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Primate appeals on behalf of the Disappeared

“Some families are living a long Good Friday and it is difficult for them to know the Easter promise of resurrection.”


Parishes urged to donate blood as a community

FleshandBlood (FaB) campaign launches in Dublin with the aim of mobilising parishes to become more actively involved in donating blood and organs.


Primate welcomes demise of academic selection

“No young person should be turned away from a Catholic school on the basis of their mark in an entrance test at the age of ten or eleven”.


Primate open to idea of a national synod

The Church in Ireland is on a “journey inwards and a journey outwards” which “may in time lead to a national synod”: Archbishop Eamon Martin.


Don’t take peace for granted: Archbishop Clarke

Church leaders attend ecumenical carols with students from both communities in Armagh.


Primate launches online calendar for Advent

New features incorporated into the calendar include a ‘Thought for Today’ voiced by contributors including members of the hierarchy.


Prisons cannot be seen as mere “dumping grounds”

Archbishop Eamon Martin marks the opening of Prisons Week by suggesting that our prisons should be places where lives can be changed and turned around for the better.


Primate appeals to NI’s politicians over new talks

Archbishop Martin says courageous and creative leadership needed to secure the peace.


Pope Francis accepts Cardinal Brady’s resignation

Retiring Primate of All Ireland says highlight of his life was to have taken part in the conclave that elected Pope Francis.


Cardinal Brady confirms resignation sent to Rome

“I look forward to the day when my resignation will be accepted.”


Archbishop says faith must retain place in public square

Bringing faith and reason together will lead to a richer debate, future Primate suggests.


New diocesan administrator for Waterford and Lismore

Appointment of Mgr Nicholas O’Mahony follows resignation of Bishop Lee on health grounds.


Ordination of new Bishop of Ardagh and Clonmacnois today

Cardinal Brady to lead ceremonies at St Mary’s Pro-Cathedral in Athlone.


Primate expresses regret at retirement of Bishop Lee

Leader of the Church in Waterford and Lismore steps down due to ill health.


Focus on marriage and the family at Maynooth conference

The family that prays together, stays together Cardinal Brady highlights.


Church of Ireland Appoints First Women Bishop

“Excited and daunted by this new adventure.”


Cardinal warns of ‘crisis in the vocation of parenting’

Primate concerned by under-valuing of the stability and commitment within marriage.


Cardinal Brady thanks Germans for economic solidarity

St Oliver Plunkett honoured in Diocese of Hildesheim.


New CofI Bishop of Meath and Kildare to be announced in September

House of Bishops to make appointment following failiure of Electoral College to agree.


Cardinal invites faithful to attend today’s consecration of Ireland

Feast of the Assumption is one of the biggest days of the year in Knock.

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