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 A lone worshipper in the Church of St Thérèse, Mount Merrion, Co Dublin. Churches remain open private prayer during Level 5 restrictions. File photograph: Bryan O Brien

There is to be no change to Level 5 restrictions on public worship, including the Mass, following a meeting between Taoiseach Micheál Martin and Catho(...)

Former president Mary McAleese campaigned in favour of same-sex marriage during the 2015 referendum. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Catholic Church teaching on homosexuality must now be revised as a matter of urgency, former president Mary McAleese has said following comments by Po(...)

Bishop of Clogher Larry Duffy said in some  parishes in his cross-border diocese Mass is available in one part while not in the other.

The Catholic Bishop of a cross-border diocese has spoken of frustrations felt by local people who can attend Mass in parishes within Northern Ireland (...)

The four Catholic archbishops of Ireland have requested a meeting with Taoiseach Micheál Martin to address concerns about the loss of mass services during Covid-19 restrictions. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times.

The four Catholic archbishops of Ireland have requested a meeting with Taoiseach Micheál Martin to address concerns about the loss of mass services du(...)

‘The future relationship between the UK and the European Union will be the focus of debate and negotiation for many years to come’

Ireland’s main church leaders have appealed to the United Kingdom and Europen Union “to act with urgency and generosity,” on Brexit. They have calle(...)

In a Word ... Martin

I had a dream, and it involved Martins. Lots of Martins. UK prime minister Boris Johnson was visiting Ireland for the first time since Taoiseach Miche(...)

Many individuals and families tune in online at least once a week for a religious service.

In his autobiography From the Underground Church to Freedom, the Czech theologian and author Tomáš Halík describes visiting protesting students in Pra(...)

Parishioners attend Sunday mass at a Greek Orthodox church in the village of Athienou, Cyprus. Photograph: Amir Makar/AFP via Getty Images

People who have trouble breathing, have special needs, or are somehow incapacitated will be exempt from wearing a mask at church services from Sunday,(...)

People clap as they watch the funeral cortege of the former SDLP leader John Hume leave St Eugene’s Cathedral in Derry. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

On first thoughts it all seemed so wrong that so few were in St Eugene’s Cathedral in Derry for John Hume’s funeral. Yet on just a little bit more re(...)

John Hume’s remains will be taken to St Eugene’s Cathedral in Derry on Tuesday evening at 5pm. Photograph:Alan Betson

John Hume’s remains will be taken to St Eugene’s Cathedral in Derry on Tuesday evening at 5pm. His funeral Mass, at 11.30am on Wednesday morning, will(...)

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