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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.

‘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’.

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. [...]

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 [...]

  • Bishop Brendan Kelly with Altar server Tom Long at the Mass to launch An Leabhar Aifrinn Rómhánach

Bishops welcome Irish language translation of the new Roman Missal

The official launch of An Leabhar Aifrinn Rómhánach took place on Sunday 3 December in a Mass broadcast by RTÉ One television and radio.

  • Adeego Adan Hussein is assisted by hospital staff in feeding her daughter, Deeqa Ibrahim, with Plumpy Sup. Photo: Amunga Eshuchi.

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 [...]

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 [...]

Bishop Brendan Kelly to celebrate first RTÉ Mass using new Irish translation of the Roman Missal

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 [...]

New episode of ‘Let’s Talk Family’ podcast welcomes online Advent Calendar

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 [...]

  • Bishop John McDowell, Dr Damian Jackson, Dr Alison Meagher, Mrs Karen Kelly, Dr Nicola Brady, Bishop Brendan Leahy

‘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'.