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Bishops’ statement: Abortion Referral – An Affront to Conscience

Please see below a statement issued on behalf of the Irish Catholic Bishops’ Conference: The Oireachtas has begun to debate a bill which proposes to make abortion widely available in Ireland within the coming months.  The Health (Regulation of Termination … Continue reading

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

The Autumn 2018 General Meeting of the Irish Catholic Bishops’ Conference concluded this afternoon in the Columba Centre, Saint Patrick’s College, Maynooth.  Please see below topics discussed by the bishops at their meeting:   Prayers for those killed and injured … Continue reading

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‘A Room at the Inn?’ – Bishops’ pastoral letter on housing and homelessness

On the first day of the Autumn 2018 General Meeting of the Irish Catholic Bishops’ Conference, a press conference was held in the Columba Centre of Saint Patrick’s College, Maynooth, to launch a pastoral letter on housing and homelessness, A … Continue reading

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Autumn 2018 Safeguarding Children Newsletter

The latest Safeguarding Newsletter has been published by the Diocese of Meath. The newsletter includes a guide for what safeguarding work parishes should be doing in September; dates for child safeguarding children training during the month of October; guidance on … Continue reading

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Welcome Fr. Fernando

A warm welcome home to Kingscourt to our adopted Fr. Fernando who has been visiting our parish for the past eight years. He made the long  36 hour trip from Zimbabwe and now looks forward to reconnecting with one and … Continue reading

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GENERAL AUDIENCE: On Papal Trip to Ireland

© Vatican Media ‘Young people and children must talk with grandparents to carry history forward. Please, don’t discard the grandparents’ After * The Holy Father’s Catechesis Dear Brothers and Sisters, good morning! Last weekend I undertook a trip to Ireland … Continue reading

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New ASD Unit at St. Joseph’s School

Congratulations to the Board of Management on the new ASD unit which will be open in the coming days. Thanks to all who have worked so very hard to achieve this important facility for our community. We owe you a … Continue reading

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Pope in Knock: I Am Happy to Be in Mary’s Home

Copyright – Vatican Media Knock At Beloved Marian Shrine in Ireland, Francis Prays for Resolve to Ensure Abuses Are Never Permitted to Occur Again August 26, 2018 – Deborah Castellano LubovAngelus/Regina Caeli, Papal Trips “I’m happy to be here with … Continue reading

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Holy Father’s In-Flight Press Conference on Return from Ireland

papal flight – press conference -Copyright: Vatican Media ‘The Irish people have a faith that is rooted and strong’ August 28, 2018 – ZENIT StaffPilgrimages Following is the Vatican-provided transcript of the in-flight press conference Pope Francis held on his … Continue reading

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Returning From Ireland, Pope Stops at Santa Maria Maggiore & Makes Surprise Visit to Santa Monica

Pope Prays at Santa Maria Maggiore – © PHOTO.VA – OSSERVATORE ROMANO Returning From Ireland, Pope Stops at Santa Maria Maggiore & Makes Surprise Visit to Santa Monica On St. Monica’s Feast Day, Pope Visited Church of St. Augustine Near … Continue reading

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