Category: Irish News

‘Dreamgirl’ Hudson finds strength in faith

Oscar-winning singer Jennifer Hudson has spoken of the strength she found in faith after the trauma of losing her family to murder. The star, currently a panellist on television’s The Voice, became famous after an appearance on the reality show American Idol led her to a starring role in the film Dreamgirls, for which she…

Church will back rural revival efforts, says bishop

Killaloe’s Bishop Fintan Monahan has welcomed an ambitious new plan to revive rural Ireland and said the Church will do its best to be proactive in maintaining rural life. The bishop’s comments come following the announcement of ‘Realising our Rural Potential: Action Plan for Rural Development’, a €60 million plan intended to revive Ireland’s rural…

All creatures great and small

Horses and riders attend the annual blessing of farm animals and Italian military horses outside St Peter’s Square at the Vatican. The traditional event is sponsored by the Italian livestock association on the feast of St Anthony the Abbot, known as the protector of animals. Photo: CNS

Primate pays tribute to ‘resilient’ priests

Staff reporter Ireland’s most senior Churchman has assured priests that their dedication and resilience in difficult circumstances does not go unnoticed by the hierarchy and is a key point for discussion during meetings in Rome. Speaking at the opening Mass for the bishops’ ad limina pilgrimage to Rome, during which they will meet with Pope…