President McAleese (above) and Queen Elizabeth: showed determination and creativity to lead people to a relationship that has never been more secure, committed and mutually beneficial. Photograph Julien Behal/PA Wire

Next year, 2014, marks the centenary of the beginning of the first World War. Heralded as the “war to end all wars”, it was to become but one chapter (...)

Bishop Noel Treanor (left) and Bishop Anthony Farquhar during a service for members of the Filipino community, following Typhoon Haiyan, at St Vincent de Paul parish in Belfast yesterday. Photograph: Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker Press

A self-appointed review of its own child safeguarding practices by the Catholic diocese of Down and Connor has been greeted with surprise by the Churc(...)

Archbishop Charles Brown, the Apostolic Nuncio to Ireland

A senior Vatican prelate, Irish-American Cardinal Raymond Burke, advised Mass-goers in Cork yesterday not to be discouraged from living “faithful Chri(...)