WHEN the parishioners of St Brigid’s in south Belfast gathered for a special Mass and reception on January 24 to mark the silver jubilee of the opening of their beautiful church, they did so with mixed feelings.
A NORTH Belfast priest left for dead after being shot during a robbery in South Africa has spoken candidly of how he was "lost" for more than a decade as he struggled with post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
Witnessing an attack on a Catholic Church in 1970s' east Belfast had a profound effect on the young Alan Abernethy. He went on to become a Church of Ireland bishop but before that, while at Queen's University, he met Brendan McAllister, a Catholic, forging a lifetime's friendship. The two men took part in a 4 Corners Festival event on Sunday and here, Mr McAllister speaks of the 'grace moments' of a friendship that bridges the divisions of our society
Alan Abernethy, recently retired as Bishop of Connor, tells William Scholes why he could not refuse the chance to return to St Anthony's Catholic Church in Belfast's Willowfield area as part of the 4 Corners Festival
The celebrations that surround the start of each new year point to a profound human desire to celebrate the idea of a 'beginning', says Martin Henry, who explores how this relates to God and the origin of all that exists
Peace permeates "every dimension of life", argues Pope Francis, who says that what is true of peace in a social context is also true in politics and the economy and that we are also in need of "an ecological conversion"