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Pope Francis appoints Fr Michael Duignan as Bishop of Clonfert

“As one of the youngest priests in the Diocese of Elphin, he has made an enormous contribution to the mission of the diocese, particularly in the area of education.”

2019.07.16.

The greatest threat to Catholic education is a lack of parental involvement

“The family is the privileged place of encounter and growth – parents are the first teachers, the home is the first school of humanity.”

2019.02.02.

Ahead of Red Wednesday “horrific reality” of persecuted Christians highlighted

“We state definitively that those who do not respect freedom of thought, conscience and religion must be held to account” – Chair of the Council for Justice and Peace of the Irish Catholic Bishops’ Conference, Bishop Alan McGuckian.

2018.11.27.

St Patrick’s Maynooth gets Pro-Rector for priestly formation

The appointment of Fr Tomás Surlis as Pro-Rector will help provide greater distinction between the college’s role as our national seminary and its role as a pontifical university.

2018.06.16.

Funeral Mass for Bishop Christy Jones takes place in Sligo today

"Bishop Christy discharged his ministry at a time of seismic and rapid change both in civil society and in the church family."

2018.05.22.

Elphin mourns beloved Bishop Christy

Bishop Christopher Jones of Elphin worked tirelessly in the service of God and of the people of God in his diocese and further afield.

2018.05.20.

Knock blesses pencil cases and exam students

“It is aimed at giving the students a sense of hope and encouragement but also a sense of calm and control over their exam process ... and to remind them of the idea that God is with them,” said Andrea Lynch, a youth minister at Knock.

2017.05.25.

Focus Ireland to celebrate ten years of challenging homelessness in Sligo

Focus Ireland is inviting people to sign up to paddle board across Lough Gill and down the Garavogue River in a ‘Stand Up to Homelessness’ event.

2017.04.30.

Bishop Doran to lead National Day of Prayer for Children

Organised by the Society of Missionary Children, this year's event takes place on 14 October at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Sligo.

2016.09.30.

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.

Bishop recalls arrival of Dominicans in Sligo in 1252

“In previous generations, there was a tendency to assume that everyone believed the same thing... it was sometimes more about conformism than about a personal relationship with God."

2016.08.08.

New Learning Centre honours Bishop Jones

Past pupil, long serving staff member and patron of Summerhill College “delighted to be associated so publicly with such a progressive development”.

2016.05.19.

‘Using God’s name to justify violence is blasphemy’

Pope Francis and Bishop of Elphin address the legacy of Paris terror attacks stressing the way of violence & hatred doesn't resolve the problems of humanity.

2015.11.16.

Prince Charles attends ‘milestone’ ecumenical service

IRA murder of Lord Mountbatten helped Prince understand suffering and the "agonies borne by so many others in these islands.”

2015.05.21.

Bishop hits out at ‘dehumanising’ direct provision

“It is not reasonable that the [asylum] process should go on for years” Bishop Doran admonishes Government.

2014.08.18.

Conviction for organised prostitution welcomed

Ruhama expresses concern that trafficking charges were not put forward in the case.

2014.07.29.

Vocations a priority for new Bishop of Elphin

Pope Francis asks Bishop Kevin Doran to give special care to the marginalised, the poor, those in prison and the sick.

2014.07.14.

New Bishop of Elphin to be ordained today

Bishop-elect Kevin Doran pays tribute to Bishop Jones' 20 years at the helm.

2014.07.13.

New €12.5m building opened at Sligo’s Summerhill College

Bishop warns against dismissing religious belief as irrational, divisive and anti-intellectual.

2013.09.15.
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