Monthly Archives: January 2017


Archbishop Eamon Martin: “A lot has changed” since last Ad Limina visit

Archbishop Eamon Martin, Archbishop of Armagh and Primate of All Ireland, spoke with Rhona Tarrant, Dublin correspondent for America magazine, during the recent Ad Limina visit of the Irish bishops to Rome. Leading this year’s visit, Archbishop Eamon said that “a lot has changed for us” since the last Ad Limina in 2006. Speaking on declining vocations [...]

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Bishops’ Council for Education welcomes Minister’s comments on plurality in provision of schools

Bishop Brendan Kelly said the bishops would study the Minister for Education’s proposals and would continue to engage with him.

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Catholic schools are committed to pluralism – Bishop Denis Nulty

Bishop Denis Nulty, Bishop of Kildare and Leighlin, was chief celebrant at the Mass to open Catholic Schools Week on Sunday 29 January, which was broadcast by RTÉ from Saint Peter & Paul’s Church Portlaoise, Co Laois. In his homily, Bishop Nulty praised the service of religious sisters and brothers in Catholic education, and he [...]

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Bishop Michael Smith describes his meeting with Pope Francis as ‘open and engaging’

Bishop Michael Smith, Bishop of Meath celebrated the 33rd anniversary of his episcopal ordination on Sunday 29 January. Bishop Smith was appointed Bishop of Meath by Pope Saint John Paul II and ordained bishop in the Cathedral of Christ the King, Mullingar on 29 January 1984. As he celebrated the anniversary of his episcopal ordination, [...]

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Pope Francis: humility and trust in God are essential Christian virtues

Pope Francis on Sunday dedicated his catechesis to the Gospel reading of the day  reflecting on the Beatitudes recounted in the Sermon on the Mount. He was addressing the faithful gathered in St. Peter’s Square for the recitation of the  Angelus prayer. The Gospel of Matthew, Francis said, is the keystone of the New Testament. [...]

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Well-being of society measured by response to migrants – Father Michael Czerny

The way a country responds to the needs of migrants and refugees is a “thermometer” of the wellbeing of that society - Father Michael Czerny, undersecretary of the Vatican’s new department for Integral Human Development.

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Pope Francis: ‘Remember Holocaust so never repeated’

Pope Francis met with a delegation from the European Jewish Congress Friday on the International Holocaust Remembrance Day, which occurs annually on 27 January. The Secretary of the Pontifical Commission for Religious Relations with the Jews, Fr. Norbert Hofmann, was present at the meeting. In an interview with Vatican Radio (in Italian), he said the [...]

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