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.
‘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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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”.
“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.”
“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.”
Church of Ireland’s Archbishop Michael Jackson and Pope Francis express solidarity with Egypt’s Coptic Christians after Sunday’s deadly terror attacks.
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’.
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.
Historic appointment in Belfast cathedral strengthens the common mission to "witness to Christ and promote reconciliation, peace and unity."
"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.
“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.
“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.
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.
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.