43 year old Fr José Alfredo Lopez Guillen was described by friends as a dedicated and quiet priest who neither drank nor smoked and lived very simply.
Martin Bashir appointed BBC religious affairs correspondent
“I am delighted to be re-joining the BBC at this time and in this subject area. The opportunity to cover the broad spectrum of religious affairs is challenging and compelling and I cannot wait to get started” - Martin Bashir.
Minister praises Respond! for developing social housing in Cork
A 130-home estate in Cork City will, by the end of the year, have 34 social housing units, delivered through Nama’s social housing “special purpose vehicle” working with Respond! housing.
Bishop Fintan Monahan ordained in Ennis Cathedral
New bishop hopes to invite Pope Francis to visit Killaloe at Irish bishops' Ad Limina visit to Rome in January.
Former president gives address as two new CofI priests ordained
"Where once communal life was characterised by a resilient faith, today many believers carry a grief and a loss of innocence in faith, in dogma, in religious institutions" - Mary McAleese.
Rev Harold Good helps negotiate Belfast parade deal
“I thank all those involved. We want to build a future that is respectful, inclusive and vibrant. Northern Ireland can have a very bright future built on respect and celebration of diversity.”
Sr Consilio & Éamonn Meehan receive St Patrick medal for mercy
Archbishop Eamon Martin said he had been told about people of all ages who are reaching out in love and charity to the poor and needy, to the sick and elderly, to the anxious and the troubled.
ACI hosts two talks by Vatican watcher Marco Politi
People will hear about the opposition and difficulties experienced by Pope Francis from one of the world’s most accomplished Vatican observers.
Catholic Theological Association discusses 'Sensus Fidelium'
Theologians from all over the world gathered in Swanick in Britain to explore the various ways in which people respond to and recognise Christian teachings.
European response to refugee crisis is 'appalling'
This time last year the EU said they would resettle 160,000 Syrians and to date have only resettled 4,000. "It all comes down to a lack of political will to tackle the issue," says Trócaire.
Archbishop and Minister open exhibition on role of Church in 1916
Exhibition gives a unique glimpse into the hearts of those who ministered and those to whom they ministered during the Rising in Dublin.
Humanae Vitae was 'prophetic' scholars claim
Wijngaards Statement is based on a purely biological or physicalist understanding of sexuality that has long been surpassed, claims Irish theologian.
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Seasonal Workshop with Noirin ni Riain, the well-known Irish singer, writer, teacher, theologian, and authority on Gregorian Chant in the Kilmore Diocesan Pastoral Centre, Cullies, Cavan on Saturday 1 October 2016 from 10:00a.m. to 4:00p.m.[...]
The popular Movies that Matter series brings a new selection of films this spring. Each film will be preceded by a brief introduction and followed by a discussion. For details of the films being shown,[...]
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