Monthly Archives: February 2016


Politicians should be educated about the role and character of Catholic schools – Father Deenihan, General Secretary, CPSMA

"We must educate our politicians as to the contribution that our Catholic schools are making to their constituencies and, above all, we must make it clear that broad sweeping statements about Catholic schools have local implications"

2017-05-19T15:27:32+00:00February 26th, 2016|Featured|

Pastoral Letter from Bishop Denis Brennan on Jubilee Year of Mercy

Bishop Denis Brennan, Bishop of Ferns, has published a pastoral letter on the Jubilee Year of Mercy. The pastoral will be distributed in parishes across the diocese this coming weekend. Please see text of the pastoral: Invitation Brothers and sisters in Jesus Christ: The Jubilee Year of Mercy has now begun. This year we are [...]

2017-05-19T15:27:37+00:00February 25th, 2016|Featured|

Pope Francis’ followers on Twitter now exceed 27 million

The number of Pope Francis' followers on his @Pontifex Twitter accounts in nine languages climbed above 27 million during his recent visit to Mexico. The most popular language is Spanish with 11,146,700 followers, the second is English with 8,680,000 followers and the third is Italian with 3,365,500. The other languages in order of popularity are [...]

2016-02-25T11:49:42+00:00February 25th, 2016|News|

24 Hours for the Lord in Diocese of Kildare and Leighlin

In 2014 Pope Francis launched a prayer initiative called ’24 Hours for the Lord’ to encourage people to return to the Sacrament of Reconciliation. Eucharistic Adoration and the Sacrament of Reconciliation were available in Saint Peter’s Basilica and three other Roman churches. The hope was that the action would be replicated all over the world, and that [...]

2017-05-19T15:27:43+00:00February 25th, 2016|News|

Brothers of the People: 400 years of Capuchin Franciscan Service in Ireland

As part of the celebrations of the 400th anniversary of the arrival of the Capuchin Franciscan Friars in Ireland, the Irish Capuchin Archives in conjunction with the Mícheál Ó Cléirigh Institute (UCD) will hold a one day conference in Saint Mary of the Angels, Church Street, Dublin 7 on Saturday 27 February from 10.30am to [...]

2017-05-19T15:27:48+00:00February 24th, 2016|News|

Trócaire: Join the fight for justice this lent

By supporting Trócaire at Lent, you help ensure that families in developing countries can earn an income and have enough to eat, you help communities rebuild their lives after disasters and conflict, and you defend the rights of people under threat. Read more about Trócaire’s 2016 Lenten campaign and download their resources for school, parish and [...]

2016-02-24T11:59:10+00:00February 24th, 2016|Featured|

Papal Pen Pals: The Pope Answers Letters from Children around the World

Last year, on a hot August afternoon in Rome, Father Antonio Spadaro SJ met with The Holy Father. Pope Francis greeted Father Spadora with a smile and offered him a drink of apricot juice before beginning their formidable task together. Father Spadora had brought with him 259 letters from 26 countries on six continents, written [...]

2017-05-19T15:27:53+00:00February 24th, 2016|News|

How Should a Catholic Think About Politics? – Bishop Kevin Doran address to Iona Institute

The following is an address which was delivered by Bishop Kevin Doran to an Iona Institute gathering in the Clarion Hotel Sligo on 23 February 2016. There is also an an iCatholic video relating to this address available to watch here. Part 1: Morality and Ethics, Politics and Economics: 1. Introductory Comments: Before I begin, [...]

2017-05-19T15:27:56+00:00February 23rd, 2016|Featured|