Article: Counting Our Blessings

Newry Cathedral News

On a late night radio show recently on RTÉ, a female singer who was recovering from cancer was quoted as saying, ‘You can’t wait for the pain to end until you decide to be happy.’ This had a profound impact on me and I wrote it down to preserve the thought. The lady in question had had enough of suffering …

Statement: introduction of abortion services to Northern Ireland

Newry Cathedral News

Statement by the Northern Catholic Bishops on the direction of the Secretary of State to introduce abortion services to Northern Ireland The decision last week by the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, Brandon Lewis MP, to direct the NI Executive and Department of Health to make abortion services available in Northern Ireland by 21 March 2022, is gravely disquieting. …

Covid Update: Face Coverings

Newry Cathedral News

Today, 27th July 2021, Archbishop Eamon Martin has communicated with parishes in response to the Northern Ireland Executive’s decision to remove the legal requirement to wearing face-masks in some indoor contexts. Archbishop Martin recalled the Churches’ strong encouragement of the use of face coverings:  “The decision to introduce face coverings in our churches dates back to August 2020 and was …

Article: St. Ignatius of Loyola

Newry Cathedral News

Pope Francis and Bishop Alan McGuckian, Bishop of the Diocese of Raphoe, are both members of the Jesuit order (Society of Jesus). St. Ignatius of Loyola was the founder of the Jesuit order, and his feast day is celebrated annually on the 31st July. Ignatius of Loyola, born Iñigo López de Oñaz y Loyola was born on the 23rd October …

Webcam is working again

Newry Cathedral News

Newry Cathedral webcam is once again in full working order. Thanks for your patience.

Profile: Fr Callum Young

Newry Cathedral News

Called to the Priesthood – Profile of Father Callum Douglas Young, newly ordained priest serving in Newry Cathedral Parish An early calling Father Callum was ordained in Armagh Cathedral on 29th June and celebrated his first Mass in Newry Cathedral on 30th June. He had been inspired on his faith journey from a young age and can recall on the …

Article: Buttercup

Newry Cathedral News

When I was a child, I was told that if you put a buttercup under your chin and there was a yellow reflection then you liked butter! If only it was so easy to see into someone’s souls and know exactly what they thought. During lockdown we might even have lied to ourselves in minor things like, I’m only putting …

A tribute to Father Tony Corr

Newry Cathedral News

A tribute to ‘the People’s Priest’ – Father Tony Corr It was with great sadness that the people of Newry Cathedral Parish heard of the sudden passing of Father Tony Corr at the age of 57 on Sunday 6th June. He had served as priest in Newry Cathedral Parish from 2012 to 2016 until his appointment as Parish Priest of …

Cathedral webcam fault

Newry Cathedral News

We apologise if you are experiencing difficulties viewing the livestream on the cathedral webcam. This is due to technical difficulties beyond our control as of 5.30pm on Saturday evening, 3rd July 2021. We are in contact with our service providers to resolve the problem. The webcams for St. Brigid’s, St. Mary’s and St. Catherine’s are operating as normal.