Irish Church leaders in Rome to mark Good Friday anniversary   20 years after a referendum approving Northern Ireland’s peace agreement, religious and political leaders gathered in Rome for an event introduced by the Vatican’s foreign minister and organised by the British and Irish embassies to the Holy See   By Philippa Hitchen Leaders of […]

Pope Francis: The Church, like Mary, is woman and mother The Memorial of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of the Church, was observed for the first time on Monday; the movable feast is set for the first day following Pentecost. In his homily during Mass at the Casa Santa Marta, Pope Francis said the first […]

Pope confirms heroic virtues of 12 Servants of God The Holy Father approves the heroic virtues of twelve Servants of God in decrees promulgated by the Congregation for the Causes of Saints.   Pope Francis has confirmed the heroic virtues of 12 Servants of God in a decree promulgated by the Congregation for the Causes […]

‘A much loved pastor, kind and caring’ – Tributes paid to the late Bishop Christopher Jones RIP The death of Bishop Christopher Jones, Bishop Emeritus of Elphin, was announced on Friday evening 18 May. Following the announcement, bishops paid tribute to the late bishop, who was described as ‘a much loved pastor, kind and caring’. […]

Statement of Bishop Alphonsus Cullinan on the role of a Sponsor at Confirmation 21 May, 2018 Bishop Alphonsus Cullinan, Bishop of Waterford & Lismore, has issued the followed statement on the role of a Sponsor at the Sacrament of Confirmation:   “In March of this year I circulated guidelines to all parishes in the diocese […]

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 […]

Santa Marta: You Have a Friend in Jesus He is Faithful and Always Waits May 14, 2018 Pope Francis on May 14, 2018, spoke in simple terms of Jesus and Friendship in his homily at Mass in Casa Santa Marta in the Vatican. As reported in Vatican News, he reminded the congregation that friendship with […]

Pope at Mass: Our “destiny” is to live in friendship with Jesus In his homily at Mass, Monday morning, Pope Francis urged Christians in their vocation to live their friendship with Jesus, whose love, he said, is faithful, even to those who betray Him.   By Robin Gomes We have received our friendship with Jesus […]

Archbishop Eamon Martin welcomes the message of Pope Francis for World Communications Day 2018 Theme for 2018: “‘The truth will set you free’ (Jn 8:32). Fake news and journalism for peace” I warmly welcome Pope Francis’ message for World Communications Day 2018, which we celebrate on Sunday. This year’s theme, “‘The truth will set you […]

Spring pastoral letter on human life by Archbishop Kieran O’Reilly SMA Dear parishioners and all people of good will in the Archdiocese of Cashel and Emly, Spring has at last come and I wish to send you greetings and good wishes.  The harsh winter we have experienced is now coming to an end as the […]

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