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Bishops thank parishioners across Ireland for continued support of Trócaire At their Summer General Meeting, which took place last week in Saint Patrick’s College, Maynooth, bishops expressed their deep gratitude to parishioners, priests and religious across the country for their continued support for Trócaire, the overseas development agency of the Bishops’ Conference. Last year, €29.1m […]

Pope Francis in Geneva: Address at WCC Ecumenical Center (Full Text) ‘Walking in the Spirit means rejecting worldliness.’ Pope Francis began his June 21, 2018, ecumenical pilgrimage to mark the 70th anniversary of the foundation of the World Council of Churches  (WCC) with an address to a prayer service at the WCC Ecumenical Center. The […]

Pope on flight to Geneva: “a journey towards unity” Pope Francis greeted journalists aboad the papal plane taking him to Geneva for a 1-day apostolic visit in the name of ecumenism. During his 1 hour and 40 minute flight, aboard the speical papal Alitalia flight AZ 4000 taking him to Geneva for a one-day-visit, Pope […]

Vatican Presents Instrumentum Laboris for Synod on Young People Cardinal Baldisseri Says It Listens to Young People, Calls Them to Holiness The Vatican has presented the Instrumentum Laboris for the upcoming Synod on Young People. The working instrument of the October 3-28, 2018 XVth Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops, on the theme […]

General Audience: Pope: God Not Despot With Demands, But Father Concerned for Children’s Welfare ‘God is not – as the Tempter would have us believe – a despot demanding blind obedience, but a Father concerned for the welfare of his children’ Here is the Vatican-provided English-language summary of the Pope’s address at the General Audience […]

Working document for Synod on youth presented The ‘Instrumentum Laboris’ of the Synod of Bishops on young people scheduled for later this year, was released at a press conference in the Vatican on June 19.     The ‘Instrumentum Laboris’ or the working document of the upcoming Synod of Bishops on youth, scheduled from October […]

Pope at Mass: ‘Forgive, love our enemies’ In his homily at Mass in the Casa Santa Marta on Tuesday morning, Pope Francis says Christians should forgive, love, and bless our enemies, to be perfect as our heavenly Father is perfect. Pope Francis at Mass on Tuesday morning said the mystery of Christian life is loving […]

Pope denounces “slanderous communication” of dictatorships In his homily at Mass at Casa Santa Marta, June 18, the Pope spoke about the devastating power of slanderous communication used by dictators against others. It is something that happens even today.   By Robin Gomes If you want to destroy institutions or people, you start by speaking […]

Ordination to the priesthood of Reverend Tony McAleese by Bishop Noel Treanor This afternoon the Reverend Tony McAleese was ordained to the priesthood for the Diocese of Down & Connor by Bishop Noel Treanor, Bishop of Down & Connor, at a ceremony held in the Church of Saint Vincent de Paul, Ligoniel, Belfast.  Please find […]

Homily of Bishop Leo O’Reilly at the Kilmore diocesan pilgrimage to the Marian Shrine of Knock Homily of Bishop Leo O’Reilly at the Kilmore diocesan pilgrimage to the Marian Shrine of Knock “The Church of today is, I hope, getting closer to being the kind of Church Jesus wants us to be … a humbler […]


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