Yearly Archives: 2020


Pope Francis appoints Bishop Dermot Farrell as the new Archbishop of Dublin

Archbishop-elect Farrell replaces the Most Reverend Archbishop Diarmuid Martin whose request for retirement has been accepted by Pope Francis, and becomes effective from today, the day of the appointment of his successor.

By |2020-12-29T09:57:17+00:0029/12/2020|

Archbishop Eamon Martin acknowledges the sadness and difficulties for many families this Christmas

Archbishop Eamon Martin has acknowledged that this Christmas has been a sad and difficult time for many families who have been separated from their loved ones by the coronavirus and the associated public health restrictions. The archbishop was speaking as he celebrated the Feast of the Holy Family in St. Patrick's Church in Pennyburn on Sunday. [...]

By |2020-12-28T15:18:07+00:0028/12/2020|

Christmas is about our unconditionally loving God. – Bishop Paul Dempsey

Personally, I found it refreshing to hear someone with Bono’s fame, name the essence of what Christmas is truly about, something, in my opinion, which has been notably absent in recent times. - Bishop Paul Dempsey

By |2020-12-22T09:58:06+00:0022/12/2020|

No peace without a culture of care – Pope Francis stresses in his World Day of Peace Message for 2021

Pope Francis offers the Church’s social doctrine as a "compass" to foster a culture of care for peace in the world.

By |2020-12-17T17:12:40+00:0017/12/2020|

Christmas and the coming of our hope – Father Gerry McFlynn

Father Gerry McFlynn is Project Manager of the Irish Council for Prisoners Overseas, based at the Irish Chaplaincy in London. In this piece he reflects on 'Christmas and the coming of our hope':  In Dennis O’Driscoll’s humorous poem, Non-Stop Christmas, “Christmas is always coming.  There are only ever so many days still left”.   Well, the [...]

By |2020-12-17T16:09:08+00:0017/12/2020|