Religious Current Events

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Pope Mass: Jesus teaches us to be “invasive” in prayer The Pope at his homily at the Casa Santa on Thursday says we must be courageous when we ask something of the Lord. God is the friend who can give us what we need.   A passage in Thursday’s Gospel was at the heart of […]

  ….more to follow   SATURDAY 1st SEPTEMBER ****************************************************************************************************************************************** SUNDAY 2nd SEPTEMBER Homily from the Holy Mass – Bishop Alphonsus Cullinan   ******************************************************************************************************************************************    

Pope Angelus: vigilance against hypocrisy, worldly contamination Pope Francis during his Angelus on Sunday tells the faithful to look to the true meaning of religion which is, remaining faithful to the Word of God and being vigilant against the pollution of hypocrisy, vanity and greed. Before the recitation of the Marian Prayer, Pope Francis reflected […]

Pope Francis appeals for Syria at Angelus Pope Francis appeals for Syria and invites the international community to use dialogue and diplomacy to help safeguard civilians in the country. Pope Francis on Sunday made a heartfelt appeal for the people of Syria, telling the faithful gathered for the Angelus in St Peter’s Square that there were still the […]

  Homily preached by Father Denis McNelis for the Episcopal Ordination of Monsignor Thomas Deenihan as Bishop of Meath 3.00pm Mass celebrated in the Cathedral of Christ the King, Mullingar, Diocese of Meath  From Cork to Meath … For someone from Cork moving to the Diocese of Meath, it must nearly seem like emigrating. Monsignor […]


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