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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.

Rohinghya refugees in desperate need

THE plight of the Rohingya Muslims escaping violence in Myanmar has provoked outrage around the world, as well as a desire to do something to help.

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