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Minister for Education Ruairí Quinn: “Many schools are already doing a good job in catering for children from different cultural, religious and belief traditions. I also want to hear about these good practices.” Photograph: Alan Betson

Minister for Education Ruairí Quinn will today initiate a consultation process on religious and cultural inclusion in primary schools.The move comes a(...)

Pope Francis: “The church sometimes has locked itself up in small things, in small-minded rules.” Photograph: Reuters

As if to deflect from countless headlines about his views on homosexuality and abortion, Pope Francis chose a far more personal theme for his daily tw(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny said in Dundalk that Pope Francis was “a very different personality to any of his predecessors. I think he recognises the challenge that faces the church and he is trying to address that in a very different way.” Photograph: AP

Taoiseach Enda Kenny was among those who yesterday welcomed the call by Pope Francis for a new balance within the Catholic Church and greater involvem(...)

The  Archbishop of Dublin  Dr  Diarmuid Martin:      “The church must reach out. An inward looking, self-centred, narcissistic church will never witness to the generosity and care of Jesus Christ.”   Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The Catholic Archbishop of Dublin Diarmuid Martin gave what was, in hindsight, a remarkable sermon last Sunday. As he told The Irish Times on Thursday(...)

A warm place for sinners

Something of the spirit of 1989 appears to be afoot in the Catholic Church since the election of Pope Francis last March. Walls are coming down, or ap(...)

Speaking about the pope  today,  Taoiseach Enda Kenny said: “I think he recognises the challenge that faces the church and he is trying to address that in a very different way. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has said Pope Francis “is a very different personality than any of his predecessors”.Mr Kenny was responding to The Irish Times a(...)

Pope Francis called for an attitude of ‘wound healing’. Photograph: Luca Zennaro

  Pope Francis has indicated he wants a “new balance” within the Catholic church, calling for greater involvement of women in the insti(...)

 Pope Francis: “Women are asking deep questions about what must be addressed. The church cannot be herself without the woman and her role

  The idea that the Catholic Church’s teachings represent “a monolith to defend without nuance or different understandings is wrong”. (...)

Pope Francis: while his  papacy as already brought with it a huge shift in style more than substance, its effect is and will be truly substantial. Photograph: Alessandro Bianchi/Reuters

It was clear almost immediately that this pope was going to be different. He displayed his ease with himself as he was presented to the crowds in S(...)

Pope Francis: ‘We have to find a new balance, otherwise even the moral edifice of the church is likely to fall like a house of cards, losing the freshness and fragrance of the Gospel.’ Photograph: Stefano Rellandini/Reuters

Pope Francis has criticised the Roman Catholic church for becoming “obsessed” with preaching about abortion, gay marriage and contraception and said h(...)

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