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This past 12 months has changed the face of parish for all of us – Bishop Nulty

It is good for us to ask what we understand by parish now … ?” Homily by Bishop Denis Nulty at the Chrism Mass in Carlow Cathedral

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Pope Francis in Iraq a sign of hope

Davide Barbieri (Aid to the Church in Need) talks to Wendy about recent Papal trip to Iraq and how ACN is helping Christians there to rebuild their Churches, schools and homes.

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The deep desire of people to go to Mass – Bishop Phonsie Cullinan

Bishop Phonsie Cullinan reflects on how the current restrictions on public Masses, which he hopes will soon be lifted, has made him more conscious of the persecuted Church.

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Knock Shrine elevated to International Marian and Eucharistic Shrine

Wendy talks to Fr Richard Gibbons about the elevation of the National Sanctuary of Our Lady of Knock to the status of International Marian and Eucharistic Shrine.

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Synod for Irish Church announced

Michael Kelly (The Irish Catholic)  reflects on the announcement that the Irish Church will work towards a national Synod in the next five years

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Celebrating Christmas 2020 – Archbishop Eamon Martin

As the Advent season begins, Archbishop Eamon Martin reflects on the great desire that people have to return to Church to celebrate Christmas. 

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Week of Witness for Persecuted Christians – Archbishop Eamon Martin

Archbishop Eamon Martin reflects on how Red Wednesday and the Week of Witness is helping to raise awareness of the Persecuted Church.

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Exploring Christus Vivit – Making room for the Young Church

Editor Gerard Gallagher explains how ‘Exploring Christus Vivit’ features an international group of writers examining key themes in Pope Francis’ 2019 apostolic exhortation

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Church leaders react to Church closures due to COVID

Bishop Kevin Doran and Pastor Nick Park give their view on the current closure of Churches due to COVID

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Legal challenge to ‘unconstitutional’ law prohibiting Mass attendance

Declan Ganley explains why he believes that the current ban against attending Mass breaches his constitutional right to religious freedom.

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What we can learn from the McCarrick report – Austen Ivereigh

Wendy Grace talks to Austen Ivereigh about the scope and significance of the Holy See’s report about the former Cardinal Theodore McCarrick published on 10 Nov 2020

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Episcopal Ordination of Bishop Paul Dempsey – Highlights

Highlights from the Episcopal Ordination of Bishop Paul Dempsey as Bishop of Achonry that took place in Ballaghaderren on 30th August 2020

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Let us begin …. Bishop Paul Dempsey

Bishop Paul reflects on how together the Diocese of Achonry might respond to the Gospel call contained in his Episcopal motto – “Duc in Altum” – put out into the deep (Lk 5:4)

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“It is about call and response” – Bishop Elect Paul Dempsey

Bishop Elect Paul Dempsey on responding to the call to become Bishop of Achonry.  iCatholic will livestream the Episcopal Ordination on 30th Aug at 3pm

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There is much to do …. Bishop Denis Nulty

Speaking at the Chrism Mass in Carlow Cathedral Bishop Nulty said “There is much to do in the new Church that must be born out of this current crisis.”

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Being Church online for one another

Bishop Denis Nulty on the challenge of connecting with one another in these difficult times and celebrating Holy Week at home

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ACN Persecuted and Forgotten Report 2019

Michael Kinsella introduces this major global report on the scale of Christian persecution which is produced biannually by Aid to the Church in Need.

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Honouring the Martyrs of Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow

This short film records how the magnificent new statue of St Oliver Plunkett in Armagh Cathedral  honours all those persecuted for their faith.

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ACN Week of Witness 2019 (Promo)

A short promo for Aid to the Church in Need’s Week of Witness (25 Nov – 1 Dec) in support of all who are persecuted for their faith.

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ACN Week of Witness 2019

Michael Kinsella invites people to stand in solidarity with the persecuted and suffering Church during the Week of Witness (25 Nov – 1 Dec).

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“The mission of the Church is ….” Bishop Fintan Gavin

After his ordination as Bishop of Cork and Ross, Bishop Fintan said “… the mission of the Church is to go beyond itself … going towards the last, the lost and least among us … “

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My first Cork Flag – Bishop Fintan Gavin

Bishop Fintan Gavin proudly waved his first Cork flag, a gift from some young Cork pilgrims in Lourdes, during his ordination last Sunday.

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Cork and Ross Episcopal Ordination livestream

Bishop Elect Fintan Gavin reflects on his move to Cork & Ross Diocese and explains how the ordination ceremony this Sunday can be watched live on-line.

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Praying for Suffering Christians on Good Friday 2019

Parishioners were invited to wear red clothing at the Stations of the Cross on Good Friday in Navan in solidarity with persecuted Christians.

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