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Seaside destination for the Pope at Corpus Christi

Pope Francis is breaking with the custom followed by his two predecessors, Pope John Paul II and Pope Benedict XVI, of celebrating Corpus Christi in St John Lateran’s, the cathedral church of the Bishop of Rome, a custom followed since 1979.

2018.05.31.

Communicating the family can be counter-cultural, says Archbishop Eamon Martin

Archbishop Eamon Martin is convinced that a constructive culture of engagement, rather than a pointless culture war, is the best way to ensure that the voice of faith, communicating the Family, can be heard.

2018.04.19.

Pope gives his blessing to Formula E racing and electric vehicles generally

Formula E features high-performance streamlined electric powered cars that are more environmentally friendly.

2018.04.15.

Irish attend Vocations Conference in Rome

If we want to generate a culture of vocations, it is not going to happen in isolation, it is certainly not going to happen if we are not investing in youth ministry.

2017.12.07.

Methodists and Catholics celebrate 50 years of inter-church dialogue

Pope Francis tells John Wesley's disciples in Rome, “We have been freed from the slavery of estrangement and mutual suspicion”.

2017.10.20.

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.

Vatican fountains switched off as effects of drought hit Rome

The crisis is partly as a result of this year’s unusually hot summer – temperatures in Rome are expected to hit 38 ˚C this week – but a crucial factor is that the Lazio region, in which Rome lies, has experienced two exceptionally dry winters in a row.

2017.07.31.

Irish OFMs have a new provincial – Fr Aidan McGrath

Before his election, Fr Aidan had been serving as General Secretary to the Franciscan Order in Rome.

2017.07.03.

Possible papal visit to Northern Ireland next year

Migration, the European project, climate change, poverty and the effects of globalisation on families were the focus of “cordial discussions” between Pope Francis and President Michael D. Higgins.

2017.05.23.

Belfast parish hosts Mass of Hope for homeless community

New soup kitchen will be opened by St Patrick’s Church on Donegall Street in response to Pope Francis’ appeal for concrete acts of mercy towards those experiencing poverty and homelessness.

2017.04.25.

Mary Immaculate students travel to Rome as part of teacher training

Students spent five days in Rome on a guided tour of selected ancient Roman, medieval and modern sacred religious sites and art.

2017.03.12.

Archbishop Neary preaches on interrelationship of Marian and Petrine principles

Church is endeavouring “to respond positively and constructively to genuine voices calling for a greater recognition of women and the feminine in the Church”.

2017.01.24.

Is Ad Limina a Mr & Mrs Missed Opportunity?

The question of celibacy is already being discussed at the highest levels in the Vatican – Noel McCann, ACI.

2017.01.16.

Vatileaks whistleblower Msgr Vallejo Balda released

The Holy See decided to commute the 18-month prison sentence because of ‘questions regarding freedom of thought’.

2017.01.09.

Concert for homeless charity

A significant moment for Factor One as a young band was representing Ireland at the Genfest youth rally in front of an audience of 20,000 at the Palaeur football stadium in Rome.

2016.11.17.

From MU to OP – a Red Devil becomes a Black Friar

Former Manchester United footballer becomes a Dominican friar.

2016.11.07.

Mass of canonisation of Mother Teresa today on RTÉ One

Archbishop Martin will be interviewed by Dame Anne Widdecome in a BBC 'Songs of Praise' special on Sunday evening which also features interviews with Loreto Sisters about Mother Teresa’s time in Dublin.

2016.09.04.

Two-day online celebration of the life of Mother Teresa

Church Services TV and Heavens Road FM radio station will be joining forces to stream Masses, choirs and guests from over 20 different locations in the UK and Ireland focusing on the life and legacy of Mother Teresa .

2016.09.02.

Maynooth to undergo review of policies and independent audit

Trustees order seminary authorities to evaluate and review policy relating to “the appropriate use of the internet and social media”.

2016.08.25.

Glenstal Abbey elects new abbot

46-year-old Fr Brendan Coffey is the sixth Abbot of the Benedictine monastic community and succeeds Abbot Mark Patrick Hederman.

2016.08.15.

Clogher diocese set to ordain two new priests

Sunday’s ordinations will bring to four the number of new priests ordained for Clogher in the past three years.

2016.07.22.

Eight Dominicans ordained to the priesthood

2016 is a special year for the entire Dominican Family as it celebrates the 800th anniversary of the founding of the Order of Preachers.

2016.07.11.

Bishop praises value of ‘pilgrimaging’ with others

“I hope we can rediscover something of our great Celtic tradition of walking, with eyes and ears open for the God who is never far from us, greeting strangers, being welcomed by parish communities.”

2016.06.29.

Primate to lead 20km pilgrimage for peace in Rome

The “pervasive crime, gangland killings and continued threat of paramilitary violence" as well as poverty & homelessness shows "much still needs to be done to create a culture of life & prosperity for all."

2016.06.14.

Pope to receive 6,000 homeless pilgrims

“This is why I want a Church which is poor and for the poor. They have much to teach us." Evangelii Gaudium [198]

2016.05.03.

Pope to meet little girl who is losing her sight

Lizzy Myers from Ohio, along with her family, are due to meet the Pontiff next week at Casa Santa Marta.

2016.04.02.

Two Irish seminarians ordained deacons in Rome

Rev Malachy Gallagher is preparing for service in the Diocese of Derry and Rev Bill O’Shaughnessy is preparing for service in the Archdiocese of Dublin.

2016.03.30.

New vice rector announced for Irish College in Rome

“He will be a great loss to the Diocese of Limerick but he will play a huge role in the formation of many future priests”: Bishop Leahy.

2016.03.16.

Piccolo Lasso sing for Pope on New Year’s Day

Young singers travel to Rome today to participate in the 40th International Congress of Pueri Cantores.

2015.12.28.

Memorial to be erected to honour Mgr O’Flaherty

Irish priest hero's role in saving 6,500 Jews and Allied soldiers during World War II to be marked next May.

2015.11.22.
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