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Casting an eye on an eventful week - at home and abroad

Well, what a varied week of events we have had locally, nationally and indeed internationally!

President and Papal Nuncio to attend installation of new Bishop of Galway

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President Michael D Higgins will be one of the guests of honour this weekend when Galway Cathedral will be packed to capacity for the official installation of its new bishop, Dr Brendan Kelly.

Papal Nuncio to address Catholic conference in city on Saturday

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Papal Nuncio, Archbishop Jude Thaddeus Okolo, Pope Francis’s representative in Ireland will be guest speaker at a special one day Festival of Faith entitled Raising Hearts & Giving Hope this Saturday February 10 in the Ardilaun Hotel, Galway.

Poignant drama comes to Athlone Little Theatre

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Athlone Little Theatre starts the year off with a captivating portrayal of fluctuating family relationships, in their production of Niall Williams' The Way You Look Tonight.

Expect plenty political ‘seat of the pants’ moments in 2018

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Insider is still recovering from what was a dramatic end to 2017 - the State narrowly avoiding a Christmas election; Ireland being at the centre of the standoff at the end of Phase 1 of the Brexit negotiations; and locally a SF implosion in Galway West. It was a whirlwind few weeks, and a period that offered wildly contrasting fortunes for the main political players. The Christmas break was badly needed by all.

Attymass native takes first step towards sainthood

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The Cathaoirleach of the Ballina Municipal District, Cllr Annie May Reape, has welcomed the news that an Attymass native has been designated venerable by Pope Francis.

Papal visit announcement to coincide with installation of new Bishop of Galway

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The ceremonial installation of Bishop Brendan Kelly as Bishop of Galway is expected to coincide with the official announcement of the papal visit by Pope Francis to Ireland.

New Bishop energised by job of shepherding vibrant and inclusive Galway

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It has been 45 minutes since the announcement — we are relaxing with tea in an upper room on the second floor of Galway Cathedral and the new Bishop is sitting there, taking it all in, flanked by the men who announced him to the world. He looks like a man returning to his own house, and being introduced to his neighbours.

Pope Francis appoints Bishop Brendan Kelly as Bishop of Galway

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The Holy Father, Pope Francis, has this morning appointed the Most Reverend Brendan Kelly, Bishop of Achonry, as the new Bishop of Galway, Kilmacduagh and Kilfenora. It is planned that Bishop Brendan’s installation will take place in the Cathedral of Our Lady Assumed into Heaven and Saint Nicholas on 11 February 2018, the Feast of Our Lady of Lourdes.

Franciscan and Poor Clare vocation more relevant than ever, says new guardian at the Abbey

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There is often debate about the definition of a profession or a vocation. To have a vocation for something is a sentence that is oft abused. In the main, a career or a profession is something that you have in order to support yourself and to contribute in some way to the good of the society. You don’t need to have an innate spiritualism to choose a career or a profession.

 

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