“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 […]

Pope at Mass: “Evangelisation is the Spirit’s work” At Mass in the Casa Santa Marta on Thursday morning, Pope Francis uses the account of Philip’s evangelizing activity in Acts 8:26-40 to explain evangelisation using three key words: “Get up”, “draw near”, and “start with an actual situation”. During his homily at Thursday morning’s Mass, Pope […]

Pope at General Audience: ‘Sign of cross reminder of Baptism’ In his catechesis at the Wednesday General Audience, Pope Francis said the sign of the cross is a reminder of who we are and to whom we belong, inviting parents to teach their children to make it correctly. By Devin Watkins Pope Francis continued his […]

Pope Reminds About ‘Responsibility’ to Make the Faith Grow Addresses Arabic-Speaking Christians at General Audience APRIL 18, 2018 At the General Audience, over which Pope Francis presided on April 18, 2018, he pointed out to the Arabic-speaking Christians their “responsibility” to make the faith grow, which they received at Baptism. During the greetings in a […]

Ordaining women would not achieve change sought by McAleese Rite&Reason: Churches embracing liberal mores fade more than those that reject them Mon, Apr 16, 2018, 17:37 Margaret Hickey St Peter’s in Rome: Church cannot choose popularity over authenticity. Photograph: Cyril Byrne Let me declare myself. I am a practising Catholic woman who is totally at […]

Address by Archbishop Eamon Martin ‘Communicating the Family – towards the World Meeting of Families 2018 in Dublin, Ireland’ 18. Apr, 2018 Address by Archbishop Eamon Martin at the Pontifical University of the Holy Cross, Rome “Any strategy for communicating the family ought to begin with the conviction that it is primarily families who minister […]

During Morning Mass, Stress Jesus Is the True Source of Freedom “Today let us think about our freedom. According to Vatican News, Pope Francis stressed this during his daily morning Mass at Casa Santa Marta as he reflected on the readings of the day, stressing three examples of freedom: the Pharisee Gamaliel, the Apostles Peter […]

Cardinal Willem Eijk to speak in Waterford and Lismore on experience of the Church in Holland Cardinal Willem Eijk, Archbishop of Utrecht in Holland, will offer a series of talks on Monday 16 and Tuesday 17 April in the Diocese of Waterford and Lismore on recent experiences of the Catholic Church in Holland. The first […]

Pope at Mass: ‘Christ gives true freedom’ In his homily at Mass on Friday morning in the Casa Santa Marta, Pope Francis says true Christian freedom means having the clear-minded openness to make room for God in our lives and to follow Jesus.   Pope Francis at Mass on Friday morning reflected on three examples […]

Listen back to John & Patricia Skelly who were joined in studio on Friday 6th April by David McEllin the Secretary of the Central Catholic Library in Dublin.

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