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The Cry of the Earth, the Cry of the Poor – Archbishop Dermot Farrell

Archbishop Dermot Farrell talks to Wendy about his recent pastoral letter on the climate catastrophe during his visit to St Clare's Primary School on the Feast of St Francis

Working towards a new and inclusive church in Cashel and Emly

'Seeds of Hope' the pastoral plan for Archdiocese of Cashel and Emly was launched in Holycross Abbey with a call for a more inclusive Church.

Cashel & Emly to launch ‘Seeds of Hope’ pastoral plan

The 'Seeds of Hope' pastoral plan is intended to bring about a Church that will better serve the people and communities of the Archdiocese of Cashel & Emly

We must develop a listening ear – Archbishop Kieran O’Reilly

Homily by Archbishop Kieran O'Reilly at Mass broadcast live by iCatholic on RTE NEWS channel on 4th July 2012 from MIC Thurles

‘Building Hope’ – Renewal Taskforce for Dublin Archdiocese

Archbishop Dermot Farrell asks people to share their ideas for how the Archdiocese of Dublin can give effective witness and service in the years ahead.

Trinity Sunday – Archbishop Dermot Farrell

Homily by Archbishop Dermot Farrell at Mass on Trinity Sunday 2021 in Our Mother of Divine Grace Church Ballygall which was broadcast live by iCatholic on the RTE News Channel.

CPSMA 2021 Virtual AGM – Address by Archbishop Dermot Farrell

Full address by Archbishop Dermot Farrell at 2021 Virtual AGM of the Catholic Primary Schools Management Association

Feast of our Lady of Fatima – Archbishop Eamon Martin

On the Feast of Our Lady of Fatima (13 May) Archbishop Eammon Martin prays for all those suffering from the COVID 19 pandemic and those caring for the sick

The Pathway to the Synod – Bishop Brendan Leahy

"What does God want for us now?" Bishop Brendan Leahy explains to Wendy how the Irish Bishops are inviting submissions about the pathway to the National Synod

Coping with COVID crisis and re-opening Churches – Archbishop Eamon Martin

"We felt we had enough then... " Archbishop Eamon Martin shares his reaction to learning that it is now a criminal offence to lead or gather for public worship in the Republic 

Caring for ‘our fragile peace’ – Archbishop Eamon Martin

Archbishop Eamon Martin talks to Wendy about the recent letter from Church Leaders calling for unified political response to address violence and community tensions in NI

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

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.

Trócaire Lenten Appeal 2021 – This Lent is different

The annual Trócaire Lenten appeal has been running for nearly 50 years and while this Lent is different the call to charity remains

Lent 2021 – Message from Bishop Denis Nulty

As we begin the season of Lent, Bishop Denis Nulty offers us all a reflection on this season of grace which invites us to return to the Lord.

Dying with Dignity Bill 2020 – Submission by the Irish Catholic Bishops

Bishop Kevin Doran, Chair of the Council for Life, outlines the submission of the Irish Catholic Bishops to the Dying with Dignity Bill 2020

St Josephine Bakhita – Feast day 8th February

Video reflection in honour of St Josephine Bakhita from Sudan, kidnapped and sold into slavery as a child. Her Feast Day – 8th Feb – has become special day of prayer for victims of slavery and trafficking around the world.

How to make a St Brigid’s Cross

A step by step demonstration of how to make a St Brigid's Cross. Recorded in Kildare Town at Feile Bride 2013.

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. 

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.

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

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)

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

I thank you for all your sacrifices these special days – Bishop Nulty

Full recording of the service of Consecration of Ireland to the Immaculate Heart of Mary from Carlow Cathedral

Consecrating Ireland to the Immaculate Heart of Mary

Archbishop Eamon Martin talks to iCatholic about how the Irish Church is coming together spiritually and digitally during this coronavirus pandemic

Bishop Brendan Leahy welcomes REtv

Bishop Brendan Leahy welcomes REtv as a space for dialogue about religious education and the values and beliefs that define catholic schools.

The message of Maximum Illud for missionaries in 2019

This year's Extraordinary Mission Month celebrated a key Papal document  in the evolution of the Church’s missionary work issued in 1919. 

