Archbishop Diarmuid Martin. File photograph: Eric Luke Staff/The Irish Times.

The situation of Catholics who are divorced through no fault of their own, but were still denied Communion, should be among issues addressed by bishop(...)

‘The Church’s teachings on many aspects of morality are being widely ignored. This does not mean that they are considered wrong but that they do not seem to make sense in the modern world.’ above, Pope Francis celebrates a Mass in St Peter’s square on Sunday. Photograph: Tony Gentile/Reuters

Two forthcoming events will be the first real tests of what Pope Francis proposes to do in order to renew and reform the Catholic Church. The first of(...)

The image of a punitive, judgemental God must be turned head over heels, the Catholic Archbishop of Dublin Diarmuid Martin has said. Photograph: David Sleator/The Irish Times

The image of a punitive, judgemental God must be turned head over heels, the Catholic Archbishop of Dublin Diarmuid Martin has said.“Many of us grew u(...)

Archbishop Martin has welcomed the broad support for the enhanced role of the laity in Dublin’s Catholic archdiocese. Photograph: Alan Betson /The Irish Times

An enhanced role for the laity in Dublin’s Catholic archdiocese grows apace with the announcement that, for the first time ever, lay people will now b(...)

Cardinal Seán Brady: remains a cardinal for life and may take part in papal elections until he is 80. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Pope Francis has accepted the resignation of Cardinal Seán Brady as Archbishop of Armagh and Catholic Primate of All-Ireland. Coadjutor Archbishop (...)

Catholic primate and Archbishop of Armagh Eamon Martin: Irish Catholic Church “of the 1940s and 1950s is gone and we would not want that back. It was very much tarnished gold.” Photograph: Eric Luke

The new Catholic primate and Archbishop of Armagh Eamon Martin (52) spoke yesterday of being “overwhelmed, fearful at what lies ahead but trusting (...)

Drag queen Panti Bliss (AKA Rory O’Neill) has been nominated to complete the Ice Bucket Challenge by two Dublin-based Redemptorist priests. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times.

Two Catholic priests have undertaken the Ice Bucket Challenge and nominated the Catholic Archbishop of Dublin Diarmuid Martin, papal nuncio Archbishop(...)

Pope Francis speaks as he leads the Angelus prayer in Saint Peter’s Square at the Vatican yesterday. Photograph: Stefano Rellandini/Reuters

The work of a priest is “almost impossible unless there is humour, humanity, honesty”, a member the Association of Catholic Priests (ACP) leadershi(...)

Archbishop of Dublin Diarmuid Martin pictured with members of ONE, IUNVA, and Royal Dublin Fusiliers Association  after a special mass to mark the 100th anniversary of  the outbreak of the first World War at Saint Mary’s Pro-Cathedral in Dublin today. Photograph: Aidan Crawley/The Irish Times

The Irish men who died in the first World War should be remembered as having “fought with great courage in the defence of an ideal”, the Archbishop(...)

Archbishop Diarmuid Martin: “enthused by the realism of Pope Francis”. Photograph: Alan Betson

The willingness of Pope Francis “to break away from accepted traditions” is creating some disquiet within the priesthood, the Catholic Archbishop of (...)