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Does the Catholic church have a role to play in pluralist Ireland? Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

Whether the Catholic Church has any role in an increasingly pluralist Ireland will be discussed at a three-day international conference in Trinity Col(...)

The Final mass of the Marianella Irish Redemptorist centre in Rathgar.  The Blessed Sacrament is  escorted from the Chapel by Fr George Wadding. Picture Nick Bradshaw

‘It’s like a big funeral,” one woman was quoted as saying in The Irish Times. Indeed she was right. It was a big funeral, a heartbreaking one, at whic(...)

‘The Book of Kells in all its glory is now fully digitalised at the digitalcollections.tcd.ie (http://bit.ly/1Deu6EM). The manuscript in its entirety can be studied by all.’

The Book of Kells, housed in the Trinity College library, is a fascinating manuscript. It is first and foremost a Book of the Gospels. When you look a(...)

  Floribeth Mora Diaz   places the reliquary containing a relic of PopeJohn Paul II alongside that of Pope Paul XXIII during the historic double canonisation ceremony for past pontiffs on Saturday.  Photograph: Jacek Turczyk

In 2001 the relics of St Thérèse of Lisieux were brought to Ireland, thousands flocked to see them and to pray. Since then we have had scandal (...)

For its first serious foray into religious programming, TV3 went old school. None of your Kumbaya guitar strumming or soft explorations about the mean(...)