“Cautious approach” adopted by the Executive, prioritising health and wellbeing, particularly of those who are most vulnerable, welcomed.
“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.
Two men are beginning their studies for the priesthood this autumn and a third is embarking on the permanent diaconate.
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.
Nine new deacons include two prominent barristers, one of whom was raised a Presbyterian before he became a Catholic.
Former BBC journalist describes life her new life in the convent.
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.
Fr Alan McGuckian SJ will be Ireland’s first Jesuit bishop.
“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."
For the first time in the history of St Anne’s a Roman Catholic Priest will serve on the Cathedral Chapter.
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.
Ongoing industrial problems at West Belfast’s largest post-primary school over the past few months has seen a number of parental protests.
Cavins has created Bible study programmes which are used by more than 5,000 parishes in the United States, Ireland and elsewhere.
"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.
Mercy Sisters “struggling to cope with their sudden parting from us.”
Renowned journalist John Allen Jr suggests papacy of Francis represents a Kairos moment for the whole Church.
Church must generate enthusiasm for the future rather than fear: Bishop McKeown.
"Bishop Donal brings many gifts to his new role": Archbishop Eamon Martin.
Fr Peter Donnelly must now face civil canonical investigation process.