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Archbishop of Dublin Diarmuid Martin. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times.

A lack of progress on developing a new covenant between Church and State, as spoken of by the Taoiseach in his address to Pope Francis last August, ha(...)

Philippine president Rodrigo Duterte (left): “I will just be clear that my last remaining years will be the most dangerous years for a person into drug trafficking,” he said.  Photograph:  Mark R Cristino/EPA

Two months ahead of elections in the Philippines, President Rodrigo Duterte has publicly released a new list of people that he claims are “narcopoliti(...)

The Roman Catholic Church, purporting to represent God’s people on Earth, excludes half its membership from leadership positions, because they are female. Photograph: Giuseppe Lami

If, as Pope Francis said recently, every feminist is “machismo with a skirt” then I’m off to buy myself a new wardrobe. I couldn’t bear anyone questi(...)

Rose McGowan. Photograph: Mike Marsland/WireImage/Getty

Before I meet Rose McGowan, I spend a lot of time wondering which Rose McGowan I am going to meet.  The steely Rose McGowan who faced down her a(...)

Priest, educationalist and humanitarian - Alfred Joseph Deignan

Alfred Joseph Deignan Born: 25th March, 1927 Died: 11th December, 2018 At a time when the Catholic Church seems under siege from the worst possible p(...)

Cardinal George Pell has been jailed for six years. File photograph: Tony Gentile/Reuters

Former Vatican treasurer Cardinal George Pell was sentenced to six years in jail on Wednesday for sexually abusing two choir boys in Melbourne in the (...)

Former president Mary McAleese. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times.

The “game is almost up” for the all-male Catholic Church, former president Mary McAleese has said. She said the church’s “clericalised citadel is in(...)

 Minister Heather Humphreys TD at the launch of the book Protestant and Irish pictured with its editors Ian d’Alton and Ida Milne, at the RIA in Dawson Street, Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/ The Irish Times

Growing up in north Leitrim in the 1980s, Colin Regan, a member of the Church of Ireland who played senior football for the county GAA team, remembers(...)

Bishop of Ossory Dermot Farrell is appealing to his diocese to heed the ‘signs of the times’ as he warns the number of priests under the age of 75 will halve over the next decade. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

A bishop is appealing to his diocese to heed the “signs of the times” as he warns the number of priests under the age of 75 will halve over the next d(...)

French Cardinal Philippe Barbarin with Pope Francis at the Vatican on  November 11th, 2016. Photograph: Alberto Pizzoli/AFP/Getty Images

A high-ranking French Catholic cleric, Cardinal Philippe Barbarin, was convicted on Thursday of failing to report allegations of sexual abuse in his d(...)

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