Pastoral

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]


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