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Year of Mercy

Mgr Tighe ‘intrigued & happy’ about Vatican role

Year of Mercy should contribute not just to the life of the Church but to secular culture, says new secretary to Pontifical Council for Culture.

2015.12.27.

‘We must engage with our past and our future’

Bishops refer to 1916 centenary commemorations and the coming general election in Christmas messages.

2015.12.23.

The world is full of people crying out for healing

"Events from the past must be commemorated with mercy and never with arrogance, triumphalism or victimhood” - Bishop Donal McKeown.

2015.12.14.

Mercy in the Mall captures hearts of the public

Twenty priests hear confessions for five hours at shopping mall in Shannon at the start of the Year of Mercy.

2015.12.11.

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.

‘Mercy in the Mall’ gets great public reaction

Twenty priests will make themselves available in Shannon shopping centre for prayer, confession and chats on 8 December to "proclaim message of mercy".

2015.11.28.

Archbishop Eamon launches online Advent Calendar

“This year, the beginning of our Catholic new year will coincide with our preparations for a Jubilee Year of Mercy."

2015.11.24.

Trócaire’s impact in Kenya praised by Irish delegates

“Thank you Trócaire for not forgetting about me” were the words of one young bed-ridden mother of two.

2015.11.22.

Project Messiah adds extra performance for charity

Challenge is to learn G.F. Handel’s masterpiece 'The Messiah' in six weeks and perform it at the start of Advent.

2015.10.21.

Pope substantially reforms annulment process

“It will probably not help Catholics who are validly married and who unfortunately are in trouble with their relationship.”

2015.09.09.

Parishes urged to offer shelter to a migrant family

Pope’s appeal for solidarity and welcome is a call for a creative and generous response in preparation for the Jubilee Year of Mercy.

2015.09.07.

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.

Regular Mass attendance at 20% in Down & Connor

"Parents and grandparents today need our ongoing support and challenge to live up to the promises they undertake on behalf of their children” - Bishop Treanor.

2015.05.20.
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