Bishop Dermot Farrell has said  ‘inappropriate language and sentiments’ were used during a homily at the Capuchin Friary in Kilkenny last weekend. Photograph: Irish Catholic Bishops’ Conference

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‘The law and the teaching of the Church have always found a way, with compassion, to deal with the hard cases’

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Bishop Kevin Farrel: “When you listen to the rhetoric that we are dished every night on television from our so-called leaders and politicians, what do you expect to happen? This tension in the country is at an all-time high.”

Dublin-born Bishop of Dallas Kevin Farrell has said that Thursday night’s killing of five police officers in the city was “a symptom” of the heighten(...)

Jacqueline Kennedy cradles her husband, President John F Kennedy, seconds after he was fatally shot in 1963. Kevin Farrell was a 16-year-old attending a youth meeting at the Our Lady of Good Counsel church in Drimnagh in his native Dublin when he heard of the assassination. Photograph: AP

Kevin Farrell was a 16-year-old attending a youth meeting at the Our Lady of Good Counsel church in Drimnagh in his native Dublin when he heard US pre(...)