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Dublin Ordinations

Posted on 14. Nov, 2017 in Carousel

“The Church can never be the closed community of the like-minded. It can never be simply a comfort zone. The Church must be a dynamic community that can live in any specific culture, but is always marked by a Gospel freedom that allows us as believers to discern values that endure, even if they are not fashionable or popular.”

Archbishop Diarmuid Martin

Homily for the Dublin Diocesan Ordinations on the Feast of St Laurence O’Toole


On the 14th November, Feast of St Laurence O’Toole, the Archbishop of Dublin ordained Rev. Bill O’Shaughnessy and Rev. James Daly to the priesthood at Dublin’s Pro-Cathedral. Fr Bill and Fr James completed their initial formation for the priesthood here at the Pontifical Irish College. It gives us great joy to see them begin a new stage of their lives as persons, as disciples, and as priests of Jesus Christ.

Fr Bill O’Shaughnessy, Archbishop Diarmuid Martin, Fr James Daly

Fr James Daly, Msgr CiarĂ¡n O’Carroll, Rector, Fr Bill O’Shaughnessy