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Sacrament of Reconciliation

The world is hungry for God, says Archbishop on Croagh Patrick

“No matter what your troubles, no matter what mistakes you have made or sinful things you have done, you are His son or daughter. You are part of the family. You belong.”

2019.07.28.

Vatican reaffirms absolute inviolability of Seal of Confession

New document warns that priests can never be forced to reveal what they learn in the Sacrament of Reconciliation.

2019.07.02.

Aussie bishops refuse to break the seal on Confessional confidentiality

"We are committed to the safeguarding of children and vulnerable people while maintaining the seal. We do not see safeguarding and the seal as mutually exclusive."

2018.09.01.

Save the Eighth rally: most important pro life rally ever

Down’s Syndrome advocate to address Saturday’s march.

2018.03.09.

Pope blasts ‘charlatans’ who offer easy but useless solutions to suffering

The ‘24 Hours for the Lord’ initiative is a moment of grace which invites the entire Church community to celebrate the sacrament of Reconciliation in the context of Eucharistic adoration.

2018.02.14.

Irish society needs to undergo a lot of truth-telling – Bishop McKeown

“We have buried many people and many facts – and often hope that time will erase their memory. But Resurrection tells me that you cannot kill the truth and bury it.”

2017.04.18.

New confessional location app is dubbed ‘Sinder’

This is a little bit of smart technology that could make a big impact on how the Catholic Church brings the mercy of God and the joy of the Gospel to our contemporary world – Archbishop Leo Cushley.

2016.11.28.

‘Early doors’ in Ireland as Jubilee Year of Mercy ends

Irish dioceses embraced the Holy Father’s Year of Mercy.

2016.11.12.

Cavan footballer to speak at Mary Untier of Knots novena

Alan O’Mara, author of ‘The Best is Yet to Come: A Memoir about Football & Finding a Way through the Dark’, will speak about his own mental health experiences.

2016.09.20.

Thousands expected to attend Limerick novena

A Holy Door of Mercy will be opened in Mount St Alphonsus for the nine days of the Novena.

2016.06.13.

Relics of St Oliver Plunkett return to Kilmore

On Tuesday 7 June, the relics will arrive at Kilmore diocesan centre at 10am and will be available for veneration until 10pm that evening.

2016.06.02.

Pope hears 16 teens’ confessions in St Peter’s Square

“Don’t just prepare your rucksacks and your banners – but your hearts and minds as well”.

2016.04.24.

Invite someone to return to church in Year of Mercy

Bishop Denis Brennan of Ferns issues pastoral letter for Year of Mercy which will be distributed in parishes across the diocese this coming weekend.

2016.02.26.

Holy Door is a symbol of welcome: Bishop Duffy

“I encourage priests and parish pastoral councils to provide opportunities for people to participate in the Year of Mercy.”

2016.02.20.

Primate urges faithful to enter spirit of Jubilee Year

"I pray that anyone who enters through the Holy Doors in our diocese will experience, in a profound way, the love of God who consoles, pardons and instils hope.”

2015.12.06.

‘Mercy in the Mall’ gets great public reaction

Twenty priests will make themselves available in Shannon shopping centre for prayer, confession and chats on 8 December to "proclaim message of mercy".

2015.11.28.

Pope officially proclaims Jubilee Year of Mercy

As a sign of communion of the whole Church, the Pope has requested that every diocese in the world open a 'Door of Mercy' for local celebrations of the Jubilee year.

2015.04.12.

Confession initiative announced for Dublin

Turn on the Light to take place on 12 and 19 April at city centre churches.

2014.04.04.

Dioceses set for 24 hours for the Lord

Kildare & Leighlin, Cork & Ross, and Kerry to host 24 hours of confessions.

2014.03.25.

Pope promotes confession with ’24 hours for the Lord’

Aim of prayer action is to have at least one church in every diocese open to offer confession.

2014.03.21.

Confession should not be like a torture – Pope Francis

Pontiff urges pilgrims to look up the date of their baptism and celebrate it.

2013.11.16.

Nuncio urges students to become “ambassadors for Christ”

TY faith ‘gathering’ in Knock a great success.

2013.10.06.
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