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Catechists – “the backbone of the Church” – Pope Francis

Pope Francis has sent a message to an International Catechetical Symposium which is taking place this week at the Pontifical Catholic University of Argentina...
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Laity and Mission: A growing phenomenon

A recent seminar took place in Rome addressing the relationship between Laity and Mission. The initiative was born in response to the growing concern...

Muslim refugee – ‘Nothing in our faith that justifies violence’

A Refugee's Tale ‘Welcoming the Stranger’ was the theme of our 36th annual pilgrimage to Our Lady of Knock Shrine. That same day, 28 May...

Fr Tim calls on us to welcome the stranger

Fr Tim Cullinane, who after 52 years as a missionary in Africa, has returned finally to Ireland called on the more than 2,000 pilgrims...

2016 Novena – Mary, Mirror of Justice

Fr Maurice Henry, SMA Provincial Councillor, preached at the 3rd evening of the SMA Novena in honour of Our Lady at St Joseph’s SMA Church, Blackrock...

2016 Novena – Mary, Comforter of the Afflicted

Fr Dan Cashman SMA preached at the 2nd evening of the SMA Novena in honour of Our Lady at St Joseph’s SMA Church, Blackrock...

SMA Novena begins

The 36th SMA National Novena in honour of Our Lady opens this Friday evening at St Joseph's SMA Church, Blackrock Road in Cork. The SMA...
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Knock Pilgrimage 2014 photos – 2

Saturday, 24 May 2014 With this Nigerian proverb Bishop Tim Carroll, SMA, emeritus of Kontagora (Nigeria), reminded the pilgrims that their pilgrimage to Our Lady's...