Human and Social Promotion

The Holy Father will be driven around Ireland on the 25th & 26th of this month in a very modest 1.0 litre Skoda Rapid during his visit for the World ­Meeting of Families. The Pontiff will be collected on Saturday morning the 25th August in a Skoda Rapid which will transport the Pope from Dublin […]

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 […]

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, […]

Cardinal Farrell tells Intercom: ‘The basis of all human life is the family’ The July-August double issue of Intercom is out now. In the latest issue, Intercom editor, Father Chris Hayden, speaks with Cardinal Kevin Farrell, Dublin-born Prefect of the Vatican Dicastery for Laity, Family and Life, ahead of the upcoming World Meeting of Families. In the interview, Cardinal […]

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 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 […]

Pope Francis: ‘Respect for the world begins with respect for the human body’ Pope Francis addresses the General Assembly of the Pontifical Academy of Life on Monday focusing his remarks on the theme of the two-day workshop: situating human life within the wider context of the globalized world. The Pontifical Academy of Life is holding […]

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 […]

PODCAST – WMOF 2018 – June 20th – BRENDA DRUMM  

Working document for Synod on youth presented The ‘Instrumentum Laboris’ of the Synod of Bishops on young people scheduled for later this year, was released at a press conference in the Vatican on June 19.     The ‘Instrumentum Laboris’ or the working document of the upcoming Synod of Bishops on youth, scheduled from October […]


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