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Armagh gives thanks for the gift of family

AS part of its preparations for the World Meeting of Families in August, St Patrick's Cathedral in Armagh was packed with people of all ages as it hosted a special family celebration.

Developing faith fit for modern challenges

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.

'Stop using reconciliation as a noun and live it as a verb'

Rev Dr Laurence Graham
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.

Loyalism needs prayerful encouragement to develop

Steve Stockman and Martin Magill
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

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