St John Henry Newman on Conscience

People need to go beyond a single quote to understand how St John Henry Newman understood Conscience says Bishop Fintan Monahan

Season of Creation 2019 – Jane Mellett

"I think we all need to pray that our world leaders are courageous enough to make this happen" Jane Mellett discusses the call for climate action at the UN

Season of Creation 2019

Lorna Gold and Fr Dermot Lane discuss the importance of the Season of Creation for parishes and the spirituality that flows through 'Laudato Si' 

Archbishop Eamon Martin criticises change to NI Abortion law

Archbishop Eamon expresses his concern at how the Executive Formation Bill was "essentially hijacked" thereby undermining the whole concept of devolution.

Saints Louis and Zélie Martin – Archbishop Eamon Martin

Archbishop Eamon Martin reflects on how the first married couple to be canonised together are a model for parents raising children in the faith.

Affirming the sanctity of all human life – Archbishop Eamon Martin

At the 2019 Rally for Life, Archbishop Eamon stated that it was as important as ever to affirm the sanctity of all human life.

Diocese of Cork and Ross welcomes Bishop Fintan Gavin

Watch highlights of the Episcopal Ordination of Fintan Gavin which took place in Cork on 30th June 2019.

“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 ... "

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.

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.

Lough Derg Three Day Pilgrimage Season open

In our busy world, Lough Derg is committed to hold open a space for the less obvious things, time for the deeper self, time for prayer, time for God.

Young people and Lough Derg – Bishop Dónal

Bishop Dónal McKeown on how young people seek a challenge and how a Lough Derg pilgrimage provides them with a very unique challenge.

Sharing the lessons of bitter experience – Archbishop Eamon Martin

Archbishop Martin says that the Vatican meeting on the 'Protection of Minors' is an opportunity to help others to avoid the past mistakes of the Irish Church.

Archbishop Eamon Martin on Brexit and the Border

"We need to get our act together..." Archbishop Martin responds  to Taoiseach Leo Varadkar's remarks about the possible return to a hard border due to Brexit

The message of Christmas in Northern Iraq

Archbishop Eamon Martin reflects on his recent visit to Northern Iraq where many Christians have been displaced in recent years.

Archbishop Eamon Martin Christmas Message (2018)

Archbishop Eamon offers a message of faith and hope for 2019 while acknowledging that he has mixed memories of the year gone by.

“I feel I have to be an ambassador for the Synod…”

Archbishop Eamon Martin says he needs "the help of our young people" to bring the experience of the joy and life at #Synod2018 home to the Irish Church.

AMORIS Animations promo

Now available on Amoris.ie - these six animations reflect on the vision of love, marriage and family presented by Pope Francis in The Joy of Love.

Life in their Hands – Archbishop Eamon Martin

In his message for the World Day of the Sick 2018, Archbishop Martin highlights the right to freedom of conscience for all health workers.

We will remember them …

100 years after the death of his grand-uncle at the Battle of Passchendaele, Archbishop Eamon Martin reflects on the need to remember all who fought in WWI

1 year to go to WMOF 2018 – Archbishop Diarmuid Martin

Homily by Archbishop Diarmuid Martin (extract) at Knock Shrine on 21 August 2017. See Amoris.ie for details of the preparation programme.

AMORIS programme promo

Learn about the preparation programme for the World Meeting of Families 2018 - AMORIS : Let's Talk Family! Let's Be Family!

A Joy for all the Earth – Official WMOF2018 Hymn

The official hymn for the World Meeting of Families 2018 was composed by Ephrem Feeley. Recorded live at Blackrock College Dublin.

World Meeting of Families 2018 – Official Promo

Every three years the Church brings together the largest international gathering of families in the world. In 2018 this gathering will take place in Dublin, Ireland.

WMOF 2018 National Collection 1 – 2 April 2017

A short promo for the National Church Collection for the World Meeting of Families that will take place in Dublin in August 2018

Celebrating the liturgies of the Triduum – Introduction

Julie Kavanagh introduces this four part series with a brief overview of some key aspects of the liturgies of the Triduum.

This Pope teaches you the essence of the Church…

Bishop Brendan Leahy reflects on how Pope Francis created a 'family atmosphere' at his meeting with the Irish Bishops during their Ad Limina visit.

Preparing for the World Meeting of Families 2018

Archbishop Diarmuid Martin discusses the preparations for the World of Meeting of Families 2018 ahead of the Ad Limina visit to Rome by the Irish Bishops.

