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Irish nun hits screens across India
An Irish Presentation Sister is the subject of a documentary – Sister India – produced by Irish film-maker, Myles O’Reilly. Sr Loreto, born Peg Houlihan near Carrick-on-Suir in Co. Tipperary in 1927, has spent 70 years teaching in India where she recently celebrated her 91st birthday. The film is currently being screened at a number…
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Presidential pardon welcomed

Canon Kieran Waldron, diocesan archivist of Tuam Archdiocese, President Michael D. Higgins and Bishop Fintan Monahan celebrate Mr Higgin’s decision to grant a presidential pardon for Maolra Seoighe who was unjustly convicted and hanged in 1882 in connection with the Mám Trasna murders that occurred earlier that year. Related posts: Maduro’s presidential term is illegitimate…

Cold Shoulder for Sr Frosty…

Sr Gabriel and Sr Paul from Galway’s Poor Clare Sisters with ‘Sr Frosty’, briefly the newest member of the community. Photo: Kristina Vykukalova Related posts: Medical experts pour cold water on latest Knock ‘vision’ Homeless charity prepares for cold spell with ‘exceptional measures’ Plea for parishioners to look out for elderly neighbours as cold weather bites…

Glimpses of a lost world

Richard Fitzgerald has spent a lifetime looking through his camera lens with a dedicated eye. His latest book is Dark Ireland: Images of a lost world. Richard says: “the photographs in this book happened because of my upbringing in rural Ireland; it is a world I knew intimately before emigration was forced upon me. In the years following my departure, I became…

Papal Nuncio’s blessing in Derry

Papal Nuncio to Ireland, Archbishop Jude Thaddeus Okkolo, pictured at St Eugene’s Cathedral in Derry during a ceremony in which he gave a blessing to babies and children from the parish. Photo: Stephen Latimer Related posts: Derry diocese fans flames of faith Fan the flame of faith in Derry Derry’s bishop quartet congratulate new priest…

Glenamuddy’s Ashes ‘Drive Thru’ to return

Sacristan Birdie McLoughlin, Fr Paddy Mooney PP, and Pastoral Council members Breda Keaveney and Padraic Keady pose outside their church to publicise their ‘Drive Thru’ Ashes initiative from 8 am – 9.30 am at Glenamuddy Church on Ash Wednesday, February 14. It aims to facilitate people who are sick, advanced in years, or with very…

Feast of St Brigid

First year students from Coláiste Pobail Bheanntraí (Bantry Community College) were all smiles after making St Brigid’s crosses to mark her feast day last week. Related posts: Large crowds attend St Brigid’s Day festival Brigid leads the way in a feast of feasts Celebrating St Brigid’s day Celebrations for St Brigid’s Day in Louth

Of Gods and Men monks recognised as martyrs

Pope Francis has recognised the martyrdom of a bishop, seven trappist monks and 11 other religious men and women killed by extremists in Algeria in the 1990s. The 19 men and women died between 1993 and 1996, while Algeria was locked in a 10-year-long armed conflict between government forces and Islamist rebel groups; the conflict…

The Joy of life

American singer Joy Villa who made a clear pro-life statement at Sunday’s Grammy Awards ceremony in New York, when the 31-year old appeared in a customised white gown upon which she had hand-painted the image of a foetus radiating rainbow colours, accessorised with a small white bag bearing the message ‘Choose life.’ Related posts: March…