Archibishop of  Armagh Eamon Martin: worried about growing persecution of Christians worldwide.

The growth in the persecution of Christians and others worldwide is a focus of the joint Christmas message from both Primates of All-Ireland. Catholi(...)

Redemptorist Fr Tony Flannery: silenced.  Photograph: Alan Betson

The Association of Catholic Priests has written to Pope Francis asking he reverse a decision of the Vatican’s Congregation for the Doctrine of the Fai(...)

Fearful: Kathleen McDonnell, at the ruins of Teampail na Naoi Naomh, on Loop Head. Photograph: Eamon Ward

Within eight months of his election, on March 13th last year, Time magazine declared Pope Francis its person of the year. An American gay magazine,(...)

Bishop John McAreavey. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Catholic bishops launched a stinging attack on the direct provision system for asylum seekers at a press conference in Maynooth yesterday. One bishop(...)

 Dr Eamon Martin who succeeds Cardinal Seán Brady as Archbishop of Armagh and Catholic Primate of All Ireland, pictured at St Patrick’s Cathedral, Armagh, on Monday. Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

Archbishop Eamon Martin, the new Primate of the Catholic Church, is seen as something of a relative “unknown” in the Holy See. Furthermore, he is see(...)

Tributes have been to Seán Brady following his resignation as Archbishop of Armagh and Catholic Primate of All Ireland Photograph: Matt Kavanagh/The IrishTimes

Many tributes have been paid to Cardinal Seán Brady whose resignation as Catholic primate and Archbishop of Armagh has been accepted by Pope Francis, (...)

Catholic Primate of All Ireland, Cardinal Sean Brady, has confirmed that he offered his resignation to Pope Francis last month. Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

Catholic Primate of All Ireland, Cardinal Seán Brady, has confirmed that he offered his resignation as Archbishop of Armagh to Pope Francis last month(...)

‘There is an opportunity for us here in Ireland to initiate a digital missionary movement.’ Photograph: Getty Images

Many people say that it was a four-minute speech which led to the election of Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio as pope. In his pre-conclave speech to the othe(...)

Coadjutor Archbishop of Armagh, Eamon Martin, (right) has said the failure of the Haass talks process has undermined the belief that politics can fix difficult problems. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times.

The failure of Northern politicians to endorse the Haass proposals on parades, flags and the past has undermined politics and created tensions between(...)

 Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin: “It seems to me that Ruairí Quinn has a particular problem with religion and a problem with religion in our schools”

The Association of Catholic Priests has described Minister for Education Ruairí Quinn’s suggestion to reduce teaching time for religious studies as “u(...)