Monthly Archives: May 2016

New book on Lough Derg to be launched on opening weekend of Three Day Pilgrimage

The author of a new book published this month hopes to open the mystery of Lough Derg for a whole new generation. Author, Rev Prof Eamonn Conway will launch Lough Derg, Island of Quiet Miracles on Saturday 4 June during the opening weekend of one of Ireland’s oldest living pilgrimage sites. Rev Prof Eamonn Conway, said, “This [...]

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Real challenge today is not atheism but idolatry – Archbishop Michael Neary

In his homily for Corpus Christi, where he led the annual procession in Cork, Archbishop Michael Neary, Archbishop of Tuam said the Church today is frequently dismissed and disregarded as it is no longer the dominant intellectual influence in society, and can no longer count on cultural or political support. He said, "Not surprisingly in [...]

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Relics of Saint Oliver Plunkett to visit Diocesan Pastoral Centre in Cavan

Relics of Saint Oliver Plunkett will visit the Chapel of the Kilmore Diocesan Pastoral Centre in Cavan on Tuesday 7 June 2016. The relics will arrive at the Centre at 10.00am and will be available for veneration until 10.00pm that evening. There will be a lunch-time Mass in the Chapel at 1.15pm offered by Father [...]

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Bishop Freeman appoints Coordinator of new Ossory diocesan pastoral plan

Bishop Seamus Freeman, Bishop of Ossory, has announced the appointment of Ms Gemma Mulligan as Coordinator of the newly developed Pastoral Plan. In 2004 the diocese brought together a group of laity and clergy, on the diocesan forum groupings in three deaneries, with the intention of establishing and supporting a network of pastoral councils at [...]

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Bishop William Crean ordains nine seminarians as deacons in Saint Patrick’s College, Maynooth

Bishop William Crean, Bishop of Cloyne, has ordained nine seminarians as deacons in the College Chapel of the national seminary in Saint Patrick’s College, Maynooth. Bishop Crean was the chief celebrant and preached the homily, and all of the priests of the College community concelebrated this the Ordination Mass on Sunday 29 May. Family, friends [...]

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Pope Francis to 400 children: do all the good you can

Pope Francis on Saturday received some four hundred children of different ethnicities, cultures and religions – many of them migrants and refugees – who had traveled to Rome from Calabria in southern Italy aboard the “Children’s Train” – the Treno dei Bambini – an annual initiative of the Pontifical Council for Culture, which this year has as [...]

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Caritas Europa: Pope Francis’ dream of Europe can be a reality!

The Caritas Europa Conference 2016 took place in Lourdes this week from 23 to 26 May. Over 300 people, from 42 European countries, including Irish representative, Colm Hogan from Trócaire, gathered at the conference to discuss the state of family and child poverty, extreme vulnerability, participation in the economy, and migration and asylum in Europe. [...]

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Archbishop Eamon Martin leads Armagh Diocesan Pilgrimage to Knock this weekend

The annual Armagh Diocesan pilgrimage to Knock will take place this Sunday 29 May, led by Archbishop Eamon Martin, Archbishop of Armagh. Archbishop Martin will act as chief celebrant at the Mass on Sunday, and will also lead a special procession in celebration of the Feast of Corpus Christi. Pilgrims to Knock Shrine this year [...]

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