People listen to Auxiliary Bishop Gerald Walsh as he leads a memorial service for Irish students killed in a balcony collapse in Berkely  at New York’s St. Patrick’s Cathedral in New York. Photograph: Frank Franklin II/AP

About 1,800 people, including an estimated 400 J-1 students, attended a remembrance mass in New York City for the six students killed in the Berkeley (...)

True colours: A man  cheers on parade participants as they make their way up Fifth Avenue during New York City’s St Patrick’s Day parade. Photograph: Spencer Platt/Getty Images 3:10

St Patrick’s day celebrations around the world have drawn thousands of revellers onto the streets, from New York and Boston to Sydney and Hong Kong.As(...)

Cardinal Timothy Dolan: Noted that Knock airport “was built specifically to welcome pilgrims to Knock shrine . . . Monsignor James Horan, I’m sure, would be very proud.” Photograph: The Irish Times

The first transatlantic flight by Aer Lingus from the US to Ireland West Airport Knock, Co Mayo, takes place next August. It will also be the first of(...)

A leading cardinal, who previously insisted there can be no change in Catholic Church teaching on remarried divorced Catholics, has said he is sticki(...)

‘We  have small groups for students and kids. We’re convinced that weekly small groups in a parish is the way forward for the whole Catholic Church.’ Photograph: Getty Images

I have worked as a Catholic lay leader involved in renewal and reconciliation in Ireland for more than 41 years. Recently I’ve seen so many faithful C(...)

 Cardinal Timothy Dolan,  Archbishop of New York, at the jubilee Mass in the Cathedral of   Christ the King, Mullingar,  yesterday,  with   papal nuncio Archbishop Charles Brown and  the Bishop of Meath Dr Michael Smith, to  mark the 75th anniversary of the consecration of the cathedral in the diocese of Meath. Photograph:  John McElroy

Cardinal Archbishop of New York Timothy Dolan attended celebrations in Mullingar yesterday to mark the 75th anniversary of the opening of the Cathedr(...)

A better parade
  • US
  • September 6, 2014, 11:01

When tens of thousands march down Fifth Avenue next March in New York’s St Patrick’s Day parade, the rainbow flag of the gay community will be visible(...)

Archbishop Diarmuid Martin, Cardinal Timothy Dolan, and Cardinal Sean Brady among bishops and Cardinals on the Altar at the opening of the 50th International Eucharistic Congress. Photograph: Alan Betson /The Irish Times

Cardinal Timothy Dolan, the Archbishop of New York and newly named grand marshall of the city’s St Patrick’s Day parade next year, welcomed the landma(...)

Gay Rights supporters protest against the exclusion of the gay community during the 252nd annual Saint Patrick’s Day Parade in New York yesterday. Photograph: Andrew Gombert/EPA

Taoiseach Enda Kenny missed a demonstration by a gay rights group along the St Patrick’s Day route in New Yor(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny marches up 5th avenue during the St Patrick’s Day parade in New York. Photograph: Shannon Stapleton/Reuters.

Taoiseach Enda Kenny missed a demonstration by a gay rights group along the St Patrick’s Day route in New York City protesting against the ban (...)