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Father John praises his parishioners as he prepares to move on

THE Parish Priest of St Mary’s on the Hill, Fr John Forsythe, says he is very sad to be leaving Glengormley after six years at St Bernard’s. Fr Forsythe, who moved from Christ the Redeemer parish, will now take up the parish priest role in Randalstown. Also moving from St Mary’s on the Hill parish […]

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Abuse victim says end is in sight for Cardinal

A VICTIM of paedophile priest Father Brendan Smyth who suffered horrendous abuse when the notorious cleric visited South Belfast has predicted “the end is in sight” for Cardinal Sean Brady.

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Pulpit thumpers replaced by op-ed writers

Well, pulpit-thumping priests may be less usual these days but there’s no shortage of finger-pointing columnists and editorial writers.

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Church is ‘grave-robbing’

THE families of babies buried in the unmarked children’s plot to the rear of Milltown Cemetery have branded the Catholic Church “heartless” after they say they were ordered to remove the touching memorials they’ve put up to their little loved ones ahead of this year’s Cemetery Sunday.

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‘Save our social’ plea to Church

MEMBERS of a South Belfast social club are at loggerheads with the local Catholic Church over a controversial plan to bring the curtain down on the 33-year-old institution “behind their backs”.

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As Micheál spoke the people were voting with their feet

Sometimes people prod my chest and say, “How is it you’re always on about southern politics? Why don’t you write about what’s going on up here instead?” Well, mainly because I don’t want to be an idiot, given that the word ‘idiot’ come from ‘idios’, meaning one’s own self, in a narrow, parochial sense. I believe that when I write about southern politics, I’m writing about what’s happening in another part of my country.

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