Nine students begin seminary studies

Chai Brady, Ruadhán Jones and Jason Osborne Nine students have begun formal seminary studies for the priesthood for Ireland’s 26 dioceses this month. It is up on the six who entered seminary last year. A further ten men will also begin a preparatory programme – known as a propaedeutic year – with the hope of…

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Kilmore focuses on hope with climate event

Staff reporter An ecumenical event was held at Kilmore Cathedral in Cavan which involved the planting of crocus bulbs on the front lawn of the cathedral which will spell out ‘Hope’, to celebrate the Season of Creation. The crocus bulbs were planted by young parishioners on Sunday to illustrate the need to address the impact…

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Frank Duff’s house opens for Culture Night The house of Servant of God Frank Duff will be open to the public for Culture Night on Friday, September 23. The house on Morning Star Avenue has been preserved to maintain its original look and contents since Blessed Duff died in it in November 1980. Frank Duff…

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Kimmage Manor open to all for Culture Night A public exhibition is due to take place in Kimmage Manor, home to the Irish Province of the Spiritans, as part of Culture Night 2022. The exhibition will tell the story of the Holy Ghost Fathers in countries they’ve served in, such as Angola, Ethiopia and Kenya.…

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German synodal way organisers vow to ‘take it to’ Rome

After bishops blocked a vote demanding changes to the Church’s teaching on sexuality at the German Synodal Way September 9, organisers voiced their displeasure with the outcome and vowed to “take it to” Rome. One of two presidents of the Synodal Way, Bishop Georg Bätzing, expressed “personal disappointment” that a blocking minority of bishops prevented…

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Revolution recollected in tranquillity and pain

Estella Solomons: Still Moments, Room 31, NGI, continues to  January 2023. Appreciation by Peter Costello This free exhibition, curated by Niamh MacNally, is supported by the Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media under the Decade of Centenaries Programme 2012-2023. This new show at the National Gallery of Ireland is a small, of select…

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Ciborium with Eucharist stolen from Colombian cathedral Fr Gonzalo Marín García, a priest of the primatial cathedral of Colombia in Bogotá, said in a statement released September 6 that a ciborium containing the Eucharist that was used for daily Mass has been stolen from the cathedral. Fr Marín said the Archdiocese of Bogotá wanted to…

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