‘Grieving the loss of a baby at any stage in life’s journey is a universal experience’ – Bernadette Goulding

Bernadette Goulding, director of Rachel’s Vineyard Ireland, a support group for women who have had abortions, has offered her thoughts to, ahead of this Friday’s referendum on the Eighth Amendment. Ms Goulding from Cork City said that ‘Grieving the loss of a baby at any stage in life’s journey is a universal experience’. Ms [...]

2018-05-24T10:16:59+00:00 May 24th, 2018|News|

Archbishop Eamon Martin to join Ecumenical Bible Week in Archdiocese of Dublin

Ecumenical Bible Week for 2018 began this year on Pentecost Sunday 20 May, continuing until Trinity Sunday 27 May. Archbishop Eamon Martin, Archbishop of Armagh and Primate of All Ireland will join the events in Dublin to speak on this year’s theme ‘Handing on the Faith – Crisis, Challenge and the Great Commission’. Now in [...]

2018-05-23T15:30:08+00:00 May 23rd, 2018|News|

Fr La Flynn invites visitors to Lough Derg to pray for life

Father La Flynn, Prior of Lough Derg has invited visitors to the island known as the Sanctuary of Saint Patrick to pray for the right to life of the unborn child ahead of the referendum on the Eighth Amendment on 25 May. Welcoming the initiative, Father Flynn said, ‘One of the blessings of ministry on [...]

2018-05-22T16:25:12+00:00 May 22nd, 2018|News|

Knock Parish Church and Apparition Chapel reopen this weekend

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 [...]

2018-05-18T17:01:01+00:00 May 18th, 2018|News|

Archbishop Michael Neary pays tribute to playwright Tom Murphy RIP

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 [...]

2018-05-16T16:36:54+00:00 May 16th, 2018|News|

Former Taoiseach urges No vote in referendum on Eighth Amendment

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 [...]

2018-05-15T17:27:25+00:00 May 15th, 2018|News|

Bishop Donal McKeown opens Little Way Novena on theme ‘My Vocation is Love’

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’. [...]

2018-05-14T16:52:29+00:00 May 14th, 2018|News|

Bishop Nulty to mark anniversary of beatification of Blessed John Sullivan SJ at Clongowes

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 [...]

2018-05-11T18:29:49+00:00 May 11th, 2018|News|

Cardinal Vincent Nichols to join SMA Summer School on theme ‘Radical Discipleship: Healing for a World in Pain’

The Society of African Missions’ annual Summer School will take place this year at the Dromantine Retreat and Conference Centre in Newry, Co Down, from Friday 29 June to Sunday 1 July. Cardinal Vincent Nichols, Archbishop of Westminster and President of the Catholic Bishops' Conference of England and Wales, will deliver the keynote address on [...]

2018-05-11T09:34:18+00:00 May 11th, 2018|News|