Category: Feature

Out of the shadows, into the light

The 4 Corners Festival brings Christians together in Belfast, writes Róise McGagh   On Friday January 31 the 4 Corners festival kicked off in Belfast city. The series of events running until February 9 was aimed at bringing Christians in the city together, as one of the founders of the festival Rev. Steve Stockman said:…

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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Medjugorje goes mainstream

Church officials have adopted a warmer attitude towards the reported apparitions, writes Michael Kelly   For devotees of Medjugorje, shifting attitudes in the Church on the phenomenon only confirm what they already believe: that the small town in Herzegovina is a place where heaven meets earth and wonderous things happen through the intercession of the…

Make 2020 a year to go to the Holy Land

The spiritual directors have been confirmed for the annual Christian Solidarity Pilgrimages to the Holy Land organised by The Irish Catholic in autumn 2020. This September and October will see two groups of pilgrims depart on the unforgettable trip to walk in the footsteps of Jesus. The first group will depart Dublin on September 29…

Giving thanks for a gift at the heart of the Church

The different forms of consecrated life enrich communities in varied ways, writes Aron Hegarty Every year religious orders, congregations and societies around the world gather to give thanks for their calling to serve the Gospel in a consecrated way of living life. This occasion comes in the form of World Day for Consecrated Life, which…

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