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 Pope Francis  in the Paul VI hall, in Vatican City on  Wednesday. Photograph: EPA/Vatican media handout

Questions swirled on Thursday about the origins of Pope Francis’s bombshell comments endorsing same-sex civil unions, with all evidence suggesting he (...)

Former president Mary McAleese campaigned in favour of same-sex marriage during the 2015 referendum. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Catholic Church teaching on homosexuality must now be revised as a matter of urgency, former president Mary McAleese has said following comments by Po(...)

Thomas Charlton (1702–1792) used his will to improve the chances of others. His bequest provided a kind of seed-funding for start-ups, except that all the start-ups were weddings

As mentioned in John Connell’s The Running Book, which I reviewed elsewhere in this paper recently, Co Longford may once have been home to the real-li(...)

The pope has appeared to break with the position of the  Catholic Church by supporting civil unions for same-sex couples, according to remarks he made in a new documentary. File photograph:  Lauren DeCicca/Getty

Pope Francis has said that homosexuals should be protected by civil union laws in some of the clearest language he has used on the rights of gay peop(...)

From arts and media to politics and law, it’s the graduates of all-girls Catholic schools who are blazing a trail for independent women. Photograph: Marvin Recinos/ AFP/ Getty

The convent school prefect is having a moment. From arts and media to politics and law, it’s the graduates of all-girls Catholic schools who are blazi(...)

Running in the Aughrim Climate Action Park are Fr Gerard Geraghty (front) Rev John Godfrey. Photograph: Gerry Stronge

Two priests, one Catholic and one Church of Ireland, are to go on the run in their east Galway parish as a way of combating the impact of further rest(...)

Judge Amy Coney Barrett, US president Donald Trump’s nominee for the supreme court, in Washington on October 1st. Photograph: Anna Moneymaker/New York Times

On a winter afternoon in 2018, Judge Amy Coney Barrett rose to speak in Notre Dame Law School’s wood-panelled courtroom and thanked the people gathere(...)

A selection of religious symbols on display at Citywest and Saggart Community National School, an Education and Training Board (ETB). Photograph: Eric Luke

State secondary schools are to phase out a range of Catholic influences such as mandatory graduation masses, the display of Catholic symbols only and (...)

Archbishop of Dublin Diarmuid Martin last month said last month of Level 3 restrictions that “no matter how they may sadden us” they were “appropriate at this time.” Photograph:  Joe St Leger

Ireland’s four Catholic Archbishops made an unrealistic request in asking Taoiseach Micheál Martin to allow them special arrangements where Covid-19 r(...)

Roddy Doyle: “Slagging is virtually always very affectionate.” Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/ The Irish Times

The writer discovered this because, when he started writing The Commitments, he knew it was good. But No matter when or where his work is set, Doyl(...)

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