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Majella was called to the Garda Training College, in Templemore, Co Tipperary, in 1983 – “It was the most exciting day of my life.”

This is the full transcript of the RTÉ radio Doc on One: The Case of Majella Moynihan, which details how the Garda hierarchy treated a young, unmarrie(...)

“GK Chesterton was certainly no ascetic, enjoying cigars and alcohol as well as food. Unlike most saints, he was also happily married.”

The writer GK Chesterton was unusual for many reasons, ranging from his physical enormity – he stood 6 feet 4 and weighed more than 20 stone (130kg) –(...)

Minister for Health Simon Harris. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

A Co Wicklow priest has accused Minister for Health Simon Harris of having an “ABC, Any but Catholic” attitude after the Wicklow TD praised a school f(...)

Pope Francis has repeatedly argued the position that people cannot choose their genders. Photograph: Alberto Pizzoli/AFP

The Vatican has issued an official document rejecting the idea that people can choose or change their genders and insisting on the sexual “complementa(...)

‘The churches are entitled to apply their own rules and to minister to their flocks as they see fit.’ File photograph: Getty

At the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church in Belfast last week, former Moderator Norman Hamilton said historic biblical values were no longer(...)

 General view of the Sagrada Familia church in Barcelona. Photograph: Quique Garcia/EPA

An official building permit has been issued for the unfinished Barcelona church designed by architect Antoni Gaudí – 137 years after construction star(...)

Pope Francis at  St Peter’s Square in the Vatican on Wednesday. Photograph: Vincenzo Pinto/AFP/Getty Images

Pope Francis has approved changes to the wording of the Lord’s Prayer. Instead of saying “lead us not into temptation”, it will now say “do not let us(...)

Fr Dominic Valanmahal. Photograph via Facebook

An invitation sent to controversial priest Fr Dominic Valanmahal to lead a retreat in Ireland should be withdrawn, Archbishop of Dublin Diarmuid Marti(...)

George Pell is the highest ranking Catholic cleric worldwide to be convicted of child sex offences. File photograph: Con Chronis/AFP/Getty Images

Jailed former Vatican treasurer George Pell will appeal on Wednesday against his convictions for sexually abusing two choir boys in the 1990s and if a(...)

Bishop Tobin tweeted: LGBTQ “Pride Month” events “promote a culture and encourage activities that are contrary to Catholic faith and morals. They are especially harmful for children.”  Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

A tweet from a US Catholic bishop, advising parents not to let their children attend LGBTQ “Pride Month” events has been described as “dispiriting” by(...)

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