American actor Shia LaBeouf (28) has revealed that he found God while playing the part of a Christian soldier wrestling with guilt during World War II, in his new film Fury.“I found God doing Fury,” said the actor, whose mother is from an Ashkenazi Jewish family and whose father has Cajun (French) ancestry. “I became a Christian...

The Church should excommunicate controversial Achill House of Prayer founder Christina Gallagher, a former devotee of the self-proclaimed visionary has said.Mick Power, a former member of the controversial movement, has called on the Church’s doctrinal watchdog to investigate Ms Gallagher for alleged heresy and unverified claims of miracles....

The Government is misleading the public by conveying the impression that the country has entered economic recovery, a senior figure in the Society of Saint Vincent de Paul (SVP) has warned.Tom MacSweeney, SVP national vice-president, said that coalition parties Fine Gael and Labour have recently “conveyed the impression that the country has...

The head of a leading charity dealing with victims of child abuse has echoed the words of Archbishop Diarmuid Martin that Sinn Féin must let the truth on abuse come out.Responding to Maria Cahill’s claims of an IRA abuse cover-up Maeve Lewis, executive director with the One in Four charity, said “As the Church discovered, covering up...

Waterford diocese has warned against people acting like vigilantes following anti-Roma protests in the city over the weekend. These led to people being evacuated from their homes and property being damaged.Large groups of people protested outside the homes of members of the Roma community in the city on both Saturday and Sunday.Protestors said...

Robert Duncan Looking ahead to the October 2015 world Synod of Bishops on the family, Cardinal George Pell said the task for Catholics “over the next 12 months” is to explain “the necessity of conversion, the nature of the Mass” and “the purity of heart the Scriptures require of us to receive Holy Communion...

Is the tide turning for Egypt’s Christians? If the Middle East contains any lessons over the last few years, it is that matters in the region can turn on a hair.Sadly, too, it has been instructive to watch the precarious fortunes of minority Christian communities whose long histories in nations have guaranteed them nothing among the more...

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