Ireland ‘still has a good percentage of church attendance’ across the denominations. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Ireland “remains more God-fearing” than Britain, a leading Catholic theologian has said in response to research showing limited respect among British (...)

Diarmuid Martin, said he was no longer going to send seminarians to St Patrick’s College because of “poisonous” atmosphere.  Photograph: Getty

Fr Michael Mullaney has been appointed president of the national seminary, St Patrick’s College in Maynooth, for the next three years as the Catholic(...)

Msgr Hugh Connolly, a fluent French speaker, has completed the usual 10-year term as president at St Patrick’s College, Maynooth. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

The president of the national seminary St Patrick’s College Maynooth, Msgr Hugh Connolly, has been appointed chaplain to the Irish College (Collège de(...)

The start: Park at St Patrick’s College Maynooth, Co Kildare.

This is a really pleasant route, rich in history and interesting places, incorporating two short cycles along canal towpaths, two historical houses (t(...)

Bishop of Limerick Brendan Leahy  confirmed that ‘there will be lay-led public prayers in Churches across the diocese on Tuesday morning.’ Photograph: Arthur Ellis

Masses will not be said at any church in the Diocese of Limerick next Tuesday, April 25th – the first time since Catholic Emancipation in 1829 that t(...)

Msgr Hugh Connolly’s period as president of St Patrick’s College, Maynooth, has not been without incident

The Catholic bishop trustees of St Patrick’s College, Maynooth, have advertised for a new president. The trustees are the four Catholic Archbishops in(...)

‘Possibly the formation of such ministry might evolve along the lines suggested recently by Archbishop Diarmuid Martin of Dublin  when he said he would like to see seminarians living in a smaller community from where they could be “linked to a particular parish while continuing their studies”. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Currently, the Irish Catholic Church has 67 men studying for the priesthood: 55 at St Patrick’s College Maynooth and 12 at the Irish College in Rome. (...)

The Maynooth College trustees are the four Catholic Archbishops in Ireland and 13 diocesan bishops. Photograph: Getty Images

The trustees of St Patrick’s College Maynooth are to meet before the end of August to address the crisis at the seminary. It is understood the Catho(...)

Casting a shadow: Archbishop Diarmuid Martin has described the atmosphere at St Patrick’s College, Maynooth as ‘poisonous’, when explaining his decision to send seminarians from Dublin to The Irish College in Rome instead. Photograph: Getty

A pattern of seemingly ongoing shambolic investigation into complaints by seminarians at St Patrick’s College Maynooth is a disquieting feature of re(...)

College at Maynooth: “Clearly if anyone is not living celibately they shouldn’t be in the seminary,” says St Patrick’s College president Msgr Connolly. Photograph: Cyril Byrne /The Irish Times

A seminarian at St Patrick’s College Maynooth was so fearful of being identified in a radio interview yesterday about the situation that he requested (...)

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