Category: Irish News

Knock film to Premiere in Vatican

A film documenting the 1879 Apparition at Knock, Co. Mayo will have its first screening in the Vatican next week. The film titled Hope, which was written, produced and directed by Co Down native Campbell Miller, will be shown in the Film Vacticana on Monday, January 27. Miller’s feature recreates the August 21, 1879 apparition…

Fr Ray wary of last dance saloon

Fr Ray Kelly survived the first elimination from RTÉ1’s Dancing with the Stars at the weekend, despite posting the lowest score on the night. His ch-cha-cha dance with Kylee Vincent to ‘Save the Last Dance for Me’ by Michael Buble, which featured a cameo from comedian Des Bishop, scored a six. Of the judging panel, Brian Redmond gave…

New US rector for Dublin Uni. Church

The current rector of the Notre-Dame Centre for Faith and Reason in Dublin will be returning to the US, it has been announced, with his replacement “excited” to begin this summer. Fr Bill Dailey CSC, who headed the famous University Church founded by St John Henry at Stephen’s Green, will return to the US to…

Parish priest cancels Sinn Féin meeting over abortion

A Catholic priest in Co. Tyrone cancelled a political party’s meeting at a church hall over their support for abortion. Fr Eugene O’Neill snubbed a booking from pro-abortion party Sinn Féin to use St Patrick’s Hall in Coalisland after being contacted by pro-life campaigners. The parish hall had been booked for Deputy First Minister Michelle…