Category: Irish News

Supporters ‘buoyed up’ by PLC conference

The Oireachtas committee on repealing Ireland’s constitutional protections for unborn children had focused minds ahead of this year’s Pro Life Campaign annual conference, according to a PLC spokesperson who said those at the attendance had left feeling “very buoyed up”. “I think the fact that there was such a great attendance at this time of…

Common bodily posture at Mass is sign of unity

Common bodily posture taken by a mass congregation is a sign of  the “unity of the members of the Christian community”, according to  Fr Danny Murphy from the National Centre of Liturgy in Maynooth. The secretary of the National Centre of Liturgy was answering questions from The Irish Catholic about the widespread divergence in parishes…

In Delgany to begin Advent

College Chapel Choir, St Patrick’s College, Maynooth’s annual trip to the Carmelite Monastery in Delgany to pray Evening Prayer I of the First Sunday of Advent. Front row: Stephen Wilson, Mykola Diachuk, John Gerard Acton, Rev. Kevin Connelly, Antun Pasalic, Jordan MacGabhann. Back row: Pio Hartnett, Mark Moriarty, David Hodnett, Brendan Marshall, Ronan Armstrong, Anthony…

Sudanese New Year for Kerry Bon Secours staff

A group of staff from Tralee’s Bon Secours Hospital are preparing to spend the aftermath of Christmas offering much needed healthcare in South Sudan. The group, which will include three doctors and 12 nurses, as well as support staff, will set out for the conflict-stricken African country on December 27, and will remain there till…

Top boxer knocked-out by poverty in Kenya

Irish boxer Carl Frampton spoke of the heartbreaking scenes he witnessed in Kenya after travelling to the country with Church charity Trócaire. Mr Frampton, a world champion boxer from north Belfast, travelled with his wife Christine, and said he would never forget what he had seen. Recalling an incident he witnessed in which a toddler…