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Cardinal Seán Brady, who launched the   Irish Catholic Catechism for Adults, an adaptation of the United States Catholic Catechism for Adults.    Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

The Irish Catholic Catechism for Adults was launched by Cardinal Seán Brady at Maynooth yesterday. Designed to complement the Catechism of the Catho(...)

A policeman secures the scene at Seattle Pacific University after the campus was evacuated due to a shooting in which one person was killed and three injured. Photograph: David Ryder/Reuters.

A lone gunman armed with a shotgun and a knife opened fire in a Seattle university building, killing one person before a student subdued him with pepp(...)

A Government inquiry into the mother and baby homes will not be confined to St Mary’s in Tuam, Minister for Children Charlie Flanagan has said. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

A Government inquiry into the mother and baby homes will not be confined to St Mary’s in Tuam, Minister for Children Charlie Flanagan has said.“Tuam w(...)

 Buddhist monks outside one of the entrances to the Kirti monastary in the town of Aba in China’s Sichuan province.  Communist-approved versions of Buddhism, Taoism, Islam, Catholicism and Protestantism are the only  religions allowed in China. Photograph: STR/AFP/Getty Images

Five members of a religious cult known as the Church of Almighty God have been arrested on suspicion of beating a young woman to death in a McDonald’s(...)

Archbishop of Dublin Diarmuid Martin has said  “the image of the parish in 10 years’ time will be very, very different to the image of the parish we have today. There’ll be more lay people, deacons, religious, all working together under the leadership of a priest.” Photograph: Reuters

Just two Catholic priests in Dublin are under 40, while a further 44 are aged between 70 and 75 and “in the next four or five years will be going into(...)

‘There is an opportunity for us here in Ireland to initiate a digital missionary movement.’ Photograph: Getty Images

Many people say that it was a four-minute speech which led to the election of Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio as pope. In his pre-conclave speech to the othe(...)

The  broken statue in Cevo. Photograph: EPA

A young man has been fatally crushed after a statue erected in honour of Pope John Paul II in northern Italy fell on top of him. The man(...)

Pope Francis delivers the Urbi et Orbi benediction at the end of the Easter Mass in Saint Peter’s Square at the Vatican. Photograph: Osservatore Romano/Reuters

Against the background of a sunny blue sky and in a St Peter’s Square decked out with thousands of blooming flowers, Pope Francis this morning (...)

The Way of the Cross procession makes its way through Dublin’s Phoenix Park yesterday. Photograph: Cyril Byrne.

Faith is not an intellectual exercise. “Christian faith is a faith in a God who loves and seeks from us a response in love,” A(...)

Valuable insights often flow from experts from outside Ireland turning their attention to social, political or cultural life here and interpret(...)

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