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Catholic primate to address Remembrance Sunday service in Belfast

The vast majority of the 300,000 men from this island who served in the “war to end all wars” were Catholics, as were the majority of the more than 49,000 Irishmen who died in the conflict.

2018.11.10.

Exhibition on Jesuit chaplains in World War I opens

Of the 32 Irish Jesuit chaplains who served on the battlefields of France, Belgium, Egypt and Mesopotamia, four were killed and two died from illness.

2017.11.15.

Mutual respect for all traditions at Remembrance Service in Dublin

“I think John McCrea would be horrified to think that this symbol could become a symbol of division, or national identity, or even a fashion statement. It is quite simply a symbol of memorial, of the grim reality of the terrible loss of life.”

2017.11.14.

Archbishop Martin Unveils Plaque for Grand Uncle Killed During WW1

The Archbishop of Armagh and Primate of All Ireland, Dr Eamon Martin has said that Ireland’s history of conflict meant many Catholics killed in the First World War were not “adequately” remembered.

2017.09.24.

Biography of Irish born Archbishop of Melbourne scoops literary award

Researching the life of Daniel Mannix, 85 year Brenda Niall, who knew Archbishop Mannix personally, was surprised to find how liberal his views were on most issues.

2016.08.13.

War chaplain Fr Donal O’Sullivan remembered at Masses

Prayers offered at Masses in the Diocese of Kerry for world peace and for people everywhere who serve in the army of their country.

2016.07.03.

Pope’s reference to Armenian genocide sparks Turkish outburst

"May God preserve the memory of the Armenian people. Memories should not be watered down or forgotten; memory is a source of peace and of the future."

2016.06.27.

Complexity and totality of Irish involvement in WWI recalled

Aim of Somme centenary pilgrimage is to instil “A sense of the futility of war and the importance of friendship, peace and understanding” - Primate.

2016.06.23.

Archbishops to lead Somme centenary pilgrimage

Pilgrimage commences with prayers at the Memorial Wall at Glasnevin Cemetery in Dublin this morning and concludes at the Peace Park in Messines, Belgium.

2016.06.22.

Knock basilica scoops national architectural award

The refurbishment has seen the Basilica's successful transformation into a warm, meditative space to the benefit of both celebrant and congregation.

2016.04.30.

CofI Primate warns against abuse of memory

With 4,000 events scheduled for 2016 to commemorate the Rising, the “danger is that a future focus will be lost in the minutiae of ‘Risingology’."

2016.02.26.

Annual Service of Remembrance for war dead

There is not a village, or town, in any county in Ireland that did not suffer losses in World War I - Revd Michael Roemmele in his homily at St Patrick's Cathedral.

2015.11.09.

Dublin exhibition of the photographs of Fr Browne

Irish Jesuit is increasingly acknowledged as one of the most significant photographers of the 20th century.

2015.08.14.

Limerick priest bids to save famous New York church

112 parishes in the Archdiocese of New York to be merged with a neighbouring parish due to declining finances and falling church attendances.

2015.08.01.

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.

Armenian Church in Ireland recalls 1915 genocide

Historian uses archives to shed new light on the genocide which saw one and a half million Armenians 'eradicated' by the Ottoman Empire.

2015.03.02.

Remembrance service to be broadcast on RTE TV

Service marks the Armistice between the Allies and the Germans in 1918 and those who lost their lives in that conflict and any other conflict.

2014.11.08.

Parents are the first and best teachers: Bishop

"Irish society is no longer prepared to accept that our children are being raised for forced emigration."

2014.10.28.

Priest’s WWI diaries displayed for Culture Night

Fr Francis Gleeson was Chaplain to the Royal Munster Fusiliers as they faced battle on the Western Front.

2014.09.17.

War’s only plan is destruction: Pope Francis

“Whereas God carries forward the work of creation ... war destroys. It ruins the most beautiful work of his hands: human beings.”

2014.09.14.

Appeal for WWI photos by Cork cathedral

"We want to create a visual memorial through old photographs and put faces on the human cost of war" - Bishop Paul Colton of Cork, Cloyne and Ross.

2014.08.05.

Mass commemorates outbreak of World War I

Archbishop honours the millions of young lives lost over four long years of conflict across Europe.

2014.08.04.

Study of history is important for the Church: Pope

Collaboration with researchers of every culture and religion contributes to dialogue between Church and modern world.

2014.04.15.

President meets Irish artist at Westminster Abbey

Hughie O’Donoghue designed two stained glass windows in the Abbey.

2014.04.10.

Concerts in Dublin and Derry recall Christmas 1914 truce

Launch of major 'Peace Field Project WWI'.

2013.12.04.
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