Faith Based Schools in a Pluralist Society – Archbishop D Martin

A reflection from Archbishop Diarmuid Martin at the National Education Conference organised by The Irish Catholic

Finding everything in giving

Bishop Liam MacDaid reflects on the life of Marion Mill and invites people to think of what a vocation to priesthood or religious life might offer them.

New pilgrim guide to Lough Derg

Fr Eamonn Conway, author of a new book about the Lough Derg pilgrimage, shares why he believes this sacred space is an island of quiet miracles.

Do not be afraid to your proclaim your faith

Archbishop Charles Brown's message to those gathered at Youth 2000 Summer Festival 2016 was not to be afraid to proclaim their faith.

Lough Derg : Island of Quiet Miracles

Rev Prof Eamonn Conway, author of a new about the Lough Derg pilgrimage, shares why he believes this sacred space is an island of quiet miracles.

Bishop of Derry pays tribute to Sr Clare Crockett

Bishop Donal McKeown reflects on how the joyful service of Derry native Sr Clare Crockett (1982 -2016) can serve as an inspiration to her generation.

Accord research into relationship counselling trends

Bishop Denis Nulty discusses recent research into the most common problems that couples refer to when they come to Accord for relationship counselling.

Remembering 1916 – Archbishop Eamon Martin

Archbishop Martin on the need to avoid a false glorification of the 1916 Easter Rising and the Battle of the Somme and the on-going need not to forget victims of violence.

2015 Christmas Message from Archbishop Eamon Martin

Archbishop Eamon Martin shares a message of hope for the coming year and prays that the Year of Mercy will convey a great sense of welcome for people.

Synod on the Family 2015 – Archbishop Diarmuid Martin

Archbishop Diarmaid Martin reflects on the progress and potential legacy of the Synod on the Family. Recorded in Rome on Oct 23rd.

Synod on the Family 2015 – Archbishop Eamon Martin

In this iCatholic report, we hear what Archbishop Eamon Martin said at the Vatican Press Conference on 21 October.

What Lourdes means to me

Standing where Bernadette saw Our Lady for the last time on 16 July 1858, Phil O'Reilly shares his deep attachment to Lourdes over nearly 50 years.

Lough Derg’s connection with Lourdes

Returning pilgrims Dave and Liam share how their refreshing Lough Derg experience echoes their experience in Lourdes.

Cuireann Pádraig focail ar an faoiseamh aigne atá le fáil anseo

A pilgrim shares some thoughts as gaeilge on the peace of mind that is one of the graces of a Lough Derg pilgrimage.

10 Quotes from Laudato Si

The Encyclical Letter - Laudato Si on care for our common home - from Pope Francis is addressed to every person living on this planet.

Short Series on the Creed – God the Father

Bishop Brendan Leahy, Bishop of Limerick, in the second part of a four part series reflects on God the Father.

Care for the Covenant of Marriage – Archbishop Eamon Martin

Interview with Archbishop Eamon Martin about his statement on the Marriage Referendum - Care for the Covenant of Marriage.

Pope Francis and the Joy of the Gospel: the Social Dimension

Cardinal Peter Turkson delivered the Annual St. Brigid’s Lecture in the Diocese of Down & Connor on 4th March 2015.

Archbishop Eamon Martin on Marriage Referendum

Archbishop Eamon Martin discusses the statement issued by the Bishops Conference in regard to the upcoming Marriage Referendum.

Statement from Irish Bishops on Marriage Referendum

Archbishop Eamon Martin shares the statement from the Irish Bishops Conference on the upcoming Marriage referendum.

Find the Balance with alcohol – Dara Fitzpatrick

In this video, Irish Coast Guard helicopter pilot Dara Fitzpatrick shares why she would not risk the job she loves doing by over-drinking - 'balance is everything in this job'.

Archbishop Eamon Martin – Christmas Message

Archbishop Eamon Martin shares his hopes for the year ahead, including for the peace process, and offers a blessing to all families and homes in Ireland.

The Meaning of Marriage – Irish Bishops

Bishop Kevin Doran discusses the pastoral statement from the Irish Bishops - The Meaning of Marriage - which is being distributed to over 1,300 parishes.

The Cry of the Earth relaunched by Irish Bishops Conference

Dr Lorna Gold discusses the relaunch of the Cry of the Earth and the pastoral resource (Glas) that Trócaire has published to supplement it.

