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“The concept of termination was so vigorously promoted that a ‘group-think’ has come to the fore,” said the Bishop of Cloyne Dr William Crean. Photograph: Catholic Communications Office/PA Wire.

People should not focus solely on individual stories, no matter how sad and tragic they may be, when voting in the forthcoming referendum to repeal th(...)

Msgr Joseph Murphy: Head of  protocol office at Vatican’s Secretariat of State

Cork man Msgr Joseph Murphy has been appointed head of the protocol office at the Vatican’s Secretariat of State in Rome. The office deals with rela(...)

Dr John McAreavey will remains Bishop of Dromore until Pope Francis accepts his resignation. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Despite announcing his resignation earlier this month Dr John McAreavey remains on as Bishop of Dromore until his standing down is accepted by Pope Fr(...)

Irish philosopher George Berkeley, the Bishop of Cloyne and a noted metaphysician who declared: ‘To be is to be perceived’. Image: Hulton Archive

A scientific explanation of the “hard problem” of how the material structure of the brain underpins consciousness would represent a major coup for sci(...)

According to an undertaker, the practice of holding removals in churches has led to wedding rehearsals and practice for Holy Communion having to be cancelled. Photograph: Getty Images

From Barry Roche, Cork Churches are not suitable places for wakes, a Catholic bishop has decreed in new guidelines designed to stop the growing pract(...)

More than 60 per cent of the Catholic dioceses on the island of Ireland presented no financial information on their websites at all. Photograph: Getty

Almost two-thirds of the 26 Catholic dioceses in Ireland do not publish any financial details on their websites, a new survey has found. The reverse (...)

Cork bishops said there was an increasing awareness of the problem of homelessness in Irish society. File photograph: Bryan O’Brien

People should remember the homeless this year and do what they can to help, the Church of Ireland and Catholic Bishops of Cork have urged in a joint C(...)

Part of the roof of Kilcorney church in north Cork blown off during Storm Ophelia. Photograph:  John Tarrant

A priest and community in northwest Cork who lost much of the roof of their church in Monday’s storm have said that they will repair the damage. Stor(...)

Bishop Paul Colton said he was not surprised at the 2 per cent decline in the number of Church of Ireland members nationally. Photograph: Mark Kelleher

Census figures on the level of Church of Ireland worship in Cork highlight a real challenge for local clergy as less than half of those declaring them(...)

Pope John Paul II about to board an Aer Lingus plane following his visit to Ireland in 1979. File photograph: Dermot O’Shea

A few years ago, Eugene O’Brien and I started work on a book of essays entitled Tracing the Cultural Legacy of Irish Catholicism: From Galway to Cloyn(...)

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