THE Passionists have a tradition of exploring the relevance of faith in a modern context, and since 2012 have hosted a summer institute at Tobar Mhuire, the retreat set in beautiful Co Down countryside at Crossgar, to focus on a particular aspect of that challenge.
Having sparked the Reformation in 1517, Martin Luther continued to argue against Catholic Church teaching and practice of the time. This included a debate with fellow Augustinians in a seminal, though now little known, event 500 years ago this month, writes the Rev Brian Kennaway
AS we mark the 20th anniversary of the Belfast Agreement, which was finalised on Good Friday 1998, we need to first celebrate the fact that Northern Ireland is a much more peaceful place than it was in preceding decades.
This week's loyalist statement, timed to coincide with the 20th anniversary of the Good Friday Agreement, has been met with a variety of responses, including suspicion and cynicism. Progressive loyalism also deserves encouragement and prayerful support, say Rev Steve Stockman and Fr Martin Magill