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Pope Francis on Bible: No other book has same power to transform lives Before the General Audience on Wednesday Pope Francis greeted a delegation from the American Bible Society in the Paul VI complex. Transform lives through God’s word  The American Bible Society’s mission statement is “to transform lives through God’s word” and in his […]

Pope at Audience: ‘all love is meant to be faithful, generous and fruitful’ Pope Francis says every Christian vocation, including the priesthood and consecrated virginity, are deeply spousal, life-giving and self-sacrificing. He was speaking at the General Audience during which he reflected on the 6th Commandment. Speaking to the pilgrims gathered in St. Peter’s Square […]

Address by Archbishop Eamon Martin at the Synod of Bishops on the theme of ‘Young people, faith and vocational discernment’ “We are talking about the re-imagination of parishes and structures so that young people are heard, listened to, appreciated and encouraged … young people are the AGENTS of evangelisation to each other and, indeed, to […]

Bishop Francis Duffy calls for prayers for Bord na Móna staff and their families Bishop Francis Duffy, Bishop of Ardagh and Clonmacnois, released the following statement in response to the news of the job losses at Bord na Móna.“Like many others I heard with concern the news of the job losses in Bord na Móna.  […]

Pope Audience for 24 October 2018 Here is the official English language summary of the Pope’s catechesis at the General Audience on 24th October 2018     Summary Dear brothers and sisters: In our continuing catechesis on the Ten Commandments, we now turn to the sixth commandment: “You shall not commit adultery”.  The commandment, while […]

VISIT TO ST MARY’S PRO CATHEDRAL ADDRESS OF THE HOLY FATHER FRANCIS St Mary’s Pro-Cathedral (Dublin) – Saturday, 25 August 2018 Good afternoon! Dear friends, I am pleased that we can meet in this historic Pro-Cathedral of Saint Mary’s, which has seen countless celebrations of the sacrament of matrimony over the years. Looking out at […]

Pope Francis visits Benedict XVI on eve of canonizations Pope Francis paid a visit on Saturday evening to the Pope Emeritus, Benedict XVI, in the Mater Ecclesiae Monastery where he lives in the Vatican Gardens.   The Pope’s visit to Benedict XVI came on the eve of the Canonization Mass during which Pope Paul VI, Archbishop Oscar […]

Life to the Full Eileen O’Driscoll   EPISODE 1 – 26th September 2018 ****************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************** EPISODE 2 – 3rd October 2018  ****************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************** EPISODE 3 – 10th October 2018 ****************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************** EPISODE 4 – 17th October 2018 ******************************************************************************************************************************************************************************* EPISODE 5 – 24th October 2018 ******************************************************************************************************************************************************************************* EPISODE 6 – 7th November 2018 ******************************************************************************************************************************************************************************* EPISODE 7 – 14th November 2018 ******************************************************************************************************************************************************************************* EPISODE 8 – […]

Exclusive Interview: Bishop Barron: No Challenge in Conforming; ‘Stand Up & Be True Radical’ by Living Christian Faith Joyfully Bishop Barron tells of his Belief that the Saints Are a Portal Bishop Robert Barron says there is nothing challenging in going along with the drifting, relativistic secular culture, and to therefore: “stand up and be a […]

Archbishop Eamon Martin pays tribute to the late Bishop Laurence Forristal RIP Archbishop Eamon Martin, who is currently attending the Synod of Bishops in Rome on youth, faith and vocation discernment, has issued the following statement on the news of the death today of the late Bishop Laurence Forristal, Bishop Emeritus of Ossory: “I was […]

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