Colonel Butler, Lieutenant-Colonel Devereux and Captain De Burgo surprise Field Marshal von Wallenstein.

Walter Butler, a descendant of the Roscrea branch of the Earls of Ormond who owned Kilkenny Castle, died on Christmas Day in 1634 while fighting in so(...)

 Pope Francis has said he is willing to consider ordaining older married men as priests in isolated communities.   File photograph: Alessandro Bianchi/Reuters

Irish priest Fr Tony Flannery has welcomed the “new development” that Pope Francis is willing to consider ordaining older married men as priests in is(...)

Sean Moncrieff: runs out of patience with Bill Donohue’s declaration that “there’s no such thing as a mass grave” at the Tuam mother and baby home

How many angels can dance on the head of the pin? Once upon a time this was the pressing question that supposedly preoccupied the finest minds of the (...)

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The tag line of new website Crux, sums it up neatly: it is “Covering all things Catholic”. Crux (at cruxnow.com) is latest vertical offering from the (...)

I have long been opposed to gays marching in the St Patrick’s Day parade on Fifth Avenue. It isn’t because my father was a past national (...)