Bishop Paul Dempsey has published an opinion article in The Irish Times reflecting on the real issues that underpin the season of Christmas.
During the Winter General Meeting Bishops stated, “we have now begun our Advent journey, a time of patient waiting and joyful hope."
The annual Maynooth Christmas Carol Service will be will be led by the President of Saint Patrick’s College, Maynooth, Reverend Professor Michael Mullaney, and live-streamed from 7.30pm on YouTube.
During their Winter General Meeting, which is taking place this week in Maynooth, Bishops discussed the suffering of the Ukrainian people.
President Higgins met with members of the Church Leaders Group.
Bishop Tom Deenihan celebrated Mass for the families of the Disappeared in Saint Catherine’s Church, Oristown, Co Meath.
Now in its ninth year, this interactive digital Advent calendar retains a unique and popular online presence.
The Catholic and Church of Ireland communities of Cavan came together as Bishop Martin Hayes and Canon Mark Lidwell planted crocus bulbs at the Cathedral of Saint Patrick & Saint Felim.
In a personal testimony, Pope Francis recalled learning about his abhorrence and anger at war from his grandfather, who fought on the Piave in 1914.