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Margaret Bradley (1840-1928) was the daughter of Charles Bradley (1818-1872) who met his wife Anne McMahon when he went to work on the Dungannon to Cookstown railway in the mid-nineteenth century.   88 more words


From the Archives: Hu's on First

This was originally posted back before Xi took office as the leader of China. Re-posting to welcome the leader for his visit to the USA.


St Cedd

The conversion of Britain to Christianity (largely during the 7th century) was achieved through a mixture of faith and political expediency. The key to the spread of Christianity was the conversion of monarchs and nobility in the various British kingdoms, often a result of marriage negotiations or a declaration of allegiance between kingdoms. 282 more words


St. Oengus the Culdee 11 march 2017

St. Oengus the Culdee, Abbot & Bishop
(Aengus, Oengoba)

Born in Ireland; died c. 830. The appellation “Culdee,” Ceile De, or Kele-De means “worship of God,” which became the name of a monastic movement otherwise known as the “Companions of God.” Oengus was of the race of the Dalriadans, kings of Ulster. 156 more words

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Worshippers defy Thai police at Dhammakaya temple

(Source: www.channelnewsasia.com)

BANGKOK: Thousands of followers of Thailand’s biggest Buddhist temple defied orders to leave its grounds on Sunday (Feb 19) to enable police to seek out their former abbot, who is accused of money laundering. 361 more words

Current Affairs

Thai police surround scandal-hit Buddhist temple after PM order

(Source: www.channelnewsasia.com)

BANGKOK: Soldiers and police surrounded a scandal-hit Buddhist temple on Bangkok’s outskirts early Thursday (Feb 16) in apparent preparation for a raid to arrest the sect’s spiritual leader after Thailand’s military leader invoked special powers to put the site under military control. 398 more words

Current Affairs

Thai junta imposes control on influential temple

(Source: www.straitstimes.com)

BANGKOK (REUTERS) – Thailand’s junta leader announced he was imposing control on the country’s biggest Buddhist temple on Thursday (Feb 16) after it failed to hand over an influential monk who has resisted questioning over money laundering. 275 more words

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