Church of Ireland Primate describes beatification as a “day of celebration and joy” in the context of the “unending need for reconciliation in Ireland”.
Our faith has a lot to say about the nihilism and despair of a throwaway culture that has driven young people to self-destruction. Our Church’s teachings would seriously question such a limited view of individual rights that would dispute the equality of life of a mother and her unborn baby.
Report states that outgoing Stormont Assembly has failed to “lead the planning, development and growth of integrated education”.
“We want to say as bishops our firm ‘no’ to a harsh language and remind our politicians that their vocation is to work for the common good and exercise their leadership through the careful practice of compromise and agreement.”
The first integrated school, Lagan College in Belfast, opened in 1981, but the growth of the sector has stalled in recent years.
“You can fast from food, TV, alcohol, cigarettes, sweets or chocolate,” says Precious Life. To stop abortion “a massive revolution of prayer and sacrifice” is needed.
“A tireless peacemaker and bridge-builder” who was one of the “great figures of the ecumenical movement in Ireland – a role he accomplished through gentle friendship and witness”.
“He has his own ideas as to why he wants to come to Ireland – he looks on it as a contribution he wishes to make to the renewal of the Church in Ireland and also to the renewal of family life in Ireland” – Archbishop Diarmuid Martin.
Bishop Noel Treanor addresses autumn plenary assembly of the 27 bishops’ conferences of COMECE in Brussels on the possible impact of the UK’s decision to leave the EU.
“The fact that a baker provides a cake for a particular team or portrays witches on a Halloween cake does not indicate any support for either” – Northern Ireland’s Lord Chief Justice, Sir Declan Morgan.
Bernadette Smyth, director of Precious Life, says Amnesty is “claiming to be a ‘human rights group’ while campaigning for the legalised destruction of unborn children.”
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.
"We intensify our plea for mutual understanding and a just and lasting peace for this land which has known too much conflict, too much pain and division," Archbishop Eamon Martin tells Bethlehem's mayor.
The NCCA wants more time to be spent teaching maths, Irish and English as well as a proposed new course called Education about Religion, Beliefs and Ethics instead of religion.
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.
Bishop of Down and Connor speaks in support of EU describing it as "a highly calibrated political architecture, unique on the face of the earth and in human history".
Case of abuse reported in 2015 "deserves particular mention as it happened so recently, demonstrating that a risk to children still exists” - NBSCCCI CEO Teresa Devlin.
“If you take a look at the top 11 schools they are all faith-based, and I think that says it all” - Sean Rafferty, head of St Louis Grammar in Ballymena in Co Antrim.