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‘Life is both sacred and a human right’ – Bishop Francis Duffy invites families to choose life

Bishop Francis Duffy, Bishop of Ardagh and Clonmacnois, has issued a pastoral message to the faithful of the diocese, Life is both sacred and a human right. In his message, Bishop Duffy reflected on the [...]

Religious communities in Clogher diocese welcome family prayers ahead of World Meeting of Families

This Saturday 24 March, the feast of Saint Macartan, the Diocese of Clogher will entrust family prayer petitions gathered over recent months to five religious communities. The petitions will be transferred to the communities during [...]

Cloyne priest appointed as Head of Protocol Office of the Vatican Secretariat of State

Monsignor Joseph Murphy, priest of the Diocese of Clogher, has been appointed to the position of Head of Protocol Office of the Secretariat of State in the Vatican. The announcement was welcomed today by Bishop [...]

Bishop Noel Treanor elected as Vice-President of COMECE

Bishop Noel Treanor, Bishop of Down and Connor, has been elected as Vice President of COMECE at the 2018 Spring Assembly, which was held in Brussels from 7-9 March. COMECE, the Commission of Bishops’ Conferences [...]

Young people invited to contribute to pre-synodal meeting in Rome through social media

Ahead of this year’s synod of bishops on ‘Young People, the Faith and Vocational Discernment’, which will take place in Rome in October, Pope Francis has invited young people across the world to offer their [...]

Bishops reaffirm commitment to child safeguarding at Spring General Meeting

At the Spring General Meeting of the Irish Catholic Bishops’ Conference, which concluded last week in Maynooth, bishops met with representatives from the National Board for Safeguarding Children in the Catholic Church in Ireland and [...]

Catholic Grandparents Association encourage families to choose life

The Catholic Grandparents Association has encouraged grandparents in Ireland to choose life and support the Eighth Amendment in the upcoming referendum. In a notice in their March news bulletin, dedicated to Saint Joseph, the Catholic [...]

Archbishop Eamon Martin to welcome Papal Nuncio to Armagh Parish Novena to Saint Patrick

The theme of this year’s novena is ‘Remembering Patrick: a man of Faith’.

‘Our Common Humanity’ – Bishops reaffirm support for the right to life of the unborn

Bishops encouraged the faithful to ‘pray earnestly that Ireland will “choose life” and that the lives of all women and their unborn children will always be loved, valued, welcomed and respected in this country.’

‘Getting the most out of Holy Week’ with Knock Shrine Lenten event series

Knock Shrine have released details of their new series of Lenten events taking place throughout March and into April guiding people to Live Lent and grow in faith. The list of events at the National [...]