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Religion can often be a source of conflict in families, as Joyce’s fiction, and his life, showed. Photograph: Hulton Getty

The standard literature on the development of adolescents does not tend to profile teenage rebellion in respect of the faith commitments of their pare(...)

Father Finian Egan was convicted in the Australian District Court on seven counts of indecent assault and one count of rape between 1961 and 1987, while he worked as a priest at two parishes in Sydney and one on the state’s central coast. He was found not guilty on one count of indecent assault. Photograph: ABC news

An Irish priest has been found guilty of child sex offences committed in New South Wales over a period of 26 years.Father Finian Egan was convicted in(...)

Kieran Megraw, brother of Brendan Megraw  from West Belfast, has made a fresh appeal for the whereabouts of his brother’s body. He vanished in April 1978 and is thought to have been secretly buried at a spot near Kells, Co Meath. Photograph: Paul Faith/PA Wire

The brother of a man kidnapped and killed by the IRA 35 years ago has made a fresh appeal for information about the location of his body.Newlywed Bren(...)

Nano Nagle, founder of the Presentation Sisters in Ireland, has been declared Venerable by Pope Francis. Photograph:  Reuters/Alessandro Bianchi

Nano Nagle, founder of the Presentation Sisters in Ireland, has been declared Venerable by Pope Francis. It means she has passed the second of four st(...)

The Samaritans is one of a number of organisations that helps those who are experiencing suicidal thoughts. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh/The Irish Times

Mental health campaigners today praised Cork hurler Conor Cusack for his bravery in speaking out about his battle with depression.Cusack wrote an open(...)

The remains of Niall Donoghue are carried by friends and team mates through Kilbeacanty today. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy/The Irish Times

Moving tributes were paid to Galway hurler Niall Donohue by family, friends and leading GAA figures at his funeral in south Galway earlier today.Over (...)

Robert Frost: JFK recognised that poets can sometimes be quarrelsome but welcomed the contribution of those who “sail against the currents of their time”.  Getty Images

Americans will soon experience a painful set of national memories. In less than a month our calendars will mark the 50th anniversary of the assassinat(...)

Former spokesman for the Catholic bishops Fr Martin Clarke who died yesterday. Photograph: Aidan Crawley/The Irish Times

Fr Martin Clarke (66), the former spokesman for the Catholic bishops, has died in Dublin following a long illness.From Booterstown, Co Dublin, Fr Clar(...)

Fr Iggy O’Donovan

Augustinian priest Fr Iggy O’Donovan is to be awarded the Freedom of Drogheda at a special ceremony tomorrow. He may be the last person to receive the(...)

Archbishop of Dublin Diarmiud Martin with the reliquary of St Anthony in Fairview, Dublin, yesterday. Photograph: John McElroy

PATSY McGARRYReligious Affairs CorrespondentAn overflow congregation greeted the relics of St Anthony of Padua when they arrived at the Franciscan Chu(...)

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