Category Archives: Parish News

Appointment of Canon Thomas Deenihan as Bishop

Address by Bishop Michael Smith Cathedral of Christ the King, Mullingar Monday 18 June 2018   I warmly welcome today’s appointment by the Holy Father Pope Francis of Canon Thomas Deenihan of the Diocese of Cork & Ross as the … Continue reading

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Statement of the Summer 2018 General Meeting of the Irish Catholic Bishops’ Conference

The Summer 2018 General Meeting of the Irish Catholic Bishops’ Conference concluded this evening in the Columba Centre, Saint Patrick’s College, Maynooth.  Please see below issues discussed by the bishops at their meeting: World Meeting of Families in Ireland, 21 … Continue reading

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Highlights from the Pastoral Programme for the 9th World Meeting of Families in Dublin from 21 to 24 August 2018

Highlights from the Pastoral Programme for the 9th World Meeting of Families in Dublin from 21 to 24 August 2018  Of the 200 announced speakers, 91 are lay women, 65 are lay men and 44 are Clergy/Religious. The largest group … Continue reading

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Visit of Pope Francis to Ireland in August

The Vatican on June 11, 2018, released the program for the Holy Fathers’ August 25-26, 2018, Apostolic Visit to Ireland for the World Meeting of Families. Here is the full Vatican-provided program: ROME-DUBLIN   8:15 Departure by air from Rome-Fiumicino … Continue reading

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Kingscourt trip to the Marian shrine of Loreto

Final two places now available on Kingscourt trip to the Marian shrine of Loreto staying at the Adratic town of Pesaro from September 2nd – 9th. Bookings with MAP Travel at 01 8783111

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Govt abortion pill tactic is red herring – LoveBoth

Caroline Simons (Photo Credit – The Irish Times) A leading pro-life group has condemned the actions of Minister of Health Simon Harris for “cynically” using the issue of abortion pills to argue for the repeal of the Eighth Amendment and … Continue reading

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Respected trade unionist comes out for ‘no’ vote

David Begg One of Ireland’s best-known trade unionists has come out for a ‘no’ vote in the forthcoming referendum on abortion. David Begg – who served as secretary general of the Irish Congress of Trade Unions from 2001 to 2015 … Continue reading

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“Vote for Life”: a comment by Bishop Michael Smith

With less than a week to go to the referendum, there remains a lot of confusion among the electorate about what the proposal entails. We are not voting on a solution to the complex cases that have touched the hearts … Continue reading

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Former Taoiseach urges No vote in referendum on Eighth Amendment

Former Taoiseach John Bruton has urged the people of Ireland to vote No in the upcoming referendum on the Eighth Amendment on 25 May. Writing in today’s Irish Independent, Mr Bruton wrote, ‘The idea that a constitution should protect human … Continue reading

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Choose Life – Issue Fifteen

Please see beneath Issue Fifteen of our double-sided newsletter Choose Life 2018.  Choose Life 2018 promotes the Church’s position on unborn human life and encourages family discussion on this important subject. Choose Life 2018 – Issue 15

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