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'Laity are the most important people in the Church - not the clergy or bishops'

Ahead of the World Meeting of Families, Fr Chris Hayden, editor of Intercom magazine, spoke to Cardinal Kevin Farrell, the Dublin-born head of the Vatican department set up by Pope Francis to promote the roles of lay people and the family in the Church, as well as the protection and support of human life. In the first of a two-part interview, Cardinal Farrell talks about how laity are the most important people in the Church, why priests have no credibility in marriage preparation and what Pope Francis is doing to promote the role of women 

Martin Henry: Dealing with demons

Martin Henry
A striking feature of the Gospels of Matthew, Mark, and Luke, as opposed to the Gospel of John, is that they all mention a subject - demonic possession - which is nowadays almost taboo.

Dealing with the digital dilemma

WHETHER it is Facebook and Instagram, or Fortnite, constant emails and the reliance on smartphones, digital technology has changed our lives – for better and worse.

Mission week highlights power of prayer

THE Bangor Worldwide Missionary Convention meets for the 82nd time later this summer, with events in Belfast, Dollingstown, Lurgan and Magherafelt as well as venues in Bangor itself.

Leo Varadkar backs ordination of women priests

Cate McCurry, Press Association
TAOISEACH Leo Varadkar has added his support to the ordination of women as Catholic priests but said he "strongly believes" in the separation of state and church.

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