Watch: Our Lady appears to thousands in Knock, Ireland

A miracle has been reported in Ireland, and it has been witnessed and filmed by thousands of people. According to a 14-year-old boy who visited Fatima, the Virgin Mary told him she would appear at 3 PM in Knock, Ireland. Something miraculous has happened. The footage is emotional and difficult to believe, but it is… Continue reading Watch: Our Lady appears to thousands in Knock, Ireland

Why Ireland needs more Rome, not less

The Irish Church has lost its fervour, yet retains its fierce independence. But without outside intervention, it will continue to flounder Pope Francis is due to visit Ireland in August 2018. His trip will probably include a historic journey north of the border. But what he is likely to find is that Irish Catholicism remains… Continue reading Why Ireland needs more Rome, not less

Meet the monks who spend their lives praying for Ireland's priests

Prayer, reparation and praising God are the focus of a new Benedictine priory in Ireland, which focuses especially on reparation for the sins of priests. “It was never our predetermined plan to come to Ireland,” Silverstream Priory’s Father Benedict Anderson, O.S.B., told CNA. “But we believe that, through circumstances that we could never have foreseen,… Continue reading Meet the monks who spend their lives praying for Ireland's priests

Cardinal Connell of Dublin dies at 90

Cardinal Connell spent 16 years leading the Archdiocese of Dublin Irish Cardinal Desmond Connell, the retired archbishop of Dublin, died on February 21 at the age of 90. A philosopher and strong defender of traditional Catholic values, including regarding divorce, contraception and abortion, Cardinal Connell’s accomplishments during his 16 years as head of the Archdiocese… Continue reading Cardinal Connell of Dublin dies at 90

Dying man leaves amazing gift hidden in forest

The Celtic cross has been recognized as an emblem of Irish Christianity for centuries. Today, the symbol is visible from thousands of feet in the air, greeting passengers who fly into the City of Derry airport in County Londonderry, Ireland. More than 300 feet long and 200 feet wide, the cross is set on a… Continue reading Dying man leaves amazing gift hidden in forest

World Meeting of Families 2018 to focus on ‘renewal of marriage and family’ in Ireland

The theme chosen by Pope Francis for the World Meeting is ‘The Gospel of the Family – Joy for the World’ Archbishop Diarmuid Martin of Dublin said the next World Meeting of Families, which takes place in Ireland in August 2018, would be about developing “concrete ideas for the renewal of marriage and family in… Continue reading World Meeting of Families 2018 to focus on ‘renewal of marriage and family’ in Ireland

Pope Francis chooses the next theme and location for the World Meeting of Families 2018

Pope Francis chose the next country to host the World Meeting of Families in August 2018. The World Meeting of Families began with St. John Paul II and is held every three years to celebrate the family as the “fundamental building block of society and the Church,” as stated by the World Meeting website. The… Continue reading Pope Francis chooses the next theme and location for the World Meeting of Families 2018

RTÉ {Radio Telefis Éireann} plans to make Angelus slot accessible to ‘all faiths and none’.

RTÉ  plans to revamp the Angelus to make it accessible to “people of all faiths and none”.This has been described as discriminatory because it would always remain a Catholic call to prayer. It was in 1950 that Radio Éireann – then the national Irish broadcaster for radio – began the tradition of broadcasting the Angelus  three… Continue reading RTÉ {Radio Telefis Éireann} plans to make Angelus slot accessible to ‘all faiths and none’.

Amnesty’s pro-abortion campaign is disingenuous and anti-Catholic, say critics

Amnesty International has launched a campaign calling for the decriminalisation of abortion in Ireland Amnesty International has launched a video campaign, calling for the decriminalisation of abortion in Ireland, which has been described by some as anti-Catholic. The video, uses actor Liam Neeson’s voice who refers to a “cruel ghost” which “haunts” Ireland and brings… Continue reading Amnesty’s pro-abortion campaign is disingenuous and anti-Catholic, say critics

Catholic and Anglican bishops visit Calais migrant camp

Archbishop Peter Smith of Southwark joined more than 2,000 people taking part in the ‘Refugees Welcome’ Day of Action Catholic and Anglican bishops from Britain and France have joined together to ask their countries to be more generous in response to the migrant crisis at Calais. Archbishop Peter Smith of Southwark, Trevor Wilmott, Anglican Bishop… Continue reading Catholic and Anglican bishops visit Calais migrant camp

Retired bishop assaulted by passenger on a train in Ireland

Bishop Emeritus of Kerry said to be very shaken by the incident Bishop Emeritus Bill Murphy of Kerry was punched in the face last month by a drunken passenger angry about the Church’s handling of sex abuse claims, according to the Irish Times. The retired bishop, aged 79, had been travelling on a train from… Continue reading Retired bishop assaulted by passenger on a train in Ireland