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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Bishops announce establishment of a new Council for Life At the Summer 2018 General Meeting of the Irish Catholic Bishops’ Conference, which concluded yesterday 13 July in Saint Patrick’s College, Maynooth, bishops announced plans to establish a new Council for Life. The role of the new council will be to advise and advocate for the […]

‘The pro-life cause in Ireland is now more important than ever’ – Archbishop Eamon Martin ‘Every human life is beautiful, every human life is sacred, every human life is precious. This remains true after the referendum result,’ Archbishop Eamon Martin has said. The Archbishop of Armagh and Primate of All Ireland was speaking during Mass […]

Pope Reminds Catholic Doctors of Important Christian Witness ‘Implement Evangelical Principles in Medical Practice’ May 28, 2018 “Your qualification as ‘Catholic doctors’ commits you to continuing spiritual, moral and bioethical formation in order to implement evangelical principles in medical practice, from the doctor-patient relationship to missionary activity, to improve the health conditions of populations in […]

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 […]

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