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Pope Francis appoints Dublin priest as new bishop of Cork and Ross

Fr Fintan Gavin is the current Chancellor of the Archdiocese of Dublin and a highly regarded canon lawyer with extensive pastoral experience.

2019.04.08.

Dying priest described compulsory celibacy as “a kind of sin”

Fr Daniel O’Leary, who died on 21st January, said he wanted to point out that one of the fall-outs of a mandatory celibate life is "the violence it does to a priest’s humanity, and the wounds that it leaves on his ministry”.

2019.02.03.

Fears over the “growing polarisation” within the Church

“If we begin to think that we have all the answers about faith, then we have become trapped in our own ways of thinking,” Archbishop Diarmuid Martin told young people who attended the Panama in Dublin WYD event.

2019.01.29.

“Un gran éxito” at last night’s Panama in Dublin WYD event

“There are many, many young people who want to say ‘yes’ to Our Lord. It’s very, very encouraging.”

2019.01.27.

Pakistani officials refuse to allow Catholics to travel to World Youth Day

“If you meet the criteria, if you have the regular documentation requested and you get a visa, a citizen must be free to leave.”

2019.01.27.

World Youth Day gets under way

“I am leaving for the World Youth Day in Panama. I ask you to pray for this very beautiful and important event on the path of the Church” – Pope Francis on Twitter as he departed for Panama.

2019.01.24.

Young Irish Catholics travel to Panama for WYD2019

Group of 30 young people from Dublin will arrive in Panama this Friday (18 January) and will stay with families in a host parish, where they will take part in a social justice programme with local parishioners.

2019.01.15.

Conference mobilising youth in parishes postponed

Dublin diocese opens up bookings for World Youth Day 2019 in Panama.

2018.05.05.

“Music is a central element of our Catholic worship” – Bishop Nulty

New setting of the Mass by composer Padraig Meredith launched last Sunday in St Conleth’s parish church in Newbridge, Co. Kildare.

2017.02.28.

Concert for homeless charity

A significant moment for Factor One as a young band was representing Ireland at the Genfest youth rally in front of an audience of 20,000 at the Palaeur football stadium in Rome.

2016.11.17.

Bishop Nulty welcomes more deacons

The permanent diaconate has the capacity and capability of changing the face of the Irish Church – Bishop Denis Nulty.

2016.11.10.

Not all Muslims are violent Pope Francis stresses

"If I speak of Islamic violence, I must speak of Catholic violence... and no, not all Muslims are violent, not all Catholics are violent. It is like a fruit salad; there's everything."

2016.08.02.

‘Don’t be discouraged: proclaim hope’ Pope urges WYD pilgrims

Panama City to host next World Youth Day gathering in 2019 - Pope Francis tells over one million young pilgrims that he is not sure if he will be there but that Peter certainly will.

2016.08.01.

The world is at war because it has lost sight of peace: Pope

All religions “desire peace. Other people want war,” Pope tells journalists en route to WYD in Krakow.

2016.07.28.

Polish bishops admit “great fears exist” towards immigrants

The phenomenon of immigration is “new, different, and strange to the average Polish person”.

2016.07.26.

Clogher diocese set to ordain two new priests

Sunday’s ordinations will bring to four the number of new priests ordained for Clogher in the past three years.

2016.07.22.

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.

200 young adults from Clogher to lead summer pilgrimages

“In keeping with the message of St Pope John Paul II, these young people are answering the call of Jesus to be the hope for the future.”

2016.06.30.

Bishop Freeman ordains two Pallottines to diaconate

Ordination of two new deacons will be followed in July by the ordination of two Pallottines to the priesthood.

2016.06.07.

‘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.

Church leaders welcome WMoF announcement

The Pope has expressed his desire to attend and a visit by the Pope would bring great joy to Irish Catholics, but confirmation unlikely before the end of 2017.

2016.05.25.

Hundreds of young Irish pilgrims prepare for WYD

Pilgrims invited to Music Ministry Together weekend to learn music, get to know each other, and gain a deeper understanding of music in the liturgy of the Church.

2016.04.15.

Become “apostles of mercy” towards those in need

Pope leads prayer vigil for Divine Mercy on the 11th anniversary of Pope St John Paul II’s death.

2016.04.04.

Death of the founder of EWTN: Mother Angelica

TV nun established a network which now broadcasts programmes 24 hours a day to 144 countries around the world and over 200 million homes.

2016.03.29.

Invite someone to return to church in Year of Mercy

Bishop Denis Brennan of Ferns issues pastoral letter for Year of Mercy which will be distributed in parishes across the diocese this coming weekend.

2016.02.26.

Two Pallottine students ordained as deacons

Youth 2000 and Medjugorje played a part in vocation stories of Rev Brendan McCarrick sac and Rev Jaimie Twohig sac.

2016.01.17.

Call for worldwide celebration of Grandparents

A dedicated day for grandparents would recognise that “grandparents are the anchor in families - they are anchored by faith.”

2015.07.18.

CDF to deliver verdict on Medjugorje after the summer

Prominent Vatican watchers in the Italian media are reporting that a papal commission has found no evidence of supernatural activity at Medjugorje.

2015.06.26.

Two ordained to the priesthood in Dublin

Fr Christopher Derwin at just 32 years old is the youngest diocesan priest in the archdiocese of Dublin while Fr Paul Glennon is 41.

2015.06.04.

Waterford celebration of Year of Consecrated Life

Former East End gangster John Pridmore and the new Bishop of Waterford & Lismore will speak at the Little Sisters of the Poor's special vocations day later this month.

2015.06.04.
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