Gabriel Daly

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Maternity hospital protests: the Sisters of Charity’s decision to quit healthcare was hastened by the public reaction to reports that the order would have owned the new National Maternity Hospital. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Well, that was a surprise. Not that the Religious Sisters of Charity have withdrawn from healthcare. But that they have done so now. The agreement r(...)

Prominent Catholic theologian Fr Gabriel Daly opposes ownership of the new National Maternity Hospital by the Sisters of Charity.

Prominent Catholic theologian Fr Gabriel Daly has supported Dr Peter Boylan in opposing ownership of the new National Maternity Hospital (NMH) by the (...)

In their “Affirmation” academics defending church teaching say they “hold that the church’s teaching on contraception is true and defensible on the basis of scripture and reason”. Photographs: Getty Images

Two documents were published by Catholic Church scholars on Tuesday advocating rival stances on the church’s teaching on artificial means of contracep(...)

Former Irish president Mary McAleese: “It needs to be removed in conscience, in justice and . . . it has no basis in divine law”. Photograph: Jonathan Brady/PA Wire

Former president Mary McAleese is among more than 100 international Catholic academics who have signed a ‘Scholars’ Statement’ challenging the church(...)

Fr Brendan Hoban was commenting on recent remarks by the Archbishop of Dublin Diarmuid Martin bemoaning the dearth of Catholic intellectuals in Ireland.

Catholicism in Ireland is being abandoned to obsessive extremists and a religious media more anxious to protect its pockets than engage with realities(...)

Walton Empey, archbishop of Dublin from 1996 to 2002, said: “I certainly have no hesitation in calling for a Yes vote.” Photograph: Peter Thursfield

Two retired Church of Ireland archbishops of Dublin and a leading Catholic theologian have called for a Yes vote in the same-sex marriage referendum(...)

Redemptorist Fr Tony Flannery: silenced.  Photograph: Alan Betson

The Association of Catholic Priests has written to Pope Francis asking he reverse a decision of the Vatican’s Congregation for the Doctrine of the Fai(...)