Monthly Archives: January 2018


“Placing Hope in Faith” – Bishop Fleming launches Listening Process for Killala Diocesan Assembly

Bishop John Fleming, Bishop of Killala, will today launch the 'Placing Hope in Faith' Listening Process for the upcoming Killala Diocesan Assembly, the first of its kind for the diocese. The objective of the Listening Process is to gather insights from across the 22 parishes of the diocese so as to inform Church planning for [...]

By |2018-01-31T17:16:46+00:0031/01/2018|

Bishop Kevin Doran issues Pastoral Message on ‘The Gift of Life – A Shared Responsibility’

Bishop Kevin Doran has issued a pastoral message on the protection of the life of the unborn titled ‘The Gift of Life – A Shared Responsibility’. In his message, Bishop Doran said, ‘the new human embryo is formed at fertilisation, but it is God who breathes his life-giving spirit to create a person in his [...]

By |2018-01-26T13:05:51+00:0029/01/2018|

“The World Meeting of Families is an important moment in the life of the Church” – Cardinal Kevin Farrell

Cardinal Farrell expressed the hope that the strong tradition of family life in Ireland would be an example ‘and become contagious’ to the rest of the world during this meeting.

By |2018-01-26T16:28:50+00:0026/01/2018|

‘The truth will set you free’ – Archbishop Eamon Martin welcomes Pope Francis’ message for World Communications Day 2018

On 24 January, the feast of Saint Francis de Sales, Pope Francis published his message for World Communications Day 2018 on the theme, ‘“The truth will set you free” (Jn 8:32). Fake news and journalism for peace’.

By |2018-01-25T17:13:43+00:0025/01/2018|

‘Called to be a Family of Families’ – Bishop Fintan Monahan launches Catholic Schools Week 2018

Catholic Schools Week 2018 will take place from Sunday 28 January to Sunday 4 February on the theme is ‘Catholic Schools: Called to be a Family of Families’.

By |2018-01-25T12:31:43+00:0025/01/2018|

Holy Land Coordination bishops share their ‘hope for a better future’ for young people

'It is young volunteers, such as those working with L’Arche in Bethlehem, Beit Emmaus in Qubeibeh, and religious orders in Gaza, who are demonstrating humanity in this wounded society.'

By |2018-01-23T17:00:24+00:0023/01/2018|

Monsignor Ciaran O’Carroll highlights the history and contribution of the Pontifical Irish College, Rome

On Sunday 21 January Monsignor Ciaran O’Carroll, rector of the Pontifical Irish College, Rome, welcomed guests to the College for a lecture on the near 400-year history of the College. The event was organised by the Irish Club of Rome, a cultural association which hosts events for Irish people and friends of Ireland in Rome. [...]

By |2018-01-22T17:43:50+00:0022/01/2018|

Pope Francis marries young Chilean couple aboard papal plane during flight to Peru

During the ceremony, which took place at 36,000 feet altitude, Pope Francis said, ‘We hope that what you have done will be an inspiration to other couples around the world.’

By |2018-01-18T16:37:33+00:0018/01/2018|