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Riches of Poor Clares' story told

William Scholes
IT is somehow appropriate that the order best known as the Poor Clares should have a rich history, writes William Scholes.

SDLP figures on board of Iona Institute

John Manley
Two leading SDLP figures are among the board members of the recently-established northern arm of the socially conservative Iona Institute.

Excitement building ahead of World Meeting of Families

DESPITE the widely-felt disappointment that the north has not been included in Pope Francis's itinerary for his visit to Ireland in August, parishes are still working hard to prepare for the World Meeting of Families.

'The Church must be able to protect its sacraments - and the most vulnerable'

Fr John McKeever
IT was inevitable that the recent abortion referendum result would increase calls for a much needed re-examination of the Catholic Church's relationship with Irish citizens who, regardless of their cultural inheritance, no longer share its beliefs or regularly participate in its practices.

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