Category: Gallery

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…

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.’

Festival around the corners

Pictured at the launch of the 4 Corners Festival in Belfast are Fr Martin Magill and Rev Steven Stockman. The 4 Corners Festival seeks to inspire people from across the city to transform it for the peace and prostperity of all. It consists of innovative events designed to entice people of of their own ‘corners’…

Around the world

Australia: Family and friends sprinkle holy water on the caskets of three family members of actress Jessica Falkholt (best known for her role in ‘Home and Away’) after their funeral Mass at St Mary’s Catholic Church in Sydney. Lars, Vivian and Annabelle Falkholt were killed in a car accident the day after Christmas.

Around the world

Holy Land: A Palestinian demonstrator hurls stones toward Israeli troops near Nablus, West Bank, during a protest against US President Donald Trump’s decision to recognise Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.