Fr Tony Flannery:  “If they could sideline the current leadership, they would frighten off any others who might take our place, and in this way crush the whole movement.”

Redemptorist priest Fr Tony Flannery said he believes the Vatican’s silencing of him last year was really about dismantling the Association of Catholi(...)

Fidel Castro’s Cuban revolution of 1959 spread a wave of hope among the poor across South America. Photograph: Getty Images

We are used to hearing how missionaries successfully brought faith and progress to the poor in foreign lands. One might think that they all had a clea(...)

 Pope John Paul II prepares to leave Ireland  on an Aer Lingus plane at Shannon Airport following his Papal visit to Ireland in 1979. Photograph: Dermot O’Shea/The Irish Times

The late Pope John Paul II will be made a saint, the Vatican confirmed today, announcing that Pope Francis had approved a second miracle attributed to(...)

Fr Andrew M Greeley, in 1988. Photograph: Time Life Pictures/Getty Images

Fr Andrew M Greeley, an outspoken Catholic priest who wrote more than 50 novels and publicly feuded with his superior, John Cardinal Cody, has died at(...)

Mary and James McGee outside the High Court in 1972

The generation that takes Durex in the local Spar for granted may not know that 2013 is the 40th anniversary of a legal case that won them the (...)

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