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Could this man be the Church’s first official Afro-American Saint?

An escaped slave, Fr Augustus Tolton become America’s first black diocesan priest in 1886 thanks to the help of an Irish Augustinian, Fr Peter McGirr from Co. Tyrone.

2018.05.14.

John Hughes: from young emigrant to Archbishop of New York

“People laughed when Archbishop Hughes began to plan a cathedral on what was then the remote 51st Street on 5th Avenue. They called it ‘Hughes’s Folly’, but time would show that ... Archbishop Hughes was ahead of the rest in anticipating the growth and future strategic importance of mid-Manhattan.”

2017.06.26.

John McAreavey speaks of mercy and forgiveness

“Forgiveness for me doesn’t mean that you are pardoning someone or excusing someone from their actions. It doesn’t mean that you need to tell the person they are forgiven” – John McAreavey.

2017.03.15.

‘Catholics shouldn’t apologise for their faith’

Tyrone Gaelic football manager, Mickey Harte, asks “Why should we not be as proud of our Catholic faith as we are of our club colours?”

2016.03.06.

‘Roses’ tour celebrates Year of Consecrated Life

Members of new group 'Rise of the Roses' to visit ten convents on consecutive Saturdays from 13 June to 15 August to affirm religious sisters and promote religious life.

2015.05.28.

Mickey Harte extolls values of 50s and 60s Ireland

“It was not a time of plenty, but it was spiritually rich” recalls Tyrone football manager.

2015.03.07.

Young volunteers gather in Northern Ireland

Volunteering can help young people increase self-confidence and develop integrity - John McAreavey.

2015.02.17.
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