Redemptorist priest Fr Tony Flannery was suspended from public ministry by the Vatican in 2012. File photograph: Alan Betson

Redemptorist priest Fr Tony Flannery has asked why he remains removed from public ministry by the Vatican when it now appears senior Catholic church f(...)

Archbishop Diarmuid Martin:  Perhaps at some stage in the day people should make a brief prayerful visit to the crib. File photograph: The Irish Times

Catholic Archbishop of Dublin Diarmuid Martin has said vulnerable people should be strongly encouraged not to attend church at Christmas. “It may wel(...)

Guidance published  by the Health Protection Surveillance Centre says  carol singing will not be permitted at religious services over Christmas.     File  Photograph Nick Bradshaw

Carol singing will not be permitted and churches should consider holding additional services, with pre-booked spots over the Christmas period, under n(...)

File photo. Photograph: Getty

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 (...)

 Fr Tony Flannery said he was “not surprised, but disappointed and saddened” by the CDF document. Photograph: Mark Stedman/Photocall Ireland

Banned Redemptorist priest Fr Tony Flannery (73) has declined a Vatican offer of a return to ministry if he promised silence and signed statement(...)

Archbishop of Dublin Diarmuid Martin welcomed new guidance issued by the Government’s Cabinet committee regarding safe activity in places of worship. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Catholic Church donations have plummeted in Dublin during the Covid-19 outbreak, falling by as much as 80 per cent. The Dublin Archdiocese said the n(...)

Archbishop Diarmuid Martin: said he hopes that “before next weekend, when Sunday Mass reopens, some flexibility will have emerged”. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Parishes should “manage scrupulously” the safety of people at Masses on Monday morning when churches reopen for the first time in over three months, C(...)

Spanish priest Antonio Gomez wearing a face mask and shield while giving Communion to worshippers. Photograph: Jaime Reina/AFP via Getty

Catholic priests have expressed anxiety about shouldering sole responsibility for the health and safety of people attending Masses and other public ch(...)

The Church of St Therese, Mount Merrion, in Dublin: the reopening of churches is currently set by the Government for July 20th. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

The Association of Catholic Priests (ACP) has warned against any attempt to reopen churches before public health authorities deem it safe. The organi(...)

Pandemic restrictions in place on the pews at the Church of Our Lady Help of Christians on Dublin’s Navan Road. Photograph: Alan Betsonimes

Ireland’s Catholic bishops are speeding up preparations to re-open churches for public Masses in case this is allowed to happen sooner than the July 2(...)

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