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Church leaders “acutely aware” of cost of divisions

"Threat to social cohesion arising from growing socio-economic inequality is a particular concern, notably in its implications for the younger generations."

2015.03.28.

Passion play makes its return to Ballylinan

Cast of up to 130 people to act out the Passion while over 100 people are involved in preparing sets, costumes and various production tasks.

2015.03.20.

Concern as Catholic numbers in the PSNI drop

“Unless further initiatives are taken regarding the composition of the police service we could be witnessing a reversal of Patten.”

2015.03.15.

Catholic schools are the most socially inclusive

Research shows Catholic schools have been the leaders in areas such as social inclusion, special needs and Traveller education.

2015.03.13.

Church seeks accommodation of religious belief

“Our laws as they stand are having an unjust and disproportionate impact on those of religious faith" - Bishop Treanor.

2015.02.25.

Archbishops honour Jesuit on path to sainthood

“Many people believe his prayers have brought the healing power of God into their lives and his tomb is visited daily by those who seek his help.”

2015.02.18.

Postpone confirmation until 16 urges Bishop Leahy

Confirmation often appears like a “pre-fabricated cultural package of Irish heritage we are born into" to be discarded later in life as part of our throwaway culture.

2015.01.22.

Turkey agrees first new christian church in 90 years

Churches have been restored and reopened to the public, but no new church has been built until now.

2015.01.05.

Christmas is the embodiment of hope

In their joint message, the Catholic and Church of Ireland bishops of Clogher say Christmas brings hope.

2014.12.21.

Irish church leaders pray for Christians in Middle East

In their Christmas messages, Catholic and Church of Ireland bishops express concern for those living in the "grip of fear".

2014.12.19.

Shakespeare folio rekindles catholicism question

Rare first folio of plays dating from 1623 which was discovered in Saint Omer links Bard to the Jesuits.

2014.12.16.

Ex manager endorses Irish soccer player’s values

Republic of Ireland left-winger, James McClean, “is a special person" and "one of the most popular in the dressing-room".

2014.11.14.

First catholic secondary school in 30 years opens

Local parents predominantly favoured Le Chéile Trust to educate their children.

2014.09.06.

Priest comforts slain journalist’s family

Islamic State posts video apparently showing beheading of James Foley.

2014.08.21.

Armagh choir sings in unity amid diversity

Feast of music to be presented in St Patrick’s Cathedral by singers drawn from city's two communities.

2014.02.17.

Hundreds gather to pray and remember Tom O’Gorman

Tom was a “people person, par excellence” - Dr Joseph McCarroll.

2014.01.17.

Petrol bomb attack on Belfast Catholic Church

Incident condemned as “despicable and completely sectarian.”

2013.09.17.

New voluntary catholic secondary school opens in Doon

Preparations underway for move to new campus in February.

2013.09.09.

New app provides visitor information on Armagh’s cathedrals

App is designed to encourage visitors to explore the city's two magnificent cathedrals.

2013.08.13.

Three million attend WYD Mass at Copacabana Beach

Pope Francis announces Krakow as venue for World Youth Day in 2016.

2013.07.29.

Catholic Church in Harryville to be demolished

Leaking roof and structural problems make cost of repair prohibitive.

2013.07.21.

Enda Kenny says he is still a Catholic

Taoiseach's faith has not been damaged by the passing of the abortion legislation.

2013.07.20.
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