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Pope Francis renews appeal for prayers for Iraqi people

Pope Francis has asked for prayers for the people of Iraq, also appealing for all in Mosul to “engage fully with the civil protection forces, as an imperative and urgent obligation.” The Pope’s appeal came [...]

Limerick parishioners gather for workshop on congregational singing

Over 50 parishioners from across the diocese of Limerick gathered last Saturday for a workshop about leading congregational singing in church. Sister Moira Bergin from the National Centre for Liturgy in Maynooth led the workshop [...]

Trócaire: Cholera and hunger threaten Somalia

Humanitarian agency Trócaire is targeting humanitarian relief for up to one million people with the help of its 2017 Lenten campaign.

Bishop Treanor re-opens Rathlin Island Church of the Immaculate Conception

Bishop Noel Treanor, Bishop of Down and Connor, celebrated a Mass on 26 March to re-open the Church of the Immaculate Conception on Rathlin Island, Co Antrim. Rathlin Island is the northernmost inhabited Island off [...]

New book from Veritas offers reflections on ‘The Cross of Addiction’

The Cross of Addiction is available in Veritas shops nationwide and from

Pope Francis’ invitation to ‘look to the light of Christ’

During his Sunday Angeles address in a sunny Saint Peter's Square, Pope Francis took inspiration from the Gospel reading in which Jesus restores the sight of the blind man. With this miracle the Holy Father [...]

Legacy of Treaty of Rome is to be found in continuing the work begun by previous generations – Bishop Noel Treanor

As we celebrate the signing of the Treaty of Rome, we are increasingly conscious that we are the children and grandchildren of this unifying vision that has ennobled and empowered its member states. - Bishop Noel Treanor

Catholic Grandparents Association organise first retreat conference

The Catholic Grandparents Association will host their first annual retreat conference on 26 and 27 April 2017 at the Dominican Retreat Centre, Tallaght Village, Dublin. The theme of the retreat conference will be ‘Helping our [...]

Bishop Smith leads the 69th diocesan pilgrimage to Lourdes

Bishop Michael Smith, Bishop of Meath, will lead this year’s Diocesan pilgrimage to Lourdes, which will take place from 12 to 17 September next. The annual Meath Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes is now in its [...]

Earth Hour 2017 inspiring parishes to care for our common home

Earth Hour will be observed from 8.30pm to 9.30pm on Saturday 25 March.