Category: Feature

Study Guide: The Joy of Love
Pope Francis will soon be in Dublin for the World Meeting of Families, and attention is focusing on his teachings and what his message will be to the Church in Ireland. We continue to publish study guides to the Pope’s landmark documents – this week The Joy of Love (Amoris Laetitia) by Prof. Eamonn Conway…
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‘All shoulders to the wheel’ in Kilmore

At Sunday Masses throughout the 35 parishes of the north-western diocese of Kilmore, couples celebrating significant wedding anniversaries had an opportunity to renew their marriage vows and special blessings were offered to families. The diocese of Kilmore celebrated all that is best in family life in preparation for the forthcoming World Meeting of Families in…

Study Guide: Laudato Si’ Praise Be To You
With just weeks until Pope Francis is in Dublin for the World Meeting of Families, attention is focusing on his teachings and what his message will be to the Church in Ireland. Over the next few weeks, we’ll continue to publish study guides to the Pope’s landmark documents – this week Laudado Si’ by Prof.…
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Building resilience at St Patrick’s Purgatory

Chai Brady
 and Colm Fitzpatrick   After shedding their footwear, the rocks can be quite cold on a pilgrim’s feet when they first step out of their bunk-bedded dorms on Station Island, which has been a place of Christian pilgrimage for centuries, but 48 shoeless hours later it becomes convention. Fortunately, the paths and rocks are mainly smooth –…

No Pope here?
Did the Vatican over-rely on the advice of Archbishop Diarmuid Martin on a papal visit to the North, asks Martin O’Brien   Why should a Papal visit to the North that enjoyed the enthusiastic support of the Irish and British governments, the Protestant Church leaders, not to mention the Northern bishops to a man, (and…
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A family journey to Croke Park in the Diocese of Kerry

Aileen
 Murphy
 RLR
   Singers travelled from all corners of the diocese for the first gathering of the diocesan choir on June 7 to prepare for the Papal Mass being held at the end of the World Meeting of Families (WMOF) festival this August. They travelled from the Beara Peninsula, Corca Dhuibhne, from North Kerry and Kenmare…

Study Guide: Blueprint for the Church
With just weeks until Pope Francis is in Dublin for the World Meeting of Families, attention is focusing on his teachings and what his message will be to the Church in Ireland. Over the next 4 weeks, The Irish Catholic will publish study guides to the Pope’s landmark documents – this week, Blueprint for the…
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