pray for our parishes, that they may be places where faith is communicated and charity is seen.

2017.09.10.

Prayers for Barcelona at youth festival

Over 1,000 young people pray for victims of terrorist attack at Youth 2000 summer festival in Tipperary.

2017.08.19.

Pray for artists is the Pope’s intention in August

“That artists of our time, through their creativity, may help us discover the beauty of creation.”

2017.08.07.

Pray for those who have strayed from the faith

When a Christian becomes sad, it means that he has distanced himself from Jesus. But then, we must not leave him alone. We should offer him Christian hope!

2017.07.16.

St Patrick’s Purgatory is open to pilgrims as Lough Derg season begins

“The notion of embracing the challenges of Lough Derg would appear to be nonsense. But it is glorious nonsense – it is the most wonderful witness to the most profound spiritual values.”

2017.06.04.

Ireland and the world need miracles of mercy

Help me, O Lord, that my ears may be merciful, so that I may give heed to my neighbours’ needs and not be indifferent to their pains and moanings.

2017.04.24.

Back to the future in Limerick diocese

Bishop Leahy asks for faithful in all parishes of Limerick to hold prayer services next Tuesday as diocesan clergy meet with him.

2017.04.22.

Oireachtas committee decides to keep prayer for Dáil and Seanad

Public opinion is divided on the issue, with 42 per cent in favour of scrapping the prayer, 42 per cent who want to retain it, and 16 per cent who “don't know”.

2017.04.01.

Prayer is our first response to vocations crisis, Pope tells Die Zeit

One of the things I pray for every day is a sense of humour! – Pope Francis.

2017.03.13.

All set for Divine Mercy conference

People come for healing, peace and consolation, and community and fellowship – Don Devaney, Divine Mercy Conference.

2017.02.17.

Refuse to settle for mediocrity Pope urges in Lenten message

“For those corrupted by love of riches, nothing exists beyond their own ego. Those around them do not come into their line of sight.”

2017.02.08.

Extended play for The Pope Video

The Pope's intentions are universal so, in the videos, we use a universal visual language that all people can understand.

2017.02.06.

Week of Guided Prayer can foster ecumenism

“We encourage parishes offering the Week to include their local Church of Ireland, Methodist and Presbyterian groups” – Office for Evangelisation and Ecumenism.

2017.01.13.

Miracle of sun in Fatima proves existence of supernatural world

Surge in interest among Irish pilgrims visiting Marian shrine during centennial year. Pope Francis confirms visit to shrine on 13 May, 100th anniversary of first apparition.

2017.01.06.
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