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Primate’s St Patrick’s Day message highlights uncertainty over Brexit

Families across the island of Ireland - including those who live and work along the border and those who make their living from farming, business and haulage - have expressed anxiety about the future to Archbishop Eamon Martin.

2019.03.17.

New Bishop of Clogher chooses “God is love” as his motto

"I am Larry Duffy – a human being; I enjoy people; I love the Church and I try to follow Christ – poorly at times. I am a sinner like the rest – that is the package.”

2019.02.10.

“Church in Ireland is called to return to penance and prayer”

Archbishop Michael Neary and Bishop Fintan Monahan lead thousands of pilgrims in Reek Sunday climb of Croagh Patrick.

2018.07.29.

Archbishop shares his experience of the Reek Sunday pilgrimage

“I pray as I climb; I pray the Rosary, and I pray as I walk around the penitential beds along the way," says Dr Michael Neary.

2018.07.28.

Forty days of prayer on Croagh Patrick under way

They have one special prayer intention – the referendum on the Eighth Amendment. “Many people, of all faiths and none, strongly support the protection of life from the moment of conception to natural death,” said John Carlin, one of the organisers.

2018.04.19.

Create more special family moments in this fast paced world

Time for a “family check” as boom time arrives again – Bishop Leahy

2018.03.18.

Bishop Nulty’s Homily for St Patrick’s Day

Pray for me “that I may be faithful to the apostolic office entrusted to me in my lowliness and that in your midst I may be made day by day a living and more perfect image of Christ, the Priest, the Good Shepherd, the Teacher and Servant of all”. 

2018.03.17.

Prayers for the family from Archbishop Eamon Martin on St Patrick’s Day

I pray that Ireland's hosting of the World Meeting of Families will enable families, especially those who know and love Ireland, to 'connect' and 're-connect'.

2018.03.17.

Vatican Radio talk about St Patrick and St Pio

Pope Francis to visit places associated with Padre Pio in the fiftieth year since his death in 1968

2018.03.16.

Nigerian missionaries commended for their work in Ireland

"We are here because you first came to us. We are the fruit of your labour. Today, many Churches in Nigeria are named after St Patrick. St Patrick is the second patron of Nigeria after Our Lady.”

2017.07.04.

St Patrick the migrant

Let us think about Patrick the ‘unlearned refugee’ (as he once described himself), the slave in exile, Patrick the undocumented migrant – Archbishop Eamon Martin.

2017.03.17.

Honour St Patrick by welcoming migrants and feeding the hungry, says bishops’ message

The plight of Patrick, himself a migrant, has been faced by many Irish people who have struggled to live and integrate into new cultures.

2017.03.10.

Mayo Mountain Rescue issues safety advice for Reek Sunday

Up to 25,000 expected to take part in the first Reek Sunday climb in two years following the cancellation of last year’s event due to bad weather.

2016.07.31.

Over 100 climb Reek for Tuam DYC pilgrimage

Near perfect conditions as Papal Cross group from Elphin led by Bishop Kevin Doran joins up with Tuam DYC in climbing Ireland's holiest mountain.

2016.05.16.

Papal Nuncio to open Door of Mercy at Lough Derg

Hundreds expected to cross the threshold of mercy on Sunday in St Patrick's Basilica at the launch of the 2016 pilgrimage season.

2016.04.29.

1916 Rising leaders knew the limits of the Church

“They had courage in abundance to follow their patriotic convictions. But they also drew courage from their faith to know how to live life and face death” - Bishop Leahy.

2016.03.18.

Pope pays tribute to St Patrick’s spiritual stamina

"His missionary dedication reminds you, dear newlyweds, of the importance of the Christian education of your children."

2016.03.18.

Shamrock blessed at ecumenical service in DIT

St Patrick speaks of the importance of God and the Trinity; the triumph of good over evil; and autobiography as a vehicle of spiritual and personal expression.

2016.03.17.

Immigration is here to stay: Bishop Buckley

"Remember you too were treated harshly abroad, building London’s underground, the mines of Yorkshire, in the docks of Boston or in the new cities of Sydney and Perth."

2016.01.14.

Proclaim Good News of all of Creation: Bishop Kelly

Bishop of Achonry leds the annual pilgrimage to Máméan last Sunday and urged the faithful to look after and preserve God's handiwork.

2015.08.06.

Lough Derg season opens

Up to 15,000 pilgrims visit Lough Derg every year (mainly from May to September) and this has been steady for the last number of years.

2015.04.29.

Primate urges Church to rekindle missionary zeal

Irish faithful urged to imitate St Patrick and the great Irish missionary endeavours of past centuries and become 'missionaries of mercy' for today's world.

2015.03.18.

Catholic League pulls out of St Patrick’s day parade

Anger over collapse of deal to allow pro life group march under its banner.

2014.09.14.

Pope Francis accepts Cardinal Brady’s resignation

Retiring Primate of All Ireland says highlight of his life was to have taken part in the conclave that elected Pope Francis.

2014.09.09.

Lough Derg appeals for greater pilgrim support

Numbers participating in three-day retreats down, but numbers attending one-day retreats up 16 percent.

2014.08.29.

Appeal for pilgrims and padres for Reek Sunday

Priests sought to minister to anticipated 25,000 pilgrims likely to make the climb on 27 July.

2014.07.05.

Scholar addresses facts and fictions of St Patrick

Historical Patrick is more compelling than the saint of legend.

2014.03.17.

St Patrick’s values still present in the Irish: President

Theme of migration very much part of national story and defined us as a society and people.

2014.03.11.

Presbyterian minister & prior join in prayer on Lough Derg

Tenth ecumenical ‘Day of Friendship & Prayer’ held on island for Ash Wednesday.

2014.03.05.

Cardinal Levada concerned by catechism-lite Catholics

Former CDF Prefect gives catechesis address in Maynooth.

2013.11.05.
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