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A Pastoral Message from Bishop Kevin following Referendum on 8th Amendment As we awake to the reality that Irish people have voted by a significant majority for abortion, my thoughts go out to the thousands of good people, across our Diocese and across the nation, who worked so hard to protect the right to life […]

‘Do you read the Gospel every day?’: Pope to Argentine young people   In a video message to the II National Youth Meeting taking place in Argentina, Pope Francis invites young people to read the Gospel for at least two minutes a day, and he reflects on presence, communion, and mission. “How many of you […]

Pope urges respect for moral norms regarding human life Pope Francis on Monday addressed representatives of the World Federation of the Catholic Medical Associations (FIAMC) ahead of their 25th world congress in the Croatian capital Zagreb. By Robin Gomes Pope Francis on Monday encouraged Catholic doctors to continue being faithful and consistent in their commitment […]

Listen back to Fr Darragh Connolly speaking to Fr Eamonn McCarthy (Priest-Director of Radio Maria) about the Backpack Programme on Tuesday 1st May 2018.

Pope Francis: ‘Joy is the air Christians breathe’ Referring to the passage from the Gospel of Mark, Pope Francis reproposes the theme of being men and women bearing joy in his homily on Monday at Casa Santa Marta.   By Sr Bernadette Mary Reis, fsp Referring to the rich young man who sadly walks away […]

TRINITY SUNDAY 2018: Deaconate ordinations in Maynooth Homily notes of  Most Rev. Diarmuid Martin  Archbishop of Dublin Saint Patrick’s College Maynooth,   27th May 2018   Archbishop Diarmuid Martin at the Ecumenical Service of Remembrance for the Victims of the Attack in Brussels of March 22nd 2016 which took place at the Sacred Heart Church in Donnybrook. […]

“Being Missionary Disciples” – Homily of Archbishop Eamon Martin for the Armagh diocesan pilgrimage to the National Marian Shrine in Knock May, 2018 Everyone has their favourite Gospel passages, and the Gospel story we have just heard for Trinity Sunday is one of mine. It’s the big ‘finale’ to Matthews Gospel: Go make disciples; I […]

In New Papal Interview, Pope Praises St John XXIII’s Living the Gospel Francis Speaks to Italian Daily ‘Eco da Bergamo’ as St John XXIII’s Remains Are Visiting His Home Diocese May 24, 2018 13:57 Pope Francis has praised his precedecessor St Pope John XXIII in a recently-granted interview with Italian daily “Eco di Bergamo.” To […]

Papal Nuncio to join Clogher Diocese retreat to Lough Derg Up to 500 people are expected to take part in the annual Clogher Diocese pilgrimage to Lough Derg, which will take place this Saturday 26 May. Apostolic Nuncio to Ireland,His Excellency Archbishop Jude Thaddeus Okolo, will join the pilgrims on the day in what will […]

Pope Francis grants indulgences for World Meeting of Families in Dublin The Apostolic Penitentiary has issued a decree declaring that Pope Francis will grant plenary indulgences for those who participate in the events of the ninth World Meeting of Families, which will take place in Dublin from 21-26 August. Pope Francis is offering the possibility […]

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