Category: Irish News

Cobh sings along to Mass at home

Covid-19: The Faithful respond   In Cobh parish they have been receiving Mass via Facebook Live every morning at 9am. On Sunday Bishop William Crean of the Diocese of Cloyne celebrated Mass with Cobh’s clergy. Jennifer Buckley of Cobh Parish said: “Our musical director Dominic Finn and Cantor Patrick O’ Donoghue played and sang from…

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‘Dial a prayer’ in Waterford

Covid-19: The Faithful respond   A community of contemplative nuns, the Sisters of Mary Morning Star, who came to live in Waterford in January last year have set up a new prayer initiative called ‘Dial a Prayer’. The sisters want to bring the intentions, thoughts and prayers of people in the Diocese of Waterford and…

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Lighting 
a
 candle
 against
 coronavirus

A Wexford priest will be lighting a candle every day at about 8pm for all those involved in the fight against the coronavirus (Covid-19) as well as those affected. Speaking to The Irish Catholic, Fr Tom Dalton PP of Riverchapel parish in the Diocese of Ferns said he found “great solace in it”. “I’ve decided…

Pro-life campaigners have criticised plans to offer unrestricted abortion up to 12 weeks of pregnancy in the North

Despite the fact that 79% of those who responded to a public consultation opposed the changes, the British government today published regulations regarding the provision of abortion in the region that will come into effect next week. In 2019, abortion was decriminalised in the region over the heads of locally-elected politicians by British MPs in…

Archbishop pays tribute to those ‘wrapping a blanket of prayer and compassion’ around Ireland

Archbishop Eamon Martin has paid tribute to priests and pastoral workers who are reaching out to those who feel frightened and vulnerable during the coronavirus pandemic. Speaking at Mass this morning in the Cathedral of Saints Patrick and Colman in Newry, the country’s most-senior Churchman said “it is heart-warming to note the large number of people,…

Dozens of priests die in Italy Covid-19 crisis

Up to 30 priests have died in Italy as a result of the coronavirus pandemic gripping the country, according to the official newspaper of the Church there. Avvenire – the publication of the Italian bishops’ conference – reported that 28 priests were confirmed to have died from Covid-19, while two others died before they had…