A rainbow Pride flag and a Tricolour flown at the Our Lady of the Assumption parish in Ballyfermot have been removed on the advice of the Dublin Catholic archdiocese. Photograph: Facebook/Ballyfermot Assumption Parish.

A rainbow Pride flag and a Tricolour flown at the Our Lady of the Assumption parish in Ballyfermot have been removed on the advice of the Dublin Catho(...)

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A Dublin parish priest has appealed to the Catholic bishops to advise that all Masses in Ireland at Christmas take place online. “The best and safest (...)

“Not satisfied with the sealed packages and bits of bone displayed elsewhere, Rome’s Basilica of Santa Maria displays a skull discovered in the early 1800s which it claims to be that of St Valentine himself, wearing a crown of flowers.”

Love is in the air today when couples flock to Whitefriar Street Church in Dublin and the Shrine of St Valentine. The reliquary contains a vessel “ti(...)