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 […]

Monsignor Joseph McGuinness, Diocesan Administrator of the Diocese of Clogher, has welcomed the World Meeting of Families’ Icon of the Holy Family to the diocese from 20–27 April. Over the past weekend, the icon was welcomed to the parishes of Monaghan and Enniskillen for the celebrations of Confirmation in their communities. Speaking at the Confirmation […]

‘Unite to Cure’ event in the Vatican focuses on impact of technology in society A 3-day international conference promoted by the Pontifical Council for Culture aims discuss the impact of new technology on society and culture. Organized in collaboration with the Cura Foundation, the “Unite To Cure” event is taking place in the Vatican’s New […]

Pope reflects on Baptism at General Audience: English summary Pope Francis continues his catechesis on Baptism at the Wednesday General Audience, saying that the anointing with the oil of catechumens provides the strength needed for our ongoing spiritual struggle. This is the official English-language summary of the Pope’s catechesis   Dear brothers and sisters: In […]

Pope at General Audience: “Strengthened by Christ’s Passover” Pope Francis bases his General Audience catechesis on Philippians 4:12-13: “I can do all things in him who strengthens me”. Through our Baptismal anointing we receive the strength needed for the spiritual struggle. By Sr Bernadette Mary Reis, fsp Pope Francis continued reflecting on the Sacrament of […]

Pope’s Morning Homily: May We Recognize Whom We Must Resist, Who Come From the Evil One During Morning Mass, Francis Reminds ‘May We Know How to Open Ourselves to New Things But Only Those That Come From God’ April 24, 2018 14:57 Deborah Castellano “May the Lord grant us the grace of knowing how to […]

Pope at Mass: “The Church finds its balance when it is mobile” On Tuesday morning at Casa Santa Marta, Pope Francis reflects on the readings of the day and the central role of the Holy Spirit in the disciple’s life. Pope Francis, speaking about the close-mindedness of the doctors of the Law in the Gospel […]

Pope to new priests: Be merciful Pope Francis ordains 16 deacons, including 11 for the diocese of Rome, during Mass at the Basilica of St Peter. By Christopher Wells On the World Day of Prayer for Vocations, Pope Francis ordained sixteen men to the priesthood, including eleven for the Diocese of Rome. In his homily, […]

“Men of faith and generosity are needed for the priesthood” – Bishop Cullinan 19. Apr, 2018 RTÉ to broadcast Vocations Sunday Mass this weekend ‘Listening, discerning, and living’ lie at the heart of Pope Francis’ message for this year’s World Day of Prayer for Vocations which will be celebrated this Sunday, 22 April.  This annual […]

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