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The Pope Video – November 2019

Dialogue and reconciliation in the Middle East

2019.11.05.

Bishop Duffy welcomes Clogher’s vocations as a sign of hope

Two men are beginning their studies for the priesthood this autumn and a third is embarking on the permanent diaconate.

2019.10.09.

The Pope Video – October 2019

Missionary spring in the Church

2019.10.01.

The Pope Video – September 2019

Protecting the oceans

2019.09.05.

Bishop Farrell warns against portraying God as Santa Claus

In his homily at a Mass in St Kieran’s College for priests celebrating their ordination jubilees, the Bishop of Ossory stressed that the kingdom of God does not come about by “being passive”.

2019.09.01.

Jesuit priest celebrates Golden Jubilee

“He always brought integrity, justice and balance to the causes which he espoused.”

2019.08.14.

The Pope Video – August 2019

Families, Schools of Human Development

2019.08.12.

VIDEO – BLOC: An Sagart Óg and Creideamh

The young priest. Religion. Credits: BLOC

2019.08.01.

The Pope Video – July 2019

Integrity of Justice

2019.07.24.

Ireland’s newest bishop expresses hope for the Church’s future

“Now is the time for us, people and clergy together, to listen to the promptings of the Holy Spirit in order to shape a Church fit for purpose in the 21st  century.”

2019.07.22.

Armagh to get new bishop on Sunday

Fr Michael Router’s elevation to the hierarchy was announced by Pope Francis in May this year. The 54-year-old Cavanman will be appointed the titular bishop of Lugmad.

2019.07.20.

ACP leader hits out at the “demonisation of Catholicism” by Leo Varadkar

“Priests in Ireland have more than most borne the heat of the day.”

2019.07.17.

Tributes as Bishop MacDaid celebrates 50 years of priesthood

“Eucharist is at the heart of priesthood. When Eucharist is celebrated, God walks among his people."

2019.07.16.

Golden Jubilee celebrations in store for Bishop Liam MacDaid

“Above all, he has served countless people as a priest and it is this priestly ministry which the people of the diocese and his many friends celebrate.”

2019.07.07.

Bishop Doran pays tribute to St Joseph’s Young Priests Society

“This is an essential part of the mission of the priest; to break for the people the bread of God’s Word as well as the bread of the Eucharist.”

2019.06.24.

Priestly ordinations in Roscrea and Diocese of Clogher

Dom Malachy Thompson was ordained a Cistercian priest on Pentecost Sunday, while on Sunday 30 June Bishop Larry Duffy will ordain Deacon Kevin Connolly for Clogher diocese.

2019.06.12.

The Pope Video – June 2019

The Priests’ Way of Life

2019.06.06.

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.

The Pope Video – May 2019

The Church in Africa, a Seed of Unity

2019.05.10.

The Pope Video – April 2019

Doctors and their Collaborators in War-Torn Areas

2019.04.09.

Course prepares foreign priests for challenge of mission in Ireland

Orientation course for pastoral workers teaches sensitivity to local Irish context. “Society is quite sensitive to what you say. It is a big challenge and you have to be conscious not to step on the people’s toes.”

2019.03.29.

The Pope Video – March 2019

Recognition of the Right of Christian Communities

2019.03.12.

The Pope Video – December 2018 – In the service of the transmission of faith

"For those who are involved in the service and transmission of faith..."

2018.12.19.

Vocations will be a priority for Bishop-elect Duffy

“We have to face the fact that at the moment there are [fewer] priests than we were used to, and this has an effect on how parishes operate. Obviously, there is a whole richness within the laity that hasn’t been tapped into.”

2018.12.11.

New book documents Fr Sean’s journey from grief to priesthood

“I wanted to share with other people the awesome consolations of faith that I have received so that they will know that God is real, and that Jesus is present in the world and available to us – if we can just tune in and reach out.”

2018.12.10.

The Pope Video – November 2018 – In the Service of Peace

"We all want peace. It is desired above all by those who suffer its absence".

2018.11.07.

The Pope Video – October 2018 – The Mission of Religious

Pope Francis: "Religious, with their prayer, poverty, and patience, are essential to the Church’s mission".

2018.10.18.

The Pope Video – October 2018 – #PrayForTheChurch

Pope Francis: "I renew the invitation to everyone to pray the Rosary every day in October..."

2018.10.10.

17 men begin studies for the priesthood in Irish dioceses

National Vocations Office marks its first anniversary with a national ‘Come and See’ vocations retreat on 23 and 24 November.

2018.10.05.
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