Irish Jesuit priest Fr John Sullivan.  Pope Francis has approved his beatification. Photograph: Jesuits in Ireland website

Pope Francis has approved the beatification of Irish Jesuit priest, Fr John Sullivan. Fr John Sullivan was born on Eccles Street on Dublin in 1861 a(...)

Archbishop Diarmuid Martin and  Archbishop Eamon Martin in Dublin welcoming the publication of “Amoris Laetitia”. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

The Catholic primate, Archbishop Eamon Martin, has said Pope Francis’s apostolic exhortation Amoris Laetitia, published yesterday, is a warning again(...)

Archibishop Eamon Martin: “Each second has so much potential for good, for love, for peace, and for joy”. Photograph: David Sleator

The “harrowing” accident in which five members of one family died in Buncrana and the bomb attacks in Brussels have been recalled by Archbishop Eamon (...)

Catholic primate Archbishop Eamon Martin recalled how “when I visited the family home in Derry of those who lost their lives at Buncrana pier on Sunday, I could see first hand the merciful outreach of the local priest and community at a time of unspeakable pain and loss”.

When the priest who officiated at the funerals today of those five people who died in last Sunday’s Buncrana calamity first heard the news he “said a (...)

All 485 people killed in  the Easter Rising  will be remembered at an  inter-faith service in Glasnevin Cemetery (above) on Sunday next, April 3rd. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

All 485 people killed during the Easter Rising, including British soldiers and policemen, will be remembered at a special inter-faith service in Glasn(...)

Dear Pope Francis Book

So. You’re Pope Francis. And you’re finally getting used to people coming to you seeking all sorts of answers, even if you still struggle with the bel(...)

Catholic Primate Archbishop Eamon Martin. Photograph: David Sleator

The State should go out of its way to support the family, in particular the faithful and exclusive union between a married man and a woman and their (...)

File image of Easter Rising commemoration in Dublin in 2006. Catholic Primate Archbishop Eamon Martin said: “We should redouble our efforts to find safe spaces where we can genuinely hear one another’s stories and pain, and bolster friendship, mutual understanding, justice and peace.” File photograph: Matt Kavanagh/The Irish Times

Centenary commemorations this year must not lead to false glorification of a tragic past, the Catholic Primate Archbishop Eamon Martin has said. Com(...)

Pope Francis kisses a baby Jesus statue as he leads the midnight Christmas Mass in Saint Peters Basilica at the Vatican. Photograph: Alessandro Di Meo/EPA

Pope Francis addressed the world’s 1.2 billion Roman Catholics in his homily on Christmas Eve, urging those “intoxicated” by possessions and superfici(...)

Anthony Farquhar has retired as Auxiliary Bishop of Down and Connor diocese. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Bishop Anthony Farquhar, retiring Auxiliary Bishop of Down and Connor diocese, has been praised for his role in furthering co-operation between Christ(...)