There will be a Novena this year, says Knock’s Parish Priest

For the first time in 43 years Knock didn’t host a Novena in 2020 but there are hopes the celebration will go ahead this year now that the Shrine has reopened. Parish priest Fr Richard Gibbon is “excited” to see...

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‘It’s easy to criticise the past and ignore what’s happening today’ – Achonry Bishop

The Bishop of Achonry has criticised the political class for failing to learn from the past and of letting down today’s women and children on the margins of society. Speaking to the Western People one year from his ordination in...

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Former Mayo footballer dies in Los Angeles

The death has been confirmed of Fr Jimmy O’Grady in the USA. A native of Carrowena, Killasser near Swinford, Fr...

Friday, 29/01/21 - 12:53am Read More

Getting back to ‘normal’ is exactly what we don’t need

The main thing we know about these strange Covid times is how little know. We don’t know when the storm...

Sunday, 15/11/20 - 9:18am Read More

Covid fears lead Shrine to close its doors for busiest day of year

August 15 is usually the busiest day in Knock’s calendar but the Shrine will not open to pilgrims this year....

Monday, 10/08/20 - 12:02pm Read More

Public masses present immense challenges for churches

By Fr Brendan Hoban It’s a given that change can suddenly arrive – even in the Catholic Church. Like two...

Sunday, 31/05/20 - 8:58am Read More

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