Bishops thank the public for generous support of Trócaire’s Lenten campaign

Following their Summer General Meeting, the Irish Catholic Bishops thanked the public for its continued generosity to Trócaire which works in support of people affected by poverty, conflict and injustice worldwide. Bishops noted that Trócaire’s support brought positive change to the lives of 2.7 million people in 25 countries over the course of the last […]

Pope Francis thanks Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI for his continuing service

Pope Francis on Tuesday said he is marking an anniversary “that touches the hearts of us all: 70 years ago, Pope Benedict was ordained a priest!” Addressing the pilgrims gathered in St. Peter’s Square for the Angelus prayer on the Solemnity of Saints Peter and Paul, the patron saints of the city of Rome, the […]

Appeal for priests to assist in this year’s Croagh Patrick Pilgrimage Season

The organisers of this year’s extended Croagh Patrick Pilgrimage Season have today made an appeal for priests to assist them with Confessions and the celebration of Mass during the month of July.  Organisers aim to have two priests on the summit on any given day.  Any priest making the pilgrimage will have accommodation and breakfast […]