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The funeral of Fr Tony Coote will take place in Mount Merrion, Dublin on Monday.Photograph:  The Irish Times

Fr Tony Coote approached his diagnosis of motor neurone disease (MND) with determination and without self-pity, the Archbishop of Dublin Dr Diarmuid M(...)

Pope Francis urges us to be missionary disciples and invites ‘all Christians, everywhere, at this very moment, to a renewed personal encounter with Jesus Christ’. Photograph: Fabio Falcioni/EPA

The pastoral plan for the Diocese of Waterford and Lismore, launched on Pentecost Sunday, is the fruit of a listening process conducted around the dio(...)

‘It is our firm hope that other denominations and churches can avail of this new liturgy,’ writes Bishop  Pat Storey. ‘It isn’t just for us.’

When you have a loss in your life, it magnifies every experience you have with someone who has not had that loss. Thus when, for instance, you lose yo(...)

Peter Gunning, former school principal, says responsibility for children’s sacraments during their formative years should be exclusive to the parents and the local church with no school involvement.

When it comes to discussing the patronage of its primary schools, the Catholic Church often acts like the bully in the yard who owns the football, pic(...)

Controversial US pastor Steven L Anderson thanked Ireland for banning him because he was getting lots of extra listeners.  Photograph: STR/AFP/Getty Images

Pastor Steven Anderson, the first person banned from Ireland under the 1999 Immigration Act, believes its is the country’s loss that he will not be ab(...)

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CATHEDRALS Armagh -St Patrick’s Church of Ireland --Sunday services at 10am (Holy Communion), 11am (Sung Eucharist) and 3:15pm (Choral Evensong). Mon(...)

Archbishop Diarmuid Martin at the Archbishop’s House in Drumcondra, Dublin. Photograph: Bryan O Brien/The Irish Times.

The most influential Catholic prelate in Ireland Archbishop Diarmuid Martin is 15 years Archbishop of Dublin this month. He is 20 years a bishop and w(...)

 Archbishop Diarmuid Martin: ‘What went wrong to give rise to a situation in which children within the church of Jesus Christ were not cared for with scrupulous dignity, whether in life or in death?’ Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

The Catholic Archbishop of Dublin Diarmuid Martin has said he is profoundly distressed at the findings of fifth interim report of the Mother and Baby (...)

Archbishop of Dublin Diarmuid Martin. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times.

A lack of progress on developing a new covenant between Church and State, as spoken of by the Taoiseach in his address to Pope Francis last August, ha(...)

Kerry versus Kildare in Super 8s in August. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Late in the first half of August’s Super 8s game between Kerry and Kildare, the visiting Lilywhites reeled off 1-5 without reply and led by six points(...)

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