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Martin Henry: Life is eternally valuable

Martin Henry
WHILE the faithful departed are remembered in every Mass, it is in the month of November that the Catholic community places particular emphasis on commemorating the dead.

Reconciling the Reformation

ARCHBISHOP of Armagh Dr Eamon Martin has offered three ways of 'bridging' the Reformation differences between the Catholic Church and the Protestant denominations.

Landmark church celebrates landmark 50th anniversary

IT is one of Ireland's most distinctive places of worship, and St Bernadette's Church - situated just off Belfast's ring road - has been recently described by an architectural commentator as "a quiet anomaly in Knockbreda, south Belfast", where "it forms a prominent landmark and an architecturally interesting presence amid its suburban surroundings".

Celebration of sport in Armagh

St Patrick's Cathedral in Armagh hosted an unusual fixture on Sunday, with schools and 30 sport clubs in the parish joining in a 'Family of Sports' procession.

Rediscovering the Reformation

THE 500th anniversary of the Reformation is to be marked by the Presbyterian Church with three public events across Ireland this month.

Down and Connor convention an uplifting and enriching experience

WHO really has the time or inclination to spend a full Saturday at a diocesan convention? We are, after all, facing the challenge of increasing secularism, many of us still live with the very real effects of the financial disaster and, with ever-decreasing numbers - is it as many as 20 per cent? - engaging with their faith, is a convention really a priority? But, on the evidence of the 500-plus people who gathered on Saturday for the fourth annual Faith and Life Convention in Our Lady and Saint Patrick's College, Knock, there are plenty of people who think it is important; what more, gatherings like this are a necessity.

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