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Ninety-nine-year-old is the “senior” pilgrim on Dublin’s diocesan trip to Lourdes

"Our prayer is that in this holy place you will experience something of that spirit of the Beatitudes and realise how you have a special place in the heart of Jesus,” Archbishop Martin tells pilgrims to Lourdes.

2019.09.05.

Prayer book’s fourth edition is published in advance of World Day of the Sick

The booklet features prayers compiled by Peter Murphy that are suitable for personal prayer in parishes, in the home, in hospital or in healthcare facilities.

2019.01.21.

Joy and excitement as 2,000 Dublin pilgrims leave for Lourdes

“In Lourdes, the sick and weak have pride of place and become central in our interaction,” says leader of Dublin diocesan pilgrimage, Archbishop Diarmuid Martin.

2017.09.08.

Pope expresses his “deep sorrow” for “battered” Aleppo

Papal appeal for peace in Syria as military announces “concentrated air strikes” in Aleppo and nearby areas, targeting insurgent-held areas in the surrounding countryside.

2016.09.29.

Pope approves miracle attributed to John Sullivan SJ

Catholic and Church of Ireland archbishops join Jesuits in welcoming the news that the Irish priest, who was baptised an Anglican, is to be beatified.

2016.04.28.

Illness can be a way to draw nearer to God: Pope

Dublin conference today marking World Day of the Sick is 'thank you' to Lourdes volunteers for their support and help throughout the year.

2016.02.06.

Irish bishop pays tribute to Filipino contribution

"I want to thank you for the contribution so many Filipino people to our parish communities and in the care of the sick and the elderly."

2016.01.28.

Sometimes it’s difficult to say “Happy Christmas”

Bishop of Ossory says it is hard to wish a 'happy Christmas' knowing it will not be a happy Christmas for the sick, the unemployed, the bereaved, the troubled.

2015.12.24.

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 appeals to laity for more active engagement

Pontiff to celebrate outdoor Mass for over a million pilgrims at World Meeting of Families in Philadelphia.

2015.09.27.

Do not abandon the victims of this crisis: Pope

On Syria and Iraq Pontiff appeals, “We need to find a solution, which is never a violent one, because violence only creates new wounds”.

2015.09.18.

Church is not just a Church of the perfect: Archbishop

"We remember in our prayers those who have had to flee from their homelands that they may find peace through the welcome of believers in Jesus Christ."

2015.09.13.

UK parliament votes down assisted suicide bill

“I welcome Parliament’s recognition of the grave risks that this bill posed to the lives of our society’s most vulnerable people” - Archbishop Peter Smith.

2015.09.12.

“Right to die will quickly become duty to die”

Bishop of Shrewsbury expresses serious concerns over new private members' bill on assisted dying due to be introduced into British parliament in September.

2015.08.03.

Global Rosary Relay for Priests to set new record

Starting with a shrine in Siberia, 84 Marian shrines all the over the world will host thousands of people reciting relays of the rosary over a 24-hour period.

2015.06.11.

New bishop of Waterford & Lismore installed

“We put ourselves at the service of others especially those most in need in our society: the poor, the sick, the vulnerable, those who feel alienated from God”.

2015.04.13.

Pope prays for Syria and Kenya in Urbi et Orbi

"May the international community not stand by before the immense humanitarian tragedy unfolding in these countries."

2015.04.06.

Mother Mary Aikenhead on path to sainthood

Pope Francis declares Irish foundress of Religious Sisters of Charity Venerable.

2015.03.19.

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.

Role for the community in caring for sick: Archbishop

Dublin seminar provides concrete suggestions on how to structure the pastoral care of the sick in a parish in today’s world.

2015.02.08.

President pays tribute to Mercy charism

"It is widely recognised that Irish missionaries led the way for much of what the Irish Government, through Irish Aid, is now doing in the area of development assistance."

2014.09.26.

Vatican awards Good Samaritan medal to priest

Fr Vincent Mulligan is the first Irish person to be awarded the Pontifical Council for Health Care Workers’ honour.

2014.09.26.

Lourdes: a vision of what society & church should be

“I ask why our society in many areas is uncaring," Archbishop Diarmuid Martin.

2014.09.11.

Bishop McKeown and 365 pilgrims visit Lourdes

Theme of 2014 Derry pilgrimage is ‘The joy of conversion’.

2014.07.02.

Sick remind us of the rat-race’s emptiness – Archbishop

Archbishop Martin warns that faith does not provide “magic answers" to life's challenges.

2013.09.09.

“The prayers of the sick are invaluable” – Cardinal Brady

Primate describes Knock as “synonymous with the sick.”

2013.08.16.
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