Month: July 2021

Bishop Fintan Monahan describes 73 road deaths as ‘a national tragedy’

Bishop Fintan Monahan of Killaloe has asked all road users to take particular care over the next three days, saying, “as we look forward to the August long weekend for much deserved family and personal time, it is also important to keep alert to our own safety and to that of others.” Bishop Monahan said, “Since …

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Accord Catholic Marriage Care Service seeks marriage preparation programme facilitators

Accord Catholic Marriage Care Service CLG is currently recruiting volunteers to train as marriage preparation programme facilitators. Accord is seeking applications from those who have a positive attitude towards marriage in the Catholic Church and the enthusiasm to be part of a team supporting couples who are preparing for the Sacrament of Marriage. Accord’s marriage …

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Bishop Kevin Doran announces all Sacraments will be celebrated in the diocese of Elphin

In an opinion article in today’s Irish Independent, Bishop Kevin Doran of Elphin has announced that all Sacraments will go ahead, starting over the coming days, as scheduled in the diocese of Elphin, despite Government advice to postpone until further notice. At the outset of his article, Bishop Doran outlined his appreciation for the tremendous …

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Irish public help support and improve the lives of 2.7 million people despite pandemic challenges at home – Trócaire

Launching their annual report this week, Trócaire, the Overseas Development Agency of the Catholic Church in Ireland,  thanked the people of Ireland, north and south, for their remarkable support in helping to raise €73 million during one of the toughest years in living memory. The Covid-19 pandemic impacted every community at home and in every …

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“Westminster has imposed an unjust law” – Northern Catholic Bishops oppose abortion services

The Northern Catholic Bishops have issued a response to the introduce of abortion services to Northern Ireland. Bishops described the decision last week by the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, Mr Brandon Lewis MP, to direct the NI Executive and Department of Health to make abortion services available in Northern Ireland by 21 March …

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“The best role for faith is to challenge politics” – Fr O’Connor at the funeral Mass of Desmond O’Malley RIP

Father Gerard O’Connor CSsR, a friend of the O’Malley family, was chief celebrant for the Funeral Mass for the late Desmond O’Malley RIP which took place on 23 July in the Church of the Sacred Heart, Donnybrook, in the Archdiocese of Dublin. During his homily, Father O’Connor highlighted the influence of O’Malley on Irish politics. …

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