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Archbishop Martin invites all to join nine-Wednesday novena of prayer to Saint Patrick

Over the course of the next nine Wednesday nights, leading up until March 16, the vigil of Saint Patrick’s day, Archbishop Eamon Martin of Armagh will lead a novena for renewal of faith and prayer to Saint Patrick. This novena will visit various locations associated with Ireland’s oldest patron saint, such as Saul in Downpatrick, and Lough Derg, along …

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Bishop Kevin Doran to lead young adult pilgrimage on the Camino de Santiago in June 2022

Bishop Kevin Doran will lead a pilgrimage for young adults (18-30) on the Camino de Santiago from 1 June – 10 June 2022. Speaking on this pilgrimage experience, Bishop Kevin Doran said, “Young adult pilgrimage is a regular feature of our activity in Elphin Diocese and this will be our third time to do a …

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Human trafficking is a wound shamefully inflicted for economic interests – Pope Francis 

Tuesday 8 February, marks the International Day of Prayer, Reflection, and Action against Human Trafficking. Speaking ahead of the day after his Angelus prayer on Sunday, Pope Francis noted that the day is marked on the liturgical memorial of St Josephine Bakhita. St Josephine Bakhita St Josephine Bakhita was an Italian-Sudanese victim of Human Trafficking, …

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Synod of Bishops offers initial assessment of synodal process

The Synod of Bishops releases an initial report on the synodal process currently being held at the diocesan level, and lays out the criteria for reports prepared by dioceses, Bishops’ Conferences, and Synods of Eastern Churches. About three months after the opening of the synodal process, the 15th Ordinary Council of the Synod of Bishops …

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Pope Francis appears on the Italian television programme “Che tempo che fa” for a conversation with host Fabio Fazio

Pope Francis appeared on the Italian television programme “Che tempo che fa” for a conversation with host Fabio Fazio on Sunday night. Speaking from his residence at the Casa Santa Marta, Pope Francis answered questions about a wide variety of issues: wars, migrants, safeguarding creation, the relationship between parents and children, evil and suffering, prayer, the …

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‘It takes a wise heart to look at the rubble of the past and to make it into a foundation for the future – Bishop McKeown

Last Friday, 28 January, Bishop Donal McKeown celebrated the 50th anniversary Mass of Remembrance for the victims of Bloody Sunday, in St Mary’s Church, Creggan, where he was joined by many families of the Bloody Sunday victims. Bishop Andrew Foster, Church of Ireland Bishop Derry and Raphoe, was also in attendance. At the beginning of …

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As a society we have to find ways to open ourselves to the hidden truths about our past so that proper healing can happen.  – Archbishop Eamon Martin at Bloody Sunday 50th anniversary Mass

Archbishop Eamon Martin, Archbishop of Armagh and Primate of All Ireland, delivered the homily at Mass in Saint Eugene’s Cathedral, Derry on Sunday 30 January to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Bloody Sunday massacre on 30 January 1972. Fifty years later Archbishop Eamon began his homily by sharing a line from the Peace Prayer: …

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Pope Francis sends warm greetings to participants in the Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games in Beijing

Pope Francis has sent warm greetings to participants in the Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games that are about to open in Beijing on 4 February and 4 March, respectively. Speaking during the Wednesday General Audience, he sent wishes for success to both the organizers and the athletes, saying, “Sport, with its universal language, can build …

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Pope Francis to Catholic media: Check facts but always respect people

As misinformation continues to swirl regarding the Covid-19 pandemic, Pope Francis is calling on journalists, especially Catholic media professionals, to verify the facts they report while adopting a respectful attitude toward those who produce and consume fake news. Meeting with members of the International Catholic Media Consortium last Friday 28 January, the Pope reflected on …

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‘As a priest your ministry is not only at the altar, but it is also in the world, sanctifying it by your life and ministry.’ – Archbishop Farrell

Last Saturday 29 January, Archbishop Dermot Farrell of Dublin, celebrated the Ordination Mass of Liwei Huang, Joseph Mansah and Clement Narcher to the priesthood in the Church of Saint Philip the Apostle, Mountview in Dublin 15. During his homily, Archbishop Farrell said,  “This is an important day for the Society of the Divine Word Missionaries.  …

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