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Heather Wise, the local artist who sculpted the new baby Jesus head, said the project was ‘an honour of my entire art career’. Photograph: Marina von Stackelberg/CBC via Guardian

A handmade terra cotta sculpture of baby Jesus’ head that was added to a broken statue outside a Catholic church in Canada has prompted amusement and (...)

Under Article 40 of the Constitution, it is stated that: “ The publication or utterance of blasphemous, seditious, or indecent matter is an offence which shall be punishable in accordance with law.” File photograph: Getty Images

God should be removed from the Irish Constitution along with all references to such an entity, says the Humanist Association of Ireland (HAI). So to(...)

Archbishop of Dublin Diarmuid Martin: “The demand for Catholic schools is strong. The demand for other forms of patronage is growing. The process of diversification is still too slow.” File photograph: Andrew Medichini/AP Photo

Providing choice in Irish schools is taking too long, the Catholic Archbishop of Dublin Diarmuid Martin has said. “The demand for Catholic schools i(...)

I get into trouble with nice people. I knew a man who equated popularity with lack of character. Real people had enemies, he said. Holding a convictio(...)

‘The mouthing of ludicrous untruths is regarded as requiring merely a shrugging of shoulders by way of response.’ Photograph: Evan Vucci/AP

As Dostoevsky’s “idiot” would remind us, it may be beauty that will save the world, but is it impertinent to suggest that right now a more pressing re(...)

Archbishop of Dublin Diarmuid Martin at Maynooth seminary

Many have been intrigued, if not confused, by the enthusiasm with which some noted traditional Catholics rushed to support Archbishop of Dublin Diarmu(...)

Matt Mitchell pays his respects at a memorial in front the Dr Phillips Center for the Performing Arts to the victims of the Pulse gay nightclub shooting where 49 people were killed in Orlando, Florida. Photograph: Joe Raedle/Getty Images

The mass shooting in Orlando on Saturday night could happen again and it could happen anywhere, the Catholic Archbishop of Dublin Diarmuid Martin has (...)

In a year of anniversaries, a Presbyterian initiative started in the 19th century, and still running, has reached a significant milestone itself. Ea(...)

DUP First Minister Arlene Foster: She  also rejected President Michael D Higgins’s call for a review of militarist imperialism. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Many of the 1916 Rising leaders were egotists “who were doing it to bring glory on themselves”, the North’s First Minister Arlene Foster has said in (...)

Catholic primate Archbishop Eamon Martin recalled how “when I visited the family home in Derry of those who lost their lives at Buncrana pier on Sunday, I could see first hand the merciful outreach of the local priest and community at a time of unspeakable pain and loss”.

When the priest who officiated at the funerals today of those five people who died in last Sunday’s Buncrana calamity first heard the news he “said a (...)

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