“It was his sense of fairness and decency that resulted in him being called upon, together with Fr Gerry Reynolds and Fr Alex Reid, to help in bringing about the negotiations that led to the IRA ceasefire,” said President Higgins.
“Along with the priests, religious and lay-faithful of the Diocese of Down and Connor, we are truly overjoyed and wish them many years of continued service of the Universal Church and fruitful ministry as priests of the Diocese of Down and Connor” – Bishop Noel Treanor, Bishop of Down and Connor.
At the Faith and Life convention in Belfast, Dr Michel Camdessus, who was appointed by John Paul II to serve on the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace, suggests five “paths of humanity” that could contribute towards a universal common good.
Thirty-four-year-old Fr Tony McAleese is a former catering manager and the first priest from St Vincent de Paul's in Belfast to be ordained in the parish in 50 years.
The handshake represents a low risk of spreading virus, but if people are uncomfortable about it, they can use a smile or a bow - Dublin Archdiocese.
“What a tragedy and blemish that the long-present, beloved and treasured Jewish families of our community should suffer yet again such actions of disrespect, violence to the memory of their beloved dead."
Former MP and UK Minister of State for Children and Families to talk about how faith prompted her to leave politics and work instead for the Jesuit Refugee Service.
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.
"Parents and grandparents today need our ongoing support and challenge to live up to the promises they undertake on behalf of their children” - Bishop Treanor.
“We need to keep alive among us a spirit of care and support for our priests, as numbers diminish, priests grow older and pastoral expectations increase”: Bishop Treanor.