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 [...]
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 [...]
The official launch of An Leabhar Aifrinn Rómhánach took place on Sunday 3 December in a Mass broadcast by RTÉ One television and radio.
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 [...]
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 [...]
This Sunday 3 December, the First Sunday of Advent, Bishop Brendan Kelly, Bishop of Achonry, will celebrate a special Mass from RTÉ studios to mark the launch of the new altar edition of An Leabhar Aifrinn Rómhánach, the Irish language translation of the Roman Missal. The Mass will be broadcast live on RTÉ One television [...]
The sixth episode of the ‘Let’s Talk Family’ podcast from World Meeting of Families 2018 is out now. The focus of this issue is resourcing families for the Advent season, which begins this Sunday 3 December, and introducing this year’s online Advent calendar. The weekly ‘Let’s Talk Family’ podcast is presented by Brenda Drumm and [...]
‘Families are the heart of the life and mission of the Church.’ – Irish Inter-Church Meeting in Dromantine
Representatives of 15 different Christian churches in Ireland gathered at the IICM to reflect on the theme ‘Proclaiming Christ to Families Today'.
A recording of the concert will be broadcast on RTÉ Lyric FM at 1.00pm on Christmas Day.
This Sunday 26 November, the feast of Christ the King, at 2.30pm, faithful around Ireland will gather around the coast to pray the Rosary for the restoration of faith and protection of the unborn. More than 250 churches, cathedrals and other locations along Ireland’s coast and throughout the country will take part in this lay-led [...]