Kilmore Diocesan Assembly 2014 – Introduction

Welcome and opening remarks by Bishop Leo O'Reilly at the Kilmore Diocesan Assembly which took place on 25 - 26 October 2014.

Kilmore Diocesan Assembly 2014 – Bishop O’Reilly

The homily by Bishop Leo O'Reilly on Sunday 26th October which was part of the 2014 Kilmore Diocesan Assembly.

Sunday Reflection – All Souls

Salesian Fr Hugh O'Donnell shares a reflection for the Feast of All Souls (Sunday 2nd Nov) entitled "The Flowering of Life".

Hungers of the Heart – Season of Longing 1

Season of Longing is a three part Adult Faith Education series from the Irish Augustinians which explores ways of nurturing the deep longing for God in all of us.

Pathways of Prayer – Season of Longing 2

Season of Longing is a three part Adult Faith Education series from the Irish Augustinians which explores ways of nurturing the deep longing for God in all of us.

Following Jesus – Season of Longing 3

Season of Longing is a three part Adult Faith Education series from the Irish Augustinians which explores ways of nurturing the deep longing for God in all of us.

Vatican Social Communications – Mons Paul Tighe

Monsignor Paul Tighe discusses how the Vatican has embraced digital platforms like twitter and also developed the Pope app.

Synod on the Family – Sebastian Gomes

Wendy Grace chats to Sebastian Gomes from Salt + Light TV about his experience of the 2014 Synod on the Family.

Reflection for 30th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Salesian Sr Sarah O'Rourke shares a reflection this Sunday (26 Oct) entitled "Love of God and Love of Neighbour".

Archbishop Diarmuid Martin at the Synod on the Family

Archbishop Diarmuid Martin shares his reflection on the progress of the Synod on the Family which has been running for the last two weeks in Rome.

Interview with Emer McCarthy at Vatican Radio

Wendy Grace interviews Emer McCarthy about how Vatican Radio serves the universal church in the digital age in dozens of languages.

Reflection for 29th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Salesian Fr John Horan shares a reflection for Mission Sunday (19th Oct) entitled ""Punching holes in the darkness"

Synod on the Family 2014 – Livestream from Rome

Watch back our panel discussion on the Synod on the Family which we streamed live from Vatican Radio on 16th Oct 2014.

Editor of Irish Catholic meets Pope Francis

Michael Kelly, Editor of The Irish Catholic, describes his meeting with Pope Francis and the book he presented to the Pope.

iCatholic live from Rome on Synod on the Family

iCatholic will livestream a panel discussion on the Synod on the Family from Rome on 19th Oct. Watch promo...

Passing on the faith – Breda O’Brien

The address by Breda O'Brien at the recent Conference hosted by the Irish Catholic and sponsored by Trocaire.

Pilgrim Scéal – the Lough Derg package

Art McCarthy speaks about how the "Lough Derg package" supports him through the three days and sustains him through the year.

Pope Francis and women in the Church today

The address by Baroness Nuala O Loan at the recent Conference hosted by the Irish Catholic and sponsored by Trocaire.

Reflection for 28th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Bishop Brendan Leahy, Bishop of Limerick, offers a reflection for this Sunday (12th Oct) entitled "Accepting the Invitiation'.

The Great Reformer – Francis and the Making of a Radical Pope

Austen Ivereigh discusses his biography of Pope Francis and how reform is already evident in the process for the Synod on the Family.

Lumen Gentium: Catafalque or Crowbar?

Talk by Mark-Patrick Hedderman, Abbot of Glenstal at Conference hosted by The Irish Catholic and sponsored by Trócaire on 4th Oct 2014.

Reflection for 27th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Salesian Fr John Carroll shares a reflection for this Sunday (5th Oct) entitled 'The Vineyard of the Lord'.

Faith in Action: Trócaire and the future of the Church in Ireland

Talk by Trócaire Executive Director Éamonn Meehan at Conference hosted by The Irish Catholic and sponsored by Trócaire on 4th Oct 2014.

The Irish Catholic Conference – Papal Nuncio

Archbishop Charles Brown, Papal Nuncio to Ireland, address to the Conference - Pope Francis and the Future of the Church in Ireland

The Great Reformer: lessons from Jorge Mario Bergogolio’s past

Papal Biographer Austen Ivereigh address to the Conference was entitled 'The Great Reformer: lessons from Jorge Mario Bergogolio's past'.

