Category: Irish News

Government neglect killing rural Ireland, priests warn

Cathal Barry and Mags Gargan ‘Brain drain’ threatening many parishes The Government has been accused of neglecting rural Ireland to such an extent that many people see no hope for the future, priests at the coalface have told The Irish Catholic. Clare-based Fr Harry Bohan said rural communities “have been so badly neglected that it is nearly impossible to…

Vatican pays tribute to David Bowie

A senior Vatican official has paid tribute to rock legend David Bowie who has died this week at the age of 69 from cancer. Cardinal Gianfranco Ravasi, the president of the Pontifical Council for Culture, tweeted lyrics from the singer’s 1969 hit Space Oddity. The British rocker has previously spoken about the importance of spirituality…

Clergy host festival to promote listening

An inter-denominational festival aimed at promoting cross-community friendship and reconciliation will be launched by the main Christian churches in Belfast later this month. Now in its fourth year, the 4 Corners Festival, which runs from January 28 to February 7, grew out of conversations between Fr Martin Magill, parish priest at Sacred Heart parish, and Rev.…

Sadness has been expressed on the death of Bro. James Weston FSC. James P. Weston was born in Castlebar, Co. Mayo in 1925. After attending primary school he entered the De La Salle boarding school in Castletown, Co. Laois and from there he joined the De La Salle Brothers and was given the name Bro.…