Month: March 2021

Bishop Alphonsus Cullinan calls for proper consideration for Public Worship

Bishop Alphonsus Cullinan of Waterford and Lismore has this evening called for proper consideration for Public Worship. Bishop Cullinan said, “I must speak out to represent the voices of a very large cohort of people who are growing increasingly weary of being unable to attend Mass and whose spiritual and mental wellbeing is being eroded. …

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Let us be signs of hope in a world that needs such hope. – Bishop Denis Nulty at Chrism Mass in Diocese of Kildare and Leighlin

At the annual Chrism Mass in the Diocese of Kildare and Leighlin on Monday 29 March, Bishop Denis Nulty paid tribute to the women and men who are the backbone of every parish. He said, “On this night I applaud your commitment and dedication to parish … so many of you roll up your sleeves when …

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In Joseph we see the ideal combination ‘strength and gentleness’ – Archbishop Neary

During Mass for the conclusion of the Triduum in honour of Saint Joseph at the International Eucharistic and Marian Shrine, Knock, Archbishop Michael Neary spoke of the importance of Saint Joseph as a model father figure. During his homily, Archbishop Neary said, “In his apostolic letter on Saint Joseph entitled “With a Father’s Heart”, Pope …

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Holy Week invites us to lift up our hearts in hope – Bishop Brendan Leahy

In today’s Irish Times newspaper, Bishop Brendan Leahy of Limerick is reflecting on a second Holy Week in lockdown as a result of the Covid-19 restrictions. Bishop Leahy reflects on the meaning of Holy Week and how,  in the midst of the Covid pandemic, it offers us a sounding board, a time to take stock, a …

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Pope Francis on Palm Sunday: Let us ask for the grace to be amazed

For the second year in a row, Pope Francis led the celebration of Palm Sunday inside Saint Peter’s Basilica with a limited congregation participating due to the Coronavirus pandemic. At the same time, millions joined the celebration with the customary global television and radio broadcasts and live streaming. In his homily for the occasion, the …

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Ecumenical Bible Week programme launched for 2021

Ecumenical Bible Week (EBW) returns in 2021 for its eight year. It will take place from  Pentecost Sunday (23 May) to Trinity Sunday (30 May) and will focus on the theme: Unlocking Faith Today: Responding to New Realities. Ecumenical Bible Week is led by the Archdiocese of Dublin and the United Dioceses of Dublin and Glendalough in collaboration with many other Christian …

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