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Bishop of Cloyne Dr William Crean issued the appeal for help at masses. File photograph: Michael Mac Sweeney/Provision

A Catholic Bishop has appealed to various sporting organisations such as the GAA, the FAI and the IRFU to ask their members if they would volunteer to(...)

The hearse carrying the coffin of Mark O’Sullivan leaves the Church of the Immaculate Conception, Kanturk, Co Cork, after his funeral Mass service. Photograph: Andy Gibson/PA Wire

The young man killed by his father and brother in a dispute over who would inherit their family farm in North Cork was described by a close friend at (...)

Bishop of Cloyne William Crean said introducing the ‘Dying with Dignity’ bill during a pandemic is ‘disingenuous and unneccesary’.

Assisting in suicide is a “false exercise of compassion” and tolerance of the practice is “flawed in its moral judgement”, a bishop has said in light (...)

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(...)

Bishop of Cloyne William Crean: ‘The Catholic Church’s goal is . . . not to control, but to serve.’ Photograph: Catholic Communications Office/PA Wire.

Those who predict the demise of the Catholic Church in Ireland because of clerical sex abuse scandals are mistaken, a bishop has said. Bishop of Clo(...)

With the retirement of three priests there this year, eight of the 53 parishes in Kerry are now without a resident priest. Photograph: iStock

Decisions by bishops to do with a shortage of priests should involve the lay people directly affected, a senior member of the Association of Catholic (...)

Dr William Crean, Bishop of Cloyne and chairman of the Irish Catholic humanitarian aid agency Trócaire. Photograph: Catholic Communications Office /PA Wire

The Irish Catholic Bishops’ Conference is to divest from fossil fuels in keeping with a global pledge by Pope Francis in order to combat climate chang(...)

Gardaí investigating images of a man wearing clerical garb engaging in a sex act with another man on the altar of a church are hoping to  establish whether the pictures are authentic or created digitally. File photograph: iStockPhoto

Gardaí investigating images of a man wearing clerical garb engaging in a sex act with another man on the altar of a church are hoping to soon establis(...)

“The concept of termination was so vigorously promoted that a ‘group-think’ has come to the fore,” said the Bishop of Cloyne Dr William Crean. Photograph: Catholic Communications Office/PA Wire.

People should not focus solely on individual stories, no matter how sad and tragic they may be, when voting in the forthcoming referendum to repeal th(...)

Msgr Joseph Murphy: Head of  protocol office at Vatican’s Secretariat of State

Cork man Msgr Joseph Murphy has been appointed head of the protocol office at the Vatican’s Secretariat of State in Rome. The office deals with rela(...)

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