Marriage in Ireland, and for every society, is valuable and deserves significant support and protection. Getty Images

Many people are asking what exactly are we being asked to vote on in the constitutional referendum on divorce this Friday. People are looking for clar(...)

Pope Francis is not really interested in institutionalism but, rather, in authentic love for all people. Photograph: Reuters

When Pope Francis arrived in Ireland for the World Meeting of Families (WmoF), he landed in the midst of intense controversy over clerical abuse and s(...)

It’s not clear why the church dislikes sex so much, other than it always has. Photograph: iStock

It will be interesting to hear what Pope Francis has to say for himself at his big gigs this weekend. Given that it’s all about families and Family Va(...)

Pope Francis. ‘It is very easy to see Catholic social teaching on the family and economy as idealistic, but there are people all around the world putting it into practice in their business and family lives.’ Photograph: Andrew Medichini/AP

There is a perception that the Catholic Church is obsessed with sexuality, but maybe that perception arises because every time a pope or bishop says s(...)

 Pope Francis: “dogmatic certainty” is the foundation for the much vaunted practice of “discernment” which he  has promoted consistently. Photograph: Max Rossi

In the very first interview given after his election, Pope Francis said this: “I have a dogmatic certainty: God is in every person’s life. God is in e(...)

Evelyn Gaynor, store manager at Veritas, with some of the range of Pope Francis memorabilia and souvenirs on sale at  on Dublin’s Abbey Street. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

A Guinness-swilling, Irish dancing Francis and a solar-powered Pontiff who swings his hips on command are among the more “Popeular” products for sale (...)

Pope Francis:  organisers of the World Meeting of Families have removed his inclusive language on the family and LGBTI+ pictures from their pamphlets, and deleted references to gay families by a bishop in the catechesis. Photograph: Angelo Carconi

Earlier this month, when asked about separation between the Catholic Church and State, the Taoiseach said “I do believe in that separation, it can’t b(...)

Pope Francis: LifeSiteNews has  accused Ireland’s Catholic bishops of “using Pope Francis’s teachings on marriage and family to promote homosexual couples as a new form of ‘family’.” Photograph: Getty Images

Five pictures featuring same-sex couples have been removed from a reissued booklet sent to Catholic parishes in preparation for the visit to Ireland n(...)

Pope Francis has asked that the preparation for the Irish meeting would encourage such a conversation by giving families the opportunity for deeper reflection on his document, the Joy of Love (Amoris Laetitia). Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

From August 21st-26th, 2018, families from across the world will gather in Ireland for the ninth world meeting of families. Much of the local comment(...)

Bishop of Limerick Brendan Leary, Cardinal Christoph Schönborn  and Fr Chris O’Donnell at the Let’s Talk Family: Let’s Be Family conference in Mary Immaculate College, Limerick. Photograph: Brian Arthur

A leading Cardinal has said there is no evidence to suggest that women priests would have prevented the systemic cover-up of clerical paedophilia. As(...)

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