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Ecumenical Way of the Cross highlights sufferers and their carers

Those who need support and those who provide support are foremost in our thoughts, says Catholic Bishop of Limerick, Brendan Leahy.

2019.04.19.

Irish nun honoured for her work with prisoners

Queen awards British Empire Medal to Sr Philomena Purcell, an Ursuline originally from Mullinavatt in Co Kilkenny, who at 77 continues to serve as chaplain to HMP Chelmsford.

2018.01.10.

Bishop of Clonfert to meet Irish emigrants and prisoners in the US

The generosity of parishioners at home shows a keen awareness of the challenge emigration poses to our culture, both historically and up to the present. I hope to convey this positive message of support to the staff and volunteers in our centres in America – Bishop Kirby.

2017.11.11.

Archbishop Martin to ordain three deacons in Rome today

Two deacons will serve as priests in the archdiocese of Dublin while the third will serve in the diocese of Clogher.

2017.04.18.

Archbishop Kieran O’Reilly believes Permanent Diaconate will benefit Church

“It is going to become more and more a normal feature of life ... because many of those ordained will be coming in contact with us at funerals and weddings, baptisms, etc.”

2017.02.19.

A thousand prisoners celebrate Mass in St Peter’s

“Every time I go into a prison I ask myself, ‘Why them and not me?’”

2016.11.07.

Nun’s first novel focuses on life of Nano Nagle

86-year-old Presentation Sister pens first novel retelling the story of the remarkable Irishwoman whose legacy is still making itself felt in 23 countries around the world.

2016.06.03.

End of an era for Bon Secours Sisters in Belfast

Departure of Sr Consilia Dennehy brings to a close congregation's presence in the city after 143 years.

2015.11.02.

Archbishop’s tribute to Pope’s ability to think anew

Launching a book by Rev Gordon Linney, Archbishop Diarmuid Martin pays tribute to the Pontiff’s ability to “say things in a different way”.

2015.10.02.

Become “revolutionaries of tenderness” – Primate

“A culture of machismo, superficial ideas of love, unreal and illusory notions of romance - all of these can undermine tenderness in relationships today."

2015.09.27.

Pope warns criminals against using religion

External forms of piety without “a real conversion are not enough to be considered in communion with Christ and his Church”.

2015.02.23.

Award for priest who serves death row inmates

Fr Pat Murphy, a member St Patrick's Missionary Society in Kilteegan, is to be honoured for his ministry with inmates at Kirikiri maximum security prison in Lagos.

2015.02.22.

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.

2014.11.17.
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