Category: Irish News

Combat surge in evil – top exorcist

Priest pleads with bishop for more exorcists in Ireland   Strange occurrences and even demonic possession have caused a leading Irish expert to call on Church leaders to appoint a team of exorcists to cope with what he sees as a rising tide of evil in the country. While for many exorcisms of those possessed…

Holy Land Christians ‘not forgotten’ – bishop

A group of bishops from around the world is visiting the Holy Land to remind Christians there that they are not forgotten by their fellow Christians, Derry’s Bishop Donal McKeown has said. Bishop McKeown is visiting Israel and the Palestinian Territories as part of an international delegation of bishops from Europe, North America and Africa.…

Mother
 of
 Bobby 
Sands
 dies

News In Brief   The mother of well-known hunger striker Bobby Sands was remembered as a principled and devout woman by her daughter. Rosaleen Sands died last week aged 95 and her funeral was held in St Oliver Plunkett’s Church in Blackrock, Louth. According to The Irish News her daughter, Bernadette Sands-McKevitt said at the…

SVP saddened at death of respected member

A highly-valued longstanding member of St Vincent de Paul has been remembered as a “compassionate, non-judgemental and caring person” by the charity. John Monaghan joined SVP in 1985 and was an active member of his SVP conference in Leixlip and a member of the National Management Council from 1996-2014. He was the media voice and…

Dublin weekly collections continue downward trend

Weekly collection figures fell in the Archdiocese of Dublin during 2016, according to the latest diocesan figures. The newest tranche of reports from the Parishes and Charities of the Archdiocese of Dublin reveal that the diocesan Share collection dropped significantly in 2016, with family offerings to parishes and collections to support clergy also dipping in…