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St Oliver Plunkett

Honour St Oliver Plunkett and stand up for your faith

Standing up for your faith is not the stuff of ancient history. In Ireland, Catholics and Christians are entering a time when we will need the gift of courage to stay faithful to the teachings of the Gospel.

2017.07.03.

Bishop dismayed by ‘persecution’ of Church in Ireland

“People from abroad are often astonished at the level of antipathy to the Church displayed in our country.”

2017.06.07.

Relics of St Oliver Plunkett to be venerated in Cavan next week

All kinds of people, of all ages and all backgrounds, turn up to pray before the relics, seeking St Oliver’s intercession for whatever their own private intentions may be.

2017.05.29.

Festival Day of St Oliver Plunkett to be celebrated today

"In new and unfamiliar countries the Irish pub, GAA club, provide a kind of home from home, a familiar place to gather, but so too the Church can provide a sense of home from home.”

2016.07.03.

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.

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.

Prayers for persecuted Christians at Tyburn Convent

On the Feast of Our Lady of Fatima, ecumenical prayer service for suffering Christians and a reflection on what can be done to help them.

2016.05.12.

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.

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.

PP urges tourists to respect St Oliver’s relics

"It is a sacred space and we anticipate that people will act appropriately and respectfully" - Mgr Jim Carroll.

2015.03.08.

Film on Tyburn Nuns nominated for festival

90-minute film ‘Tyburn Convent Gloria Deo’ which was shot in nine of the order’s convents nominated for Culture Unplugged festival.

2014.12.09.

Church leaders appeal to EU over Iraq’s Christians

New civil war would threaten the existence of the country’s “very fragile” minority groups.

2014.07.13.

Cardinal and Abbot lead tributes to St Oliver Plunkett

“St Oliver teaches us that our lives will only make sense if we place ourselves in God’s hands and allow the Holy Spirit to guide us to new life.” - Dom Aidan Bellenger

2014.07.07.

Cardinal to lead St Oliver Plunkett procession

Dom Aidan Bellenger, Abbot of Downside Abbey, the location of St Oliver's tomb, to preach homily.

2014.07.05.

Cardinal warns of ‘crisis in the vocation of parenting’

Primate concerned by under-valuing of the stability and commitment within marriage.

2013.09.02.

Cardinal Brady thanks Germans for economic solidarity

St Oliver Plunkett honoured in Diocese of Hildesheim.

2013.09.01.

Bishop Daly pays tribute to former press secretary

"A man who served the Church and people with unfailing courtesy, respect and professionalism.”

2013.08.23.

First Meath man to become Bishop of Kildare and Leighlin

A “new chapter in the ancient story” of Kildare and Leighlin Mgr Brendan Byrne declares.

2013.08.05.
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