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Lourdes is the star of today’s “Songs of Praise” TV programme

“It’s safe to say that that was a pretty emotional thing that we’ve just done. It’s something I’ll never forget,” says TV vicar after Lourdes immersion.

2019.09.15.

Wanted: Lough Derg pilgrims to share their experiences

“It is lovely to see young people engaging with their faith and Lough Derg adapting to the times to a certain degree as well.”

2018.10.17.

“We have to listen to the Spirit guiding us in a different way.”

Fr Brian D’Arcy has called for the Church to allow married men and women to be ordained as priests.

2018.09.30.

“I gave up nothing – I got everything,” says Sister Martina Purdy

Former BBC journalist describes life her new life in the convent.

2018.09.29.

Primate hints at return visit by Pope Francis – to Northern Ireland

“A visit to Northern Ireland, particularly with our history and with all that we've been through, is going to require a dedicated time,” says Archbishop Eamon Martin.

2018.08.18.

Cliff Richard “poured my heart out” to God after allegations

Famous singer speaks of forgiveness during a dark period in his life.

2018.08.12.

Tell the world of Jesus, sings the Queen in TV first

It is said that there are weeks when the BBC Songs of Praise regularly wins a larger Irish audience than RTE produced religious affairs programming.

2018.01.15.

Former BBC journalist to make her first profession today

Three years after Martina Purdy joined the Adoration Sisters in west Belfast, she will profess her vows along with former barrister, Sr Elaine of the Heart of Jesus Kelly.

2017.09.23.

Pope recalls St Stephen’s martyrdom as he prays for persecuted Christians

“Today too the Church, to bear witness to the light and the truth, is experiencing severe persecution in different places, up to the supreme test of martyrdom.”

2016.12.27.

Martin Bashir appointed BBC religious affairs correspondent

“I am delighted to be re-joining the BBC at this time and in this subject area. The opportunity to cover the broad spectrum of religious affairs is challenging and compelling and I cannot wait to get started” - Martin Bashir.

2016.09.27.

Fr Brian D’Arcy willing to back gay adoption

71-year-old Passionist priest says he would have no personal objection to giving his blessing to same-sex marriages but cannot at present because the Church doesn’t allow it.

2016.09.18.

Anger at BBC’s report of Pope’s visit to Auschwitz

Lord Alton suggests John Frain’s account of the role of Catholics in opposing Hitler and Nazism should be read as it also shows the Church's repeated denunciations of anti-Semitism and Nazism from 1928 onwards.

2016.07.31.

Catholic student is BBC Young Musician of the Year

"In today’s society, which seems to be swept by mediocrity, he shows how hard work, dedication and talent can lift you out.”

2016.05.18.

Belvedere College pays tribute to Terry Wogan

“Even as a student, his special talents were clearly in evidence whether performing with distinction in the school opera or simply keeping his friends continually entertained."

2016.02.03.

Ulster rugby players to speak about their faith

Ruan Pienaar, Wiehahn Herbst and Paul Marshall will be interviewed by the BBC’s Mark Simpson St Anne’s Cathedral in Belfast on 25 January.

2016.01.08.

BBC features pioneering work of Irish nun in UK

Sr Rita Lee has urged the British government not to “cut the benefits of the less well off” stating “I’m not a politician, but I know that more needs to be done".

2015.12.14.

Former BBC journalist turned nun receives the veil

Martina Purdy and former family lawyer Elaine Kelly embark on the next stage of their journey into religious life, as Adoration Sisters welcome new postulant.

2015.08.08.

PLC lashes RTE over abortion documentary

RTÉ accused of failing in its obligation to provide balance to the Irish public on the abortion issue.

2015.04.03.

Concern over anti catholic bias in BBC’s Wolf Hall

Perverse achievement for Hilary Mantel and BBC Drama to make Thomas Cromwell a flawed hero and St Thomas More a scheming villain: Bishop Davies.

2015.02.07.

Jesuits help BBC’s Father Brown get it right

Farm Street Jesuit invited to vet the scripts and attend recordings of TV series based on the character created by GK Chesterton.

2015.01.07.

PLC’s Cora Sherlock makes BBC’s 100 women list

Pro-life activist is the only Irish woman to make it on to the prestigious list of 'women to watch for the future'.

2014.10.30.

Well known NI journalist quits BBC for religious life

"It is a decision that I have not come to lightly, but it is one that I make with love and great joy" - Martina Purdy.

2014.10.17.

New Up to Us campaign seeks small lifestyle changes

Trócaire provides tips on recycling, reducing food waste and conserving energy and water.

2013.10.23.

“A long way to Tipperary – a long way to peace” Malala warns

Tipperary peace prize laureate calls for abolition of laws “that go against the rights of women and children.”

2013.08.21.
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