Monthly Archives: November 2016


Pope Francis: Drug dependency ‘new form of slavery’

Drug dependency is a ‘new form of slavery’ and a ‘wound in our society’ which should be combated with education and rehabilitation. That was Pope Francis’ message to a Vatican conference called ‘Narcotics: Problems and Solutions of this Global Issue’, which was hosted by the Pontifical Academy of Sciences on 23-24 November. Pope Francis told [...]

2017-05-19T14:53:56+00:00 November 24th, 2016|News|

Bishop Brendan Kelly presents first ever John Paul II Awards in Achonry Diocese

The Diocese of Achonry held its first presentation of the Pope John Paul II Awards on Monday 21 November in Saint Nathy’s College, Ballaghderreen, Co Roscommon. Bishop Brendan Kelly presented the awards to nineteen students from across the diocese in the presence of their families, teachers and friends. The students were from secondary schools in [...]

2017-05-19T14:54:02+00:00 November 24th, 2016|News|

Archbishop of Dublin launches Diocesan Food Appeal for Crosscare Food Banks

  Archbishop Diarmuid Martin is asking parishioners throughout the Archdiocese of Dublin to donate food to help stock Crosscare Food Banks in the weeks leading up to Christmas. This is the fourth Annual Diocesan Christmas Food Appeal.  Demand on the Food Banks continues to increase and the situation is once again urgent. Last year, thanks [...]

2016-11-23T16:22:02+00:00 November 23rd, 2016|News|

Cardinal Kevin Farrell celebrates first Mass in chapel dedicated to Mary, Queen of Families

Cardinal Kevin J. Farrell celebrated his first Mass as Cardinal on Monday 21 November in a chapel inside the Vatican dedicated to Mary, Queen of Families and attended by his family from Ireland and more than 100 people from the Diocese of Dallas. The Irishman and former Dallas bishop said the Mass setting was appropriate [...]

2017-05-19T14:54:04+00:00 November 23rd, 2016|News|

Diocese of Clogher honours ministry of Bishop Liam MacDaid

On Sunday 20 November, the priests and people of the Diocese of Clogher gathered in Saint Macartan’s Cathedral, Monaghan, to give thanks for the ministry of Bishop Emeritus Liam MacDaid, whose retirement was announced on 1 October last.  The Mass of Thanksgiving was attended by family and friends of Bishop MacDaid, together with civic leaders [...]

2017-05-19T14:54:09+00:00 November 23rd, 2016|News|

Archbishop Eamon Martin launches online Advent Calendar for 2016

“As Advent is the season of preparation for the coming of our Lord, I encourage the faithful, notwithstanding our hectic schedule over the coming weeks, to make time to pray – alone and with loved ones – and by so doing to draw nearer to Christ.” - Archbishop Eamon Martin

2017-05-19T14:54:14+00:00 November 23rd, 2016|Featured|

Bishop Kevin Doran reflects on life of Saint Columbanus during Mass in San Columbano al Lambro, Milan

Bishop Kevin Doran, Bishop of Elphin, delivered a homily for the Feast of Saint Columbanus, in San Colombano al Lambro, Milan, on Monday 21 November. The theme chosen for his homily was the inspiration of Saint Columbanus. Bishop Doran said, "In these days when, each year, we celebrate the Feast of St Columbanus, we also [...]

2017-05-19T14:54:17+00:00 November 22nd, 2016|News|

‘Living in Hope’ Day Retreat to take place at Knock Shrine this Saturday

As part of the ongoing Faith Renewal series, Knock Shrine will host a special ‘Living in Hope’ Day Retreat on Saturday 26 November. Renowned singer, musician and spiritual director Deirdre Ní Chinnéide will facilitate the retreat. Speaking about the event, Deirdre explains “The retreat acknowledges that at some time in our lives we experience darkness [...]

2016-11-22T09:54:25+00:00 November 22nd, 2016|News|