Call to NI Politicians to Oppose New Abortion Regime

As the Catholic Bishops of Northern Ireland, we have a responsibility to do all we can to promote a culture of care and respect for life in our society. This includes a responsibility to inform the conscience of all members of the Catholic Church and people of good will regarding the fundamental moral values at stake in the issue of abortion.
Knock Docudrama Wins Prestige Gabriel Award

Knock Docudrama Wins Prestige Gabriel Award

Knock Docudrama Wins Prestige Gabriel Award Hope, a docudrama about
Dublin Church Halts Lockdown Masses Attended by Public

Dublin Church Halts Lockdown Masses Attended by Public

Dublin Church Halts Lockdown Masses Attended by Public The Archbishop
Framework Document to Help Parishes

Framework Document to Help Parishes

Archbishop Eamon Martin has written to priests and religious in the Archdiocese of Armagh and Diocese of Dromore updating on progress towards returning to Mass and the Sacraments.

Bishop Phonsie Cullinan announces open-air confessions for Pentecost Sunday

Bishop Phonsie Cullinan announces open-air confessions for Pentecost Sunday Bishop
Work Communications Day Message from Archbishop Martin

Work Communications Day Message from Archbishop Martin

ncouraged by Pope Francis, I have invited grandparents and grandchildren to pray together and to share and record stories – over the phone, on social media or video call – of how they are coping during this coronavirus crisis.
Primate Calls on Schools to Suspend Academic Selection

Primate Calls on Schools to Suspend Academic Selection

Primate Calls on Schools to Suspend Academic Selection Archbishop Eamon
Pope at Audience: Mystery of Creation opens us up to prayer

Pope at Audience: Mystery of Creation opens us up to prayer

Continuing his catechesis cycle on the theme of prayer at the Wednesday General Audience, Pope Francis spoke about the relationship between creation and prayer.
The Bible, he said, begins with the account of God creating the world. The passage “resembles a great hymn of thanks”, he said.
Covid-19 recovery pathway: Church Leaders welcome cautious & considered approach

Covid-19 recovery pathway: Church Leaders welcome cautious & considered approach

“The announcement that we are moving to Step 1 of the pathway is an important and much-needed sign of hope. We welcome the cautious approach adopted by the Executive, which continues to prioritise the protection of health and wellbeing, with particular emphasis on those who are most vulnerable."
Taoiseach Varadkar Meets Catholic Church leaders

Taoiseach Varadkar Meets Catholic Church leaders

Taoiseach Varadkar Meets Catholic Church leaders The Taoiseach, today (Thursday
Pope invites everyone to pray on 14 May for end to pandemic

Pope invites everyone to pray on 14 May for end to pandemic

Pope invites everyone to pray on 14 May for end
Pope Francis: Nurses are the guardians of life

Pope Francis: Nurses are the guardians of life

Pope: Nurses are the guardians of life
each day, as we face this critical time, we witness the courage and sacrifices made by healthcare workers and by “nurses in particular”. They dedicate themselves, “to the point of putting their own health at risk”, he said, adding that, sadly, this has been demonstrated through the high number of healthcare workers who have died “as a result of their faithful service”.
Covid-19: Dublin priest hears confessions in church car park

Covid-19: Dublin priest hears confessions in church car park

With parishes adapting to new ways of reaching their flock during the coronavirus pandemic, one Dublin priest is offering confessions in the car park of his church.
Archbishop Eamon Martin Expresses Solidarity To Students

Archbishop Eamon Martin Expresses Solidarity To Students

Archbishop Eamon Martin expresses solidarity with exam students asking them
Pope at Mass prays for artists: ‘without beauty we cannot understand the Gospel’

Pope at Mass prays for artists: ‘without beauty we cannot understand the Gospel’

Pope at Mass prays for artists: ‘without beauty we cannot
Pope at Audience: ‘We are all beggars before God’

Pope at Audience: ‘We are all beggars before God’

Pope at Audience: ‘We are all beggars before God’ Pope
John Paul I still relevant today

John Paul I still relevant today

Pope John Paul I is a point of reference in the history of the universal Church. His importance, as Saint John Paul II had pointed out, is inversely proportional to the length of his very short pontificate: "magis ostentus quam datus".

Capuchin Day Centre Opens Church to Homeless People

Each day 200 people come to the Capuchin Day centre in Dublin for breakfast and 860 come for dinner, which is 300 more than the Capuchin Friary usually caters for.
Belfast priest Fr Paddy brings Blessed Sacrament to Parishioners

Belfast priest Fr Paddy brings Blessed Sacrament to Parishioners

The Irish News paper reported on Fr Paddy McCafferty who brought the Blessed Sacrament to his parishioners as he carried a monstrance through his Corpus Christi parish during the coronavirus lockdown.
Pope Francis creates Vatican John Paul I Foundation

Pope Francis creates Vatican John Paul I Foundation

Pope Francis institutes the Vatican John Paul I Foundation. The Foundation has been entrusted with the task of preserving the cultural and religious patrimony left behind by Pope John Paul I
Virtual Pilgrimages Planned for Knock

Virtual Pilgrimages Planned for Knock

Virtual Pilgrimages Planned for Knock Knock has always been a
Pope encourages faithful to pray Rosary at home

Pope encourages faithful to pray Rosary at home

Pope encourages faithful to pray Rosary at home Pope Francis
Pope Francis Letter on Month of May

Pope Francis Letter on Month of May

Pope Francis Letter on Month of May Vatican News provides
World Meeting of Families and World Youth Day Rescheduled

World Meeting of Families and World Youth Day Rescheduled

The Vatican has announced that two major international ecclesial events
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