Archbishop Diarmuid Martin: Pope has “ability to see that truth and mercy are not mutually exclusive”.

Church leaders, or self-appointed church spokespeople, have been warned by the Catholic Archbishop of Dublin Diarmuid Martin against using insensitive(...)

 The Catholic Bishop of Elphin Kevin Doran has said: “Part of the challenge for us as a society, of course, is that we (and that includes many practising Catholics) have to a greater or lesser extent given up on the idea that sexual intercourse and an openness to procreation are essentially linked. That makes it more difficult to get our heads around why there might be any problem about changing the meaning of marriage.” File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Marriage originated within primitive societies and was not a concept started by any religion, a bishop has said. “Marriage is not an invention of Chri(...)

The Church of Ireland is not to take a position on the samesex referendum, while encouraging members to vote. The Catholic Church opposes the referen(...)

‘What we are seeking is the right to civil marriage not church marriage’. Photograph: Getty Images

Gay people in Ireland are not attempting to force the Catholic church or any church to marry lesbian or gay people, a spokesman has said. “What we ar(...)

The Bishop of Elphin Kevin Doran said it is not reasonable that the asylum process should go on for years. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

A Catholic bishop has accused the Government of cynicism in its treatment of asylum seekers while at the same time appealing for an amnesty for illega(...)

Knock Parish church. File photograph: Kate Geraghty/The Irish Times

An estimated 150,000 pilgrims are expected to take part in this year’s national public novena at Knock which begins on Thursday. It continues until th(...)

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