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A congregation in the parish of Loughrea in Co Galway has been urged to pray for children to choose a vocation in the priesthood. Photograph: iStock

Parents should put aside time each day to pray for their children to choose a vocation in the priesthood, the parish of Loughrea in Co Galway has hear(...)

A tapestry portraying Cardinal John Henry Newman hangs from the facade of St. Peter’s Basilica, at the Vatican. Photograph: Alessandra Tarantino/AP

The founding rector/president of Ireland’s only Catholic university, precursor of University College Dublin (UCD), John Henry Newman was canonised by (...)

Archbishop of Dublin Diarmuid Martin said there was “a need for the transformation of dimensions of Irish culture for the sake of mature pluralism”. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

Irish universities have “lost the dream” which Cardinal John Henry Newman had of “liberal education and of a liberal education for Catholics”, the Arc(...)

Thousands of pupils attend 270 secondary schools run by State-owned Education and Training Boards. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Many State-run multidenominational secondary schools are legally obliged to employ Catholic chaplains, provide religious instruction and submit themse(...)

Just over a quarter of multidenominational State schools have legally-binding agreements or deeds of trust with the Catholic Church

State secondary schools face a major challenge in providing clarity to pupils and parents over the place of religion in their schools, according to an(...)

Lucan Community College students Josh Murphy,  Sam Doyle, Dana Sulaiman, Sheik Bah and Monica Matei.

In many ways, Lucan Community College’s journey has mirrored the country’s social and religious transformation over recent decades. In the late 1980s(...)

MPs at Westminister have passed a Bill stating that abortion will be decriminalised in Northern Ireland unless Stormont is restored by October 21st. Photograph: Paul Faith/AFP/Getty Images

Church leaders have called on the political parties to reconvene the Stormont Assembly to prevent the introduction of abortion in Northern Ireland nex(...)

 Archbishop Eamon Martin also said the last six months has seen a return to death and bombing in the North, with increased sectarianism and still no sign of a functioning Assembly to protect and develop the peace process. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

The leader of the Catholic Church in Ireland has said the “brutal beating” of Kevin Lunney should drive people to work together and “prevent a culture(...)

Cardinal Henry Newman: his journey to Dublin began with an invitation in 1851 from Archbishop Cullen of Armagh, later archbishop of Dublin, to advise on the proposed establishment of a Catholic university.

On Friday, November 3rd, 1854, the Catholic University, under its rector John Henry Newman, opened its doors at 86 St Stephen’s Green in Dublin to rec(...)

Martina Purdy: ‘I accept God’s will in this matter, in obedience and humility’

Former high-profile BBC journalist turned trainee nun Martina Purdy has left her Belfast convent after she was told she cannot complete her vocation b(...)

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