Paving a path for Armagh’s long-term pastoral future

Chai Brady discusses sacraments in schools, defending the faith and Armagh archdiocese’s new pastoral plan with Bishop Michael Router   Teaching parents how to defend and pass on the Faith, developing Christian communities and streamlining pastoral areas are all important aspects for reflection as the Archdiocese of Armagh prepares for a new pastoral plan, according…

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Igniting the Faith flame on campus

About 130 people attended a Catholic retreat in UCD from January 16-18 where discussion ranged from community building to challenges people of faith face in college. Speaking to The Irish Catholic co-ordinator of Ignite, Sarah Kate Moynihan, said the “response was insane, it went so well”. “It was a university event – all the Catholic…

Derry pupil’s beard goes viral

A secondary school pupil in Derry is causing waves on social media after refusing to follow school policy and shave his beard. Carrick McClean of St Columb’s College Derry received a huge reaction on Twitter with almost 3,000 likes and hundreds of comments of support after he published a letter he sent to his principal…

Brutal attacks on Christians in Nigeria are condemned

Chai Brady speaks to missionaries about increased persecution in north-east Nigeria Islamic extremism and violence in Nigeria is increasing after a spate of attacks targeting both Christians and moderate Muslims, destroying almost all the clinics and schools Irish missionaries built in the north-eastern part of the country over the last few years. Much of the…