6 –The number of Catholic parishes now active in Mongolia with the recent inauguration of the church of Santa Sofia in the capital, Ulaanbaatar. The event, said Apostolic Prefect of Ulaanbaatar, Msgr Wenceslao Padilla, is a sign of the vitality of the Church in Mongolia. Msgr Padilla was among the first missionaries to travel to Mongolia in 1992....

Fuaimlaoi, a group of singers and musicians who promote liturgical music in the Irish tradition, will perform in concert at Sacred Heart Church, Western Road, Cork at 8.15pm on Saturday, November 17. The Presentation Brothers are hosting the concert as part of their programme of events to mark the Year of Faith. “Pope Benedict describes music as...

The National Library of Ireland has indicated its intention to push ahead with the digitisation of its collection of parish records despite a lack of support from the Catholic bishops. Fiona Ross, Director of the National Library said they have “received expressions of interest” from third party organisations which they now intend to look into....

The Holy Well at Ardaghin, Co. Limerick has been renovated with improved access and is now open all year. The well is named after St Molua, a 6th Century saint who founded many monasteries across the country. The well is located next to the Millennium Altar in the new graveyard which is directly behind St Molua’s Parish Church in Ardagh, and the...

Even near-40 degree temperatures could not deter about 1,000 Saffron-robed Buddhist monks from marching through Burma’s biggest city and commercial capital Rangoon in October, utilising new freedoms to express their views in public in a way that wouldn’t have been permitted not so long ago. I watched as the monks — accompanied by several hundred...

 Monster Table Quiz to raise funds for the Pioneer Total Abstinence Association will take place in the Grand Hotel, Moate, Co. Westmeath on Saturday, November 10 at 8pm. The cost per table of four people is €50. Hot finger food will be provided on the night. The quiz is open to everybody – Pioneers and non-Pioneers alike and there is a prize...

Bishop Christopher Jones of Elphin has been recognised by the Council for the West for his commitment to development in the west of Ireland and for the “spiritual enrichment” he brought to a variety of community based campaigns.The Council for the West, of which Bishop Jones is a member, made the award presentation on the occasion of a celebration...

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