Day for Life 2014 – Bishop Brendan Leahy

Bishop Brendan Leahy outlines Day for Life and explains the theme and message chosen by the bishops for this year's Day for Life on Sunday 5 October.

Archbishop Diarmuid Martin previews Synod on the Family 2014

Archbishop Diarmuid Martin previews the upcoming gathering in Rome on the Pastoral Challenges of the Family in the context of Evangelisation.

Catholic Social Teaching (CST) in 3 minutes

All of Trócaire's work, in Ireland as well as overseas, is informed by Catholic Social Teaching (CST). Watch this 3 min intro to CST.

MIA 20 – Closing Prayer Ritual

This prayer ritual marked the closing of the week long celebrations for 20th anniversary of the Mercy International Association.

MIA 20 – Responding to Global Justice Issues Part 2

Part two of the presentation on Responding to Global Justice Issues Mercy at the United Nations given on last day of the MIA 20 celebrations.

MIA 20 – Responding to Global Justice Issues Part 1

Part one of the presentation on Responding to Global Justice Issues Mercy at the United Nations given on last day of the MIA 20 celebrations.

MIA 20 – Prayer Ritual Responding to Global Justice Issues

This prayer ritual on Responding to Global Justice Issues prepared by the Philippines was part of the 20th anniversary celebrations for Mercy International Association.

MIA 20 – Mercy into the Future reports 2

The second of two sessions of reports on the discussions on Mercy into the Future that took place during MIA 20

MIA 20 – Mercy into the Future Reports 1

The first of two sessions of reports on the discussions on Mercy into the Future that took place during MIA 20

MIA 20 – Shapers of the Dream – Mary Reynolds RSM

Mary Reynolds gives an input on Shapers of The Dream as part of the 20th anniversary celebrations for Mercy International Association.

MIA 20 – Prayer Ritual on Taking Mercy into the Future

This prayer ritual on taking Mercy into the Future prepared by Aotearoa New Zealand was part of the 20th anniversary celebrations for Mercy International Association.

Reflection for 26th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Salesian Fr John Campion shares a reflection for next Sunday (28 Sept) entitled 'the difference between saying and doing'

MIA 20 – Sustainable Development Presentation Part 3

The presentation by Dr Aedin McLoughlin was part of the 20th anniversary celebrations for Mercy International Association.

MIA 20 – Sustainable Development Presentation Part 2

The presentation given by Fr Sean McDonagh SCC was part of the 20th anniversary celebrations for Mercy International Association.

MIA 20 – Sustainable Development Presentation Part 1

The presentation given by Carmel Bracken RSM was part of the 20th anniversary celebrations for Mercy International Association.

MIA 20 – Prayer Ritual on Caring for the Environment

This prayer ritual on Caring for the Environment prepared by Newfoundland was part of the 20th anniversary celebrations for Mercy International Association.

MIA 20 – Prayer Ritual on Opposing Trafficking – 26th September 2014

This prayer ritual prepared by Australia on Opposing Trafficking was part of the 20th anniversary celebrations for Mercy International Association.

Mercy International Association 20 – President Higgins

President Michael D Higgins addressed the Mercy International Association 20th anniversary gathering in Dublin and worldwide via our livestream.

MIA 20 – Prayer Ritual on our Global Reality – 25th September 2014

This prayer ritual prepared by Great Britain on our Global Reality was part of the 20th anniversary celebrations for Mercy International Association.

Mercy International Association 20 – Mercy Day Mass

Watch full recording of the Mass on the Feast of Our Lady of Mercy as part of the 20th anniversary of Mercy International Association.

MIA 20 – Mercy Day Mass Homily by Archbishop Diarmuid Martin

Homily by Archbishop Diarmuid Martin on the Feast of Our Lady of Mercy in Saint Mary’s Church, Haddington Road Dublin on 24th September 2014

Mercy International Association 20 – Mercy Day greetings

Greetings from some of those gathered in Dublin for the 20th anniversary of Mercy International Association to their home communities across the globe.

Mercy International Association 20 – Mercy Day Prayer

Prayer ritual on Mercy Day as part of the celebration of the 20th anniversary of the Mercy International Centre incorporating ritual prepared by the Institute of the Congregation.

