Religious Current Events

Pope Francis announces that he will canonize Nunzio Sulprizio in October Pope Francis announces on Thursday during an Ordinary Public Consistory that he will canonize an additional person on October 14 along with Blessed Paul VI and Blessed Oscar Romero. In an Ordinary Public Consistory held on Thursday morning, Pope Francis announced that he will […]

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, […]

Canonisation of Blessed Paul VI to take place this October Pope Francis has announced that Blessed Paul VI will be proclaimed a saint on Sunday, October 14th in the Vatican. Pope Paul VI, who had the task of closing the Second Vatican Council in 1965, will be canonized in St Peter’s Square together with Archbishop […]

An Post, Ireland’s national postal service, will issue a new set of stamps to commemorate the upcoming World Meeting of Families 2018 which takes place in Dublin from 21 to 26 August. The new stamps were introduced in the latest issue of the quarterly An Post booklet The Collector and will be issued on 26 July. The […]

‘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 […]

Ordination of Rev Seán Mulligan to the Priesthood Saint Macartan’s Cathedral, Monaghan, Sunday 1 July 2018 At 3.00pm yesterday, the Diocese of Clogher and the Parish of Tydavnet, celebrated the Ordination to the Priesthood of Rev Seán Mulligan a Deacon of the diocese. The ordaining prelate was be Bishop Noel Treanor, Bishop of Down and […]

ORDINATION TO THE PRIESTHOOD OF ROBERT SMYTH    Homily notes of Most Rev. Diarmuid Martin Archbishop of Dublin Saint Mary’s Pro-Cathedral, 29th June 2018 Solemnity of Saints Peter and Paul       “The Gospel reading for this Feast of Saints Peter and Paul is a very apposite one as we reflect together on the […]

HOMILY FOR THE ORDINATION OF REV JOHN REGAN SUNDAY, 24TH JUNE, 2018. Fr John Regan from Carrowholly Westport after his ordination ceremony at St Mary’s Church Westport on sunday last. Pic Conor McKeown   I welcome you all as we come to celebrate this special day in the life of John Regan and his family […]

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 […]


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