Spirituality

Pope at Mass: ‘Forgive, love our enemies’ In his homily at Mass in the Casa Santa Marta on Tuesday morning, Pope Francis says Christians should forgive, love, and bless our enemies, to be perfect as our heavenly Father is perfect. Pope Francis at Mass on Tuesday morning said the mystery of Christian life is loving […]

Pope denounces “slanderous communication” of dictatorships In his homily at Mass at Casa Santa Marta, June 18, the Pope spoke about the devastating power of slanderous communication used by dictators against others. It is something that happens even today.   By Robin Gomes If you want to destroy institutions or people, you start by speaking […]

Homily of Bishop Leo O’Reilly at the Kilmore diocesan pilgrimage to the Marian Shrine of Knock Homily of Bishop Leo O’Reilly at the Kilmore diocesan pilgrimage to the Marian Shrine of Knock “The Church of today is, I hope, getting closer to being the kind of Church Jesus wants us to be … a humbler […]

Father Tomás Surlis appointed Pro-Rector of the Seminary at Saint Patrick’s College, Maynooth The Trustees of Saint Patrick’s College, Maynooth have appointed Reverend Dr Tomás Surlis as Pro-Rector of the Seminary at Saint Patrick’s College, Maynooth, for a period of five years, effective from 1 August 2018.  In welcoming the appointment Archbishop Eamon Martin, Chairman of […]

Pope: Christians must pursue the path of true life, true love, true wealth Young people should be hungry for an authentic Christian life and adults should set an example. This message was at the heart of Pope Francis’ catechesis on Wednesday morning in St. Peter’s Square. By Linda Bordoni Pope Francis began a new series […]

Solemnity of the Body & Blood of Christ: Pope To Preside Over Mass in Ostia After Pope Paul VI’s Celebration in 1968 May 31, 2018 07:49 On Sunday, June 3, 2018, Solemnity of the Body and Blood of Christ, Pope Francis will preside over the Eucharistic Celebration at Ostia, on the outskirts of Rome, in […]

Pope at General Audience: ‘let yourselves be shaped by the Spirit’ Pope Francis dedicated his catechesis on Wednesday to the Sacrament of Confirmation and thanked a group of athletes from the Korean peninsula for their message of peace.   By Linda Bordoni Pope Francis has reminded believers that Confirmation is an “undeserved gift” to be […]

‘Do you read the Gospel every day?’: Pope to Argentine young people   In a video message to the II National Youth Meeting taking place in Argentina, Pope Francis invites young people to read the Gospel for at least two minutes a day, and he reflects on presence, communion, and mission. “How many of you […]

Pope Francis appeals for Pontifical Mission Societies As the General Assembly of the Pontifical Mission Societies gets underway on May 28th, Pope Francis appeals for spiritual and financial support for the Societies’ important work of providing aid to local Churches. By Devin Watkins Pope Francis released a video message on Monday appealing for Christians around […]

Listen back to Fr Darragh Connolly speaking to Fr Eamonn McCarthy (Priest-Director of Radio Maria) about the Backpack Programme on Tuesday 1st May 2018.


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