Fintan Monahan

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Bishop of Killaloe Fintan Monahan consecrated the columbarium in Ennis’s cathedral of Saints Peter and Paul. Photograph: Killaloe Diocese/Catholic Communications Office

In what is believed to be a first in Ireland, a Catholic bishop has consecrated a columbarium in his cathedral wherein the cremated remains of parishi(...)

A spokeswoman for Elphin diocese saidt he sacrament of Confirmation takes place from mid-August to early October and all parishes are free to postpone previously scheduled dates. Photograph: iStock

A limited number of Confirmations will take place in Meath’s Catholic diocese this month, though the majority of ceremonies will be in September and O(...)

‘First Holy Communion and Confirmation ceremonies are to be deferred until further notice’.

The Catholic primate Archbishop Eamon Martin has described as “grossly disrespectful” and “almost cavalier” the manner in which churches were told thi(...)

A tapestry portraying Cardinal John Henry Newman hangs from the facade of St. Peter’s Basilica, at the Vatican. Photograph: Alessandra Tarantino/AP

The founding rector/president of Ireland’s only Catholic university, precursor of University College Dublin (UCD), John Henry Newman was canonised by (...)

Archbishop of Dublin Diarmuid Martin said there was “a need for the transformation of dimensions of Irish culture for the sake of mature pluralism”. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

Irish universities have “lost the dream” which Cardinal John Henry Newman had of “liberal education and of a liberal education for Catholics”, the Arc(...)

Cardinal John Henry Newman was a convert to Catholicism from the Church of England

Neither the Government nor University College Dublin are expected to be officially represented at the canonisation of Cardinal John Henry Newman in Ro(...)

Bishop of Elphin Kevin Doran was a guest on Today with Sean O’Rourke.

That collective moan you may have heard reverberating across Ireland on Monday morning was from Ireland’s Catholic bishops. It was not delayed reactio(...)

Marie Donnelly at a press event held by nurses and midwives to publicly call for a No vote in the referendum to repeal the Eighth Amendment. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Proposed abortion legislation could force nurses and midwives out of a job, it has been claimed. Campaigners for a No vote in the referendum on the E(...)

Trustees of St Flannan’s College, Ennis, with Bishop Fintan Monahan (back right). Back: Fr Seamus Gardiner and parent Phil Costigan. Front: Canon Reuben Butler, principal Fr Ignatius McCormack, former staff member Maura Hitching.

Concerns have been raised over the way a priest was appointed as the new principal of St Flannan’s College, Ennis, Co Clare. Bishop of Killaloe Finta(...)

Fr Paddy Mooney after he administered ashes on a tractor driver outside Glenamaddy Church on Ash Wednesday. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

A north Galway parish says it is “overwhelmed” by the response to its “drive-though” Ash Wednesday, marking the first day of Lent. “A tremendous succ(...)

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