Religious tradition in arrivals to the Faith

Legacy of charity is attracting adults to Church, writes Chai Brady   The prevalence of religion in everyday life in Ireland is often a revelation for many immigrants, but particularly those coming from governments who put strict limits on religious freedom. For the 31 catechumens entering the final stage of preparation for Baptism in St…

Pub rep says Good Friday closures are not illegal

An Irish publican organisation said a State agency has “lost perspective” after it said it was illegal for groups of pubs to close on Good Friday. Donall O’Keeffe of the Licensed Vintners Association (LVA) told The Irish Catholic that it was a matter for each individual pub to decide their opening hours, after the Competition…

Family saved 
by a saint

Did Padre Pio’s intercession save a 
family of seven, asks 
Chai Brady   In a near-death experience a holidaying Irish family of seven crashed onto a motorway after losing control of their car in the US. Tumbling down an embankment after swerving to avoid another motorist, Cavan man Martin McBreen said the accident could have…