The Irish Primate has decried the “horror” and “evil” of human trafficking after the “grim” discovery of the remains of 39 people in a refrigerated container near the Essex docks.
The Bishop of Cork & Ross has deplored the loss of 320 jobs at the Ringaskiddy plant of pharmaceutical giant Novartis.
The Bishop of Killaloe has denounced the rise of a “two-tier Ireland” detrimental to the country’s rural regions after the announcement that the Irish subsidiary of US multinational Molex is to close.
The Archbishop of Dublin has hit out at the “nastiness and bitterness” of some Catholics on social media, lamenting that the “negativity and polarisation” in some discussions online “reflects… a pointless retreat into self-defined false certainties”.
An Irish bishop has warned that the practice of mindfulness and yoga are “not suitable” in school settings.
The Archbishop of Dublin has said Irish universities have “lost the dream” of Cardinal John Henry Newman, the founder of the Catholic University – now University College Dublin – who will be made a saint Sunday.
Clergy sex abuse victims and advocates have blasted a Vatican cardinal who suggested Catholics need to “exit” the pedophilia crisis.
Irish priests are warning of the “fear and anger” that exists along the border as the deadline on Brexit looms.
An Irish son of a priest is calling on Pope Francis to let religious who father children remain in the ministry.
The Primate of All Ireland and Archbishop of Armagh has warned Ireland’s Direct Provision centres for migrants and refugees could be the new Magdalene Laundries.
The Archbishop of Armagh and Primate of All Ireland has denounced “new threats to life, peace and reconciliation in our land”.
The Irish Church is standing with young people attending the Global Climate Strike this Friday and calling for a “radical ecological conversion”.
“In a rapidly changing Ireland, we all have to work together to respect everyone”, Irish bishop Brendan Leahy of Limerick has said.
The Association of Roman Catholic Women Priests has brought to Ireland its “new way of bringing about justice in the Church”.
An Irish priest and social activist has said the Church should use its extensive land holdings to curb the country’s housing crisis.
“Ongoing change is now a permanent reality of the Catholic Church”, a prominent Irish priest has insisted, calling on clergy and laity “to accept” this reality.
The leader of the Irish Catholic Church has warned the ongoing lack of a Northern Ireland Assembly, “increasing sectarianism” and the shadow of Brexit mean “a period of dangerous political, social and economic uncertainty” for the UK and Ireland.
An overwhelming majority of the Catholic faithful in the Irish diocese of Killala are in favour of married priests, a change in Church teaching on homosexuality and the ordination of women.
In an historic first, three primary schools in Ireland have shed their Catholic identity and made the switch in real time to multi-denominational patronage.
An Irish priest-professor of theology and religious studies has warned his subject is “under threat” because of “market forces” changing the face of the higher education sector.
An Irish bishop has denounced “small political groups” trying to “stir up fear and suspicion between Muslims and Christians”.
The Irish Catholic Church is selling off its real estate holdings to provide compensation to abuse victims, to increase offers of social housing, and to change the shape of ministry in a more and more secular society.
The Bishop of Derry, Donal McKeown, has denounced in that “Brexit is being led by English nationalism and really has little to do with the Scots or with us in Northern Ireland”.
An Irish priest has warned Catholics should expect more attacks on churches in the midst of a wave of vandalism against sacred sites in the country.
The Bishop of Galway, Brendan Kelly, has said he was “dismayed and shocked” by a “wilful and malicious assault” on a mosque in the Irish city.
The new auxiliary bishop of Armagh, Michael Router, has warned that a hard border in Ireland would be “a very regressive step”.