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Monsignor Raymond Murray - a life dedicated to the rhyme of hope and history

William Scholes, with pictures by Mal McCann
Monsignor Raymond Murray has been one of Ireland's most prominent priests since the start of the Troubles. He talks to William Scholes about his eventful life, how his involvement in human rights cases has been driven by his commitment to history and why he is now 'turning more to religion'

Apostolic Work's mission for the future

William Scholes
AMID the flurry of centenaries and landmark anniversaries being marked both now and in the next few years, it might be easy to overlook the quiet dedication and broad vision of Apostolic Work, writes William Scholes

Tackling homelessness must be a priority for society

STATISTICS on housing - such as those relating to the number of people living in emergency accommodation, to the number of households on waiting lists for social housing, to those in long-term mortgage arrears or to increases in rents and house prices - all draw attention to different, but ultimately inter-related, aspects of the current housing crisis in Ireland.

First profession on Falls Road

Bishop of Down and Connor Noel Treanor pictured with Sr Anne of the Divine Mercy, after her first profession in the Adoration Chapel, Falls Road, Belfast, on September 15.

Sally O'Neill's journey from Tyrone to Honduras, via the Amazon, El Salvador and Somalia - and working with Oscar Romero and Trócaire

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: a beacon for visible friendships and shared space

Rev Bill Shaw
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 

Following the way of the cross in Clonoe

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.

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