Religious Current Events

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WMoF Icon of the Holy Family at Radio Maria Ireland Studio. The Official Icon of the World Meeting of Families visited the Radio Maria Studio on Thursday 9th August 2018. There was much anticipation for those gathered in the Radio Maria Ireland station to see the stunning Icon, which is a triptych style representing the […]

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 […]

Homily of Archbishop Eamon Martin at the opening Mass of the 26th General Assembly of the International Federation of Catholic Universities I am the vine; you are the branches. We may not have vineyards in Ireland, but up in Armagh – the so-called ‘orchard county’- we have a long tradition of growing apples, going back […]

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 […]


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