MIA 20 – Story telling and Playback Theatre

This session of story telling and playback theatre was part of the celebrations for 20th anniversary of Mercy International Association

Trócaire at National Ploughing Championships 2014

Trócaire Director Éamonn Meehan invites all attending the Ploughing to visit stand 372 where Kildare & Leighlin Diocese is hosting Trócaire.

Reflection for 25th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Salesian Fr Koenraad Van Gucht shares a reflection for next Sunday (21 Sept) entitled "To look with a heart".

Trócaire – Your Support at Work 2013-2014

Learn about the impact and difference your support has made in the countries where Trócaire works, as well as the great achievements of their supporters in Ireland.

Kildare & Leighlin Action for Justice Sept 2014

All parishes in Kildare & Leighlin are invited to participate in an Action for Justice where non-perishable food items or monetary contributions can be donated for local food kitchens.

Mercy International Association – 20th Anniv invite

Sr Mary Reynolds invites one and all to follow the livestream of the celebrations for the 20th anniversary of the Mercy International Association.

Hello My God – Children’s Conversation with God

Watch a sample from a new video series of prayers and meditations for Primary Schools from Emmaus Productions.

K&L Stand at the 2014 National Ploughing Championship

Bishop Denis Nulty invites people to visit the Kildare & Leighlin stand (372) at the Ploughing Championship 23 - 25th September 2014.

Cathedral of Christ the King Mullingar 75 – tree planting

Cardinal Timothy Dolan plants a tree in the grounds of the Cathedral of Christ the King, Mullingar for its 75th anniversary.

Cathedral of Christ the King, Mullingar – 75th Anniversary

Watch highlights of the ceremonies marking the 75th anniversary of the Cathedral in Mullingar on 7th September 2014.

Cathedral of Christ the King Mullingar 75 – Reflection

The post-communion reflection at the Mass for the 75th anniversary of the Cathedral in Mullingar on 7th September 2014.

Reflection for Feast of the Exaltation of the Cross

Salesian Fr Ray McIntyre shares a reflection this Sunday (14 Sept) when the Church celebrates the Feast of the the Exaltation of the Holy Cross.

Walk and Pray for the Persecuted

In solidarity with displaced Christians and other minorities, people are invited to walk to and from Church next weekend (21 Sept) and remember them in prayer.

New on-line Resources for Primary Schools – Emmaus Productions

Watch a sample from a new video series of prayers and meditations for Primary Schools from Emmaus Productions.

Archbishop Eamon Martin – Primate of All Ireland

Statement by Archbishop Eamon Martin as he becomes Archbishop of Armagh and Primate of All Ireland following the resignation today of Cardinal Sean Brady.

Interview with Cardinal Timothy Dolan

Cardinal Dolan sat down with iCatholic while attending the 75th anniversary of the consecration of the Cathedral of Christ the King, Mullingar.

Christ the King Cathedral Mullingar 75 – Cardinal Dolan Homily

The homily by Cardinal Timothy Dolan, Archbishop of New York, at the Mass for the 75th anniversary of the consecration of the Cathedral of Christ the King, Mullingar.

New full-time Vocations Director in K&L Diocese

Fr Ruairi O’Domhnaill has been appointed by Bishop Denis Nulty as a full-time Vocations Director. They discuss the plan for the year ahead.

Reflection for 23rd Sunday in Ordinary Time

Salesian Brother Padraig McDonald shares a reflection for this Sunday (7th Sept) entitled "We travel that journey together".

Aid to the Church in Need – an introduction

Declan Quinn introduces the Aid to the Church in Need charity, which supports persecuted and poverty-stricken Christians around the world.

Reflection for 22nd Sunday in Ordinary Time

Salesian Fr Pat Egan shares a reflection for Sunday (31st August) entitled "No grace without suffering.."

Bar Stool Soapbox – Climate Change

This summer Trócaire brought a barstool into Dublin city centre and asked people for their thoughts on climate change.

Returning to School – a family story

Fr Paddy Byrne chats to the O'Brien family about the return to school - both from view of a teacher/parent and as pupils in primary and post-primary.

Our Lady of Knock honoured in Buenos Aires

On 23rd August 2014 a statue of Our Lady of Knock was blessed and enthroned in The Cathedral of Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Investing in Church Communications – Portlaoise Parish

Portlaoise Parish outreach includes their website, webcam, video channel on iCatholic along with text alerts and a weekly parish magazine....

