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Papal apartments at Castel Gandolfo open to the public

The Papal residence at Castel Gandolfo has long been known as the summer retreat of Popes. But now in an historic first the Papal apartments will be open to the public from October 22nd. The [...]

Bishop Fintan Monahan appoints Father Arnold Rosney as Diocesan Delegate for the World Meeting of Families 2018

Father Arnold Rosney, CC, Shannon has been appointed by Bishop Fintan Monahan to be diocesan delegate to head up the preparations in the Diocese of Killaloe for the World Meeting of Families which is due [...]

Pope Francis: Catechism is not enough to know Jesus, we need prayer

Pope Francis said the catechism on its own is not sufficient to truly know Jesus and we need prayer, worship and to recognize ourselves as sinners. His words came during his morning Mass celebrated on [...]

COMECE bishops to discuss the plight of Europe’s poor at their autumn plenary assembly

The autumn Plenary Assembly of the 27 Bishops’ Conferences of COMECE will be held in Brussels from 26 to 28 October on the topic ‘The Plight of Europe’s poor & EU Strategies to eliminate poverty’. [...]

Pope tells Irish and other pilgrims that access to food and water is a basic human right

Speaking to pilgrims who gathered to attend his weekly General Audience in Saint Peter’s Square today, Pope Francis said that access to food and water is a basic human right and called on believers and [...]

Special 1916 Requiem Mass to take place in Knock Shrine

A special 1916 Requiem Mass will be celebrated in Knock Basilica at 12noon on Sunday 6 November. Father Richard Gibbons, Rector of Knock Shrine, will celebrate the Mass. 'Marbhna’, the Requiem Mass setting composed by [...]

Pope Francis: A good shepherd shuns power and money and is never embittered

Pope Francis said a good shepherd is one who follows Jesus rather than power, money or cliques and even if deserted by everybody is sad but never embittered. He was speaking at his morning Mass [...]

People of Killaloe Diocese urged to support missionaries on Mission Sunday

The people in Killaloe Diocese have been urged to support missionaries working in some of the world’s poorest countries by donating during the forthcoming Mission Sunday collection on Sunday 23 October.  The theme for World [...]

New Vicar General appointed to Killaloe Diocese

Bishop Fintan Monahan has announced the appointment of Father Des Hillery, Parish Priest of Nenagh, as his Vicar General. Speaking about the appointment Bishop Monahan said, “I am happy to call upon the experience of Father [...]

Annual pastoral conference takes place in Elphin Diocese

Over 100 parishioners from all over Elphin Diocese, together with many of the priests and deacons, gathered in Boyle, Co Roscommon yesterday for the annual pastoral conference. The focus for the day was a pastoral [...]