Spirituality

Pope Francis gives crucifix to Angelus-goers To mark the recent Feast of the Exaltation of the Cross, Pope Francis gives those present at the Angelus prayer a small crucifix, calling it “a sign of the love of God, who in Jesus gave his life for us.”   Pope Francis gave a crucifix to every person […]

Pope at Angelus: ‘Faith reduced to formulas is short-sighted’ Pope Francis prayed the Angelus with pilgrims and tourists in St. Peter’s Square on Sunday, reflecting on the day’s Gospel (Mk 8:27-35). Jesus, the Holy Father said, asks his disciples the question that runs through the whole of Mark’s Gospel: “Who is Jesus?”. Pope Francis said […]

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

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 […]

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 […]

‘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 […]

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 […]

Homily of Bishop Denis Nulty for Mass celebrating the national pilgrimage to Knock of Saint Joseph’s Young Priests Society.   In 64 days’ time Pope Francis begins his visit to Ireland for the World Meeting of Families … this is going to be a world event where family life – whether in Dublin, Dubai, Detroit, […]

Bishops thank parishioners across Ireland for continued support of Trócaire At their Summer General Meeting, which took place last week in Saint Patrick’s College, Maynooth, bishops expressed their deep gratitude to parishioners, priests and religious across the country for their continued support for Trócaire, the overseas development agency of the Bishops’ Conference. Last year, €29.1m […]

Pope Francis in Geneva: Address at WCC Ecumenical Center (Full Text) ‘Walking in the Spirit means rejecting worldliness.’ Pope Francis began his June 21, 2018, ecumenical pilgrimage to mark the 70th anniversary of the foundation of the World Council of Churches  (WCC) with an address to a prayer service at the WCC Ecumenical Center. The […]


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