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The Pope Video – January 2019 – Young People and the Example of Mary

"You young people have, in the Virgin Mary, a reason for joy and a source of inspiration..."

2019.01.11.

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.

“We have to listen to the Spirit guiding us in a different way.”

Fr Brian D’Arcy has called for the Church to allow married men and women to be ordained as priests.

2018.09.30.

Dublin parish protests departure of beloved priest

“If the Archbishop appoints me, I see that as what God wants me to do. If I respond positively and go where he wants, I think it brings a grace.”

2018.09.16.

New Bishop of Meath will prioritise vocations

“When Christ invited his own disciples to follow him, it was an invitation. That word of encouragement from priests, bishops and parishioners is part of it. We have to invite men to priesthood.”

2018.09.07.

The Pope Video – September 2018 – Young People in Africa

Pope Francis: "...If young people don't have the possibility of education, what future can they have?"

2018.09.05.

VIDEO: Pope in Ireland ahead of his visit – WMOF 2018

Pope Francis: ‘I’m excited to return to Ireland’

2018.08.22.

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.

The Pope Video – August 2018

Priests and their Pastoral Ministry

2018.08.10.

Priest receives anniversary gift at Belleek Pottery

“I love the priesthood and thank God every day for my vocation.” – Monsignor Martin McDonnell

2018.07.23.

Priest’s epic journey raises more than €150K so far

“I have great faith.  I often think of the prophet Abraham who never reached the promised land and yet he remained faithful to what he was asked to do in the mission of life."

2018.07.21.

Irish Church needs radical overhaul in its outreach to young people

Archbishop Diarmuid Martin ordains two new priests, Frs Dominic Binh Viet Nguyen and Paul Binh Xuan, for Salesian order at St Patrick's College Maynooth.

2018.07.17.

The Pope Video – July 2018

Priests and their Pastoral Ministry

2018.07.03.

Former Monaghan GAA footballer ordained a priest

Welcoming Fr Seán Mulligan’s ordination, the Diocesan Administrator of Clogher, Mgr Joseph McGuinness, said his answer to God’s call was a “great grace and joy to the whole diocese”.

2018.07.02.

New priests for Dublin and Clogher

Fr Robert Smyth was ordained on Friday for the Archdiocese of Dublin and Rev Seán Mulligan will be ordained today for the Diocese of Clogher.

2018.07.01.

Nine ordained to priesthood by Archbishops of Armagh and Tuam

“Now we are blessed that the Church in Nigeria is generously sending her missionaries back to us. It is a wonderful exchange ... and the reality of today is that in many ways Ireland is ripe for mission and new evangelisation.”

2018.06.26.

New priest ordained for Diocese of Down and Connor

Thirty-four-year-old Fr Tony McAleese is a former catering manager and the first priest from St Vincent de Paul's in Belfast to be ordained in the parish in 50 years.

2018.06.20.

Four deacons ordained in Maynooth

Archbishop Diarmuid Martin presides at ordination of Rev Fergal Cummins of Meath, Rev Ricky O’Connor of Ferns, and Divine Word Missionaries, Rev Yanbo Chen and Rev Gerhard Osthues.

2018.05.29.

Ninth Rosary Relay for Priests aiming for 10 million

Marion Mulhall founded worldpriestday.com in response to St John Paul II’s announcement of a World Day of Prayer for the Sanctification of Priests.

2018.05.09.

‘Celibacy is contributing to addictive behaviours among some clergy’

Censured Redemptorist priest Fr Tony Flannery to deliver lecture at Edinburgh University on ‘Celibacy, sexuality and the crisis in the priesthood’.

2018.01.30.

New book of meditations by CofI Archbishop launched

‘Shouldering the Lamb: Reflections on an Icon’ by Dr Richard Clarke of Armagh contains 11 meditations on the ancient figure of the shepherd carrying a lamb across his shoulders.

2017.12.20.

Need for ongoing formation of priests conference is told

“A priest is certainly not the man who arrives into a parish, perfectly packaged, with all the answers."

2017.11.22.

Bishop Monahan highlights Legion of Mary’s role in vocations

19 new seminarians have begun their formation for Irish dioceses, eight of whom have begun a propaedeutic year in locations in Ireland and abroad.

2017.09.26.

Without priests from abroad, Mass schedule will “change drastically”

Bishop of Kildare and Leighlin commends priests from abroad in presence of visiting bishop from Kerala, India.

2017.09.09.
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