‘First Holy Communion and Confirmation ceremonies are to be deferred until further notice’.

The Catholic primate Archbishop Eamon Martin has described as “grossly disrespectful” and “almost cavalier” the manner in which churches were told thi(...)

Archbishop Kieran O’Reilly. File photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

The Archbishop of Cashel-Emly Kieran O’Reilly, has described as “disappointing” a HSE letter recommending the diocese defer first holy communion and c(...)

The statue was damaged in June.

The Archbishop of Cashel Kieran O’Reilly has repeated his appeal for information which might lead to recovery of the head removed from a statue of a p(...)

Pope Francis  set up a commission to look at the introduction of women deacons last year which will report “in a year or two”. Photograph: Reuters/Osservatore Romano

A parish priest in Co Limerick has called for the ordination of women to the priesthood in the Catholic Church. Fr Roy Donovan, parish priest of Cah(...)