Monthly Archives: March 2018


‘There are times when we all need help, and priests are no exception’ – Chrism Mass homily of Archbishop Eamon Martin

To minister like this is not easy; it can take its toll on any of us, for we too are human, often yearning ourselves for closeness, love, tenderness and friendship. Today I exhort you, my dear brothers to please take care of your own health and well-being.'

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‘Families are under enormous challenge’ – Chrism Mass homily of Archbishop Diarmuid Martin

In his Chrism Mass homily, Archbishop Diarmuid Martin reflected on the challenges of family life, and the ‘irreplaceable role of families in our understanding of ministry’.

By |2018-03-29T13:10:30+01:0029/03/2018|

Archbishop Leo Cushley celebrates first ever Mass in Scottish Parliament

Archbishop Leo Cushley, Archbishop of St Andrews & Edinburgh of the Catholic Bishops' Conference of Scotland, has described as a 'great privilege' his celebration of what is believed to be the first ever Mass in the Scottish Parliament. Members of Scottish Parliament gathered at Holyrood Parliament Building yesterday March 28, Wednesday of Holy Week for the Mass. Speaking ahead [...]

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Archbishops of Armagh invite faithful to ‘Be Family’ in joint Holy Week and Easter message

'As brothers and sisters in the Lord, we are called to be patient and kind, gentle and generous, welcoming to those in need. We are to “be family” for others, including those who are, or who feel they are, estranged from the family “circle”.’

By |2018-03-26T15:39:15+01:0026/03/2018|

‘Life is both sacred and a human right’ – Bishop Francis Duffy invites families to choose life

Bishop Francis Duffy, Bishop of Ardagh and Clonmacnois, has issued a pastoral message to the faithful of the diocese, Life is both sacred and a human right. In his message, Bishop Duffy reflected on the value of human life and encourages families to choose life. Bishop Duffy said, ‘I write to you concerning the proposal [...]

By |2018-03-23T17:15:35+00:0023/03/2018|

Religious communities in Clogher diocese welcome family prayers ahead of World Meeting of Families

This Saturday 24 March, the feast of Saint Macartan, the Diocese of Clogher will entrust family prayer petitions gathered over recent months to five religious communities. The petitions will be transferred to the communities during 1.00pm Mass at Saint Macartan’s Church in the Parish of Clogher, which will be celebrated by Monsignor Joseph McGuinness. As [...]

By |2018-03-23T12:56:37+00:0023/03/2018|

Cloyne priest appointed as Head of Protocol Office of the Vatican Secretariat of State

Monsignor Joseph Murphy, priest of the Diocese of Clogher, has been appointed to the position of Head of Protocol Office of the Secretariat of State in the Vatican. The announcement was welcomed today by Bishop William Crean, Bishop of Cloyne who said, ‘This is a great personal honour for Monsignor Joe; and his family, the [...]

By |2018-03-22T16:08:11+00:0022/03/2018|