Posts Tagged ‘Dublin’

Wanted: 4,000 Eucharistic ministers

Monday, July 23rd, 2018

The Dublin archdiocese is seeking 4,000 Eucharistic ministers to serve at the papal Mass. According to the archdiocese around 500,000 people are expected for the closing Mass which will be celebrated by Pope Francis on 26 August. Read more Related Posts:Only the fully vaccinated can meet Pope Francis in…Chicago parishioners appeal to Vatican over church…Pope Read more

Notre Dame Uni to help with faith-reason centre in Dublin

Friday, June 24th, 2016

A new centre for dialogue between faith and reason, between Church and society is to be set up in Dublin, Ireland. The University of Notre Dame from the US will oversee the initiative at University Church, Dublin. Archbishop Diarmuid Martin of Dublin announced the establishment of the “Notre-Dame Newman Centre for Faith and Reason”. Earlier Read more

Access limited to Dublin pro-cathedral as 1916 recalled

Friday, February 19th, 2016

Dublin archdiocese is trying to improve access to St Mary’s Pro-Cathedral on Easter Sunday this year, after a traffic cordon was imposed. The city centre will be closed to all vehicles from 6am on Easter Sunday until 8pm that night, as events take place to commemorate the 1916 Easter rising. A spokeswoman for the archdiocese Read more

Dublin’s All Hallows College sold to university

Tuesday, June 23rd, 2015

All Hallows College in Dublin has been sold to the Dublin City University. The site was put up for sale last year with a NZS23 million price tag. In May 2014, the board of trustees of All Hallows College started a wind-down of the college’s academic operations. The last group of postgraduate students will graduate Read more

Irish bishop suggests people give up booze for Lent

Tuesday, February 24th, 2015

Dublin’s auxiliary bishop has suggested that people give up alcohol for Lent, or at least cut down on their intake. Bishop Éamonn Walsh said this would make sense from both health and economic perspectives and would give “the body a rest”. The bishop suggested money saved might be donated to institutions which help people with Read more

Dublin parishes to discuss family issues ahead of synod

Tuesday, February 3rd, 2015

Parishes in Dublin in Ireland are determining for themselves how they discuss family issues ahead the synod in October. The Irish Times reported an invitation by Archbishop Diarmuid Martin to priests and parishioners to hold meetings on the subject. In a letter to priests and parishes, Archbishop Martin stated that Pope Francis wants Catholics around the Read more

Priest in ecumenical breakthrough in Ireland

Tuesday, October 7th, 2014

Ecumenical history has been made with the appointment for the first time of a Catholic priest as chair of the Dublin Council of Churches. Fr Damian McNiece is the first Catholic priest to hold the position in the 50 year history of the DCC. The Catholic Church only became a full member of the council six years ago, Read more

All Hallows College to close after Kennedy letters sale off

Tuesday, May 27th, 2014

All Hallows College in Dublin has announced it is to close its doors only days after its proposed sale of Jackie Kennedy’s letters was stopped. The former United States first lady’s letters were written to Vincentian Fr Joseph Leonard, who died in 1964. The proposed sale was stopped after the intervention of the Kennedy family. Read more

Irish archbishop slams Church treatment of children

Tuesday, July 23rd, 2013

Archbishop Diarmuid Martin of Dublin has hit out at the Catholic Church’s treatment of children after an official report trenchantly criticised three former Dublin archbishops for their mishandling of an abuse case. The report also found there was “shocking” police connivance with Church authorities in failing to investigate complaints. “The priest was looked after, people Read more

Half-million pack Dublin for St. Patrick’s Day parade

Tuesday, March 20th, 2012

An estimated half-million people crowded Saturday into central Dublin to view the St. Patrick’s Day parade, a focal point for Irish celebrations worldwide and the start of the tourist season in debt-battered Ireland.

Bands from Britain, the United States and Russia joined thousands of Irish volunteers on Saturday’s two-hour procession down Dublin’s major boulevard, O’Connell Street, across the River Liffey, past Trinity College and concluding outside St. Patrick’s Cathedral.

In his St. Patrick’s Day message, Catholic Cardinal Sean Brady offered prayers to the estimated 50,000 citizens who have emigrated in the past year to escape Ireland’s weak economy.

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