Statement of Bishop Alphonsus Cullinan on the role of a Sponsor at Confirmation 21 May, 2018 Bishop Alphonsus Cullinan, Bishop of Waterford & Lismore, has issued the followed statement on the role of a Sponsor at the Sacrament of Confirmation:   “In March of this year I circulated guidelines to all parishes in the diocese […]

Statement of Archbishop Diarmuid Martin on the Defence of Human Life 17. May, 2018 The Church must always be pro-life.  That means that the Christian community must be a beacon of support for life especially at its most vulnerable moments and a beacon of support at vulnerable moments of any woman or man along their […]

Bishop Donal McKeown opens Little Way Novena on theme ‘My Vocation is Love’ The annual Little Way Novena in honour of St Thérèse of Lisieux began in St Eugene’s Cathedral on Saturday, 12th May at 7.30 pm with Mass and the Anointing of the Sick. Bishop Donal McKeown, Bishop of Derry, led prayers for the […]

Pastoral letter by Bishop John Fleming to the priests and people of the Diocese of Killala “True compassion does not marginalise anyone, nor does it humiliate and exclude; much less consider the disappearance of a person as a good thing” – Pope Francis I am aware that the current public debate on the Eighth Amendment […]

‘That they may have life’ – A pastoral reflection by Bishop Brendan Kelly on the upcoming referendum New life At long last, spring is in the air, and with it, a new spring in our step.  All around us life is burgeoning again, new life.  We cannot cut hedges anymore this year. It is strictly […]

‘Compassion with both eyes open’ A pastoral message to the people and priests of the Diocese of Clogher from Monsignor Joseph McGuinness In less than two weeks’ time we will be asked to vote on whether to remove from our Constitution the last remaining protection for children who are growing towards birth. It is a […]

Spring pastoral letter on human life by Archbishop Kieran O’Reilly SMA Dear parishioners and all people of good will in the Archdiocese of Cashel and Emly, Spring has at last come and I wish to send you greetings and good wishes.  The harsh winter we have experienced is now coming to an end as the […]

PODCAST – WMOF 2018 – Episode 10 – BRENDA DRUMM    

More than 200 people gathered at Bishops’ Quay in Limerick on Monday 30 April for the unveiling of a memorial marking the visit of Pope Saint John Paul II to Limerick City. The memorial, featuring a likeness to Pope Saint John Paul II, was unveiled by Papal Nuncio to Ireland, His Excellency Archbishop Jude Thaddeus […]

Archbishop Eamon Martin address ‘Catholic Schools Supporting Families: Towards a Better Education of Children’ Keynote address by Archbishop Eamon Martin to JMB/AMCSS 31st Annual Conference Galway 3 May 2018, Galmont Hotel (formerly the Radisson Blu Hotel) All over Ireland these days, thousands of young people in their final year of primary education are receiving the […]

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