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Diocese of Down and Connor

Peacemaker priest dies

“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.

2019.11.07.

Two new monsignors in Down and Connor

“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.

2019.10.31.

Bishop Duffy welcomes Clogher’s vocations as a sign of hope

Two men are beginning their studies for the priesthood this autumn and a third is embarking on the permanent diaconate.

2019.10.09.

Put finance back in the service of the economy: IMF chief

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.

2019.09.30.

Bishop Treanor ordains first permanent deacons for Down and Connor

Nine new deacons include two prominent barristers, one of whom was raised a Presbyterian before he became a Catholic.

2018.10.16.

“I gave up nothing – I got everything,” says Sister Martina Purdy

Former BBC journalist describes life her new life in the convent.

2018.09.29.

New priest ordained for Diocese of Down and Connor

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.

2018.06.20.

Dioceses introduce measures to minimise flu spread 

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.

2018.01.12.

Founder of CatholicIreland to be Bishop of Raphoe

Fr Alan McGuckian SJ will be Ireland’s first Jesuit bishop.

2017.06.09.

Bishop Treanor condemns destruction of Jewish graves

“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."

2016.08.29.

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.

Line up for third Faith and Life Convention announced

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.

2016.07.27.

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.

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.

Famous Bible teacher Jeff Cavins to visit Ireland

Cavins has created Bible study programmes which are used by more than 5,000 parishes in the United States, Ireland and elsewhere.

2015.11.13.

Regular Mass attendance at 20% in Down & Connor

"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.

2015.05.20.

New priest ordained for Down and Connor

“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.

2015.05.05.

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.

Incoming Bishop of Derry pays tribute to the city

Church must generate enthusiasm for the future rather than fear: Bishop McKeown.

2014.03.16.

Pope Francis appoints Bishop McKeown Bishop of Derry

"Bishop Donal brings many gifts to his new role": Archbishop Eamon Martin.

2014.02.26.

Priest acquitted of abuse charges by NI court

Fr Peter Donnelly must now face civil canonical investigation process.

2014.01.18.
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