Fr Tony Flannery who chaired the Association of Catholic Priests’  public regional meeting in Tuam, Co Galway, ahead of the Papal visit. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

Pope Francis has been urged to avoid being “treated like a celebrity”, and to apologise to all those mistreated in the Magdalene laundries, mother an(...)

Pope Francis   attended   the World Council of Churches in Geneva last month and will visit Ireland in August. Photograph: Getty Images

The first of four public meetings ahead of the papal visit to Ireland next month takes place in Mallow Co Cork on Wednesday evening. The meetings, i(...)

Pope Francis delivers his speech to the crowd from the window of the apostolic palace overlooking St Peter’s Square on Sunday. Photograph:  Andreas Solaro/AFP/Getty Images

There are just 20,000 tickets left for the Mass that Pope Francis will celebrate in Dublin’s Phoenix Park next month. All tickets for other events i(...)

Pope Francis waves as he leaves Geneva on June 21st  after a one-day visit at the invitation of the WWC. Phopotgraph:  AFP

The vast majority of tickets to the World Meeting of Families in the RDS in August have sold out and people may have to be turned away, the organisers(...)

The World Meeting of Families takes place in Dublin in August

The fourth international gathering of the Church Reform Network takes place in Bratislava this week, from June 11th to 15th. This network, which is ma(...)

The ACP said said it encouraged people to find out what exactly they are being asked to vote for, and what the consequences of their vote may be. Photograph: iStock/Getty Images

The Save the 8th group, which is campaigning against the repeal of the Eighth Amendment, has defended the practice of allowing referendum campaigners (...)

Pope Francis: the reaction is so muted that the closest thing to a wholehearted welcome comes from RTÉ’s resident religious sceptic, Ray D’Arcy. Photograph: Claudio Peri/Pool/AP Photo

The reaction on the airwaves to Wednesday’s confirmation that Pope Francis will visit Ireland in August once again underlines how much Irish society h(...)

Bishop David O’Connell speaking in the original version of a video promoting the World Meeting of Families 2018.

The Association of Catholic Priests has said it find it “impossible to understand” why words of Auxiliary Bishop of Los Angeles had been edited out of(...)

Pope John Paul II holds the hand of Irish President Mary McAleese during their meeting in  2003 in the Vatican. File Photograph:  Arturo Mari-Vatican Pool/Getty Images

Archbishop of Dublin Diarmuid Martin has said neither he nor his office were consulted by the Vatican prior to former President Mary McAleese being ba(...)

The information card issued to members of the Association of Catholic Priests

Catholic priests in Kildare and Leighlin diocese have taken strong exception to “the sinister and false suggestion” from the Association of Catholic P(...)

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