Oscar Romero, the Archbishop of San Salvador who was assassinated in 1980 as he said Mass, will be canonised next month. Among those invited to the ceremony in Rome is Dungannon woman Sally O'Neill, who got to know the archbishop when she worked in El Salvador with Trócaire. Now living in Honduras, Ms O'Neill returned to Ireland last month for the World Meeting of Families to discuss her work in overseas development and human rights
The Duncairn has been a beacon for church and community relations in north Belfast. Its director, the Rev Bill Shaw, explains its work and why visible friendships between church leaders are such a powerful picture of reconciliation
THE 10th annual Procession to the Tall Cross of Clonoe in Tyrone, in honour of the Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross, will be celebrated on Monday September 17 after the weekly Novena, which begins at 7.
Two weeks ago, Fr Patrick McCafferty told his Belfast congregation that Pope Francis should not come to Ireland because he should instead be dealing with the Catholic Church's unfolding abuse crisis. But then he was invited to be part of a group of abuse survivors who would meet the Pope. He tells William Scholes about the encounter
As the Catholic Church's World Meeting of Families continues this week, Christians from other denominations are watching closely - and also looking forward to what Pope Francis has to say, writes Church of Ireland minister Canon Ian Ellis
REMEMBER the nursery rhyme, "Mary, Mary, Quite Contrary, How does your garden grow?"? Well, it came into my head last week when I read that Mary McAleese, formerly of this parish, described the teachings of the Catholic Church on homosexuality as evil.