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Pope Recommends Treatment for ‘Spiritual Sickness’ Holy Father’s Meeting with the Diocese of Rome May 15, 2018 16:27 The doctor was in the Papal Basilica of Saint John Lateran on the evening of Monday, May 14, 2018.  But he wasn’t treating the flu or broken bones; he was helping to heal the spirit. The doctor, […]

Pope’s Morning Homily: Bishops Must Be Able to Discern When Being Spoken to By God or By Spirit of This World During Morning Mass, Francis Reminds Bishops’ Love Must Be Christ and Flock, Not Career May 15, 2018 Bishops’ loves are to be Christ and their flock, not their career. According to Vatican News, Pope […]

Santa Marta: You Have a Friend in Jesus He is Faithful and Always Waits May 14, 2018 Pope Francis on May 14, 2018, spoke in simple terms of Jesus and Friendship in his homily at Mass in Casa Santa Marta in the Vatican. As reported in Vatican News, he reminded the congregation that friendship with […]

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 […]

Regina Coeli: Looking to heaven with our feet on the ground Forty days after the Resurrection, Jesus ascended into heaven, where He sits at the right hand of God the Father. The mystery of the Ascension was the focus of Pope Francis remarks at the Regina Coeli on Sunday   By Christopher Wells At the […]

Pope at Mass: Our “destiny” is to live in friendship with Jesus In his homily at Mass, Monday morning, Pope Francis urged Christians in their vocation to live their friendship with Jesus, whose love, he said, is faithful, even to those who betray Him.   By Robin Gomes We have received our friendship with Jesus […]

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 […]

Archbishop Eamon Martin welcomes the message of Pope Francis for World Communications Day 2018 Theme for 2018: “‘The truth will set you free’ (Jn 8:32). Fake news and journalism for peace” I warmly welcome Pope Francis’ message for World Communications Day 2018, which we celebrate on Sunday. This year’s theme, “‘The truth will set you […]

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