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A spokeswoman for Elphin diocese saidt he sacrament of Confirmation takes place from mid-August to early October and all parishes are free to postpone previously scheduled dates. Photograph: iStock

A limited number of Confirmations will take place in Meath’s Catholic diocese this month, though the majority of ceremonies will be in September and O(...)

Fr Con Cronin – ‘His rich, resonant and booming voice filled the room and made people feel at home – he was a real tonic for anyone feeling down’

Warm tributes have been paid by family and friends at separate funeral masses on Saturday for a Bus Éireann driver and a priest who died when a bus ve(...)

First Holy Communion celebrants at St Patrick’s Cathedral in 2019. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

More Catholic bishops have given the go-ahead for First Holy Communions and Confirmations to take place later this month. However, Bishop Denis Nulty(...)

A spokesman for the Catholic bishops, said last week there was no centralised policy or approach to Communions and Confirmations. File photograph: Getty

The decision by some Catholic bishops to defy public health advice by allowing First Holy Communions and Confirmations to take place in their dioceses(...)

Parents in Navan parish have been given allocated times in August for the Confirmations of their children. File photograph: Getty Images

Parents in Navan parish have been given allocated times in August for the Confirmations of their children as Meath becomes the latest diocese to flout(...)

Carmel Larkin, a survivor of the Tuam mother and baby home, with a letter of apology from the Bon Secour order, at a shrine erected in memory of children buried at the site of the former home. Photograph: Paul Faith/Getty Images

The Bon Secours sisters, who ran the mother and baby home at Tuam, yesterday yesterday offered “profound apologies” and acknowledged that children wer(...)

Students from Saint Ultan’s primary school,  Cherry Orchard, Dublin during Catholic Schools Week 2015. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Inclusion in schools is not just about religious denomination but should also take account of nationality, ethnicity, socio-economic background and ab(...)

Minister for Education Jan O’Sullivan: “I know the funding is put to very effective use by schools.” Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Teachers and principals have welcomed the restoration of a €28 million fund for repairs and maintenance across all primary schools this year.Minister (...)

Guest speaker Fr Friedrich Bechina, undersecretary of the Vatican’s Congregation for Catholic Education, also defended the “teaching of faith” – as distinct from teaching about religions. Photograph: Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images

Primary schools under Catholic patronage should remain “true to our ethos” and not shy away from challenging teaching, the new(...)