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Thousands expected for pro-life prayer at Knock Shrine led by Bishop Alphonsus Cullinan More than 6,000 people from across Ireland are expected to gather at Knock Shrine on Sunday 29 April to pray for the protection of the right to life of the unborn. Bishop Alphonsus Cullinan, Bishop of Waterford and Lismore, will celebrate Mass […]

Homily of Bishop Denis Brennan at Mass for Vocations Sunday 22. APR, 2018 · Mass broadcast on RTÉ One television at 11.00am In the Gospel we have just listened to Jesus who says: ‘I am the Good Shepherd.’ For this reason today is often known as Good Shepherd Sunday, a day when the Church asks […]

Pastoral message of Bishop Denis Brennan on the Right to Life 22. APR, 2018 Summary Life is a sacred gift, it is God given. As parents, grandparents, brothers and sisters, uncles, aunts and cousins – we are asked to reflect on the blessedness of the life we have been given, and the gravity of the […]

Listen back to John Pridmore who joined Fr Eamonn McCarthy (Priest-Director of Radio Maria Ireland) to tell us his story on Wednesday 18th April. John Pridmore is a former self-described ‘Gangster’ who worked in London’s East End. He is now engaged in a full time ministry to souls – giving missions around Ireland and internationally. […]

International author Jeff Cavins and ‘The Priests’ to participate at Family Faith Day in Belfast As part of the ongoing preparations for the World Meeting of Families which will take place in Dublin in August, the Diocese of Down and Connor will host a family faith day on Saturday 21 April at Our Lady and […]

“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 […]

Dublin Diocese to host unique concert with Palestrina and Escolanía boys’ choirs A unique concert will take place in Saint Mary’s Pro Cathedral tonight, 19 April, at 8.00pm, featuring two renowned boys’ choirs, the Palestrina, the boys’ choir of the Pro Cathedral, and the Escolanía de Montserrat. The Escolanía choir belongs to the Monastery of […]

Archbishop Diarmuid Martin on ‘Centesimus Annus’ and WMoF The archbishop of Dublin was in the Vatican for a press conference marking the 25th anniversary of the ‘Centesimus Annus’ foundation, set up to reflect on global economic and social challenges in light of the Church’s social teaching By Philippa Hitchen Catholic social teaching is, by its […]

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 […]

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