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‘It is incumbent on all of us to support engaged and married couples’ – Bishop Router

On Saturday 12 February last, at the Shrine of the Saint Valentine in Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church on Whitefriar Street, Dublin, Bishop Michael Router prayed with and blessed four engaged couples at the casket containing holy relics of Saint Valentine. During the blessing, Bishop Router delivered an address in which he highlighted the …

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Bishop Denis Nulty welcomes theme for the World Day for Grandparents and the Elderly 2022

Bishop Denis Nulty, chair of the Bishops’ Council for Marriage and the Family, has welcomed the announcement of the theme chosen by Pope Francis for the second World Day for Grandparents and the Elderly on Sunday 24 July. The theme, which is taken from Psalms 92:15, is ‘In old age they will still bear fruit’. …

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Archbishop Eamon Martin lays foundation stone for Redemptoris Mater Seminary extension in Dundalk

On Saturday 12 February last, Archbishop Eamon Martin presided over the ceremony of laying the foundation stone for the extension works of the Redemptoris Mater Seminary in De La Salle Terrace, Dundalk, Co Louthin the Archdiocese of Armagh.  The seminary was established in 2012 for the purpose of forming priests who are specifically trained for the challenges of the …

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Webinar Series: Together Along the Way – Conversations on Catholic Faith Formation in Contemporary Ireland

‘Together Along the Way – Conversations on Catholic Faith Formation in Contemporary Ireland’ is the title of a new webinar series organised by the Council for Catechetics of the Irish Bishops’ Conference in partnership with Veritas. The webinar series will being together leading theologians, religious educators, and catechists to explore new avenues for Catholic faith formation …

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International inter-university congress in March shines the light on relevance of Women Doctors of the Church and Patron Saints of Europe in today’s world

Therese of Lisieux, Hildegard of Bingen, Teresa of Ávila, Edith Stein, Bridget of Sweden and Catherine of Siena are just some of the women chosen, by the Church, to offer hope and inspiration in times of daunting challenges and fear. Upholding the relevance of their work and the testimonies provided by their lives, Catholic academics …

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Pope Francis’ upcoming liturgical celebration schedule released

The Holy See Press Office has released the schedule of upcoming liturgical celebrations that the Holy Father will preside over during the month of March. On Ash Wednesday, 2 March, Pope Francis will lead the statio orbis and a penitential procession beginning at 4:30 pm in the Church of Sant’Anselmo. He will then celebrate Holy …

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‘May the heart of Saint Valentine pulsate for all loving couples’ – Bishop Denis Nulty

To mark today, 14 February, the Feast of Saint Valentine, Bishop Denis Nulty, the president of Accord Catholic marriage care service, celebrated Mass by the reliquary within which the holy relics of Saint Valentine are contained at the Carmelite Church, Whitefriar Street, in the Archdiocese of Dublin. During his homily, Bishop Nulty spoke of who Saint Valentine was.  The senior prelate said, “Saint Valentine was a Roman martyr, a third …

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Father Eugene O’Neill offers Valentine’s Day blessing to engaged couple Claire and Michael in St Patrick’s Church Belfast

Father Eugene O’ Neill, an Accord Priest Director in the Diocese of Down and Connor, welcomed engaged couple, Michael Mc Menamy and Clare Mc Crudden to Saint Patrick’s Church, Belfast for a special Saint Valentine’s Blessing, in preparation for their marriage on 9 April. Michael and Clare met 10 years ago when they both worked …

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Bishop Michael Router welcomes World Day of the Sick Message by Pope Francis

Bishop Michael Router, chair of the Council for Healthcare of the Irish Episcopal Conference, has welcomed Pope Francis’ message for the World Day of the Sick, which is celebrated on 11 February, the Feast of Our Lady of Lourdes. The World Day of the Sick is an initiative which was started by Pope Saint John Paul …

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Synodal Church organizes major Symposium on the priesthood

A Theological Symposium entitled “Toward a fundamental theology of priesthood” aims to explore a host of issues including vocations to the priesthood, improving the way laypeople and priests work together, the mission of service, and priestly celibacy, to name just a few has been organised by the Congregation for Bishops at the Vatican from 17-19 …

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