Youth 2000 Summer Festival 2014 – Everything Drama

Watch a powerful drama from the Youth 2000 Summer Festival showing how the Lord never abandons us in our struggles and pain.

Youth 2000 Summer Festival 2014 – Archbishop Eamon Martin

Archbishop Eamon Martin's homily on 15th August at the 2014 Summer Festival in which he called on young people, like Mary, to magnify the Lord in society.

Reflection for 20th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Fr Michael Casey, Provincial of Salesians in Ireland, shares a reflection for this Sunday (17th August) entitled "Jesus and the Canaanite woman".

Trócaire Gaza Appeal – August 2014

Trócaire is appealing for your support for their efforts to deliver emergency aid to Gaza and their work towards a just peace in the region.

Feast of the Assumption of the Blessed Vigin Mary

Bishop Brendan Leahy offers a reflection on the church's faith and teaching regarding the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary which we celebrate on 15th August.

Reflection for 19th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Treat yourself with a few minutes peace and prayer with this visually stunning reflection with a beautiful message about stillness with the Lord...

Urlar Pattern 2014 – Homily by Bishop Brendan Kelly

In his homily at the 2014 Urlaur Pattern Mass on August 4th, Bishop Brendan Kelly reflected on the call to be peacemakers in this often troubled world.

Pilgrim Scéal – planning return to Lough Derg with friends

Having finished their pilgrimage, Sean and Leo share how they plan to invite some friends to come with them to Lough Derg next year.

Pilgrim Scéal – Derry youth pilgrims on Lough Derg

Fr Brendan Collins relates how young pilgrims from Derry lifted other pilgrims while benefiting from the pilgrimage themselves.

Episcopal Ordination of Bishop Denis Nulty

Highlights from the ordination ceremony that took place one year ago on 4th August 2013 in Carlow Cathedral.

Youth 2000 Summer Festival 2014 new promo

The Youth 2000 Summer Festival is taking place between 14th-17th August 2014 in Cistercian College, Roscrea, Co Tipperary for ages 16-35.

Pilgrim Scéal – Finding out why you came to Lough Derg

You don't always need a clear reason to come to Lough Derg as during the pilgrimage you can discover the reason why you needed to come.

Living Church – Pastoral Plan for Down & Connor

An overview of the Living Church process which identified the core elements which are now part of the Diocesan plan in Down & Connor.

Interview with Marie Collins

Abuse survivor Marie Collins talks about the role and work of the Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors on which she serves.

Prayers for Peace – resource from Irish Bishops

Fr Robert McCabe introduces a prayer resource circulated by the Irish Bishops in response to the recent call from Pope Francis for people to pray for peace.

Sundays of Sorrow: Inside Medellín’s War

'Maria' tells her incredible story, how she suffered at the hands of vicious drug gangs in Medellín and how Trocaire has assisted her and women like her.

SVP Pre Budget Submission 2015

An overview of the three key recommendations in the SVP pre budget submission 2015 entitled 'Planning for the Right Kind of Recovery'

SVP pre-budget submission 2015 – housing and energy costs

Housing provision and energy costs are two key concerns in the SVP submission entitled 'Planning for the Right Kind of Recovery'.

Society of St Vincent de Paul – vision and services

John-Mark McCafferty, the SVP Head of Social Justice and Policy, provides an overview of the aims of SVP and its services which includes hostels and shops.

Youth 2000 Summer Youth Festival (14-17 Aug 2014)

Watch a promo video for the 2014 Summer Youth Festival that will be hosted by Youth 2000 in Roscrea from 14 - 17 Aug.

Society of St Vincent de Paul – Conferences & Volunteering

John-Mark McCafferty, the SVP Head of Social Justice and Policy, explains the activity and structure of the SVP at the local level and about volunteering.

Reflection for 15th Sunday in Ordinary Time

SalesianFr Dan Devitt shares a reflection for the 15th sunday in ordinary Time (13 July 2014) entitled - "It is like a seed".

Pilgrim Scéal – Bishop Donal McKeown

Bishop Donal McKeown on completion of his pilgrimage explores three significant aspects of Lough Derg.

Reflection for 14th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Salesian Fr John Horan SDB shares a reflection for the 14th Sunday in Ordinary Time (July 6th 2014) entitled "Healing the world".

