Category: Irish News

Christian leaders offer prayer for 2017

The leaders of Ireland’s main Christian denominations have joined in praying for a year in which people remember both God and neighbour. In a joint New Year’s message, Archbishop Eamon Martin, Archbishop Richard Clarke, Church of Ireland Archbishop of Armagh, Rt Rev John McDowell, President of the Irish Council of Churches, Rev. Bill Mullally, President…

Striker thanks God for ‘scorpion kick’ goal

The footballer responsible for a spectacular ‘scorpion kick’ goal during a New Year’s game in the English premier league has said God helped him to carry off the near-impossible shot to bring his team to victory. Playing with Arsenal in the January 1 face-off against south London’s Crystal Palace, French international Olivier Giroud made the…

Armagh archbishops joint call for mercy

In a joint message for Holy Week and Easter, the two archbishops of Armagh have asked that all Christian will “show something of  the immeasurable mercy of God” in their daily lives.  In the message, Archbishop Eamon Martin and Archbishop Richard Clarke point out that while this is a particular Year of Mercy in the…

Tipperary school tour for Year of Mercy

At the start of the month 5th and 6th class girls from St Joseph’s primary school, Templemore, Co. Tipperary along with their teacher Ms Greed, principal Ms Foley and chaplain Fr Dominic Meehan embarked on a ‘spiritual’ school tour to mark the jubilee Year of Mercy. The day began with 10am parish Mass at Holycross…

Enniscorthy Triduum of Mercy attracts crowds

The Triduum celebration for the Year of Mercy in Enniscorthy Cathedral in Co. Wexford drew large numbers of people daily from all corners of the Diocese of Ferns. Organised by the Diocesan Pastoral Council, the celebration filled the cathedral every day for morning Mass and queues formed to receive the Sacrament of Confession, which was…

Sisters Cafe ‘undeterred’ by bumpy start

Staff Reporter Religious sisters have said they remain undeterred by a bumpy start to their new vocations initiative, the Sisters Cafe. The inaugural pop-up cafe which offered young women an opportunity to hear the faith story of religious sisters and to talk to them in an informal setting, was held in the Dominican Adult Education Centre…