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Address by Canon Tom Deenihan on his appointment as Bishop of Meath from the Cathedral of Christ the King, Mullingar Archbishop Okolo, Bishop Smith, priests and people of the Parish of Mullingar and the Diocese of Meath. It is quite daunting to stand before you this morning!  Two weeks ago today, the Nuncio made contact […]

Pope Francis appoints Canon Thomas Deenihan as the new Bishop of Meath His Holiness Pope Francis has appointed the Very Reverend Thomas Deenihan (a priest of the Diocese of Cork & Ross) as the new Bishop of Meath.  This news of the appointment will be made public at 12.00 noon today in the Vatican (11.00am […]

Pope: We should never fear to learn more about the universe Pope Francis on Thursday addressed participants in the Vatican Observatory Summer School in Astrophysics, which this year is studying “Stellar Variability in the Era of Large Surveys”. By Robin Gomes “To know the universe, at least in part; to know what we know and […]

Bishops announce establishment of a new Council for Life At the Summer 2018 General Meeting of the Irish Catholic Bishops’ Conference, which concluded yesterday 13 July in Saint Patrick’s College, Maynooth, bishops announced plans to establish a new Council for Life. The role of the new council will be to advise and advocate for the […]

Statement of the Summer 2018 General Meeting of the Irish Catholic Bishops’ Conference The Summer 2018 General Meeting of the Irish Catholic Bishops’ Conference concluded this evening in the Columba Centre, Saint Patrick’s College, Maynooth.  Please see below issues discussed by the bishops at their meeting: World Meeting of Families in Ireland, 21 to 26 […]

Father Tomás Surlis appointed Pro-Rector of the Seminary at Saint Patrick’s College, Maynooth The Trustees of Saint Patrick’s College, Maynooth have appointed Reverend Dr Tomás Surlis as Pro-Rector of the Seminary at Saint Patrick’s College, Maynooth, for a period of five years, effective from 1 August 2018.  In welcoming the appointment Archbishop Eamon Martin, Chairman of […]

Pope: Christians must pursue the path of true life, true love, true wealth Young people should be hungry for an authentic Christian life and adults should set an example. This message was at the heart of Pope Francis’ catechesis on Wednesday morning in St. Peter’s Square. By Linda Bordoni Pope Francis began a new series […]

Solemnity of the Body & Blood of Christ: Pope To Preside Over Mass in Ostia After Pope Paul VI’s Celebration in 1968 May 31, 2018 07:49 On Sunday, June 3, 2018, Solemnity of the Body and Blood of Christ, Pope Francis will preside over the Eucharistic Celebration at Ostia, on the outskirts of Rome, in […]

Pope at General Audience: ‘let yourselves be shaped by the Spirit’ Pope Francis dedicated his catechesis on Wednesday to the Sacrament of Confirmation and thanked a group of athletes from the Korean peninsula for their message of peace.   By Linda Bordoni Pope Francis has reminded believers that Confirmation is an “undeserved gift” to be […]

‘The pro-life cause in Ireland is now more important than ever’ – Archbishop Eamon Martin ‘Every human life is beautiful, every human life is sacred, every human life is precious. This remains true after the referendum result,’ Archbishop Eamon Martin has said. The Archbishop of Armagh and Primate of All Ireland was speaking during Mass […]

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