Archive for November, 2012

US Bishops congratulate President Obama on re-election.

(Independent Catholic News)
Cardinal Timothy Dolan of New York, president of the US Conference of Catholic Bishops, congratulated President Barack Obama, November 7, the day after his re-election as President of the United States. Cardinal Dolan promised the prayers of the bishops saying……….

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Mon, November 12 2012 »Past Items»

Praying with the Word of God

Our Vicariate invites parishioners to begin the Year of Faith by attending a short practical course on how to pray with God’s word privately or in a group, on 4 Thursdays beginning 22nd November at 7.30pm in All Saints Church, Ballymena. Sessions will last for about one hour. All are welcome.

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Mon, November 12 2012 »Past Items»

NIGERIA: Attacks pile pressure on Christian Community

Paul Keenan writes in The Irish Catholic
The head of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Nigeria has said Christians in the country are filled with “apprehension” at government failures to adequately protect them from ongoing attacks by Islamic militants.

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Mon, November 12 2012 »Past Items»

CHINA: Government urged to drop one-child policy.

Paul Keenan writes in The Irish Catholic
Think tank makes call as government meets in congress

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Mon, November 12 2012 »Past Items»

New ideas at Westminster – Catholic Social Teaching

Mary Kenny writes in The Irish Catholic
Financial crisis has prompted re-examination of Catholic thought. Politicians are always looking for new ideas – and so they should. Political debate needs to be revitalised by ideas – even if some of the new ideas are a re-discovery of old ideas.

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Mon, November 12 2012 »Past Items»

Purgatory as seeing for the first time.

Faith, hope, and charity help lift a certain blindness, writes Fr Ronald Rolheiser in The Irish Catholic.

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Mon, November 12 2012 »Past Items»

Iran detains hundreds of Christians

Irish Catholic News (Paul Keenan) Nov 8th 2012
Iranian authorities have begun to detain hundreds of known Christians. In an apparent drive against Christians, Iranian authorities have begun to detain hundreds of known members of the community.

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Mon, November 12 2012 »Past Items»

Treasure Hunt – Sunday 20th May

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Thu, November 8 2012 »Gallery»

Fr Michael McConville’s Farewell

Fr Michael McConville joined us in Antrim parish in November 2011. He came to help us out at a very busy and difficult time; and it is a real pleasure to be able to tell you how much we loved having him

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Tue, November 6 2012 »Past Items»

English Court rules Catholic Adoption Agency must serve Same-Sex Couples

Catholic World News
A Catholic adoption agency representing three English dioceses has lost a 5-year court battle, and now faces a choice between placing children with homosexual couples or ending its adoption services.

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Mon, November 5 2012 »Past Items»