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Bishop John Buckley launches new book ‘55 ways to Connect with Families in your Parish’

Speaking at the launch, Bishop Buckley described the book as a very useful resource for priests and lay people in preparation for the World Meeting of Families next year.

2017-12-13T18:17:25+00:00 December 13th, 2017|News|

‘Father Edward Flanagan saw morality as an expression of love rather than mere duty’ – Bishop Kevin Doran

Writing in today’s Irish Times newspaper, Bishop Kevin Doran said that Father Flanagan ‘was motivated by a firm belief in the goodness of every person’.

2017-12-12T15:52:49+00:00 December 12th, 2017|News|

Pope Francis appoints Bishop Brendan Kelly as new Bishop of Galway

Welcoming the appointment, Archbishop Eamon Martin said, ‘I wish to offer my warmest congratulations and prayerful support to Bishop Brendan Kelly for his generous acceptance of a new episcopal appointment.'

2017-12-11T17:41:13+00:00 December 11th, 2017|Featured, News Feed|

Bishops reaffirm the right to life of the unborn at Winter General Meeting

At their Winter General Meeting, which concluded yesterday 6 December at Saint Patrick’s College, Maynooth, bishops discussed the sanctity and innate dignity of every human life and affirmed the right to life of the unborn. In their statement, bishops said that, ‘on 13 December next, members of the Oireachtas committee on the Eighth Amendment to [...]

2017-12-08T14:16:26+00:00 December 8th, 2017|News|

The Holy Family is at the heart of Christmas double issue of Intercom

The Christmas double issue of Intercom, a Catholic pastoral and liturgical resource magazine, is now available. On the cover of the new issue is an image of the Holy Family taken from Saint Finbarr and Holy Angels Church, Inchigeela, in Cork, designed by Abbey Stained Glass Studios. The full cover of the Christmas issue [...]

2017-12-07T12:30:15+00:00 December 7th, 2017|News|

Bishops call for increased efforts to counter homelessness

Bishops ask all people in society, and in particular our policymakers, to recommit themselves to building a society that values human beings, not least, by working for a society that enables all people to live in a decent home.

2017-12-07T11:48:25+00:00 December 7th, 2017|Featured, News Feed|

Trócaire appeal asks to give the gift of love for Christmas 2017

Overseas development agency Trócaire has launched its Christmas 2017 appeal with a new video titled “Until Love Conquers Fear”. The video highlights all those across the world facing fear this Christmas, and the work of Trócaire in responding to those in need. Trócaire director Éamonn Meehan explained that the campaign highlights the different ways ethical [...]

2017-12-05T12:35:23+00:00 December 5th, 2017|News|

Bishop Fintan Monahan to lead third ‘Mercy on the Mall’ in Skycourt Shopping Centre, Shannon

Bishop Fintan Monahan, Bishop of Killaloe, will be among twenty priests present in the Skycourt Shopping Centre, Shannon, for the third annual ‘Mercy on the Mall’ day on Friday 8 December next, the Feast of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary. From 1.00pm to 6.00pm, twenty priests from the diocese of Killaloe will [...]

2017-12-05T10:59:57+00:00 December 5th, 2017|News|