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In a fine article for September 2016 “Reality” magazine, David O’Donoghue argues that one of the reasons why younger Irish people have abandoned the Catholic faith is that the Catholic Church has been unable to present the true nature of Catholicism and these people now have a completely untrue understanding of Catholicism from sources/forces outside the Catholic...
Homily notes of Most Rev. Diarmuid Martin, Archbishop of Dublin Mater Dei Institute Chapel, 24. AUG, 2016 “In the second half of the nineteenth century the geography of this part of Dublin was changing and was being marked by a growing and extensive presence of Catholic Institutions. It was a clear sign of courage and purpose...
When the news emerged last week that Pope Francis had approved the beatification of Father John Sullivan, I knew my mother was smiling from somewhere on high. “That man will be made a saint one day,” she declared repeatedly throughout my youth. “And then we’ll all be sure of a place in Heaven.” The Jesuit...
Only ONE week to go to the 2016 Catholic Young Adult Conference in All Hallows College (20-21st August). Bookings for the weekend are speeding up, we encourage people to let us know as early as possible if you plan to attend and if you require accommodation; email@example.com. The 15th annual conference is shaping up to be...
Monday 15th August, 2016 is the Feast Day Of The Assumption Of Our Lady, a Holy Day Of Obligation. Mass will be celebrated in our Church at the following times; 10:00 a.m. 1:10 p.m. And, in Sandyford Church at; 7.30 p.m.
Only a few more weeks to view the sublime Sacred Heart Oratory in Dun Laoghaire. Here’s a gallery to whet your appetite. The Oratory in Dún Laoghaire is a hidden gem of Celtic revival art. This tiny building is home to some of the most spectacular artwork from the early part of 20th century Ireland,...
Fr. John Riccardo Homily, July 31, 2016-10 AM Mass at OLGC Last Sunday, Fr. John Riccardo, pastor of Our Lady of Good Counsel Church in Plymouth, Michigan, used his homily to make an unusual appeal. Would the parish commit to; 1) Fasting (liquids only until dinner) every Wednesday until the end of the year 2)...