"Faith and culture go hand in hand, and this annual nationwide night of culture offers a perfect opportunity to the parish to be involved.”
“It will be impossible for us to hold on to the ways we lived parish in the past. The parishes of tomorrow will be ‘communities of intentional disciples’ sustained by committed and formed lay people.”
Co Kerry priest translated and edited the first modern Irish Catholic Bible – a year before the English version was completed in the early 1970s.
Mgr Pádraig Ó Fiannachta (88) will next week receive the American Irish Historical Society’s Cultural Award.
“Love of agriculture and the land has been a favourite theme for poets down the ages. Patrick Kavanagh and Seamus Heaney have written passionately about farming.”
"Great fear is that too many will conclude that the peace process is now done and dusted."
Political leaders begin process of dialogue led by Richard Haass next week.
Nobel Laureate's funeral Mass in Dublin followed by burial in Bellaghy cemetery in Derry.
He was "at heart a quiet Irish man who wrote our story without rhetoric.”