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‘The Hook of Faith’ is brought to you by ‘FERNS C.A.F.É’ (Catholic Adult Formation and Education) – a group in the diocese of Ferns, Ireland who are committed to the work of evangelisation and adult faith formation. It seeks to bring the light of the Gospel of Jesus Christ to bear on all sectors of society in a way that offers life and meaning to everyone. We recognise the challenge of this task at a time in the Church that needs healing and hope. The mission of ‘The Hook of Faith’ is to ‘Digitally proclaim the Gospel in the Diocese of Ferns and beyond’. Our hope is that the light that comes from our faith will reach a wide audience through this new age of digital media and will help transform lives through the joy of the Gospel.

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December 6, 2019

I heard it said recently that Christmas is a time that is endured by some and enjoyed by others. And so it is true. Christmas is not a time of joy for all. It is a time that brings added struggle to many and thei...

December 6, 2019

In the Second and Third Sundays of Advent we encounter the person of Saint John the Baptist. He is an important figure in the New Testament and therefore in the history of our salvation as he is the herald of con...

December 4, 2019

In our interview this week, we speak with Bishop Denis Brennan who is chair of the Irish Episcopal Council for Immigrants. He explains the work of the Council and tells us about his involvement in the Santa Marth...

December 4, 2019

If you lose the religious side of Christmas much of the wonder goes up the chimney.  There are many wonders, social and personal in the giving of gifts, the meetings of families, the celebration of a festive meal...

December 4, 2019

On Sunday 1st December, Pope Francis signed and released an Apostolic Letter on the meaning and importance of the nativity scene. He signed the Letter during his visit on Sunday afternoon to the Italian town of G...

November 30, 2019

This Sunday, 1 December, marks the beginning of the Church’s liturgical year and also marks the launch the 2019 online Advent Calendar, which will go live on www.catholicbishops.ie.

Now in its sixth year, the popu...

November 30, 2019

In this feature video, we learn about how the diocese of Kildare & Leighlan has partnered with the University of Notre Dame in undertaking a ‘School Culture Initiative’.

To find out more about the work of the Alli...

November 29, 2019

This season of Advent is known as one of ‘Joyful expectation’. In the Church we name the third Sunday of Advent as Gaudete Sunday or ‘Joyful Sunday’ as our waiting for the Saviour is almost at an end. Then, we wi...

The U.S. bishops gathered in Baltimore recently for their annual general assembly. Part of their discussion on the first afternoon, Nov. 11, centered around how the Church can work to get back the “nones” — a ris...

November 29, 2019

At a meeting in the Riverside Park Hotel in Enniscorthy on Thursday 14th November 2019, Bishop Denis Brennan - speaking to a gathering of primary schools principals and chairpersons of Boards of Management of Cat...

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