Monthly Archives: July 2016

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Apostolic Nuncio to Ireland Archbishop Charles Brown says the path of Christian faith is still alive in Ireland in 2016

The ancient faith is true. God exists. He is rich in mercy. And Jesus of Nazareth is the way, the truth and the life of God himself. He is inviting you to follow him, to ascend with him, indeed to climb, with him as your guide.

July 30th, 2016|Featured|

Mgr Michael Ryan (P.P. Castlecomer) appointed Administrator of the Diocese of Ossory

Following the acceptance by the Holy Father of the retirement of Bishop Séamus Freeman SAC, on 29th July, the College of Consultors of the Diocese of Ossory has elected Mgr Michael Ryan (P.P. Castlecomer) as Administrator of the Diocese of Ossory. A Diocesan Administrator has responsibility for administering the day-to-day affairs of the Diocese while a [...]

July 30th, 2016|News|

World Youth Day Blog Friday 29 July 2016

Pope Francis showed the world the power of silent presence as he visited the former Nazi concentration camp in Auschwitz. During this visit he said nothing and said everything at the same time. - Brother Martin Bennett

July 29th, 2016|Featured|

Bishop Liam MacDaid urges all road users to be safe ahead of August bank holiday weekend

Ahead of this August bank holiday weekend in the Republic of Ireland, Bishop Liam MacDaid, Bishop of Clogher, has asked all road users: motorists, cyclists and pedestrians, to take special care of themselves and their loved ones. Bishop MacDaid said, “Road accidents can have so many contributory factors – weather conditions, speed, alcohol, drugs, high [...]

July 29th, 2016|News|

Pope Francis accepts the resignation of Bishop Seamus Freeman on grounds of ill health

Pope Francis has today accepted the resignation of Bishop Seamus Freeman SAC, Bishop of Ossory, on grounds of ill health. The announcement was made in Rome at 12.00pm today (11.00am Irish time). Commenting on his retirement Bishop Freeman said, "I am pleased that the Holy Father has accepted my early retirement from 11.00am today, and [...]

July 29th, 2016|News|

Pope Francis accepts the retirement of Bishop Martin Drennan on grounds of ill health

Pope Francis has today accepted the retirement of Bishop Martin Drennan, Bishop of Galway and Kilmacduagh and Apostolic Administrator of Kilfenora, on grounds of ill health. The announcement was made in Rome at 12.00pm today (11.00am Irish time). Commenting on the announcement of the retirement of Bishop Drennan, Archbishop Michael Neary, Archbishop of Tuam, said, [...]

July 29th, 2016|News|

Father Fintan Monahan appointed as Bishop of Killaloe

“There is a job to be done. The sleeves are rolled up. I’m happy to join the meitheal of work that is on-going in this prayerful community of faith that is Killaloe diocese. May the Lord be with us all as we continue our work for the Lord.” - Father Fintan Monahan

July 29th, 2016|Featured|

World Youth Day Blog Thursday 28 July 2016

'Get involved in your local Church, as ministers of the Eucharist, of the word; whatever you do, share your talents; get involved.' - Archbishop Cupich

July 28th, 2016|Featured|

‘Strange Occurrences in a small Irish village’

New documentary film about Knock Shrine coming to cinemas from Friday 26 August

July 28th, 2016|Featured|

World Youth Day Blog and Pilgrim Vox Pop

Some of the Dublin Pilgrims I spoke to described their experiences so far as 'powerful', 'moving', 'overwhelming' and 'stunning' - Brother Martin Bennett Ofm Cap

July 28th, 2016|Featured|
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