Philip Boyce

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Fr Alan McGuckian: will be ordained as bishop on August 6th

Ireland’s first ever Jesuit bishop, Fr Alan McGuckian (64), will be ordained Bishop of Raphoe at the Cathedral of Saints Eunan and Columba in Letterke(...)

Cue the national self-flagellation. “Mortified,” we were. Was ‘Father Ted’ really a comedy or a documentary?

Dispatches from Ireland, a peculiar rain-drenched outcrop at the edge of civilised Europe, indicate that John Charles McQuaid himself has returned fro(...)

Archbishop of Dublin Diarmuid Martin said he would no longer send seminarians to Maynooth because of ‘strange goings-on’ at the college. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Fourteen of the 26 Catholic diocesan bishops in Ireland have so far indicated they will continue to send seminarians to Maynooth, with some saying the(...)

Fr Brendan Hoban,  part  of the Association of Catholic Priests delegation.

Representatives of the Association of Catholic Priests (ACP) have called for a national synod to address “the critical situation facing the Catholic C(...)

 Knock Shrine, Co Mayo. More than 100,000 pilgrims are expected to visit the Marian shrine over the nine days of the novena.  Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

A contradictory trend in Catholicism worldwide – a marked decline in church attendances while the numbers participating in pilgrimages is increasing (...)