‘FrKevin Reynolds’s forgiving vindication highlighted another strand in the tapestry of Irish Catholic ministry: brave service in adversity.’ Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

The revelation in 1992 that an Irish Catholic bishop had fathered a child didn’t look then like the onset of two decades of PR winter for Catholic cle(...)

Bishop  Seamus Hegarty of Derry leaving  an extraordinary general meeting to discuss the Murphy report in Maynooth in 2010. Photograph: PA

The Association of Catholic Priests (ACP) published a review of the Report by Commission of Investigation into Catholic Archdiocese of Dublin (the Mur(...)

  Archbishop Diarmuid Martin:   “The children who were abused and their families and dear ones must be uppermost in our minds”.

Archbishop of Dublin Diarmuid Martin has said children who were abused by priests must be remembered during any criticisms of the Murphy report.He sai(...)

Priests arriving for a meeting of the Association of Catholic Priests. It commisiioned a review of the Murphy commission

The practices and procedures of the Murphy commission “fell far short” of meeting the requirements of natural and constitutional justice where Catholi(...)