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Election of Pope Francis
Election of Pope Francis
Before the Bishop blesses the people I ask that you would pray to the Lord to bless me – the prayer of the people for their Bishop. Let us say this prayer – your prayer for me – in silence. Learn more »


Conclave March 2013
Conclave March 2013
"We implore the Lord, that through the pastoral sollicitude of the Cardinal Fathers, He may soon grant another Good Shepherd to his Holy Church." Cardinal Angelo Sodano Learn more »


National Day of Prayer for Life - Knock 2013
National Day of Prayer for Life - Knock 2013
A National Prayer Vigil will be held in Knock Shrine on the afternoon of Saturday 04 May 2013. Learn more »


Right to Life resources
Right to Life resources
The links below are provided as a resource to highlight the consistent teaching of the Church on the dignity of human life. Pope Benedict's words highlight the seamless nature of society and the duty of society to care for all whose lives are vulnerable. Learn more »


Pope has NOT cancelled Christmas
Pope has NOT cancelled Christmas
In his brief introduction to "Jesus of Nazareth – the Infancy Years", Pope Benedict describes his hope: “that this short book ... will be able to help many people on their path toward and alongside Jesus.” Learn more »


Catholic Comment approach outlined at seminar
Catholic Comment approach outlined at seminar
At the first Catholic Comment seminar on 29th September 2012 in Dublin, the speakers' panel shared their experiences to date and outlined their particular approach to communicating the message of the Church in a media age. Learn more »


Press Release 14 Nov 2012
Press Release 14 Nov 2012
The death of Savita Halappanavar is a tragic loss and our sympathy goes to her husband and family. While we don’t know the full facts of the cause of death, it is clear that under current medical practice in Ireland, she should not have been denied treatment necessary to save her life. Learn more »


Launch of First Catholic Comment Speakers' Panel - June 2012
Launch of First Catholic Comment Speakers' Panel - June 2012
For the first time, a group of lay Catholics has come together to provide speakers for the media about the Catholic faith, and to promote better public understanding of the Church's mission and teachings... Learn more »


Gene Dalton - Irish Times Catholicism Series (June 2012)
Gene Dalton - Irish Times Catholicism Series (June 2012)
I was 14 when Mother Teresa died in 1997. I had always admired her, and her death sparked a crisis for me as I faced a storm of questions about my life. What was the point of studying for my Junior Cert, of planning to go to college and embark on a career? Should I not just drop everything and move to India where I could make a difference to the poor and dying? This seemed the most heroic thing to do, but the problem was that I had a tendency to faint at even the thought of blood or sickness, I hated getting my hands dirty and I didn’t really want to be a nun. Learn more »


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