Monthly Archives: August 2016


Bishop Noel Treanor condemns destruction of 13 Jewish graves in Belfast

As a society, as neighbourhoods and communities, we must honestly consider if we harbour attitudes that are negative to those whom we too easily classify as “foreigner”, rather than see them as sisters and brothers in Christ and in humanity. - Bishop Noel Treanor

2017-05-19T15:04:04+01:00August 29th, 2016|Featured|

Pope Francis heralds upcoming World Day of Prayer for Care of Creation

The annual World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation offers individual believers and communities a fitting opportunity to reaffirm their personal vocation to be stewards of creation. - Pope Francis

2017-05-19T15:04:09+01:00August 29th, 2016|Featured|

Details released of showings of new documentary on Knock Shrine, ‘Strange Occurrences in a small Irish village’

New Irish feature documentary on Knock Shrine, ‘Strange Occurrences in a small Irish village’, opened in cinemas today, 26 August. The documentary will be showing in select cinemas across Ireland from today until 1 September. Details of locations showing the documentary and daily show times are as follows: Mayo Movie World, Castlebar         [...]

2017-05-19T15:04:11+01:00August 26th, 2016|News|

Bishop John Buckley offers prayers on the death of Mr Peter Barry RIP

Bishop John Buckley, Bishop of Cork & Ross, said that he was saddened to hear today of the death of Mr Peter Barry. Peter Barry, Bishop Buckley said, “was a man of great integrity and faith who, following in his family tradition, was deeply committed to public service.  Peter Barry was a hugely respected figure [...]

2017-05-19T15:04:13+01:00August 26th, 2016|News|

New Times Require New Institutions – Archbishop Diarmuid Martin

We live in an era of change. It is no time for believers to sit and bemoan or to be side-lined into the irrelevant. Believers must regain confidence and courage to face new things in new ways. - Archbishop Diarmuid Martin

2017-05-19T15:04:19+01:00August 25th, 2016|Featured|

RTÉ to broadcast Mother Teresa Canonisation Mass on Sunday 4 September

The Mass of Canonisation for Blessed Mother Teresa will be broadcast on RTÉ One Television on Sunday 4 September from 9.10am.  Pope Francis will celebrate the Mass of Canonisation on the eve of the 19th anniversary of the death of Mother Teresa. Father Thomas McCarthy will provide the RTÉ commentary and translation for the Mass. [...]

2016-09-02T09:33:01+01:00August 25th, 2016|Featured|

Pope Francis prays Rosary for earthquake victims

In the wake of the powerful earthquake that struck central Italy on Wednesday, Pope Francis at the General Audience postponed his prepared catechesis, and led the faithful gathered in St Peter’s Square in the recitation of the Sorrowful Mysteries of the Most Holy Rosary. The Holy Father expressed his “heartfelt sorrow and spiritual closeness” to [...]

2017-05-19T15:04:27+01:00August 24th, 2016|Featured|

Pope Francis thanks Church in Poland for World Youth Day

The Bishops' Conference of Poland has released the text of a letter sent by Pope Francis to thank the country for the reception he received last month during World Youth Day in Krakow. In the letter, Pope Francis told the Church in Poland he was “deeply moved by your strong faith and the unwavering hope [...]

2017-05-19T15:04:29+01:00August 24th, 2016|News|