Yearly Archives: 2016


Christmas Message from Archbishop Michael Neary

Archbishop Michael Neary, Archbishop of Tuam, has published his Christmas message for 2016, saying, ‘At Christmas, God comes to us as a child, vulnerable, wordless, dependant and he evokes a love from us that is free, faithful and joyful.’ In his message, Archbishop Neary highlighted the importance of family at Christmas saying, ‘Christmas is very [...]

By |2017-05-19T14:51:46+01:0023/12/2016|

Broadcast of traditional Christmas message from Archbishops of Armagh

The Christmas Message from the Archbishops of Armagh, The Most Revd Dr Richard Clarke and The Most Revd Eamon Martin, will be broadcast on Christmas Day at 12.20pm on RTÉ One Television. It will feature contributions from Saint Joseph’s National School and Saint Nicholas’s National School, Dundalk, as well as Saint Peter’s National School, Drogheda. [...]

By |2016-12-23T08:54:32+00:0023/12/2016|

Pope Francis presented with Nativity scene made of bread

During his last General Audience before Christmas, Pope Francis on Wednesday met with a delegation of Roman bakers. To mark the occasion they gave the Pope a sculpture of bread in the shape of a crib made by master baker Fabio Albanesi. The edible work was presented by Mr Albanesi and the coordinator of the [...]

By |2016-12-21T11:37:10+00:0021/12/2016|

Bishop Kevin Doran publishes his Christmas Message for 2016

Bishop Kevin Doran, Bishop of Elphin has published his message for Christmas saying, “Putting Christ at the heart of Christmas is about saying that the most important gift of all is the gift of ourselves that we give to one another, not just once a year, but every day." Bishop Kevin goes on to say that [...]

By |2017-05-19T14:51:57+01:0021/12/2016|

Cardinal Marx on the Berlin attack

Cardinal Reinhard Marx, the President of COMECE and of the German Bishops' Conference, expresses his compassion for the victims and calls for unity after yesterday's act of violence against the Christmas market in Berlin. Cardinal Marx said, "The news from Berlin has deeply shocked me. The violence on the Christmas market is the opposite of what [...]

By |2016-12-20T11:50:07+00:0020/12/2016|

Father John Coughlan appointed Director of Formation at the Pontifical Irish College, Rome

Father John Coughlan, Curate at Saint Joseph’s Parish, Boyle, in the Diocese of Elphin, has been appointed Director of Formation at the Pontifical Irish College, Rome, commencing next Summer.  Father Coughlan will remain in Saint Joseph’s Parish, Boyle in the interim, before going to Rome to take up his new responsibilities. Father Coughlan is 36 [...]

By |2016-12-19T16:19:35+00:0019/12/2016|