Posts Tagged ‘Irish priests’

‘Review anxiety’ forces Irish priests to abandon online Masses Comments 0

Thursday, November 12th, 2020
Priests Abandon online

Many Irish priests are abandoning online broadcasts of masses due to anxiety created by digital reviews. As in many countries, churches and other places of worship in the Irish Republic have significant restrictions. Priests are required to say mass in empty or near-empty churches. To reach parishioners, masses have been broadcast online since restrictions on Read more

Palmerston North priest dies after 70 years of priestly service Comments 0

Monday, November 6th, 2017

Fr Patrick Joseph Cumisky passed away peacefully in Wanganui last Wednesday at the age of 96. His Funeral Mass takes place in Wanganui on Thursday, November 9. Cumiskey was educated at Mohill Boys National School, St Mel’s College Longford and All Hallows College Drumcondra, Dublin. He was ordained a priest in All Hallows on Sunday, 30th Read more

Fr Des Levins R.I.P. Comments 0

Monday, May 22nd, 2017

Fr Des Levins had died peacefully at Nazareth Rest Home on 25 March. The people of Whanganui, where he worked for 25 years, remember him with affection Read more Related Posts:Fleeing wars in search of a safer lifeBrady Bunch mum’s Catholic example remembered by…Ireland’s Bishop Daly of Bloody Sunday fame diesA sympathetic makeover converts and Read more

Fr Pat Cooke returns to Ireland after 55 years Comments 0

Friday, July 24th, 2015

Father Patrick Cooke is heading back to his homeland after 21 years serving the Catholic community at Our Lady of Lourdes in Havelock North. Fr Pat, 86, has been in New Zealand most of his life, since coming over from Ireland with his brother Walter in 1960. “There was an invitation from the bishop of Read more

Dolan’s report ‘incompetent’ say Irish Priests Comments 0

Tuesday, June 19th, 2012

The Association of Catholic Priests in Ireland issued a very strongly worded statement calling on Ireland’s archbishops and bishops of the priests concerned, “to publicly repudiate this report in the strongest possible terms and to support the priests involved in seeking to restore their reputations”. The Association says Dolan’s report had “effectively destroyed the reputations Read more

Has the ‘real Ratzinger’ come out to play? Comments 0

Tuesday, May 1st, 2012

ROME — When Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger was elected to the papacy in April 2005, the popular forecast called for stormy weather ahead. This was, after all, the Vatican enforcer who had been leading a “smack-down on heresy since 1981”, in the words of T-shirts and coffee mugs marketed by a Ratzinger fan club. His rise elicited Read more