Logh Derg Poster Dates 2017The members of the Catholic Church of the Diocese of Dromore resident in the parish of Clonduff welcome you to our website. This website is a new venture for the parish community and we hope that it will introduce our community to you. Feel free to browse through the pages, as we add them, and share something of the lived experience of the people of Hilltown, Cabra and the surrounding townlands of South Down. Perhaps you will be encouraged to visit us in person to join our worshipping communities in Ballymaghery, Ballygorian or Cabra churches.
- Strange occurrences in a small Portuguese village May 18, 2017Strange occurrences in a small Portuguese villageStephen Bullivant considers how the Fatima visions sought to speak to the modern world Stephen Bullivant Sunday, May 13 1917 would prove an auspicious day, both for the Catholic Church, and for the whole tumultuous course of the 20th Century. In the Sistine Chapel, Pope Benedict XV consecrated Eugenio Pacelli
- Pope Francis could use visit to right a wrong May 18, 2017Pope Francis could use visit to right a wrongThe Jesuit Pope might visit the shrine of a colleague, but there’s another nearby tomb he could consider as well, writes Finola KennedyA picture of Fr Sullivan's coffin being carried to his grave in Clongowes on February 22, 1933. Finola Kennedy When stepping down from the role of Taoiseach, both Charlie Haug
- Pope’s commission sceptical about later Medjugorje visions May 18, 2017Pope’s commission sceptical about later Medjugorje visions by Mags Gargan May 18, 2017 The commission investigating alleged visions of Our Lady at Medjugorje has reportedly recommended early apparitions be accepted as authentic, but casts doubt upon later claims of visions. According to reports in the Italian media this week, the overwhelming majority of the
- The surprising connection between Our Lady of Fatima and Islam May 18, 2017The surprising connection between Our Lady of Fatima and IslamPhilip Kosloski As we celebrate the 100th anniversary of the apparitions of Our Lady of Fatima, one aspect that could easily go unnoticed is the subtle connection with Islam. The Blessed Virgin Mary appeared to the three shepherd children near the village of Fatima, Portugal, a place named after b
- President Higgins to meet with Pope Francis in Rome May 18, 2017President Higgins to meet with Pope Francis in Rome by Mags Gargan May 18, 2017 President Higgins and his wife meeting Pope Francis in 2013. President Michael D. Higgins is expected to meet with Pope Francis during a visit to Rome next week. The visit, which is set to take place in the Vatican’s Papal Library, will be the first private meeting between the tw