Monthly Archives: October 2017


Crew on the International Space Station tell Pope Francis: ‘Love is the force’

Pope Francis spoke on Thursday 26 October via satellite link with the commander and crew of the International Space Station and asked about their experiences and about the place of humanity in the universe.

By |2017-10-27T12:45:50+01:0027/10/2017|

Golden Jubilee Mass for Saint Bernadette’s Church, Belfast, to be live-streamed

Chief celebrant for this Mass will be Bishop Anthony Farquhar, Bishop Emeritus of Down and Connor, who took part in both the original ceremony to lay the foundation stone and the Dedication Mass.

By |2017-10-26T12:23:23+01:0026/10/2017|

Pope Francis proclaims October 2019 an ‘Extraordinary Missionary Month’

Pope Francis has proclaimed October 2019 an ‘Extraordinary Missionary Month’ to be marked and celebrated in the whole Church throughout the world, and entrusted the mission of the Church in the world especially to Pope St John Paul II. The Holy Father recalled his intention to celebrate the Extraordinary Missionary Month on Sunday 22 October [...]

By |2017-10-23T16:08:05+01:0023/10/2017|

Bishops to join Cloughjordan eco-village conference on Laudato Si’

In conjunction with the Archdiocese of Cashel and Emly and the Diocese of Killaloe, Cloughjordan eco-village will host a conference on promoting the message of Pope Francis’ encyclical letter Laudato Si’ (On Care for Our Common Home) on Saturday 18 November. Archbishop Kieran O’Reilly of Cashel and Emly and Bishop Fintan Monahan of Killaloe will [...]

By |2017-10-23T15:01:33+01:0023/10/2017|

Pope Francis receives participants in conference on disabled persons

Pope Francis on Saturday received participants in a major international conference organized by the Pontifical Council for the Promotion of the New Evangelization. Catechesis and Persons with Disabilities: a necessary engagement in the pastoral life of the Church was the title of the conference, which was held in the Vatican. Time for persons with disabilities to become catechists [...]

By |2017-10-21T18:10:21+01:0021/10/2017|

Ireland has much to learn from Church in Brazil – Archbishop Martin at Mass with Brazilian Catholic community

More than 100 young Catholic Brazilians gathered in the Church of Our Lady of the Angels, in Dublin, to celebrate the feast of Our Lady of Aparecida, the National Feast Day of Brazil.

By |2017-10-21T18:07:11+01:0018/10/2017|

Archbishop Kieran O’Reilly leads ‘Miles for Mission’ walk in Phoenix Park this Saturday

Archbishop Kieran O’Reilly SMA, Archbishop of Cashel and Emly, will lead this year’s ‘Miles for Missions’, which takes place this Saturday 14 October beginning at 10.00am in Phoenix Park, Dublin. The Miles for Missions walk is one of a number of celebrations organised by World Missions Ireland to mark October as ‘Mission Month’. This year’s [...]

By |2017-10-13T18:18:36+01:0013/10/2017|