Monthly Archives: September 2016


Bishop Brendan Leahy announces appointment of new director of Veritas

Bishop Brendan Leahy, President of Veritas, has announced the appointment of Mr Aidan Chester as the new director of Veritas, Ireland’s leading religious publisher and retailer. Bishop Leahy said, “As President of Veritas, I am delighted to announce the appointment of our new director, Aidan Chester, who will take up his role on 17 October following [...]

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Martin Bashir appointed BBC’s Religious Affairs Correspondent

The BBC has announced that award-winning journalist Martin Bashir (53) has been appointed as the new BBC Religious Affairs Correspondent. Martin Bashir will be returning to the BBC having previously worked as a correspondent for BBC News from 1987 until 1992 when he joined the BBC’s flagship investigative programme Panorama until 1999 and presented BBC [...]

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Bishops Abernethy and Treanor welcome North Belfast agreement

The Church of Ireland Bishop of Connor and the Roman Catholic Bishop of Down and Connor have welcomed news that an agreement has been reached to end the Ardoyne parade dispute. In a joint statement the Rt Rev Alan Abernethy, and the Most Rev Noel Treanor, said, “We welcome news that both sides involved in [...]

By |2016-09-27T13:03:11+01:0027/09/2016|

Bishop Fintan Monahan ordained as Bishop of Killaloe in Ennis Cathedral

The level of warmth and support and welcome has been outstanding and for that I am deeply grateful and encouraged as I embark upon a new chapter in my ministry to Christ. On this special day may I ask you please to remember me in your prayers, as I will you. - Bishop Monahan

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Diocese of Down and Connor’s Faith and Life Convention concludes in Belfast

The third annual Faith and Life Convention concluded in the Diocese of Down and Connor on Saturday 25 September. The convention took place in Our Lady and Saint Patrick’s College, Knock, Belfast where more than 500 participants were attendance from parishes across the Diocese of Down and Connor and beyond. The Faith and Life Convention is [...]

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Sister Consilio and Éamonn Meehan receive Saint Patrick medal for mercy

I have been overwhelmed by the stories and examples of goodness, kindness and mercy that I have heard. I have been told about people all ages who are reaching out in love and charity, for example, to the poor and needy, to the sick and elderly, to the anxious and the troubled. - Archbishop Eamon

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Diocese of Elphin celebrates Mercy Day 2016

Bishop Kevin Doran, Bishop of Elphin Diocese, has today invited everybody involved in education throughout the diocese to celebrate God’s mercy. A prayer service has been prepared and sent to all primary and post-primary schools. This celebration coincides with Mercy Day, which is celebrated annually by the Sisters of Mercy. Speaking about this Jubilee of [...]

By |2016-09-23T09:33:14+01:0023/09/2016|

Archbishop Eamon Martin speaks to Vatican Radio about the Year of Mercy

The Primate of All Ireland, Archbishop Eamon Martin of Armagh will celebrate a Thanksgiving Mass this Saturday evening for all those who have been workers of mercy during this Jubilee year. The Archbishop has invited people to share with him the names and work of those who put the corporal and spiritual works of mercy [...]

By |2016-09-23T09:24:02+01:0023/09/2016|

Archbishop Diarmuid Martin to open historic exhibition chronicling the role of the Church in the events of 1916

This exhibition takes you into the heart of the fighting during the Easter Rising, where Catholic priests risked their lives to minister the Sacraments to the wounded and dying.

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Navan Parish to celebrate care givers as part of Jubilee of Mercy

A gathering for the many people who provide care to people in the local community will be held in Saint Mary’s Church, Navan on Saturday 24 September at 3.00pm. The Parish Pastoral Council have organised this ceremony to mark the Holy Year of Mercy by highlighting the very many ways in which mercy is practiced in the community. Speaking [...]

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