Posts Tagged ‘Archbishop Dermot Farrell’

Ireland’s Catholic Church prepares for a new era

Monday, February 27th, 2023
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Catholics in Dublin are facing a new era where lay members of the community will be leading liturgies formerly conducted by priests. It’s just a matter of time before they’ll be conducting funerals, marriages and baptisms in the Dublin archdiocese and elsewhere, a diocesan spokesman says. They’ll be doing everything but celebrating the Mass and Read more

Priest shortage presents ‘great challenges’ in Ireland

Monday, June 13th, 2022
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The Archbishop of Dublin has acknowledged that his diocese, the largest in Ireland, is facing “great challenges” due to a shortage of priests. Archbishop Dermot Farrell (pictured) has pledged to respond “positively and swiftly” to new proposals put forward by his parishes to deal with the challenge. “We face a particular challenge in the shortage Read more

Mammoth pastoral letter urges Catholics to tackle ‘climate catastrophe’

Monday, September 6th, 2021
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In a 64-page letter, Dublin’s Catholic archbishop urges Catholics to tackle the planet’s unfolding climate catastrophe. This will require ecological conversion, he says. The pastoral letter is the first one Archbishop Dermot Farrell (pictured) has released since he was installed in February. Pope Francis had announced his appointment last December. “The purpose of this pastoral Read more