Fr Tony Flannery at the ACI Meeting in Belfast – Can the Catholic Church Survive in Ireland?

On Saturday 21 February Fr Tony Flannery spoke at a meeting of the Association of Catholics in Ireland (ACI) at the Duncairn Centre for Culture and Arts in Belfast. Flannery’s topics were “The urgent reforms needed in the Catholic Church, and where Pope Francis stands on them” and “Reflections on the growth of the Catholic […]

Imagine a World Enriched by Diversity: Thursday 26 Feb in Belfast

The Focolare movement in Belfast is organising an evening on ‘Imagine a World Enriched by Diversity’ on Thursday 26 February, 8-10 pm, in the Duncairn Centre for Culture and Arts (174 Trust) in Belfast. According to Focolare’s Irene Jovaras, the event was inspired by the recent 4 Corners Festival and includes: Dynamic and interesting Dialogue […]

Scottish Religious Cultures Network Conference 28-29 May at Queen’s

The Scottish Religious Cultures Network will host a conference on ‘Scotland’s Religious Traditions at Home and Abroad,’ 28–29 May 2015 at Queen’s University Belfast. The conference also will include an emphasis on religion in Ulster. The conference is open to papers on any aspect of religion in Scotland, but the organisers are particularly interested in […]

Lectio Divina for Lent: Weaving the Word Retreats with Marie McStay

Following on previous popular Lectio Divina workshops, Marie McStay is offering two one-day Lenten retreats: on Sunday 1 March at Our Lady of Bethlehem Abbey in Portglenone and Saturday 14 March at Holy Cross Benedictine Monastery in Rostrevor. McStay is a professionally licensed Personal Development Trainer and Director, who designs and delivers workshops across Europe. […]

Association of Catholics in Ireland Meeting with Fr Tony Flannery, 21 February in Belfast

The Association of Catholics in Ireland (ACI) will hold a meeting at the 174 Trust in Belfast with Fr Tony Flannery on Saturday 21 February, 10.30 am-2.30 pm. Flannery, a Redemptorist priest, is the author of the recent book, A Question of Conscience (Londubh Books 2013), which details attempts of the Vatican’s Congregation for the […]

Recognising Belfast’s Unsung Heroes: New Post on Slugger O’Toole

I have a new post on the Slugger O’Toole blog about recognising Belfast’s Unsung Heroes. Nine individuals were honoured today at a special event with Lord Mayor Nichola Mallon at City Hall, which also included a talk by historian Philip Orr on Belfast’s resistance to the slave trade.

4 Corners Festival’s Acts of Generosity

The Belfast Times has picked up on the 4 Corners Festival theme of Generosity and is encouraging the citizens of this good city to get out there and make Belfast a better place through ‘acts of generosity.’ The Belfast Times has reproduced the Festival’s suggestions for something you can do every day for the remainder […]