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Carmelite prior installed as an ecumenical canon by CofI cathedral

It is “a great privilege to have Fr Brian McKay, long time and well-known Carmelite in Dublin, installed as an ecumenical canon of St Patrick’s Cathedral” – Canon Charles Mullen.

2018.01.23.

New book of meditations by CofI Archbishop launched

‘Shouldering the Lamb: Reflections on an Icon’ by Dr Richard Clarke of Armagh contains 11 meditations on the ancient figure of the shepherd carrying a lamb across his shoulders.

2017.12.20.

14th century Bishop of Ossory book put online

The volume is internationally renowned as it contains numerous documents of legal interest, such as some of the provisions of Magna Carta.

2017.12.13.

Former Cofl leader launches new book on Northern Ireland

The former leader of the Church of Ireland, Lord Robin Eames, has said that the absence of a power sharing executive at Stormount is leading to greater uncertainty at a time when there is already huge concern on how Brexit will affect Northern Ireland.

2017.10.21.

Anglican Oriental-Orthodox Commission to meet in Dublin

Sixth meeting of the Commission since its foundation will bring together high profile religious leaders between 23 and 28 October for the first time in Ireland.

2017.10.17.

Catholic Bishop of Derry Pledges Support to Cofl Community after Church Vandalism

The Catholic Bishop of Derry, Dr Donal McKeown, has said that the Catholic community in Derry City will do all it can to help the Church of Ireland community, after the city’s Protestant Christ Church was vandalised in a sickening attack. Vandals defecated and urinated in Christ Church during the break-in where extensive damage was

2017.09.17.

Reverend Trevor Sargent remains green

His knowledge and interest in the environment lends itself to the fifth mark of mission in the Anglican Communion, to strive to safeguard the integrity of creation and sustain and renew the life of the earth.

2017.08.31.

Belfast’s oldest Catholic church to re-open for Mass next week

It was on Sunday 30 May 1784 that Mass was celebrated for the first time in the Church of St Mary by Fr Hugh O’Donnell, first parish priest of Belfast.

2017.08.19.

Real issue is not religion, it is resources

Catholic Primary Schools Management Association calls on Education Minister to “man up” and get extra resources for education and capitation grants. Focus on baptism barrier is “sucking the air out of real issues, like lack of resources”.

2017.06.30.

Tributes flow to former Church of Ireland Archbishop, Donald Caird

“The flourishing of others was the heartbeat of his humanity,” says Archbishop Jackson.

2017.06.03.

Archbishop Jackson prays in solidarity with Copts in Egypt

“It has become increasingly clear to us that respect for human life is sacrosanct and that it lies at the base of political life, dialogue and civil society.”

2017.05.31.

Overflow of joy at Fr Sullivan beatification in Dublin

Faithful to the vow of poverty, he gave immediately to others every gift he received.

2017.05.15.

Belfast’s oldest church to close temporarily this summer

St Mary’s, in Chapel Lane, will undergo both external and internal restoration between May and August.

2017.05.01.

Church of Ireland patrons concerned over school admissions proposals

“In recent years, faith schools have been poorly served, at times, by news media. Too often, there is a failure to ensure that hyperbole and opinion are counterbalanced with evidence-based facts.”

2017.04.14.

“We pray for Christians in Egypt who show such courage and resilience”

Church of Ireland’s Archbishop Michael Jackson and Pope Francis express solidarity with Egypt’s Coptic Christians after Sunday’s deadly terror attacks.

2017.04.11.

Number of Catholics in Ireland declines but increases globally

There were 132,200 fewer Catholics in Ireland over the past five years, down to 3,729,100 from 3,861,300 in 2011.

2017.04.07.

“Is faith in God so problematic?” CofI Primate asks educational establishment

In an address to mark the quincentenary of the Reformation, Archbishop Michael Jackson said the challenge to universities is whether it is still really necessary to be ‘anti-religious’.

2017.02.21.

Inaugural service of Week of Prayer recalls barriers to unity

Journey towards Christian unity is progressing but people need to be more aware of its forward momentum, says authority on ecumenism.

2017.01.20.

Dublin’s two archbishops celebrate St Laurence O’Toole

St Laurence O’Toole’s integrity as a man of God, rather than any political agenda, permitted him to have influence in society.

2016.11.14.

Northern Ireland UKIP leader calls for end of Orange Order ban on members attending Catholic Mass

David McNarry said that the Orange Order should promote a discussion on the ban and admitted that he himself had attended Mass at the funerals of friends.

2016.10.16.

Catholic priest installed as ecumenical canon in CofI cathedral

Historic appointment in Belfast cathedral strengthens the common mission to "witness to Christ and promote reconciliation, peace and unity."

2016.10.01.

Former president gives address as two new CofI priests ordained

"Where once communal life was characterised by a resilient faith, today many believers carry a grief and a loss of innocence in faith, in dogma, in religious institutions" - Mary McAleese.

2016.09.26.

Less faith on show at 2016 Ploughing Championships

Smaller Church representation this year than in previous years.

2016.09.18.

Dioceses of Dublin & Glendalough celebrate 800 years

Key events planned to mark Church of Ireland's United Dioceses' eight centuries of joint history beginning this October.

2016.08.23.

Maynooth crisis raises questions about model of seminary formation

“I think the days of a big big seminary are over. I think if anything good comes from this it is an examination of a better way” - Fr Brendan Purcell.

2016.08.07.

Catholic priest to serve on CofI Cathedral Chapter

For the first time in the history of St Anne’s a Roman Catholic Priest will serve on the Cathedral Chapter.

2016.07.29.

Pope & Church leaders respond to Brexit vote

“Many people in Ireland fear the impact that this momentous decision will have on their lives in ways that are still incalculable and unknown" - Archbishop Jackson.

2016.06.25.

Two NI primary schools to be jointly run by Churches

Desertmartin is a Church of Ireland primary school while Knocknagin is a Catholic Maintained Primary. The two are set to make history by becoming the first jointly-run church school in Northern Ireland.

2016.06.22.

CofI to undergo major review ahead of 2019

Church of Ireland must look beyond its own self-interest and its own survival to the future to which God is calling it: Archbishop Richard Clarke.

2016.05.13.

Ecumenical Bible Week: reading & praying together

It began in 2014 as an effort to tap into the ecumenical collaboration of IEC2012. The different traditions would read, pray and celebrate the Bible together over one week.

2016.05.06.
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