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The most popular Bible verse this year on the free Bible App ‘YouVersion’, was a passage about trusting God instead of worrying. Philippians 4:6 “Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done.” has been downloaded by over 400 million people on the […]

Pop star Ed Sheeran has been given approval to build a prayer retreat on his country estate in Suffolk. The plans say the structure would “address an important need for a private place of retreat for contemplation and prayer, and for celebration of key life and family milestones”. Sheeran lives on the estate with his […]

Here is an exciting opportunity, the Catholic Diocese of Waterford and Lismore are looking to appoint a Youth Ministry Officer. The successful applicant will work as part of a team delivering and supporting youth ministry programmes and initiatives across the Diocese. For a detailed job description go to www.waterfordlismore.ie Please send a cover letter and […]

Pope Francis has unveiled a life-size sculpture to mark World Day of Migrants and Refugees. It’s called Angels Unawares, and it depicts a group of migrants of various cultures and different historical periods. The Argentinian Pontiff says he wanted to reaffirm the necessity that no one remain excluded from society, whether he is a long-time […]

Viewers of BBC One’s Songs of Praise have selected ‘Jerusalem’ as their favourite hymn Based on an 1803 poem by William Blake and set to music by Sir Hubert Parry in 1916, topped a poll of 100 hymns that have featured in the show over the last five years. The top 10 were unveiled during […]

More than a half a million students in the United States took part in this year’s “Bring your Bible to School day” observance. Launched by Focus on the Family in 2014, the event took place on yesterday and is centered on students sharing their Christian faith with peers. According to the group, this year’s observance […]

Cork’s newest bridge has been named after Mary Elmes. Born in Cork in 1908, Mary Elmes, was an Irish aid worker living in France and credited with saving the lives of at least 200 Jewish children during the Holocaust, by hiding them in the boot of her car. She was later arrested and imprisoned by […]

Organisers of the National Ploughing Championship say they’re hopeful the good weather will encourage more people to attend. Over 300,000 people are expected to attend one of Europe’s largest outdoor events over the next 3 days, which is being held in Fenagh in Co. Carlow. 1,700 exhibitors will also be present at the site, showcasing […]

A church bell ringer is still going strong at 95 years of age! Cyril Galbraith, originally from Limerick but living in Dublin, has been ringing church bells for 81 years. He even described his hobby as the perfect “mindfulness” after it helped him deal with the loss of his beloved wife. Mr Galbraith’s friends at […]

Ireland can make waves at the Rugby World Cup.. That’s according to Irish rugby legend Tony Ward. Ireland Head Coach Joe Schmidt named his 31-man squad for the 6-week tournament on Monday, amid concerns around the team’s patchy form in recent months. However the former British and Irish Lion says this may benefit Ireland in […]

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