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The ACP said it had seen an increase in the number of complaints about the way some bishops are treating some priests. Photograph: iStock

The Association of Catholic Priests (ACP) has thrown down the gauntlet to some Irish bishops and archbishops “who fail to live up to their responsibil(...)

The Cop26 UN Climate Change Conference is being held in Glasgow, Scotland. Photograph: DANIEL LEAL-OLIVAS/AFP via Getty Images

Approaches of “paralysis” and “wishing the crisis away” are no longer an options for dealing with the threat of climate change, the Catholic Archbisho(...)

The study found that restrictions on older people introduced to limit the spread of Covid-19 and protect health led to increased social isolation, exclusion, loneliness and boredom. Photograph: iStock

A new study has found that that “there has been an eclipsing of older people in the pandemic; their voices have been minimised and support systems imp(...)

Mary Harney and Mary Coughlan have spoken<NO1> forcefully<NO> about the ill effects of social media on public discourse at the MacGill Summer School 2021. File Photographs: Brian Lawless/ PA / Bryan O’Brien

Two retired female politicians, both of whom held the office of Tánaiste, have spoken about the ill effects of social media on public discourse. Cofo(...)

Pope Francis during a synod in 2018. Photograph:  Andreas Solaro/AFP via Getty Images

The number of Catholics worldwide is increasing everywhere but Europe, according to a census published by the Vatican. As of December 31th, 2019, Ca(...)

Bishop of Killaloe Fintan Monahan consecrated the columbarium in Ennis’s cathedral of Saints Peter and Paul. Photograph: Killaloe Diocese/Catholic Communications Office

In what is believed to be a first in Ireland, a Catholic bishop has consecrated a columbarium in his cathedral wherein the cremated remains of parishi(...)

One in Four chief executive Maeve Lewis said the agency’s clients were ‘devastated’ to see their  court dates cancelled due to Covid-19 restrictions. Photograph: Alan Betson

One in Four, the agency which assists people who experienced childhood sexual abuse, supported 172 clients last year through individual and group onli(...)

Archbishop Michael Neary of Tuam: ‘[We] are living in a very different era. What the future will be like; who knows?’ Photograph: Joe O’Saughnessy

The number of active priests in Tuam’s Catholic archdiocese has more than halved over the past 25 years, while it has just two men training for the pr(...)

Archbishop Dermot Farrell of Dublin: ‘If the Catholic school is to fulfil its mission properly, it cannot retreat into what it considers a safe space.’ Photograph: Alan Betson

People are mistaken who “think that most parents are less interested in a school with a Catholic ethos than previous generations,” Archbishop Dermot F(...)

Pope John Paul I: The Vatican’s Congregation for the Causes of Saints has formally recognised a miracle attributed to his intercession in response to prayers. Photograph: Getty Images

The way has been cleared for the beatification of Pope John Paul I, who died in September 1978 after 33 days in office. He is likely to be beatified i(...)

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