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Pope Francis will recite the Angelus at Knock on 26 August

Details of Pontiff’s much anticipated visit to Ireland for the World Meeting of Families in August officially unveiled by Archbishops Diarmuid and Eamon Martin.

2018.06.12.

Ninth Rosary Relay for Priests aiming for 10 million

Marion Mulhall founded worldpriestday.com in response to St John Paul II’s announcement of a World Day of Prayer for the Sanctification of Priests.

2018.05.09.

Primate leads tributes for Bishop Gerard Clifford

“A tireless peacemaker and bridge-builder” who was one of the “great figures of the ecumenical movement in Ireland – a role he accomplished through gentle friendship and witness”.

2016.12.13.

Vatican to issue new stamp for canonisation of Mother Teresa

A number of events are planned to mark Pope Francis' canonisation of the ‘Saint of the Gutters’ on 4 September.

2016.08.09.

Build bridges and tear down barriers Pope urges WYD pilgrims

"I worry when I see young people who have 'thrown in the towel' before the game has even begun, who are defeated even before they begin to play, who walk around glumly as if life has no meaning."

2016.07.29.

National collection for World Meeting of Families

This weekend’s collection will be followed by another national collection next year and a final one in 2018, all aimed at defraying some of the large costs involved.

2016.05.24.

Vatican paper discusses allowing women preach

Three articles in the 1 March issue of L’Osservatore Romano argue that the current prohibition on women preaching should be reconsidered.

2016.03.03.

St Mary’s Uni and John Paul II Foundation team up

Partnership will see St Mary’s work with JP2F4S to develop new initiatives and approaches to sports education.

2016.02.29.

Jubilee of Mercy needed now more than ever

"We must go on living by building peace and mutual trust," Vatican spokesman Fr Frederico Lombardi appeals.

2015.11.16.

Pope to present pallium to two Irish Archbishops

Archbishops Eamon Martin and Kieran O'Reilly will be among the 46 prelates who will receive the pallium in the Vatican on Monday.

2015.06.27.

Instrumentum laboris for October’s synod released

78-page document says divorced and remarried couples should be “integrated” into the Church.

2015.06.25.

Pope to honour Shroud and Don Bosco in Turin

Salesians all over the world are celebrating the bicentenary of St John Bosco (1815-1888) in August.

2015.06.02.

National Eucharistic Congress to be held in Knock

September Congress will be an opportunity to reflect on the fruits of IEC2012 and a preparation for the International Congress in Philippines in 2016.

2015.04.04.

Tenth anniversary of the death of St John Paul II

Polish saint showed the sick how to “carry the cross of suffering with joy” - Pope Francis.

2015.04.02.

‘What has God got to do with it?’

Pure in Heart hosts presentation to adolescents on healthy attitudes to love and relationships.

2015.01.31.

Figures show ‘Francis Effect’ is still drawing crowds

Nearly 6 million people attended papal events at the Vatican in 2014.

2014.12.30.

President of CatholicTV talks faith and media

Fr Robert Reed is the CEO of a major Catholic television network in the US. He has just published his first book. He talks about the saints, priesthood, renewal and 'Renewed'.

2014.11.26.

Reflect on place of consecrated life Bishop urges

Bishop Denis Nulty pays tribute to the Poor Clares in Graiguecullen, Co Carlow as the community elects a new Abbess.

2014.11.10.

‘Back safely with my son again’ says Irish pilgrim

Mother of slain Irish teen describes how touching the hand of Pope Francis, she felt connected with St John Paul and her son.

2014.11.01.

SIGNIS gets Vatican recognition for media role

“In order to efficaciously offer her contribution to culture, evangelisation has to include all means of communication" - head of the Pontifical Council for the Laity.

2014.10.27.

Climate change is a human crisis: Bishop Crean

'The Cry of the Earth' reminds Catholics in Ireland of their Christian duty to care for the Earth.

2014.10.09.

Irish Church marks Day for Life & Rosary Sunday

Bishop Leahy pays tribute to Donal Walsh who “encouraged us all to really value the gift of every moment.”

2014.10.05.

Pope prays for success of Sunday’s visit to Albania

Pontiff spent time praying before Our Lady Salus Populi Romani – Protectress of the Roman people - in St Mary Major.

2014.09.20.
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