Archbishops of Armagh publish Easter message on hope

The Catholic and Church of Ireland Archbishops of Armagh have issued a joint statement for Easter on the theme of hope. In their statement, issued today, Archbishop Eamon Martin and Archbishop John McDowell, said, “One of the words which we associate most strongly with Easter is “hope”.  It is a word that has become a […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]