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 Palestinian protesters pray across from an Israeli settler house decorated with the Star of David in the Sheikh Jarrah neighbourhood of the Israeli-annexed East Jerusalem on Sunday. Photograph: by Emmanuel Dunand/AFP via Getty Images

A putrid stench hangs over Sheikh Jarrah, a tiny neighbourhood of East Jerusalem where protesters are trying to prevent Israel evicting eight Palestin(...)

“The followers of Jesus were all over the place that first Easter morning, confused, uncertain, astonished, disbelieving, but that gives authenticity to what would follow.” Photograph: Getty Images

This Joyful Eastertide, an Easter Carol much loved by church musicians is, perhaps, less well known to people iThinking Anew – Not an end but a joyful(...)

Fr Leo McGarry CSSp: ‘Positive, jovial, upbeat and accommodating to all.’

This article is one of a series about people who have died with coronavirus in Ireland and among the diaspora. You can read more of them here. If you (...)

Fr Martin Kelly, provincial of the Spiritans: ‘These men’s lives carry their own value for those who care to look.’ Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/ The Irish Times

Covid-19 has had its deadliest impact on older people, particularly those living in nursing homes. It is not a surprise then that members of the clerg(...)

An image of Christ in the Aya Sofya, Istanbul. Getty Images

The English writer Richard Ingrams will be remembered by Irish readers as the author of the foreword to The Ulick O’Connor Diaries: 1970-1981. Among h(...)

 The funeral of Fr Tom Cunningham C.S.Sp at Holy Spirit Parish Church, Kimmage, Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Ten priests from the Spiritan order died in the month of January, eight of them having tested positive for Covid-19. Fr Dermot Kavanagh, Fr Leo (...)

For people worried about isolation and not being able to visit the homes of friends and family, it is worth remembering that Joseph and Mary could find no room at the inn in Bethlehem. The first Christmas is a story of isolation. Photograph: Sasko Lazarov /

He’s making a list, And checking it twice; Gonna find out who’s naughty and nice. Santa Claus is coming to town If Santa Claus was making a list (...)

The Augustinians took possession of Bray Manor in September as retirement accommodation for a group of retired members.

Four retired members of the Augustinian religious order have died and six others were infected in a Covid-19 outbreak at a Co Wicklow retirement home (...)

I now accept that the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith in the Vatican may well have done me a favour when they intervened in my life eight years ago and decreed that I could no longer perform public ministry as a priest. Photograph: Alessandro Bianchi/Reuters

In this increasingly uncertain world there is a strong inclination to cling to whatever might give us some sense of security. Life is fragile, and in (...)

Clongowes Wood College in Co Kildare is run by the Jesuits, as well as Belvedere College and Gonzaga in Dublin.

Three retired and former Jesuit priests and a Jesuit brother died at the congregation’s Cherryfield Lodge nursing home in Dublin’s Milltown last week.(...)

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