The Association of Catholics in Ireland said full membership of the church should be extended to those in second relationships. Photograph: Getty Images

A group of lay Catholics has called for the Church to revise its teaching on contraception and access to the sacraments for those in second relationsh(...)

Association of Catholics in Ireland steering group member Jacqueline Nelson (right)  and Soline Humbert light candles at the association’s launch in a Dublin hotel on Saturday.  Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

A lay Catholic organisation that wants ordinary parishioners to have a greater role in the church was launched at the weekend.About 150 people attende(...)

Some 150 people turned up this morning to the launch of a new lay organisation for Irish Catholics. The Association of Catholics in Ireland (ACI), a n(...)