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Archbishops of Armagh share video reflection for the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity

The Catholic and Church of Ireland Archbishops of Armagh, Archbishop Eamon Martin and Archbishop John McDowell, have published a video reflection to mark the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity which begins today. The Week of Prayer for Christian Unity takes place from 18 -25 January each year. The theme chosen for 2022 is ‘We …

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New synod.ie website launched to support Synodal Pathway

A new website synod.ie has been launched today to support engagement with the national synodal pathway for the Catholic Church in Ireland. The website provides information about the synodal pathway and the timeline for the work, as well as making available a variety of resources to support engagement. Dr Nicola Brady, Chair of the Steering Committee said: …

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Archdiocese of Dublin seeks new Communications Officer

The Catholic Archdiocese of Dublin is looking for a new communications officer to lead the internal communications within the Archdiocese, and external communications with wider society. It is an exciting time in the Archdiocese, with a new Archbishop in post, along with the undertaking of many pastoral initiatives such as: restructuring plans being developed, and …

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Bishop Alphonsus Cullinan’s invitation to parishes to #Pray4Vocations

Bishop Alphonsus Cullinan, Chair of the Bishops’ Council for Vocations, is asking individuals and parishes to #Pray4Vocations each day at 4pm during the coming year. Bishop Cullinan said, “We have recently completed the Season of Christmas and returned to what we refer to in the liturgical year as Ordinary Time. We have also just begun …

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Archbishop Francis Duffy pays tribute to the late Jim Fahy, the former western editor of RTÉ

Archbishop Francis Duffy of Tuam has paid tribute the late Jim Fahy, the former western editor of RTÉ whose death was announced last weekend. Archbishop Duffy said, “Like many people of a certain age, I grew up having the benefit of Jim’s impartial reporting on the State broadcaster.  Jim Fahy was the doyen of Irish …

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‘I want to thank you for being the people that you are’ – Archbishop Neary to the people of Tuam

Archbishop Michael Neary delivered his final address as Archbishop of Tuam in the Cathedral of the Assumption, Tuam, at the start of the Mass of Installation for Archbishop Francis Duffy as the new Archbishop of Tuam. This Mass was celebrated on the Feast of the Baptism of the Lord, 9 January 2022. Archbishop Neary welcomed …

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Bishop Paul Dempsey to address the Grandparents’ Faith Cafe on synodality

Bishop Paul Dempsey of Achonry will address the Grandparents’ Faith Café on Tuesday 11 January on the theme of ‘Grandparents and Synodality’. The Grandparents Faith Cafe is an initiative of the Catholic Grandparents Association and takes place once a month online via Zoom. Speaking ahead of the January Faith Cafe, Catherine Wiley, Founder of the …

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Archbishop Francis Duffy installed as Archbishop of Tuam

Archbishop Francis Duffy was formally installed as Archbishop of Tuam on Sunday 9 January in the Cathedral of the Assumption, Tuam, during the celebration of Mass. He succeeds Archbishop Michael Neary who was appointed Archbishop of Tuam on 17 January 1995. The ceremony was a joyous and historic occasion for the people of the Archdiocese of …

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At Baptism Mass Pope recalls importance of preserving Christian identity

Celebrating the morning Mass on Sunday 9 January, the Feast of the Baptism of Our Lord, in the majestic beauty of the Sistine Chapel, Pope Francis personally administered the Sacrament of Baptism on sixteen infants, nine girls and seven boys, who are the children of Vatican employees working at the Holy See. In his brief …

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Pope Francis’ World Day of Peace message is good advice for us in Derry as we will soon recall the 50th anniversary of Bloody Sunday. – Bishop Donal McKeown

In his homily at Mass on New Year’s in Saint Eugene’s Cathedral, Derry, Bishop Donal McKeown of Derry,  reflected on some of the themes in this year’s message from Pope Francis for the World Day of Prayer for Peace on 1 January. Bishop McKeown said, “Today there will be much talk about New Year resolutions – and …

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