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Passionist priest says danger is part of his job

“The reality is I work where I work, I take the risks that I take - but I'm not Dougal out of 'Fr Ted', I don't do daft things.”

2016.04.23.

Dominican ex Man Utd footballer to attend novena

Br Philip Mulryne, who is originally from St Oliver’s Parish in Lenadoon, will return for a special mission next week to celebrate its 40th anniversary.

2016.04.15.

Street Pastors help bring calm to city at night

Drink is at the root of "vast majority of incidents". The entertainment & hospitality industries & stakeholders on the streets "need to address drink issues together".

2016.04.10.

Diocese appeals for calm at troubled Belfast school

Ongoing industrial problems at West Belfast’s largest post-primary school over the past few months has seen a number of parental protests.

2016.04.06.

Dismay at news of NI prison officer’s death

“As a society, let us be more determined than ever to work for peace and for the good of each other” - Bishop Noel Treanor.

2016.03.16.

4 Corners Festival for an open Belfast

“We gave a subtitle to the 4 Corners Festival - ‘Bringing Belfast Together’. We want people to see that everybody is welcome in every part of the city.”

2016.02.04.

Mary McAleese begins role at UK Catholic college

Former president will teach on the MA Irish Studies programme at St Mary’s University, specifically on its ‘New Perspectives on Irish History’ seminar series.

2016.01.24.

Rising is a reminder of the danger of deafness

"What lessons can be learnt ... in order to shape an Ireland that is confidently inclusive, peaceful, just, compassionate and prosperous?"

2016.01.20.

Prince of Wales donates to NI church restoration

The first phase of restoration work on 200 year old St Patrick's church in Belfast will cost in the region of £1.5m, with total works likely to exceed £5m.

2016.01.10.

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.

It was like the Troubles: Paris-based Irish priest

“I was transported back; I could not help it because there I became familiar with violence, I know how it works, and now it is here" - Fr Aidan Troy.

2015.11.16.

“We share in the grief of the entire city of Paris”

Church leaders call for prayers to be said in churches across the country today for those killed and injured in the "barbaric and monstrous attacks" in Paris.

2015.11.15.

17 men begin studies for priesthood in Maynooth

New batch of seminarians is up on last year's cohort of 14 and brings the total number of resident seminarians training in Maynooth to sixty.

2015.08.25.

Singing Priests to mark Galway Cathedral Jubilee

Platinum selling group, which is made up of three Catholic priests, have recorded four albums and written a book recounting their musical journey.

2015.08.03.

Priests targeted in robberies in Northern Ireland

Belfast priest "traumatised" after being held hostage, while two priests in Omagh held at gunpoint days earlier.

2015.07.18.

Prince and Duchess visit historic Belfast church

Royal visitors viewed St Patrick’s most treasured artwork, the ‘Madonna of the Lakes’ altarpiece, painted and gifted to the parish by one of its renowned sons, Sir John Lavery.

2015.05.22.

NI school remembers nuns killed in car crash

Commemoration Mass held at Mercy Primary School in Belfast and special memorial garden opened at the nuns’ former home.

2015.05.06.

Cardinal Turkson pays tribute to St Columbanus

President of the Vatican’s Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace pays first visit to Belfast.

2015.03.05.

Bishop encouraged by funding decision on St Mary’s

Plan to claw back £1m from the budget of St Mary's teacher training college overruled.

2015.02.13.

Belfast Mayor honours unsung NGOs

Ten charities honoured including Trócaire, Christian Aid, Habitat NI, Tear Fund and Concern.

2015.02.05.

Church of Ireland considers new paths to ministry

"Very often vocations come much later on and life experience is a wonderful asset" - Bishop Pat Storey.

2015.01.06.

Plaque will honour first Black Santa

Dean Sammy Crooks, who died in a road accident in 1986, staged his first Christmas sit-out for charities in 1976, establishing a tradition continued by all his successors.

2014.11.29.

Two nuns killed in road collision near Newry

Mercy Sisters “struggling to cope with their sudden parting from us.”

2014.10.01.

Over 600 at Down & Connor Faith & Life Convention

Renowned journalist John Allen Jr suggests papacy of Francis represents a Kairos moment for the whole Church.

2014.09.23.

Holy Bikers launch epic journey for charity

Two clergymen begin 1,500km journey to all 30 Church of Ireland cathedrals on motorbikes.

2014.08.01.

Memorial service for those who have lost a baby

Saying Goodbye service organised by couple who have lost five children through miscarriage.

2014.05.27.

Papal visit to NI would be very positive step: Villiers

Unanimous vote by Belfast City Hall to invite Pope Francis on an official visit.

2014.04.03.

Bishop Treanor meets leadership of Loyal Orders

Representatives discuss religious freedom in a secular society.

2014.02.21.

CofI Primate launches new book on Lent

Archbishop Clarke commends "excellent daily devotional Lent resource."

2014.02.18.

Bishop prays for those locked in conflict at Fr Alec’s funeral

Describing Fr Alec as an "artisan of peace", Bishop pleads with minority still in thrall to violence.

2013.11.28.
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