The Redemptorist Order has revealed that as well as attracting huge numbers to their churches, their annual novenas are now drawing thousands of viewers to watch the services online.Fr Noel Kehoe, rector of Clonard Monastery in Belfast, said that on average 14,000 people had watched this year’s novena on the web – the highest number of...

A Catholic nun has been charged with abducting tribal girls for religious conversion in India.Sr Beena Joseph, a member of the Carmelite Sisters of St Teresa congregation, was on her way to the Madhya Pradesh state capital of Bhopal from the eastern state of Jharkhand along with four tribal girls. She was accused of taking them for conversion...

Pop star Katy Perry has revealed that God has helped her through dark times in her life when she considered suicide.The singer, whose real name is Katheryn Hudson, said her inner battle between her true identity and her pop star identity as Katy Perry, drove her to depression and suicide.“I so badly want to be Katheryn Hudson that I don...

The Vatican has released an online questionnaire for young people in preparation for the Synod of Bishops on youth in 2018.The survey aims to better understand the lives, attitudes and concerns of young men and women aged 16-29 around the world.The answers to the questionnaire will provide the basis for a working document for the assembly,...

The Redemptorist Order has revealed that as well as attracting huge numbers to their churches, their annual novenas are now drawing thousands of viewers to watch the services online.Fr Noel Kehoe, rector of Clonard Monastery in Belfast, said that on average 14,000 people had watched this year’s novena on the web – the highest number of...

Cardinal Vincent Nichols, along with several religious leaders, has condemned the attack on Muslims in London this week.A white van was driven into a group of people who had just left the Muslim Welfare House in Finsbury Park, killing one man and injuring up to 10.A 47-year-old man was detained by people at the scene, and was later arrested by...

Large crowds have been in attendance to venerate a relic of Mother Teresa, which is being brought across the island by the Knights of St Columbanus.It is in Ballaghdreen Cathedral, Co. Roscommon from today until Saturday, before being brought to Tuam Cathedral, Co. Galway until next Monday (June 26).From August 11 the Cathedral of St Patrick and...

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