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Born on August 5, 1931, in Dublin, Fr Alec Reid was baptised into the Body of Christ in his local Catholic parish. After the death of his father the family moved to Nenagh, Co. Tipperary where he went to school. A skilled young hurler, he gained a place in the Tipperary minor team. In autumn…

"Fr Reid will perhaps best be remembered for the courageous part he played in identifying and nurturing the early seeds of an inclusive peace process. Fr Reid’s role as a channel for peace laid the ground for the achievement of the IRA cease-fire and created the political space for the multi-party talks that ultimately led…

This coming weekend Archbishop Diarmuid Martin will celebrate a Mass in the Pro Cathedral in Dublin with the anniversary of 10 years of the establishment of the Dublin Diocese Child Protection Service in late 2003. This is not a celebration but it will acknowledge and thank the people who are helping to protect children from…

In 1963, a group of six Irish Spiritan priests set out on the long missionary journey to Brazil to work in a number of already established parish communities in the country’s interior. The move was in response to Pope John XXIII’s appeal for missionaries to Latin America to combat communism and counteract the inroads of…