Edmund Rice

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Ciara Roosli, Tramore, Co Waterford, says she has difficulties opting her child out of religious education.  ‘I can’t continue to take him out of the school. I run a business.’  Photograph: Patrick Browne

Many parents are finding it “impossible” to opt-out their children from religion classes despite their legal right to do so, according to campaigners.(...)

The choir of St John the Baptist Catholic church in Killeagh, Co Cork, which will  sing at the World Meeting of Families. Photograph:  Michael Mac Sweeney/Provision

At Mass in St Matthew’s church in Ballyfermot, Dublin, Fr Joe McDonald is criticising homophobia within the church. He jokes about people who have ask(...)

Mount Sion in Waterford runs a paired science project where transition year students work with primary school pupils. Photograph: Colin Shanahan

School: Mount Sion CBS, Waterford It isn’t always easy to get young people interested in science. But a new and innovative project at Mount Sion, an (...)

Of the 384 schools who responded to the Catholic Primary Schools Management Association survey, “only 17 schools refused enrolment for a reason relating to Baptism certificates”. Photograph: Alan Betson

Just 4.4 per cent of Catholic schools surveyed in the greater Dublin area have refused children admission over an absence of baptismal certificates, (...)

St Nicholas of Myra, said to be the inspiration for Santa Claus, as visualised after facial reconstruction by scientists in Liverpool

At last, it can be revealed what Santa Claus really looks like. Away with your Victorian or Coca Cola images. This is the real, real thing, as establi(...)

Ciarán Kilkenny with some of the pupils from the Changa Changa primary school in Mazabuka

The Dubs are flying high again in this year’s GAA football championship but one man missing out on what could well be another path of glory is Ciarán (...)

Cardinal Seán Brady, who launched the   Irish Catholic Catechism for Adults, an adaptation of the United States Catholic Catechism for Adults.    Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

The Irish Catholic Catechism for Adults was launched by Cardinal Seán Brady at Maynooth yesterday. Designed to complement the Catechism of the Catho(...)

The review said that the “broadcasting of two documentaries on Irish television (Dear Daughter in 1996 and States of Fear in 1999) led to a new emphasis on the experience of victims of abuse at the hands of religious congregations”

The review found that there had been 870 allegations of child abuse made against 325 Christian Brothers, 12 of whom were convicted in the courts. It f(...)