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My dear Irish brethren, I write this piece with deepest sorrow in my heart that, once again, innocent people have been killed by those who claim to be Muslims and claim to belong to the faith of Islam.
The Galway Ahmadiyya Muslim community has condemned last weekend's terrorist attacks in Paris, describing the shootings and bombings that left 129 dead, as "barbaric" and "unprecedented".
When Charles Dickens first visited the United States in January 1842, the popularity of his books was such that he was mobbed by adoring crowds, feted and dined as the major celebrity that he undoubtedly was, and was guest of honour at a famous Valentine’s Ball in New York attended by 3,000 of the city’s great and good.
Between the years 1845 and 1855 more than 2.1 million people emigrated from Ireland. They streamed into Liverpool, Manchester, Boston and New York. Many were diseased, hungry, dirty, broken spirited, with barely any personal belongings. Some embarked actually naked.
An environmental expert, who worked on Pope Francis’ groundbreaking new encyclical on ecology and planetary problems, is to speak at a day conference on eco-theology in Knock Shrine next month. Fr Sean McDonagh is coming to Knock Shrine as part of a new series of faith renewal events, launched last week.
With hopes high this week in the Catholic community that Pope Francis will make the first papal visit to Ireland in almost 40 years following the announcement that Ireland will host the next World Families Meeting in 2018, there is great hope that if he does visit Ireland he will visit Knock Shrine.
The Bishop of Elphin, Kevin Doran, this week announced that St Joseph’s College and St Aloysius College will amalgamate in September 2017 to form a new Catholic voluntary secondary school for boys and girls.
The parents of murdered UK schoolboy, Jimmy Mizen, are to speak at Knock Shrine later this month about their inspirational campaign to spread a message of compassion and hope. Barry and Margaret Mizen lost their son Jimmy, one day after his 16th birthday, when he was violently attacked by another teenager in a bakery in south London in 2008.
Preparations are under way for the widely acclaimed multi-platinum and award winning singer Fr Liam Lawton who is performing in St Patrick’s Church, Ballina, on Friday August 28 at 8.30pm. The Catholic priest, working in the diocese of Kildare & Leighlin south of Dublin, is widely admired in religious and non-religious circles nationally and internationally. Some of his most famous compositions such as ’The Clouds’ Veil’ and ‘The Hiding Place’ are performed at many religious ceremonies throughout the world.