“Our influence for good in the world depends on the quality of our relationship with Jesus Christ, not the church we attend.” Photograph: Getty Images

The material for this year’s Week of Prayer for Christian Unity, which ends on Monday, was prepared by the Monastic Community of Grandchamp in Switzer(...)

“Forgiving others is an act not only directed to those we forgive. It is also an act of freeing ourselves.”

Forgiveness is good for you. And what I mean by that is that it is literally good for you. I read about this recently. Forgiveness is good for your he(...)

 Cardinal Kevin Farrell, from Drimnagh in Dublin, speaking in 2017 at the  Dublin  conference – hosted by Archbishop Diarmuid Martin –  in preparation for this month’s World Meeting of Families. Photograph: John Mc Elroy

A group representing clerical child sex survivors worldwide has written an open letter to Catholic Archbishop of Dublin Diarmuid Martin seeking the re(...)

Pope Francis and  Cardinal Kevin Farrell. Photograph: diocese of Dallas

Cardinal Kevin Farrell (70) is the most senior Irishman at the Vatican and one of two brothers serving there. His older brother Bishop Brian Farrell (...)

We must act together in the service of a suffering world rather than in the service of unity itself. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

First a confession. Regardless of what the subject under discussion might be I sometimes come away from meetings with people from other Christian trad(...)

Bishop Paul Tighe: has been appointed secretary to the Council for Culture in the Vatican

Irish cleric Bishop Paul Tighe has been appointed secretary to the Council for Culture, one of the more senior posts at the Vatican. He moved to the(...)

St Maeldoid’s: on Sundays the Church of Ireland service will be followed by Catholic Mass

Catholics and Protestants are to share a church in Co Monaghan for the next year. When it emerged that St Mary’s Catholic Church in Castleblayney ne(...)

Fr Damian Mc Neice  has been named the first Catholic chair of the Dublin Council of Churches. Photograph: Cathal McNaughton/Reuters

Ecumenical history has been made with the appointment for the first time of a Catholic priest as chair of the Dublin Council of Churches (DCC). Fr Dam(...)

 Cardinal Bernard Law.

The former Cardinal Archbishop of Boston Bernard Law, who resigned from the post in 2002 amid allegations of cover-up in the handling of cleric(...)

Archbishop Michael Jackson and Archbishop Diarmuid Martin carrying the Taize Cross down Dame Street, Dublin during the Good Friday procession last year. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Recently 30,000 young adults from all over Europe came together in Strasbourg, France. This gathering was the 36th European Meeting, an annual event p(...)