Category: Irish News

‘Betrayed and abandoned’

Priests speak out for fishing communities A number of rural priests have described a sense of betrayal in fishing communities, as well as increasing frustration with the apparent indifference shown by Government to their plight. Speaking to The Irish Catholic Fr John Joe Duffy of Dunfanaghy /Creeslough parish Co. Donegal said the communities feel “betrayed…

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NI Catholics honoured in Queen’s birthday list

The English monarch’s annual birthday honours list released June 11 contained happy surprises for Catholic actors and charity volunteers. Included in the honours list was Derry-born actress and producer Roma Downey OBE, head of the Northern Region of the Irish Pilgrimage Trust Mary (Maureen) Devine and Stephen John McCoy, who has raised funds for the…

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Online move for Mass cards sees surge in sales

Mass card suppliers have seen a “huge increase” in demand for Mass cards since they moved online at the beginning of the pandemic. This increase has been accompanied by a rise in requests for memoriam cards in recent months, as the year’s anniversary of many of the pandemic’s initial deaths comes about. Speaking to The…

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