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Final Document of the Synod of Bishops on Young People, Faith and Vocational Discernment Background The Synod is an assembly of bishops from around the world who gather with the Holy Father, Pope Francis, to share their wisdom and experiences in the common pursuit of pastoral solutions which have a universal validity and application.  Taking […]

Young Dublin Catholics travel to see the Pope in Panama for World Youth Day 2019 A group of 30 young pilgrims from the Archdiocese of Dublin is making their way to Panama, joining thousands from around the globe for World Youth Day with Pope Francis. The group is made up of young people from Dublin […]

Pope at Audience: ‘Every prayer answered, in God’s time’ In his continuing catechesis on the Our Father at the weekly General Audience, Pope Francis says no prayer goes unanswered, but reminds us that God’s timing is not our own.   Pope Francis took up the age-old question about why, at times, it seems that God […]

Bishop Brendan Leahy has invited Catholics across Ireland to support and pray for Christian unity throughout the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity, which takes place this year from 18 to 25 January. In a video message released ahead of 18 January, Bishop Leahy, who is co-chair of the Irish Inter-Church Meeting, said the Week […]

Pope to Rectors of Shrines: Keeping popular piety alive Pope Francis meets Rectors and Pastoral Workers of Shrines, encouraging them to make pilgrims feel “at home” and to help them enrich their popular piety.     A Shrine is a church, or other sacred place, which is visited by people who come as pilgrims to […]

Homily of Archbishop Eamon Martin for #RedWednesday 2018   Mass celebrated at 7.30pm in Saint Malachy’s Church, in the Cathedral Parish of Armagh Next year it is my hope to erect a Shrine in the Cathedral to former Archbishop of Armagh, Saint Oliver Plunkett and all those who, like him, were persecuted and martyred for […]

Archbishop Eamon Martin launches interactive online Advent Calendar Archbishop Eamon Martin has today launched the 2018 online Advent Calendar, which will go live on www.catholicbishops.ie on the first Sunday of Advent, 2 December next. The 2018 Advent calendar will provide a special focus on family as part of ongoing reflections following the visit of Pope Francis to […]

Second volume of Church music series ‘Feasts and Seasons’ to be launched in Maynooth The eagerly-awaited second volume of the Church music series Feasts and Seasons will be launched in Maynooth College on Wednesday, 21 November, by the Rector of the National Seminary, Rev. Tomás Surlis.   Feasts and Seasons 2 is edited by John […]

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 […]


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