The number of children being confirmed increased from just under 15,000 to almost 17,000 between 2017 and 2018. Photograph: iStock

Mass attendance has plummeted. Fewer people than ever are self-identifying as Catholic. And the public has voted in significant numbers to remove reli(...)

The Pope urged bishops to pray for more priestly vocations. Photograph: iStock.

Catholic Primate of All Ireland Eamon Martin has said he is “very much open” to calls for a softening on the church’s clerical celibacy rules to cope (...)

Pope Francis greets the faithful during his weekly general audience  at the Vatican on Wednesday. Photograph: Maurizio Brambatti/EPA

The Association of Catholic Priests has said it is “disappointed” that Pope Francis has declined to approve the ordination of married men to address t(...)

The coffin of Seamus Mallon is carried to Saint James of Jerusalem Church in Mullaghbrack, Co Armagh. Photograph: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

Seamus Mallon was a “peacemaker, a bridge builder, a leader, a statesman, and a faithful worker for the Kingdom of God”, the Archbishop of Armagh and (...)

Archbishop of Dublin Diarmuid Martin: “Lack of respect for difference can undermine even peaceful societies. Fear of the immigrant can be exploited in terms that support narrow populism.” File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Racism and intolerance “are dangerous explosives that we only play around with at our own peril”, Catholic Archbishop of Dublin Diarmuid Martin has sa(...)

Archbishop of Dublin Diarmuid Martin  has announced changes  aimed at moving the focus of sacramental preparation away from schools and towards parishes. Photograph: iStock

The Archbishop of Dublin has announced “significant” reforms aimed at moving the focus of sacramental preparation away from schools and towards the fa(...)

A consultation has been taking place throughout the Archdiocese in an effort, he said, “to strengthen the bond between family, parish and schools in preparing children for sacraments”. Photograph: iStock

The Archbishop of Dublin has announced “significant” reforms aimed at moving the focus of sacramental preparation away from schools and towards the fa(...)

Archbishop Diarmuid Martin: ‘the Christian of every generation is called to be awake and attentive to where society is slipping into wrong ways.’ Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill/The Irish Times

The Catholic Archbishop of Dublin Diarmuid Martin has voiced his horror at “the emergence of a new language of racism” in Ireland after it became an i(...)

 Rev Prof Declan Marmion, Dean of the Faculty of Theology at St Patrick’s College, Maynooth, Rev Prof Michael Mullaney, president,  and Rev Dr Tomás Surlis,  pro-rector of the seminary at Saint Patrick’s College, Maynooth. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

It is said that (mad) King George III remarked, on the opening in 1795 of St Patrick’s College, Maynooth (“a popish college”), that the event grieved (...)

Archbishop of Dublin and Primate of Ireland Diarmuid Martin. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

The Catholic Archbishop of Dublin Diarmuid Martin has expressed astonishment “at the content and tone of daily messages on social media by Catholic pu(...)

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