James Martin

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‘‘In the Closet of the Vatican’ may be less a constructive reckoning than a stockpile of ammunition for militant right-wing Catholics who already itch to conduct a witch-hunt for gay priests.’ Image: Ben Wiseman/The New York Times

Marvelling at the mysterious sanctum that his new book explores, French journalist Frédéric Martel writes that “even in San Francisco’s Castro” there (...)

Rev John David Crowley in a church directory at Holy Angels parish. Crowley was named in a grand jury report that listed hundreds of Catholic priests in Pennsylvania accused of abusing children. Photograph: Sam Hodgson/The New York Times

The US justice department has opened an investigation into Roman Catholic dioceses in Pennsylvania accused of covering up sexual abuse for decades, a (...)

Pope Francis waves as he leaves after attending the Festival of Families at Croke Park during his visit to Dublin on Saturday. Photograph: Reuters

Martin Taylor is among a large group of volunteers who have been recruited to circle the pitch in Croke Park waving flags from around the world as an (...)

There wasn’t even standing room for the cookery demonstration at the World Meeting of Families by Fr Leo Patalinghug, known to his fans as Fr Leo Feeds. Photgraph: Ronan McGreevy

Fr James Martin, whose plea for greater tolerance within the Church for gay people drew a capacity audience and a standing ovation, has a contender fo(...)

Anna May McHugh. Photograph: Alan Betson

The first-ever debate on child safeguarding in the 25-year history of the Catholic Church’s World Meeting of Families will take place in Dublin in Aug(...)

There could be a “very significant” deterioration of co-operation between Dublin and London, causing “immediate and serious problems” in dealing with criminals and terrorists. Photograph: iStock

The Government is preparing for a “worst-case scenario” of extradition arrangements with Britain breaking down entirely after its planned pull-out of (...)

Jamie Oliver has led tributes to the “charismatic charming don of all things Italian”, Antonio Carluccio, who has died aged 80. Celebrity chef and re(...)

The Market Bar: tapas platter, dessert and a glass of sangria for €15 on  World Tapas Day

Tapping into tapas Thursday, June 15th, is World Tapas Day, and clams with ham and a glass of sherry for a tenner, or a platter of three tapas, a des(...)

Coral: its porous structure closely resembles that of bone

Connemara-based medical devices start-up, Zoan BioMed, is using Irish grown tropical marine coral to make a splash in the international world of ortho(...)

A trip to The Dairy, in Clapham was the inspiration for Donal’s baked rhubarb with roast white chocolate and rhubarb sorbet. Food photography: Donal Skehan Food styling: Erica Ryan

A couple of weeks ago I arrived in London, a bag of nervous energy. I was set to take the helm of the BBC’s food programme, Saturday Kitchen, as gues(...)

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