Poverty and Income Distribution – Social Justice Ireland

Fr Seán Healy SMA discusses a recent policy paper from Social Justice Ireland on Poverty and Income Distribution.

Taking Power Back: Colombian Farmers Speak Out

Small farmers have been caught in the middle of Colombia's civil war for decades. Today, they are beginning to speak up. Video by Trocaire.

Inteview with Catholic blogger Leah Libresco

Wendy Grace interviews Leah Libresco, a popular US Catholic blogger on patheos.com, before Leah gave a talk in Dublin on 2nd July.

Having Better Fights About Religion – Leah Libresco

Leah Libresco, a popular US Catholic blogger, Yale graduate, and self described ‘geeky convert’, gave a talk in Dublin entitled 'Having Better Fights About Religion'.

Lough Derg as a ‘spritual home’ – Prior

Prior Owen McEneaney speaks of Lough Derg as a "spiritual home" for many and invites viewers to "come as you are to a quiet place and rest a while"!

Pilgrim Scéal – Malachi Cush on the calm of Lough Derg

Malachi Cush sees Lough Derg not just in terms of the pilgrimage exercises but also in terms of bringing the sense of calm and peace from Lough Derg to his daily schedule.

Limerick Diocesan Pilgimage to Lourdes – 2014

Quoting St Bernadette, Bishop Brendan Leahy offers a brief reflection as the 2014 Limerick Diocesan Pilgrimage prepares to depart Lourdes.

Trócaire’s Somalia Education Programme

Our Education programme in Gedo, Somalia is running since 2011 from money from an Emergency Appeal. Funds are fast depleting so we urgently need to raise €500,000 for 15 schools.

Pilgrim Scéal – We discovered Lough Derg via Google

Jacob from Boston and Nicole from Florida found Lough Derg via Google and discovered even more when they arrived for their three days on the island.

Let the Devil Sleep: Rwanda 20 Years After Genocide

Let the Devil Sleep is the story of four individual's unlikely journey of confession, forgiveness and reconciliation in post-genocide Rwanda.

What is the Irish Catholic Catechism for Adults?

Watch a short introduction to this major new resource from the Irish Episcopal Conference. Published by Veritas.

Pentecost Reflection – Fr Martin McCormack

Salesian Fr Martin McCormack shares a very personal reflection about his impending return to ministry in Africa and how he feels challenged to respond to the Spirit.

Interview with Fr Kevin Doran – Bishop-elect of Elphin

Fr Kevin will be ordained Bishop of Elphin on 13th July. Here he gives thanks for the welcome in Elphin and all the work preparing for the ordination.

How to use the Irish Catholic Catechism for Adults in your parish

Learn how you can use this new resource from the Irish Episcopal Conference in your parish. Published by Veritas.

Barry McGuigan – my faith story

Boxing legend Barry McGuigan shared his faith story at the Graiguecullen Parish Novena on 2nd June 2014 and explained how he came to have a close bond with the Poor Clares.

Reflection for World Communications Sunday

Salesian Fr Dan Carroll shares a reflection for World Communications Sunday and the various ways that the Good News is proclaimed, modelled on the example of Jesus.

I have a future – St Alphonsus School, Bangalore

A 15 minute documentary film about St Alphonsus School Bangalore

Redemptorists – Missions and Novenas

Fr Ciaran O'Callaghan explains the approach of the Redemptorist Missions team and how you can book a Parish Mission or Novena.

Jesus my Guide – Reflection for 6th Sunday of Easter

A beautiful reflection and prayer asking Jesus to guide us on our way, acknowledging that life is surprising and brings us on ways that we do not know or want to go on.

The Feast of Mary Help of Christians – May 24

A short video reflection and prayer to mark the Feast of Mary, help of Christians which is celebrated on 24th May.

I am the way – Reflection for 5th Sunday of Easter

"I am the Way" - Reflection for 5th Sunday of Easter presented by Fr KoenradVanGucht, Salesian.

Act to Prevent Trafficking – St Mary’s, Mallow

The YSI students in St. Mary's, Mallow and their teacher Ms Lyons reflect on the experience of undertaking their Stop Trafficking of People (S.T.O.P.) project over the last year.

Good Shepherd – Reflection for 4th Sunday of Easter

"Good Shepherd" - Reflection for 4th Sunday of Easter presented by Fr Richard Ebejer, Salesian.