A lone worshipper in the Church of St Thérèse, Mount Merrion, Co Dublin. Churches remain open private prayer during Level 5 restrictions. File photograph: Bryan O Brien

There is to be no change to Level 5 restrictions on public worship, including the Mass, following a meeting between Taoiseach Micheál Martin and Catho(...)

Bishop of Clogher Larry Duffy said in some  parishes in his cross-border diocese Mass is available in one part while not in the other.

The Catholic Bishop of a cross-border diocese has spoken of frustrations felt by local people who can attend Mass in parishes within Northern Ireland (...)

The four Catholic archbishops of Ireland have requested a meeting with Taoiseach Micheál Martin to address concerns about the loss of mass services during Covid-19 restrictions. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times.

The four Catholic archbishops of Ireland have requested a meeting with Taoiseach Micheál Martin to address concerns about the loss of mass services du(...)

All Catholics suffering from or caring for those with coronavirus are to be granted a plenary indulgence by the Vatican. Photograph: Alberto Pizzoli / AFP via Getty Images

All Catholics suffering from or caring for those with coronavirus are to be granted a plenary indulgence by the Vatican. It has issued a decree granti(...)

Dr Fintan Gavin

The Catholic Church must reach out to those on the margins and those who have lost their faith if it is to be an authentic Christian community, the ne(...)

The damaged statue of Dr Patrick Leahy in Thurles, Co Tipperary, covered over on Friday. The head appears to have been knocked off violently rather than carefully removed

Residents of Thurles, Co Tipperary, have been left dumbfounded by a “wanton act of vandalism” on a 19th-century statue of the town’s celebrated former(...)

Historian and former government minister Martin Mansergh will unveil a new message board at the Soloheadbeg monument. Photograph: The Irish Times

In 2005 Vincent McGrath made international headlines when he was jailed along with four others over the Shell to See controversy. Together they becam(...)

Archbishop Diarmuid Martin greets Pope Francis at his arrival at Dublin airport last August. Photograph: Maxwells

Major change at Catholic Church leadership level in Ireland is imminent as almost a third of the 26 dioceses on the island are scheduled to have new b(...)

Campaigners for the Love Both  during the referendum campaign. File photograph: Barry Cronin/AFP/Getty

Anti-abortion groups in the United States have reacted with disappointment at Friday’ referendum result, which saw the country decisively vote to repe(...)

Pope Francis blesses a child at the end of his pastoral visit in Loppiano, central Italy. Photograph: Alessandro Bianchi/Reuters

The current referendum debate had generated its fair share of accusations and counter accusations of fake news, Catholic primate Archbishop Eamon Mart(...)

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