Pastoral

The Healing Power of Confession – by Fr. Eamonn McCarthy, C.C. Macroom The Healing Power of Confession by Fr Eamonn McCarthy Forgiveness is at the heart of the teaching and ministry of Our Divine Saviour, yet, as the song goes, ‘sorry seems to be the hardest word.’ Why is it that many people have such […]

Archbishop Michael Neary & Bishop Fintan Monahan to lead annual Croagh Patrick Pilgrimage You, or a representative, are invited to attend a photocall for the annual Reek Sunday Pilgrimage which will take place this weekend on Ireland’s holy mountain, Croagh Patrick.  Details: Archbishop Michael Neary – Archbishop of Tuam   Bishop Fintan Monahan – Bishop of […]

The Homily of Bishop Denis Nulty for the celebration of the Aifreann na Clainne Mass (of the family) on 11.00am Mass broadcast yesterday Sunday 15th July from the RTÉ studios in Donnybrook, Dublin, on RTÉ One Television & Radio. Mr Tom Conroy, a composer who lives in Portarlington in the Diocese of Kildare & Leighlin, […]

Angelus Address: On the Missionary Endeavor of the Church ‘It’s Not An Initiative of Individual Faithful or of Groups, and Even Less So of Large Aggregations, but It’s the Mission of the Church, Inseparably United to Her Lord’ JULY 15, 2018 VATICAN CITY, JULY 15, 2018 (Zenit.org).- Here is a ZENIT translation of the address […]

Cardinal Farrell tells Intercom: ‘The basis of all human life is the family’ The July-August double issue of Intercom is out now. In the latest issue, Intercom editor, Father Chris Hayden, speaks with Cardinal Kevin Farrell, Dublin-born Prefect of the Vatican Dicastery for Laity, Family and Life, ahead of the upcoming World Meeting of Families. In the interview, Cardinal […]

‘The Church owes a great debt of gratitude to this great tradition’ – Archbishop Martin at Columban centenary celebrations On Sunday 29 June, the Missionary Society of Saint Columban celebrated the 100th anniversary of their foundation as the ‘Maynooth Mission to China’ in 1918. Archbishop Diarmuid Martin, Archbishop of Dublin, joined with members of the […]

The Vatican and China: Dialogue and negotiation The Chinese Catholic community, together with their bishops – both recognized and not recognized by the government – are in favour of a dialogue with the authorities. But the dialogue will remain purely theoretical, if the risk of a true negotiation for building up the common good is […]

Pope creating 14 new cardinals on June 28 During the Consistory, Thursday evening in Rome’s St. Peter’s Square, the Pope will create 14 new cardinals from 11 countries. Pope Francis will create 14 new cardinal from 11 countries during the Ordinary Public Consistory in Rome’s St. Peter’s Basilica Thursday evening, June 28.   The Pope […]

Pope at General Audience: English Summary Pope Francis reflecs on the introduction to the Decalogue “I am the Lord your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt” during the Wednesday General Audience in St Peter’s Square. We bring you the official English-language summary: Dear brothers and sisters: In our continuing catechesis on […]

Statement of Archbishop Diarmuid Martin regarding Mount Merrion Parish & Minister Josepha Madigan “Comments by Minister Josepha Madigan yesterday arising from a situation that arose in the Parish of Mount Merrion at the weekend have caused parishioners in Mount Merrion and further afield considerable distress. Many have contacted my offices to express their hurt and […]


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