The Knock Parish Church and Apparition Chapel reopen today Friday 18 May following extensive refurbishment carried out over several months. The first public Mass since the church’s closure last October will be celebrated tomorrow at 9.00am. All parishioners and friends of Knock Shrine are invited to the Mass, which will be celebrated by Fr Richard [...]
Archbishop Diarmuid Martin's message, titled 'The Church must always be Pro-Life' was delivered to the 199 parishes in the Archdiocese of Dublin this week.
Each year the group undertake a pilgrimage to the Holy Land as an expression of solidarity with the diminishing number of Christians who are living in the region and to offer moral support to the suffering Palestinian people.
Archbishop Michael Neary, Archbishop of Tuam, has paid tribute to celebrated Galway playwright Tom Murphy who died yesterday 15 May. In his tribute Archbishop Neary said, ‘I am deeply saddened at the announcement today of the death of Tom Murphy RIP, one of the greatest playwrights to emerge from the West of Ireland. ‘The people [...]
In the coming days, I invite you to pray earnestly and to become “Missionaries for Life” so that the people of Ireland will “Choose Life.” - Archbishop Kieran O'Reilly
Former Taoiseach John Bruton has urged the people of Ireland to vote No in the upcoming referendum on the Eighth Amendment on 25 May. Writing in today’s Irish Independent, Mr Bruton wrote, ‘The idea that a constitution should protect human rights is, in fact, fundamental to our Western civilisation.’ The former Taoiseach wrote, ‘What human [...]
Pope Francis said, ‘Today, being the day dedicated to mothers in many countries, an applause for the mothers!’
The annual Little Way Novena in honour of St Thérèse of Lisieux began in St Eugene's Cathedral on Saturday, 12th May at 7.30 pm with Mass and the Anointing of the Sick. Bishop Donal McKeown, Bishop of Derry, led prayers for the Novena on Sunday 13 May, and welcomed the theme ‘My Vocation is Love’. [...]
This Sunday 13 May is the anniversary of the beatification of Blessed John Sullivan SJ, the first ever beatification to be celebrated in Ireland. To mark the occasion, a special Mass of Thanksgiving will be celebrated at 3.00pm on the day in Clongowes Wood College SJ in Clane, Co Kildare, a school closely linked with [...]
Family was a central pillar in the lives of the leaders of the 1916 rising and can inspire us all in shaping the Ireland of the future, Bishop Brendan Leahy has said.