‘Views are mixed on the closure and clustering of parishes and parish churches.’ File photograph: Getty Images

The closure of Catholic churches has become increasingly common in many countries as the decline in church attendance highlights the oversupply of chu(...)

Fr Richard Geoghegan came under fire from conservative Catholics following an appearance on hotelier Francis Brennan’s RTÉ show Grand Tour of Vietnam in 2017, wherein he performed in drag as singer Shirley Bassey, wearing a blonde wig and lipstick.

Standing in the family’s hardware store on Main Street in Carrick-on-Suir, Fiona Hearn remembers how Fr Richard Geoghegan gave her son First Holy Comm(...)

Bishop of Waterford and Lismore Alphonsus Cullinan . Photograph: Diocese of Limerick

The laicisation of a priest who appeared in drag on a television programme has been described as “inappropriate, unreasonable and unacceptable,” by th(...)

Fr Ned Hassett of the Abbeyside Parish in Co Waterford says ‘people are supporting each other, they are going that extra mile’.

Fr Ned Hassett has been the parish priest of Abbeyside, Ballinroad and Garranbane in Co Waterford for more than six years but never before has he expe(...)

Bishop of Waterford and Lismore Alphonsus Cullinan  said  the Sunday World report had actually been ‘wholly factually correct’. File photograph: Diocese of Limerick

The Bishop of Waterford and Lismore issued a statement on Friday night saying a Sunday World news report he dismissed as “wholly incorrect” last Tuesd(...)

Pro Life Campaign: ‘A lot of Mass goers intend to vote Yes’

The Catholic Bishop of Waterford and Lismore Alphonsis (Phonsie) Cullinan urged his priests to use material scripted by the Pro Life Campaign at Masse(...)

Former archbishop of Dublin John Neill: “the issue of a modified constitutional provision . . . is neither the issue before the people of Ireland, nor is it in line with the position that the Church of Ireland has consistently taken”. Photograph: Dylan Vaughan

A retired Church of Ireland archbishop has challenged the stance taken by the church’s primate and Archbishop of Dublin on the Eighth Amendment refere(...)

The Catholic Bishop of Waterford and Lismore, Phonsie Cullinan. File photograph: John Mc Elroy

The Catholic Bishop of Waterford and Lismore, Phonsie Cullinan, has renewed his attack on the HPV vaccine, despite a warning by the HSE that he is end(...)

The Maynooth College trustees are the four Catholic Archbishops in Ireland and 13 diocesan bishops. Photograph: Getty Images

The trustees of St Patrick’s College Maynooth are to meet before the end of August to address the crisis at the seminary. It is understood the Catho(...)