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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.

‘Communication is the core activity of the Church’

Mgr Paul Tighe, secretary of the Pontifical Council for Social Communication, marks 40th anniversary of the Catholic Communications Office in Maynooth.

2015.11.07.

Kerry-born priest receives Mgr O’Flaherty award

85 year old Redemptorist missionary from Fossa has been tirelessly serving the people of northeast Brazil for over 55 years.

2015.11.07.

ACCORD worked with 60,000 people last year

The canonisation of married couple Blessed Louis and Zèile Martin, parents of St Thérèse of Lisieux, is the first in the history of the Church.

2015.10.18.

Pope asks forgiveness for the Church’s scandals

“I would like, in the name of the Church, to ask for forgiveness for the scandals which recently have fallen both on Rome and the Vatican.”

2015.10.15.

Irish soprano looking forward to performing for Pope

Derry-born Margaret Keys will sing for the Pontiff next week as he makes his first visit to the USA.

2015.09.18.

Kerry missionary wins Mgr Hugh O’Flaherty Award

Redemptorist Fr Seán Myers serves a community in a Brazilian parish which is over half the size of Ireland.

2015.08.24.

Singing Priests to mark Galway Cathedral Jubilee

Platinum selling group, which is made up of three Catholic priests, have recorded four albums and written a book recounting their musical journey.

2015.08.03.

New exhibition on John Paul II and the Jewish people

“A blessing to one another” underscores the continuing relevance of the Vatican II declaration ‘Nostra Aetate’.

2015.07.30.

Irish Embassy in Vatican cost €32,000 to run in 2014

The bill is one of the smallest bills the Irish Government has had to pay for its embassy service.

2015.07.16.

Pope pledges to study the lot of the middle classes

Hammer and sickle crucifix "was not offensive to me" Pope states as he pays tribute to Fr Luís Espinal's protest art.

2015.07.14.

Investiture of Archbishop Martin with pallium

Catholics and Christians “are entering a time when we will need the gift of courage to stay faithful to the teachings of the Gospel”.

2015.07.05.

Bishop Michael Smith meets Pope Francis

Fourth deacon ordained for the Diocese of Meath as Navan prepares for next Sunday's ordination of Rev Robert McGivney.

2015.06.22.

ACI & Archbishop discuss marriage and the family

The bishops are to set up a special review group to examine how best the Church can continue to support marriage and family life in Ireland.

2015.06.14.
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