The education of children with no religious belief is a problem for parents. It straddles the rural-urban divide – city schools under the patronage of(...)

Fr Aidan McAleenan, a pastor in St Columba’s parish in California became the “accidental voice of a broken Irish community”, according to Kathy Sheridan.

The recent Berkeley tragedy which claimed the lives of six young people highlighted the central role that priests can play in providing comfort and so(...)

 Dr Ian McNie: “Values associated with the beginning and ending of life, the family dynamic, freedom of conscience and the sanctity of marriage are all under threat.” Photograph: Jamie Trimble/Presbyterian Church/PA

The new Presbyterian moderator has said the church is facing ever-increasing intolerance. “Opinions are expressed and laws enacted that are at vari(...)

 Bishop Kevin Doran: ‘I’m conscious that whatever the situation, some people were hurt by either what I said or what they thought I had said and I very much regret that.’ Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

The Bishop of Elphin has said he regrets the hurt experienced by people over his remarks claiming that the gay parents of children are not necessarily(...)

Graham Dwyer told gardaí he could understand how his DNA came to be in Elaine O’Hara’s apartment at Belarmine Plaza in Stepaside, but he said it was nothing of a “sexual nature”. He later admitted that they did have a sexual relationship.

Graham Dwyer told gardaí he could understand how his DNA came to be in Elaine O’Hara’s apartment at Belarmine Plaza in Stepaside, but he said it was n(...)

Archbishop Diarmuid Martin: Pope has “ability to see that truth and mercy are not mutually exclusive”.

Church leaders, or self-appointed church spokespeople, have been warned by the Catholic Archbishop of Dublin Diarmuid Martin against using insensitive(...)

Rose on a tomb

Our first baby was born on July 21st, 1970 in Dublin and died three days later. I had asked for baby Antonia to be baptised. The hospital performed th(...)

Discotekken on ice takes place on Saturday December 20th at the Point Village and features disco and ice-rinks rolled into one yuletide experience.

The season of Christmas encompasses a range of things for all who celebrate it. However, for those less inclined to ring in the end-of-year festivitie(...)

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(...)

Today, December 8th, is the Feast of the Immaculate Conception. Know why? Nine out of 10 people get it wrong. They think it refers to the conception o(...)