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Irish Church needs radical overhaul in its outreach to young people

Archbishop Diarmuid Martin ordains two new priests, Frs Dominic Binh Viet Nguyen and Paul Binh Xuan, for Salesian order at St Patrick's College Maynooth.

2018.07.17.

Musicians and choirs meet in Maynooth

More than 100 singers and musicians from around the country are attending the summer school, which runs from Wednesday 27th June to Saturday 30th June.

2018.06.28.

Widower to be ordained on Sunday for Killaloe diocese

“Church has always given me the beacon of light when I’ve needed it,” says Martin Shanahan.

2018.06.01.

Pilgrims to WMOF will receive plenary indulgence

WMOF is the contemporary version of going on pilgrimage. In the act of going, you open yourself up to encounter with God, and that is what an indulgence is recognising, says Chair of Irish Theological Association.

2018.05.26.

Bishops call for referendum on right to a home

“Each of us has an option, to respect the dignity of all in our society through our actions or to choose to ignore this suffering.”

2017.12.09.

Priest appointed principal at prestigious Killaloe diocesan school

Fr Ignatius McCormack, who is also vocations director for the Killaloe diocese as well as administrator of Quin parish, said he was delighted with his new appointment.

2017.06.10.

Catholic Church in Ireland must move away from ‘service station’ model

Theologian argues that ACP’s proposals to alleviate the shortage and ageing profile of priests are “predicated on the same traditional model, namely providing the requisite pastoral services to the people, as in a service station”.

2017.04.26.

Reality magazine celebrates 80 years

“We need a Catholic media to champion the Catholic perspective and to which Catholics can turn for support, information, and guidance."

2016.11.08.

Closure of Catholic colleges mark beginning of new era

New institutions are needed to address a new era says Archbishop Diarmuid Martin.

2016.08.26.

Association of Catholics in Ireland concerned over Maynooth crisis

ACI supports an independent investigation into the allegations, to be carried out promptly and with transparency.

2016.08.06.

15 US seminarians to transfer to Irish College in Rome

American canon lawyer, Fr Tom Doyle says he has great respect for Archbishop Diarmuid Martin's judgement.

2016.08.05.

Irish Church Music Association celebrates ‘God full of Mercy’

Up to 200 choristers and musicians attend summer school in Maynooth to hone their musical skills and realise they are 'not alone'.

2016.07.08.

Bishops conference marks centenary of Cumann na Sagart

Association asked to promote An Leabhar Aifrinn (the Irish language translation of the new edition of the Missal) which is expected to become available in 2017.

2016.06.12.

New priest ordained for Cork and Ross

Nine ordinations taking place in the Irish Church this year with only one priest ordained for the Munster region.

2016.06.06.

‘Courageously proclaim the Gospel in word & deed’

President of St Patrick’s College Maynooth hopes nine new deacons will build up the ‘Body of Christ’ as they “serve the people of God in their various dioceses".

2016.05.30.

Sutherland critical of Europe’s refusal to help refugees

Border controls masquerading as migration policy are “a pathetic response to a moral challenge”.

2016.05.20.

Annual Trócaire lecture to focus on migration

President of the International Catholic Migration Commission, Peter Sutherland, will be the keynote speaker.

2016.05.10.

New vice rector announced for Irish College in Rome

“He will be a great loss to the Diocese of Limerick but he will play a huge role in the formation of many future priests”: Bishop Leahy.

2016.03.16.

Church must harness best of new communications

Primate suggests Maynooth offer a theology course specifically tailored for those working in Church communications and religious affairs.

2015.11.06.

17 men begin studies for priesthood in Maynooth

New batch of seminarians is up on last year's cohort of 14 and brings the total number of resident seminarians training in Maynooth to sixty.

2015.08.25.

New social context poses challenges for priests

Gospel must be offered to the world in a "radically new way" Bishop Dominique Rey of Fréjus in France tells Maynooth conference.

2015.07.10.

Former hurler to be ordained to the priesthood

Four men to be ordained this weekend for the dioceses of Armagh, Cashel & Emly and Clogher.

2015.07.03.

High profile environmentalists praise new encyclical

"Laudato Si is an astonishing document - there is no longer any excuse for people not knowing about this issue”: author and environmental activist Bill McKibben.

2015.06.24.

Church Music summer school becomes ecumenical 

Interest in sacred music continues to grow. Summer schools planned for July in St Patrick's College Maynooth and in August for Cistercian College Roscrea.

2015.06.14.

Nine deacons to be ordained in Maynooth today

The nine are from the dioceses of Armagh, Clogher, Cork & Ross, Derry, Down & Connor, Galway (2), and Meath (2).

2015.05.31.

Archbishop O’Reilly launches book by WMI director

“Each one of us is asked to leave our comfort zones and reach out to others to spread the joy of the Gospel. But in order to evangelise, we need first to be evangelised ourselves."

2015.05.21.

Diaries & papers of World War I priest go online

Fr Francis Gleeson was “a priest with extraordinary human qualities; a humble priest whose faith enabled him to do great things in war and peace”: Archbishop Martin.

2015.04.28.

Maynooth and Armagh celebrate ordinations

Ascension Day is feast of hope. God's plan for the whole world is slowly but surely being rolled out, says Cardinal.

2014.06.02.

“Huge increase” in inquiries about vocations

Rise in numbers attending Open Day at Maynooth and among those discerning a vocation.

2014.05.06.

Celebrated musicians to perform on Maynooth organ

After extensive ‘voicing’ and ‘fine tuning’ rebuilt instrument now fully ready for performance.

2014.04.23.
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