A gust of wind catches Pope Francis’s cassock as he addresses crowds at Knock Shrine in Co Mayo at the weekend. Photograph: Charles McQuillan/Getty Images

Dear Brothers and Sisters, I am happy to be here with you. I am happy to be with you in the house of Our Lady. And I thank God for this opportunity, (...)

 Samson ‘Sam’ Mann (56) will be ordained a Spiritan priest – the first ordination for the Irish province of the Spiritans in 17 years, on Sunday, July 1st. Photograph: Cyril Byrne / THE IRISH TIMES

In Westport, Co Mayo last Monday the Archbishop of Tuam Michael Neary ordained Fr John Regan, a member of the Pallottine congregation. “John assumes t(...)

The ransacked Holy Trinity Church of Ireland church on the Errislannan peninsula in Connemara, Co Galway  which was extensively damaged this week.

The Catholic Archbishop of Tuam Michael Neary has described the destruction in a Church of Ireland church in Connemara as “an act of persecution again(...)

Martin Drennan, Bishop of Galway (pictured) and Kilmacduagh, and Seamus Freeman SAC, Bishop of Ossory, are to retire. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Two Catholic bishops have today announced their retirements and a new Bishop of Killaloe has been appointed. Pope Francis has accepted the retirement(...)

Archbishop Michael Neary invited voters ‘to ask their constituency candidates whether or not they support the sacredness of every human life’.

Proposals by general election candidates to remove the Eight Amendment to the Constitution were “simplistic” and “an affront,” the Catholic Archbishop(...)

‘This weekend, the Archbishop of Tuam Michael Neary had some provocative things to say during Mass at Croagh Patrick’s summit.’  Photograph: Michael Mc Laughlin

A news report on The Irish Times website on Sunday from the annual pilgrimage to Croagh Patrick offered readers some useful historical background f(...)

Pilgrims Shauna (9) and her dad Ray Murphy, Devlin, Louisburgh, Co.Mayo take a break as they Make their way up Croagh Patrick at dawn for the annual Reek Sunday pilgrimage. Pic: Michael Mc Laughlin

Up to 30,000 pilgrims made the journey to the summit of Croagh Patrick in Co Mayo today to celebrate Reek Sunday. The first mass of the day commences (...)

The site of a mass grave for children who died in the mother and baby home, Tuam, Co Galway. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Archbishop of Tuam Michael Neary has said the church has no records relating to the burial of deceased children at a Co Galway mother and baby home as(...)

At the launch of Towards Peace, Archbishop of Tuam Michael Neary said it was “so disconcerting that a ministry which ought to have brought hope and healing instead brought harm and hurt and left in its wake brokenness, betrayal and disillusionment”. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Towards Peace, a new spiritual support service for people whose faith has been damaged by clerical abuse and its handling by church authorities, was l(...)

Archbishop of Tuam Michael Neary will be supporting Mayo on Sunday.

Castlebar man and Catholic Archbishop of Tuam Michael Neary described supporting Mayo in All-Ireland finals as “our Via Dolorosa.” It refers to the ro(...)