Bishops thank the public for generous support of Trócaire’s Lenten campaign

Following their Summer General Meeting, the Irish Catholic Bishops thanked the public for its continued generosity to Trócaire which works in support of people affected by poverty, conflict and injustice worldwide. Bishops noted that Trócaire’s support brought positive change to the lives of 2.7 million people in 25 countries over the course of the last [...]

By |2021-06-30T15:22:33+01:0030/06/2021|

Appeal for priests to assist in this year’s Croagh Patrick Pilgrimage Season

The organisers of this year's extended Croagh Patrick Pilgrimage Season have today made an appeal for priests to assist them with Confessions and the celebration of Mass during the month of July.  Organisers aim to have two priests on the summit on any given day.  Any priest making the pilgrimage will have accommodation and breakfast [...]

By |2021-06-30T09:27:42+01:0030/06/2021|

Bishop Denis Nulty thanks priests for their commitment during the Covid-19 pandemic as he announces diocesan appointments for 2021

"Together we must carry one another and become less consumed by our individual parishes." - Bishop Nulty

By |2021-06-29T14:57:26+01:0029/06/2021|

Reek Pilgrimage on Croagh Patrick to be four days per week in July

The annual Reek Sunday Pilgrimage on Croagh Patrick, which was cancelled last year due to the Covid-19 pandemic, will be going ahead this year albeit in a much extended format from Wednesday to Saturday, 1- 31 July. Pilgrims are asked to plan their climb well in advance, and to choose a weekday when Croagh Patrick [...]

By |2021-06-29T09:19:37+01:0024/06/2021|

Bishops urge Government to expedite law as Irish prisoners have not been repatriated in four years

Following their Summer General Meeting, Irish Bishops have urged Government to address the outstanding repatriation issue effecting Irish prisoners overseas.

By |2021-06-24T11:37:11+01:0024/06/2021|

Bishop Denis Nulty welcomes Pope Francis’ Message for the first World Day for Grandparents and the Elderly

“I encourage parishes to ensure that their local nursing care home is included in this special celebration on 25 July next” – Bishop Denis Nulty