The Irish Church is under a data protection investigation for not erasing the personal information of former Catholics who renounce the religion.
Bishops in Spain, Italy, France and other countries are still not applying “zero tolerance” policies for priest abusers and their enablers, abuse survivors said in Rome February 17.
The Primate of All Ireland has admitted, on married priests, that “I am very much open to the idea of this, and I think Pope Francis is too”.
Priests and bishops are disappointed with Pope Francis for “simply kicking the can down the road” on the relaxation of compulsory priestly celibacy in ‘Querida Amazonía’.
“Something is very wrong”; “the clock is ticking”. These are some of the latest reactions as the “crisis point” in the Irish Church reaches an apocalyptic level.
On the World Day of the Sick, celebrated today, February 11, bishops are pushing the new Irish government to ensure quality healthcare for all.
Ahead of the Irish General Election this Saturday, the Archbishop of Armagh has said plans for a poll on Irish reunification should proceed slowly but surely.
Today, Friday 31 January, Archbishop Eamon Martin and Bishop Michael Router have issued a statement concerning the 2020 General Election.
A priest-theologian has told the hierarchy that it should atone for Irish Church abuse with public fasting and abstinence.
Ahead of the Irish elections February 8, the country’s Bishops are demanding from politicians answers on issues such as homelessness, the environment, intolerance and challenges facing young people.
Is Church reform finally coming to Ireland? A new bishop has said he supports a “national gathering” for “deep reflection” on the Church’s future.
This Sunday, 26 January, will mark the inaugural “Sunday of the Word of God”, which will be dedicated to the celebration, study and spreading of God’s Word.
The Vatican has released the ‘secret’ guidelines by which it deals with clerics who father children, and in which the expulsion from the priesthood is not automatic.
An Irish bishop has warned of “a new culture which is trying to undo the truths of the entire Judeo-Christian system from the ground up”.
Tensions and frustrations are boiling over in the Irish Church as priests and laypeople beg their bishops for real reform.
Sixteen Irish Churches are urging the faithful to hold politicians accountable for the “national epidemic of housing insecurity” at the February 8 general election.
The auxiliary bishop of Armagh, Michael Router, has deplored as “disgusting and beyond belief” the murder of teen Keane Mulready-Woods by elements of Drogheda’s criminal underworld.
An Irish priest has weighed into the celibacy debate, saying that “married priests should be the most normal thing in the world”.
A group of Irish laypeople and clerics is rallying around suspended Redemptorist priest Tony Flannery and calling for his reinstatement.
The leaders of Ireland’s main Churches have welcomed the agreement reached between Northern Ireland’s political parties, the UK and Irish Governments.
The Bishop of Derry has said that Northern Ireland needs a Government as soon as possible to avoid a worst-case scenario Brexit.
The Irish Government is being accused of opacity and discrimination for spending €10 million a year in public funding for religious chaplains in State secondary schools.
An association of Irish priests is renewing its call to the country’s bishops to remedy the lack of lay involvement in parishes.
Bishop of Down & Connor Noel Treanor’s homily and World Day of Peace message for New Year’s Day: “Peace cannot and should not be taken for granted”.
The Irish Health Minister has blasted a parish’s anti-IVF message as an example of the Church’s “inappropriate interference in decisions that individuals and couples make about their own lives”.