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Omagh parish celebrates first ordination in 25 years

New priest will serve in the Diocese of Derry.


‘World Priest’ pilgrimage led by Siberian priest

Initiative aimed at recognising "the great gift and value of priesthood".


Annual Intercession for Priests begins in All Hallows

French Catholic mother of three to address retreat.


Best example of priesthood is a joyful priest – Bishop Nulty

New Bishop of Kildare and Leighlin becomes the youngest and tallest member of the Irish hierarchy.


Clogher celebrates first priestly ordination in 11 years

Resurgence in vocations sees six men studying for priesthood in diocese.


Creating a culture of vocation ‘essential’ says vocations director

Irish delegates attend major European Vocations Service conference in Rome.


Many are called: rediscovering the glory …

The call to serve God as a priest is both a challenge and a blessing. This book by Scott Hahn discusses the many roles of the priest: provider, mediator, protector, teacher and more.


No Second Chance: Reflections of a Dublin…

'This book is an honest analysis of my experience of church over forty years of priesthood, but it is not an autobiography in the strict sense'. By Martin Tierney


Priest, Prophet and President

Canon 285 par 3 of the Code of Canon Law states: “Clerics are forbidden to assume public office whenever it means sharing in the exercise of civil power”. Columban missionary Fr Shay Cullen asks us not to judge too hastily those who have felt the struggle for justice has warranted [...]


Ministry now: new approaches for a changing Church

Martin Kennedy gathers together a series of reflections on his own experience of ministry in contemporary Irish culture, offering practical approaches to evangelisation, justice and working together with others. He writes from a context of working with others honestly and respectfully, convinced that the Spirit is alive and active in [...]


Moving on? Catholic ministry in Ireland

Caitriona McClean presents twelve interviews she conducted with people involved for many years in pastoral ministry in Ireland. They are frank and open conversations, easy to read and with an infectious energy.


The risk of discipleship

Roderick Stronge, Rector of the Beda College in Rome, is aware of the controversies surrounding the Catholic priesthood, but what he focuses on is the essential nature of ministerial priesthood and its pastoral practice, and restoring it to its place of honour.


Sex abuse and the burden on priests

Tony Flannery CSsR writes that the fallout from the sex abuse scandals has had a traumatic effect on priests, who feel isolated, vulnerable, and wonder who will stand up for them if they are falsely accused.

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